By Tord Asnes
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There is no app to replace Mom, but when Mom is not around, this is the app to get you to bed!
Based on information about your age and wakeup times, the app reminds you when you should start preparing for hitting the sack.
Like your loving Mom, the app knows when there is no need to remind you. And when vacation comes around, just activate "vacation mode" and there will be no mentioning, whatsoever, about getting to bed…
*** REVIEWS ***
"It's an adorable app that notifies you when you should call it a night." - AppAdvice
"A must-have for people who want to discipline their sleep cycle." - Beautiful Pixels
Featured by Apple in Best New Apps and Sleep Better.
What's New in Version 2.4
• Crushed a couple of small bugs.
• Some minor UI improvements hidden around.
• Easier to enable weekends.
Feel free to contact me, either through mail or Twitter from inside the app!
I would gladly pay a premium for this app...
...but in its current form it doesn't go far enough for me. I realize that I'm only one person the dev may care less (I emailed dev and no reply); but if this app could do the following 2 things that it currently does not, it'd be the top grossing bedtime reminder and alarm clock app in the App Store:
1. the ability to manually turn off the reminder to go to bed. The single "text message-like" tone is not intrusive enough to get me moving to bed. Rather it is just low and short enough for me to ignore it and keep doing what I was doing, which is procrastinating about going to bed! If I were required to actually turn a persistent reminder sound off I'm more likely to start getting ready for bed.
2. Same goes with the wake up alarm. I wish there were a longer alarm clock (not a single tone) that also requires me to physically hit snooze or stop the persistent sound. Again, a single tone alarm I'm not going to hear and if I do I will likely ignore it.
I'm not a developer but these seem like easy additions. I say that because the dev has already built a really great app. It's so intuitive, so simple, so clean, so easy to use...and most importantly addresses an issue all of my friends and family have and that's going to bed. So the dev is on to something!
I just hope it makes these adjustments so it can be a more complete app.
Cheerful and handy
This is an attractive little app designed to nudge you to bed earlier so that you get sufficient sleep.
What I find most useful, is that it makes you think about how many hours of sleep you really need. Most of us do not realize how little sleep we get.
-- Cheerful appearance.
-- Gently prompts you to get to bed so you can get enough sleep.
-- If you overlook the gentle tones, there are pleasant visual reminders that pop up on your phone. Reminds me of childhood pajamas and sweet dreams. Cute, but not too cutesy.
-- Suggests your sleep requirements for each night based on age and wake-up time.
-- Can set different wake up times -- and corresponding bedtimes-- for Monday through Friday (and weekends, if you pay $.99).
-- apparently you can change the sound of the prompts with the updated version for $.99
-- You need a separate wake up alarm. I haven't tried the paid version, but I wouldn't rely on this for wake up. Too gentle.
-- Can't think of any other cons. :)
I'd like to see a new version with a good alarm clock combined before purchasing this. Perhaps a larger choice of prompts and alarms to help those of us who still don't want to get out of bed!
Otherwise a very friendly, cheerful and useful app.
This app is extremely supportive in helping one improve there health. Having autoimmune deficiency issues as well as neurological disorders, it is very important I get my sleep.
The hardest thing for me to do is to get into bed on time. This app has been a gentle, kind reminder to help me improve my sleep patterns. I highly recommend it for everyone regardless of their state of health. health.
I believe it would be a wonderful tool for school age children. It could be a nice/fun challenge for them. Great training in take responsibility for themselves.
I wish I would have started this practice when I was much much younger. LOL!!!