Sleep Cycle alarm clock
By Northcube AB
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Waking up made easy.
An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
Sleep Cycle helps millions of people to wake up rested!
Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times and many more.
#1 Top Paid app in United States
#1 Top Paid app in United Kingdom
#1 Top Paid app in Japan
#1 Top Paid app in Germany
#1 Top Paid app in France
#1 Top Paid app in Russia
#1 Top Paid app in Canada
...and many more.
"It just works. Period. It does exactly what it advertises which is absolutely amazing."
-- 5/5 stars on 148apps.com
Sleep cycle is continuously rated as the best smart alarm clock, Sleep Cycle is now the worlds most used intelligent alarm clock.
* Sleep Cycle monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone.
* Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time.
* Look at the screenshots for recommended iPhone placement.
As you sleep you go through different phases, ranging from deep sleep to light sleep. The phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up.
Since you move differently in bed during the different phases, Sleep Cycle can use the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in.
Sleep Cycle wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase.
Sleep Cycle was developed using proven sleep science and years of research and development.
√ Waking up made easy! Sleep Cycle analyzes your sleep and wakes you in your lightest sleep phase
√ Detailed sleep statistics and sleep graphs for every night
√ 15 carefully selected, high quality, alarm melodies
√ Use your own music as wake up sound
√ Snooze by shaking or tapping the phone lightly
√ Customizable wake up window. From instant (regular alarm clock) up to 90 minutes
√ Background mode - set your alarm and exit Sleep Cycle - sleep analysis will continue in the background
√ Sleep aid - helps you fall asleep. The intelligent mode detects when you fall asleep and automatically fades the sleep aid sound
√ Support for the M7 and M8 co-processor - measure your daily physical activity and calculate how it affects your Sleep quality
√ Health app - fully integrated with the Health app introduced in iOS8. Submits sleep analysis and heart rate. Downloads other data such as fitness information to be considered in your nightly Sleep Quality
√ Heart rate monitor - measure your resting heart rate (RHR) every morning using the camera and flash in your device
√ Philips HUE light bulb support - simulate a natural sunrise to give you an even softer wake-up
√ Sleep notes - see how events such as drinking coffee, eating too much or having a stressful day affect your sleep quality
√ Long term graphs - track sleep quality over time, see which days of the week you sleep best and much more
√ Export sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis
Ability to charge your phone by the bed
Ability to place your iPhone according to the instructions (see screenshots)
The optional yearly SleepSecure subscription costs $1.99 per year.
It will be charged from your iTunes account after the purchase. You can manage or cancel your auto-renewable subscription by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought to the same price. It's not possible to abort the subscription during the time it's active. Terms: http://www.sleepcycle.com/terms-of-use.html
What's New in Version 4.8.1
* Fixed a SleepSecure issue
* General stability and performance improvements
The Secret to Waking up on Time
I think I have found the perfect combination of alarm clocks. I always set Sleep Cycle to be my first alarm, and another app called SpinMe Alarm Clock as my backup. Sleep Cycle usually wakes me up in my optimal wake up time, but sometimes it just isn’t enough for me and I’ll either snooze through it or turn it off and go back to bed. If Sleep Cycle fails to wake me up, my backup alarm SpinMe will start blaring which can only be turned off if I get out of bed and spin around twice before it finally shuts off! Crazy but it works and I haven’t been late to work since I started doing this. And no you can't just spin the phone around in your hand!
Sleep Cycle really does help in waking you up during your light sleep. I can feel it working most mornings. And I have studied the science behind sleep so I can attest that the premise of this app isn’t merely a placebo, but something that has actually been proven. However the problem that this alarm clock doesn’t solve is that sometimes (especially on nights where you get very little sleep), it can be really easy to ignore your alarm clock and really hard to wake up. That’s where SpinMe Alarm comes in, an alarm clock that is impossible to ignore and forces you awake. I highly recommend using these 2 alarms together. Best few dollars I’ve ever spent.
It's a good app. I don't regret buying it. Some suggestions:
(As I use this app primarily to record data on my sleep, my suggestions cater more towards the data portion of the app.)
1. It would be nice if users were able to log sleepless nights, just to have more accurate data about their sleep patterns.
2.It would also help immensely if very short nights could be included in the averages (It couldn't be too hard to differentiate between day naps and short nights-- just ask the user!)
3. It would be nice if users were provided an estimate or general time range of how long it took to fall asleep each night. It would be even better if we were provided an average of these times.
4. (The ones down here are just cool ideas I'm throwing out, I'm still happy with the app without them)
Maybe include data on usage of sleep aids, and which ones correlate with sleep quality or time taken to fall asleep?
5. On that note, it'd be really awesome if users were able to set music playlists as sleep aids.
6. When creating new sleep notes, the sleep note data should be analyzed from then on (i.e. The previous three months of not using that sleep note should not effect the data output of the sleep note.) This may already be the case, and if so, I apologize for the unnecessary suggestion. It's just that I've been hesitant to add a new sleep tag for this reason.
Great app, could do with better analysis of short/sleepless nights and some extra options regarding data.
The nicest working alarm clock EVER!
Never again will I use any other alarm to wake me up. I was reluctant to purchase, but was sick of waking up mad! I have been using this every night for over a year and it has been a Godsend. It truly measures your sleep rhythm. With the given "wake-up alarm range", the alarm will go off when you are out of REM and more awake. I feel less groggy and cranky (I am NOT a morning person). I have raved about to friends and they all have loved it. Also, it's great for couples-my husband hasn't grunted once since I stopped using all the other annoying alarms.
Simple Tip-make sure it is next to (or under) your pillow ON your mattress and near your ear. It isn't nearly as affective on your dresser.
Best App Purchase! Thank God for this alarm!
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 01, 2015
- Version: 4.8.1
- Size: 41.6 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish
- Seller: Northcube AB
- © 2015 Northcube AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
Top In-App Purchases
- year SleepSecure membership$1.99