Sleep Cycle power nap
By Northcube AB
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Feeling tired? Take a power nap! Let Sleep Cycle power nap wake you up BEFORE you fall into deep sleep - it uses our well tested and proven technology to gently wake you up feeling rested and full of energy.
From the creators of Sleep Cycle alarm clock!
== NAP MODES ==
√ Power nap - Rest up to 20 minutes, Power Nap will wake you up just before you fall into deep sleep
√ Recovery nap - Rest up to 45 minutes and get an energy boost!
√ 1 sleep cycle - Power Nap lets you sleep for one full sleep-cycle, and will wake you up in your light sleep phase
== FEATURES ==
√ Select between 17 relaxing alarm melodies
√ Power Nap has a snooze function if you should fall asleep again after your nap
√ Enable Sleep Aid to let Power Nap emit a soothing sound to help you fall asleep
== HOW IT WORKS ==
Power Nap uses the built in accelerometer in your phone to monitor and analyse your movements in real time to determine when you fall asleep, or are about to fall asleep.
Sit down in a comfortable couch, select nap mode, put the phone in your pocket, close your eyes and drift off to sleep!
What's New in Version 1.1.1
Fixed defect that could cause the application to crash on some devices
Integrate this into SleepCycle for data completion!!
After two years of SleepCycle I am convinced that it works really well! However PowerNap does not satisfy me at all because it doesn't integrate into the dataset that sleep cycle provides. It seems that if power cycle were a standalone app at $1.99 that might be too expensive especially without the data, but if it were to be integrated into sleep cycle, for the same price and for the data to reflect your nap as part of your sleep cycle, then it would really be worth it. Additionally, power nap integrated into sleep cycle could really be valuable when like today I decided to go back to sleep after my normal sleep cycle. I could've set power nap and slept a set additional amount of time, not for 4 additional hours, been provided updated data, integrated into the sleep cycle data set. So, these 2 bad features (1) sleep cycle has no nap or no additional time as a feature, and power nap not being able to integrate into the Sleep Cycle data set, if the two were merged when the user pays for the PowerNap as an "add-on", would really be the way to go and solve a lot of problems.
I also agree with the user who said that when you set the alarm on sleep cycle or on power nap and press Start that that should be enough and not require an additional press of Start to start the alarm is a big functional issue! This needs to be corrected.
Northcube, back to you 😉.
As a busy person, I've had to forego naps lately even though I desperately wish I could take a quick little nap due to the fact that I always oversleep and wake up groggy from a nap. I knew about sleeping stages and REM and all that great stuff, but I could never time myself correctly because on an ordinary timer, I have to start the timer before I fall asleep and therefore wake up feeling even more exhausted when the timer goes off, so I just end up sleeping for 3 hours or so when I only planned on a 45 minute nap. I was seeking a solution today after a long day at school, and found Power Nap. My life is forever changed; I woke up from the 45 minute option completely refreshed, almost as if I had a full night's rest. There was no grogginess present, I was able to wake up (with only 2 presses of the snooze button, haha) completely refreshed and energized, which allowed me time to exercise before leaving the house for the night. I. Am. Amazed. Also the alarms are very nice little tunes and work very well: awakening but not startling. I love this app, and it's totally going in my everyday arsenal of appage.
Go for it!
There are so many opinions in these reviews!! Here is my two cents: yes this app is very similar to Sleep Cycle, but this app is built to have you holding your phone instead of laying it on the bed. I don't have an Apple Watch, but I imagine it'd work out pretty cool with that! Also, I'm glad the data doesn't integrate with Sleep Cycle because it'd throw off all your averages... I bought Sleep Cycle first, then got this app as part of a package along with the HR one. If you are only interested in Power Nap, yes buy it! If you are interested in Sleep Cycle and the HR app, buy the package!
To the developers: some sort of basic data aggregation would be cool (like keeping track of my habits and wake up moods). Not sure if the SleepSecure subscription already does this, though, as I do not have it. Also, it would be cool if the apps talked to each other. Like do I always have a hard time falling asleep when I took a power nap that day? Or do I have any better quality of sleep on those days? Etc.
Overall, yes I'd recommend this app!
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Dec 30, 2014
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 24.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Northcube AB
- © 2014 Northcube AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.