Waking up made easy
Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up in light sleep - the natural way to wake up, feeling rested and energized. No need to place your device in bed - Sleep Cycles uses sound analysis sleep tracking.
How it works
• As you sleep, you go through different sleep phases, ranging from light to deep sleep and back again. The sleep phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how rested you will feel when you wake up.
• While you sleep, your movements vary depending on what sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle’s patented sound technology tracks your sleep patterns using sound or vibration analysis, monitoring your movements in bed throughout the different sleep phases.
• Sleep Cycle finds the optimal time when you are in light sleep to wake you up in the morning, during a predefined 30 minute time window that ends at your set alarm time. Waking up in light sleep feels like waking up naturally without an alarm, leaving you feeling rested and energized.
• All you need to do is turn Sleep Cycle on before going to bed, and place your device on your nightstand or close by on the floor.
Continuously rated as the best smart alarm clock on the market. Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times.
√ Sleep analysis with Sleep Cycle patented sound technology or accelerometer
√ Sleep Cycle Apple Watch App integration
√ Detailed sleep statistics and daily sleep graphs
√ Fully integrated with Apple Health, exchanging sleep analysis and heart rate
√ Carefully selected alarm melodies
√ Snooze by shaking or double tapping the phone lightly
√ Customizable wake-up window. From instant (regular alarm clock), up to 90 minutes
√ Longterm sleep trends
√ Compare your sleep data to world sleep statistics
√ Snore trends - view historical snore trends data
√ Weather - see how weather affects your sleep quality
√ Heart rate monitor - measure your heart rate (RHR) every morning using the built in camera in your device
√ Sleep aid - helps you fall asleep easier
√ Sleep notes - see how events such as drinking coffee, stress, working out, or eating late affect your sleep quality
√ Wake-up mood - see how Sleep Cycle affects your wake up mood
√ Online backup - lets you secure your sleep data online
√ Export sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis
√ Philips HUE light bulb support - simulate a natural sunrise to give you an even softer wake-up
Ability to charge your phone by the bed.
Ability to place your phone near the bed, such as on a nightstand table or on the floor.
The optional Premium subscription costs $29.99 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 and Privacy: http://www.sleepcycle.com/terms-of-use.html
In this release, we’re now supporting the new iPhone XS Max, the iPhone XR and the Watch Series 4, not to mention the updated WatchOS 5 for all devices. That’s a lot of numbers and letters, but the magic of waking up at the right time, remains.
Ratings and Reviews
When your alarm goes off in the morning, is your first reaction to throw it against the wall? The problem isn’t with you—it’s with your alarm clock. Thankfully, Sleep Cycle offers a clever solution for improving your rest. Rather than yanking you from your slumber at a specific minute, the app analyzes your sleep patterns and then picks the moment you’re sleeping lightest (within a half-hour window you define) to rouse you gently. Best of all, unlike some smart alarms, this one doesn’t need extra hardware or require your device to be resting on your bed: it tracks your sleep using just its microphone!
Just get it. You’ll be so happy you did
If you’re not a morning person or even if you are, but want to wake up with more energy, get Sleep Cycle. I hate mornings. In a perfect world I would be able to sleep 10-12+ hours a night and not get up before 10 am. But unfortunately I am not in college anymore, have a family to take care of and have a grown up job. Before I started using Sleep Cycle I would set at least 10 alarms (on my phone, my iPad and an alarm clock on my nightstand). Even with that I constantly struggled to get up on time and when I eventually got up I had zero energy. That instantly changed when I started using Sleep Cycle. The first morning felt great, but thought maybe I just finally slept good. After using Sleep Cycle for at least 6 months now I can confidently say that it is the reason I wake up on time and with plenty of energy. Before Sleep Cycle I could hit the snooze button and fall right back to sleep. Because Sleep Cycle wakes me up when I am in a light sleep, once I am up I usually can’t fall back asleep. Sleep Cycle has also helped me get better sleep by tracking my sleep quality and identifying variables that cause me to sleep poorly. I hesitate to say any app is life changing, but there is no other way to describe Sleep Cycle. It has changed my life for the better and I am so thankful the developers created it.
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 a couple times before it finally shuts off! Crazy but it works and I haven’t been late to work since I started doing this routine. 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 out of bed. I highly recommend using these 2 alarms together. Best few dollars I’ve ever spent!!
- Sleep Cycle AB
- 123 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Sleep Cycle AB
- In-App Purchases
- Premium $1.99
- Sleep Cycle Premium $29.99
- Premium $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.