Good app 4/5
This is a very good app for the most part. I really do enjoy the ‘smart’ wake up function as it will wake you when you are in your lightest sleep within the time increment you choose. This usually makes me feel refreshed when waking up in lieu of groggy. I will say the one thing I don’t like is the app always records my wife’s movements when she, for instance, wakes up before me or gets up in the middle of the night. Thus, I can’t really depend on the ‘sleep quality’ number given to me each night. Other than that it’s a great app though
I actually hate this app before I’m high school I’m in college now wonderful app I didn’t know you had to pay for now 😭
Love this app but this last update! :( 4/5
I have been using this app for about 2 years now and have grown to really love it!!! I’m not a morning person and hate getting up early during my work weeks. This app has helped making waking up a little easier. I still struggle but that’s just worryingly me. I updated the app just recently and for the past few days the app keeps shutting down on me. I can’t even open it. Not sure what’s going on. Would appreciate if this gets fixed since I haven’t been able to use it recently.
By VoLTE 01
bugs my iphone xs audio and I’m forced to restart
Great app! 5/5
I’ve been using this app for almost 8 years!
This app really lets me know everything about my night. I love it. It tells me what I can’t know and it’s very insightful for me
Good app, does it actually mean anything? Who knows 5/5
It’s a good app. My only skepticism is how is this thing actually measuring my sleep? It’s hard to detect a pattern and breathing seems unreliable. But that’s all on me. The app does everything it says it will and it’s very user friendly.
It only says I sleep one hour a night and the rest I'm awake. I snore all night so it probably thinks I'm awake, but it also says I only snored one time every night I've use it. It also didn't wake me up one night, I'm glad I had my normal alarm as backup
Ale ep Cycle ok but..... 1/5
UpGrade d from 8+ to XR ok but display doesn’t stay on... goes off on 30 sec.
UpGrade d from iPhone 8+ to XR ...love app but but display doesn’t stay on... goes off on 30 sec. can’t subscribe. Please contact me!!!
I got sleep cycle when it was a paid app. Online backup should cost me less. 4/5
Since I paid for Sleep Cycle once, I have access to premium features without a subscription. But not online backup. If online backup was made cheaper for me since I have the rest of the premium features, it would be a better deal and I would consider it.
Unrelated suggestion below.
Sometimes I put my sleep notes in, tap start, and then want to change them. Or maybe I don’t fall asleep right away and need to change the sleep notes. I have to end the sleep session to do this, or wait until morning when I won’t remember. I’d like to be able to edit the sleep notes without ending the sleep session.
Oh, and support LIFX lights already, I mean, come on...
Banner ad when already premium 3/5
Good app but I have a banner ad for a “premium offer” even though I already have grandfathered premium features. Please don’t start showing me ads for something I already have (or really any ads period since I paid foe this app).
Used to love this app 1/5
I used to love sleep cycle. I’ve used it for years (ever since it first came out, bought it before it was a subscription service) and have recommended it to friends and family. Since the last update, however, I cannot redeem my premium features. I’ve tried every iTunes account I have ever used, nothing works. Very frustrating.
I love this 5/5
This app is the best sleep app I have ever used. I put it on my 11y/o’s phone and now I do t have to wake her up. I love this
very good! 5/5
I’ve been using this for about two weeks now and it’s been great. but I like to sleep with a tv show on for the background noise, but I’ve been turning it down to where I can’t really hear it. am I able to use this app with background noise? or will it affect the data? thank you!
It’s amazing 5/5
I haven’t been sleeping much for school so I decided to look on the App Store for apps to help and I saw this one and I soon I as I tried it I’ve been sleeping like a koala it works so well thanks
Not enthralled at this point 2/5
By Paleo Schnauzer
I always come back and edit my reviews so it’s likely I’ll follow up on this one.
I’ve had about two weeks of usage thus far and found a few things that have disturbed me greatly.
The first was using the alarm. It woke me not at a point of light sleep gently but startled me awake in a period of an intense dream leaving me with a racing heart, disorientation, and that heavy limbs feeling. Like any awakening in a deep dream state, I was a zombie for quite a while after.
The next event was the app showing me deeply asleep during a time my alarm was triggered by someone opening a window. I got up and had a conversation and yet I was apparently asleep the whole time. I would have chalked this up to a vivid dream except my alarm system data proved it actually happened. There’s a log of the alarm, plus the phone call from the security company.
Then, it happened again. My spouse awakened me when he got up. I sat up, talked with him, drank water from a bedside glass, but app said I was asleep. Not a dream. Spouse clearly recalls conversation.
He has the app also with same aberrant data. Getting up to bathroom. Not shown. Getting up for opening the window which set off the alarm — we were both awake. Both phones should show this, neither does.
After the first near heart attack awakening with the alarm, I haven’t tried it again.
I wrote to customer service about this. The replies dismissed my concerns. I felt they were condescending and skirted the issue. I’m still in the trial so I've decided to not continue.
We installed the app to try to make sense of the disturbance in our sleep to each other due to snoring, having to walk to alleviate a cramp, thirst or needing a bathroom visit. But apparently I slept through my blaring siren of my alarm, was sleep drinking, my husband who snores like a chainsaw apparently doesn’t snore, and the list goes on.
It may be an alarm clock but I’ll just stick with my phone or my Echo spot.
No longer useful 2/5
Very disappointed that the trends section is now a premium feature. It was a key portion of the app, and now it is no longer accessible unless you pay $30/yr, which simply isn’t feasible for most people. The app does not give you enough information to make it worth that amount of money. I would be willing to watch ads or something to unlock the trends section, but I do not expect to use this app very often anymore without the trends section. It’s a shame, because I used to use it almost every night.
Really nice app 5/5
This is works unbelievably
Perfect for me but why only 3 stars? 4/5
This app I have had for 2-3 years and it is perfect for my lifestyle of being a dedicated mom and wife and is up at 5 to make hot breakfast every school morning. It’s wonderful to wake slowly, pray while waking, and remind myself to be grateful today and other good thoughts about others rather than focusing on myself in my head. The app does exactly what it says and I have never had it go off by accident in middle of night. I have an iPhone 10x and I have a charger pad I set it on.
So why not 5 stars? Because the shut off alarm button is too small for eyes and no matter how I try, I can never get the stupid button to slide easily and SHUT OFF ALREADY. I want a simple big fat button that when I finally get out of bed after tapping it to snooze a few times, I CAN STOP IT and close the app. Trying to slide up screen from the bottom of the iPhone to close the app is so hard when sleepy and fingers not working properly.
Why not 5 stars? Because in trying to shut off my phone because I couldn’t get the app to close and alarm to stop when I reached for it on my dresser, I somehow called 911.
I have used the app nightly despite this because it is so effective in help waking me up happy. I am definitely no longer happy.
Love it 5/5
By focused treehugger
I love sleep cycle so much! I think it’s so interesting to look at how I slept and learn more about my habits. The only issue I’ve been having is that it keeps telling me that there were too few movements? That usually comes along with a warning that the information is not really correct until I fix the issue. I’ve tried to move my phone, put it on the table, on my bed, closer, farther, but nothing seems to be working. I still love looking at the chart though. Overall it’s still great.
Love the “Tap” snooze!! 4/5
This app , even without the added features you pay for is wonderful! I love the “tap” snooze & “intelligent” snooze times it really works!!!
Was great, last update broke the hr measurement 1/5
As title says? Please roll back and fix!
Great but I thing 3/5
I really like this app but i wish you would make it possible to turn off the do not disturb. I am a medical professional and need my phone to ring or go off when I receive messages when i am on call. I may have to discontinue use of the app due to this
My struggle 3/5
By Mama Hatz
I like it but when I wake up at night and can’t sleep I like to listen to Netflix with ear phones on my phone. Which I can’t if I want this app to pay attention to me. That’s the only bummer. All or nothing
You know the feeling when your so excited about something, just to have it blow up in your face, well if you like that feeling get this app. I’m only 12, so I might just not know how to work it, but I can’t even get it to track my sleep! So I thought “Okay I’ll just use it as an alarm” but even there the alarm/ringer thing didn’t even turn on! And I had my ringer on. This app makes me so agitated! Do not get this app!!!!
Wonderful app 5/5
This is a great app especially for college students who have varying amounts of sleep and class schedules. The app is great and it helps monitor what my best sleeping patterns are so I can get the best sleep. I have insomnia and have tried a lot of ways to help my sleep so I didn’t expect much from the app but it has helped me immensely! Highly recommend and I have been recommending it in person as well
Charged me without authorization! 1/5
When I downloaded this crap app it didn’t tell me I would get charged for a ONE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION
Randomized data? 2/5
After 75 nights of using this app I'm convinced it's either very inaccurate or just creating random data. Last night for instance I woke up multiple times but the app shows a very different pattern and says I had 94% sleep quality. My sleep has been terrible the last few months and was hoping for some clues to help with that. The statistical data has also proven to be useless. I'm tracking 12 different lifestyle factors and all of them have less than 2% effect on sleep quality - again pointing towards randomized data as everything cancels out in the end. Lastly the alarm that's supposed to ease you out of sleep doesn't seem to be any better to me than a normal alarm. So I can't recommend this app and I definitely would not recommend paying for it.
Poor custom service 1/5
I have been using this app for years and have loved it. However a recent iOS update or app update has rendered the application unusable if my phone is being charged. It will work if the phone is unplugged.
I contacted technical support and their response is that I will have to use the application while the phone is unplugged OR have a backup alarm if you need to charge your phone at night.
No Wireless Chargers?! 2/5
I have used this wonderful app since early 2016. I now cannot use it due to my $120 wireless charger or even my cheaper wireless charger at that. This is a revolutionary company making great strides into the future of health, so why are they telling me the only solution to make the app actually work is to step back from the future and stop using my wireless charger.
This is an unrealistic expectation for a customer. When using the wireless charger I wake up in the morning with the app notifying me that it has canceled its analysis. I was told it was due to the wireless chargers subtle, not heard unless I lay my head on the charger it’s self, humming noise disruption. I understand that that can cause an issue. But I’m at a complete loose of hope here. Is the only solution to not use my iPhone to its fullest and glorious potential? I hope not.
Please fix this. Please.
Beware not totally reliable 3/5
This app can’t tell the difference between a “snore” and a waves crashing on a sound machine which makes this unreliable as far as the sound detection. I know this because I have listened to the recording, not to mention I sleep with a CPAP Machine.
I’m a fan of the sleep cycle app but just wanted to make a suggestion- how cool it would be to have the option of syncing my sleep schedule with my google calendar
Doesn’t wake me up 3/5
The app is great. I love the analysis of my sleep, and it’s great to know when I was asleep in addition to when I was in bed. The default sounds, however, do not wake me up. I sleep right through my alarm. My roommate has a relatively loud fan going in our room to help him sleep, so the soft sounds of this app don’t wake me up at all. All I need is the “Regular Alarm Sound” option so I can hear my alarm over my roommate’s fan, which is not something I’m willing to pay $14.99 per year for.
Alarm going off at 3 am 2/5
I thought I liked this app but lately for some reason the alarm has been going off at like 3 am instead of my set time!
Its aight 3/5
It isn’t an annoying alarm, which I like! The only reason I gave it 3/5 stars is because it’s so easy to snooze. All you have to do is move your phone and it snoozes. Now if I had my phone out of reach the alarm I wouldn’t be able to snooze it, but that’s not realistic because this actually monitors your movements throughout the night.
Amazing, but... 1/5
I love using this app to sleep. It works perfectly, and I wake up feeling rested and alert.
But I am on call, and need to hear notifications from outside the app. Only after missing important notifications for work did I realize what was happening. When I start sleep analysis the app somehow blocks out all other notifications. I tried turning on the ringer and adding the loudest ringtone, but it just blocks it.
I am regretful to say I will be leaving this app and using conventional alarms until this issue is solved, and I urge anyone else who needs to be able to hear important notifications to do the same. I will be eagerly awaiting the update in which this issue is solved, which I hope is very soon.
By no sleep Kel
Pretty cool. I’m slowly learning this app. I have sleep problems, so every little bit helps! Thanks
Latest version isn’t working 1/5
I updated to the latest version yesterday and now the app isn’t working properly. It crashes three times before it starts, then in the morning I can’t stop it. When I think it’s going to let me stop it, the screen shows the “start” button and it didn’t record anything overnight. When I click on the stats section, it has none of my data. Then same with trends, it’s blank and just shows how it looked when I downloaded it years ago.
One of my favorite apps 5/5
By André Web
Download and enjoy great sleep
No snooze 2/5
I’ve just recently started this app to try and get on a better schedule for when I go back to school next week. The first time it worked great because I actually woke up with it with surprisingly no problem. Welllll old habits die hard and afterwards I’ve been hitting the snooze button frequently with the double tap feature, however, it only lets you hit it so many times until you have no option but to stop recording data for the alarm to quite. Then I lie back down for 10 more minutes that accidentally turn into two more hours :(
Great idea but not very privacy friendly 1/5
I like the app and been using it, waking up refreshed. However, I absolutely DO NOT like the idea of the app saving my snoring(thats so weird) and on top of this you lock down my snores and only can access them if I upgrade to the premium version. They are MY snoring! Take something from me and lock it for money, sounds like ransom. Give an option not to save these I don't mind access to the mic but do not save any sounds I make and then hold them locked for money. Really thinking on reporting this to apple. Give me a toggle key to not save any sounds you get from my microphone. I know about the accelerometer option but it’s not as accurate.
Sleep aid 5/5
LOVE this app. Life changer. One suggestion. The app records when I snore, and it provides sleep aids of you ask, so why not give me the option of listening to a recording of my snoring? It makes me sleepy whenever I hear it.
By water dude 88
Works as an alarm clock and that’s about it. After a year it still wakes me in REM. And you can have it right next you, get out of bed to go to the toilet and the next morning it says you didn’t wake up at all that night. I used the free service...the way it performed there is no way I’d pay for premium. It doesn’t really live up to what it says it’ll do other than wake you up at the designated time.
Great app been using it for 2 years 5/5
Love this app. 2 things I would like to see are:
1. when you select the wake up time it would say how many hours of sleep you would get. For example it would say. “Wake up at 7 am, in 7 hours”
2. A wake up sound or music that would take 5 minutes or so to wake you. It would go gradually from very quiet, almost inaudible, to loud enough to get you out of bed over this span. This would pull you out sleep very gently over several minutes, which I think would be great.
Thanks so much for the great app!
Unhappy User 1/5
By Formerhappy user
Before the update I was a happy Sleep Cycle user. After not at all. I'm retired and don't want or need an alarm clock. It appears there's no way to turn that feature off.
Do I need to turn it on every night?- start botton?
Still awesome without the premium 5/5
This apps normal features are worth it on its own it’s so helpful but the premium is even better!!
So expensive to get the basic stuff.....
Wake up refreshed 5/5
I’ve been using the sleep cycle app since I was in college when you placed the phone face down in bed with you. Now you just place it on your bedside table. I am a little weird about how it listens to me sleep all night but it definitely works and always goes off when I’m almost awake. Good alarm for getting up without resistance. Love the white noise options for helping you get to sleep too.