Holy crap is it worth it 5/5
Give it a couple days to adjust, weeks even. I use the snooze button like it’s a video game but this helps me wake up less cranky or stiff, really saves my bacon going to work on time and not missing out on a good dream
LOVE the redesign 5/5
By Horizon Rose
Tracking my sleep is hugely important to me, and this is a great app to use for it. The alarm has been literally so incredible: it’s a huge difference between feeling super tired and feeling less so, even if it’s only a little bit of sleep. I also love the June redesign; being able to not set an alarm is great.
6.0 ruined the app 1/5
TL;DR: app doesn't work as an alarm for me anymore.
I've been using Sleep Cycle for years, and it always woke me. I used a gradual wake up with the same sound and vibration.
The first night after the update I didn't change any settings and it did not wake me. When I woke up I could not even hear it going off, it simply showed the good morning screen.
I experimented with the volume and thought that maybe it had been changed with the update. I went into settings and could not find a volume adjustment and saw that vibration can only be selected as a backup when sound fails or as the primary (not for simultaneous use with sound). I set my alarm to be sound primary instead of backup (since it clearly did not work, I woke up 30 minutes past my alarm time and only because of knocking at my door).
This morning vibration failed to wake me. I overslept on a scale of hours (fortunately it was set for an optional time).
If a future update resolves these issues, I would consider using it again. For now, it's only usable for sleep tracking.
Great app! Like the update too 5/5
I’ve been using this for years and have noticing better sleep when I use it. I wake up with more energy compared to when a regular alarm jars me awake from a deep sleep. I like the new update as well, it looks nice and the animations are solid. Keep up the great work!
Latest update has issues on the Apple Watch 5/5
Let me first say I’ve been using sleep cycle since 2014. Overall it’s the best sleep monitoring app I’ve found.
But, with this latest update some issues crept in to the Apple Watch side of the app. The app still works but you can’t start or end a sleep session from the watch app. You have to use the phone side app to start and stop. I’m placing this here because I could not find a email link under the help feature in the app or on the website.
-update.—I have revived a email from the app developer with their support email address.
New Update 1/5
By NCAA Disappoints
Did a 5 year old endeavor to make this app?
Too perfect 5/5
By heyoo its mimiii
I love it and without it, i would still be snoring asleep.
Heart rate, Share Graph 4/5
By Daniel Springer (iOS Dev)
- Heart rate detection takes forever. Also, screen dims while it’s doing it, and if I don’t tap it, it turns off, locks, and I have to start over.
- Can’t share graph. Tapping on share simply copies a generic link.
The “New Look” is horrible! 1/5
I liked it much better the way it was. Easy to see, easy to find the information that was displayed, didn’t have to navigate to multiple windows to see things. Not happy. Had this app for years. Might have to stop using it. In your attempt to make it “pretty” you made it less useful and straight forward. Put it back.
Good app but one issue 4/5
By An Aynomonus User
This app is amazing! After using this app for a month, I have a lot to report. First of all I like how it wakes you up when you are in light sleep so it isn’t as hard to get up. Second of all, I haven’t found another sleep app that gives you as much information as this one. But however, I do have one complaint. One night I sleepy terribly and got up multiple times that night. When I checked my graph the next morning it said I was in deep sleep the entire time. It even gave me a warning saying that there was very little movement which I knew was not accurate. Other than that I have had a good experience. I highly recommend this app to anyone.
So far... 4/5
Still early days yet but, so far, so good. Love the alarm!
Clunky new UI, slow app 1/5
As for an app that I use every night and every morning, it is unforgivably inefficient.
1) launches very slowly (2-3 seconds of empty background)
2) At least with the old UI I had all the info about the night on screen immediately after wake up. Now you have to watch a useless long animation and also scroll to see things that used to fit in one screen.
Huge waste of users’ time.
I got so excited at first 2/5
By Julianna's zooooo
When I saw the commercial, I got so excited about not being tired and wake up energized. Until my first night. The idea is amazing, but the readings not so much. I sleep with my husband, and he snores a lot to the point that I have to put earplugs. So, I wasn’t be able to fell asleep for like hour because of that. But the app recorded his snoring and decided that I was in deep sleep. I read Help section, it claimed that the app would find the distance of the noise and separate it from another person. I think my husband snores louder than this app can think of lol
Maybe it works for somebody but not for me.
Love the redesign! 5/5
I’m loving the new look. It was long overdue.
Pretty good 4/5
Haven’t had much experience with the app yet.
Pros: easy to use, don’t need a separate sleep tracker, shows deep and light sleep.
Cons: doesn’t show REM sleep; doesn’t show waking during night if you get up
Great but Screentime 4/5
I’m not sure if this is an issue that can be handled, but using this app completely throws off the management of my screen time management. The entire night the screen is technically on, so my phone interprets that as me using the phone even though I’m sleeping and the phone is just sitting there. It’s not a dealbreaker, but worth bringing up!
Latest update 1/5
As usual, they’ve messed with their app & now I dislike it.
Why can’t these developers leave well enough alone?
You don’t HAVE to change things just because you can.
Skip the update! 4/5
While reading before updating (I’ve been a user since 2016), I noticed that some of the features that I enjoy now (mood record, weather effects, and more) will only be available if I pay the $30 annual repeating fee.
The app itself says nothing else will change but that cannot be true if features I enjoy now will only be accessible with a Premium subscription.
It isn’t broke. I am not going to try to fix it.
Big Fan! 5/5
I have been using Sleep Cycle since 2016 and I use it every night. I really feel a difference between using Sleep Cycle and a normal alarm clock. I especially love the new update that redesigned everything. It feels a lot more friendly. Keep up the good work devs! 😄
Fascinating! But alarm's too soft 4/5
By Kathy the Scribbler
This app is fascinating in how it works. I thought it might not work for me, as I use a CPAP machine that might mask my own sleep sounds, but it works fine. I like seeing my sleep cycle. I really need to drink less water before bed... The alarm is too soft for me, but a person with normal hearing would be ok with it. I can hear my phone's built-in alarms, so I know this app could use some louder sounds.
I’ve been using on and off for 5 yrs 5/5
It really makes it easier to wake up early. It isn’t a miracle product by any means but it has helped me A LOT in my life.
Waste of a redesign 2/5
What the heck? You completely redesign the app and still don't include a landscape clock that I can read during the night? Time to give up on this app.
I like the updated visuals and consistency with Apple’s activity rings.
I really, really don’t like the new, chunky font. Please give an option to change it!
Really loud useful
Do NOT download!!! 👹 🤮 1/5
By Pedro Prdko
This will drain your battery. It cost me 70USD for battery replacement!!! 👹👹👹
Just started 4/5
I only just started so I’m not quite sure yet
I also started the healthy Apple program that coincides with this so I am waiting for that time to be up so I can see it together
Add this feature idea 5/5
Amazing app that I have used for multiple years. My one suggestion is that when you select what time you must wake up, it should show you how much sleep you are getting. This would be so helpful.
Doesn’t connect to phone 2/5
Worked on Iwatch for 5 days now I get “oops something went wrong. Make sure iPhone is powered on and reachable” every night. With phone on and next to me. Only got app for watch connectivity.
So far so good... 4/5
Decided to try the app after a recommendation. Being a deep sleeper often makes getting up early and having a productive day nearly impossible, which just leads to frustration. Having used the app for a little over a week now and seeing the patterns of my sleep it now makes sense why it was so difficult to wake and when waking waking, often felt tired, because as I know now I was often in my deepest sleep. What’s nice is instead of awaking at a set time, it gives you a range that starts waking you as either at or moving toward your shallow sleep. Too early to give it 5 stars, but so far seems to be living up to what I was told before downloading it...
For real? 4/5
By Fee V
It’s fun but I’m not convinced of its accuracy. HOW DOES IT KNOW IM SLEEPING? and not just lying there wishing I were sleeping???
Best App I’ve Ever Purchased 5/5
Sleep Cycle has been with me for the past four years, and is without a doubt my greatest app purchase, ever. The sleep tracking system is incredibly useful and noninvasive, and the wake cycle feature has changed the way I sleep. Even now, I find buried treasures of new, helpful features within the app. No comments or complaints. It simply works.
Give me back my money!!!!! 1/5
I have installed the app just to try it, but it actually automatically subscribed me for one year paid subscription and charged me 32 bucks yesterday. I have noticed that today on my bank account and tried to submit a refund through app subscription but got an error that I am not eligible to! In terms and conditions mentioned that I can request refund within 90 days. GIVE MY MONEY BACK!
dissapointing user interface of next beta 1/5
By ios 5 was the best
left: current good version 5
right: next beta version 6
Alarm an hour late 2/5
By Billy maise
First night using the app, had alarm set between 5 and 5:30. I was actually up from like 5 to 5:20 waiting for the alarm to go off before ultimately being woken back up at 6:20 (fairly sure I wasn’t snoozing through alarms). Nifty sleep tracking, but think its back to the Apple alarm setting for me.
Sleep tracking has some basic flaws 3/5
I thought I’d try this app again to see if any of the new features addressed the issues I had that made me delete it in the first place, but the issues are still there. Yes, I have the phone positioned correctly etc.
1. This app cannot tell when you’re out of bed. I may get up to help a child for 20 minutes in the middle of the night. When I groggily look at my graph in the morning, it shows that I was soundly asleep the whole time and got a great night’s sleep.
2. This app cannot tell when you are lying quietly awake in bed. In fact, even if you are using your phone for something else in the middle of the night, it will not realize you are awake. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lain awake for hours, maybe trying to do some deep breathing exercises, only to see in the morning that the app thought I was sound asleep the whole time.
3. Finally, I’ve always thought that it gives too much credit for “time in bed.” I’ve got some graphs that show a wildly erratic pattern all night—and I sure feel bad in the morning—but because I spent so much time in bed, it’ll score it as a 90%.
I know a lot of people love the alarm clock feature, but for me, that has never been that special either. I won’t necessarily delete this app again soon, but I also won’t pay for it again.
Alarm CANNOT be trusted 2/5
Sadly you can no longer rely on this app as an alarm clock, as it will randomly turn off when you're sleeping.
I used this app happily for years, but it's no longer reliable. Been having issues with it for the last couple months.
Unfortunately I can no longer use this app as a dependable alarm clock.
Sells your data 1/5
Read their “privacy” policy
Formerly the best sleep tracker 5/5
This used to be my sleep bible. Since switching phones I’m not unable to restore my online backup even though there’s a new sign in screen. Developers goofed?
Snore Stopper 4/5
I downloaded this app for the Snore Stopper feature and then I found out it has been removed. Would have loved to have tried it. Please bring back a new version of the snore stopper. Will rate after trial period is done.
By M.E. Hudson
I’ve had this one for a while now and enjoyed it up until a year ago. The first problem was choosing a song to wake me. I had chosen one song and never went back in to change it because it helped me wake up. The app all of sudden started to choose random songs on random days instead. And no, the selection was never set on random song. It just decided to do that ok its own. Finally, I’ve had random days where I try to wake up for a workout only to miss it. I always see a notification that my alarm went off. However this morning I did the research and don’t see any analysis. Which means I set it and the app crashed in the middle of the night, never went off, never analyzed sleep, and yet still gave me a notification in my Notification Center that it went off. I see a developer response to fully charge my phone before bed and use the app unplugged. I’ll be honest, I won’t be trying that because I don’t want my phone to die before morning and the app fail because of that too. And even if it did make it, now I have a barely charged phone in the morning. Just not worth the hassle.
I bought this app from the beginning. Back when it was a simple 0.99 app that worked. All the changes and subscription stuff is when everything started to malfunction.
WHY I WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION 4/5
By very very bad service
Why I WOULD LIKE TO cancel my subscription.
I am waked up almost every morning around 5:AM. I set my wake up time for around 8:30AM
How can I change my choices? How can I contact a customer service person for help with my problems using your program?
Appreciate info about sleep patterns 5/5
New understanding about my sleep activity
Motivates me to get more and better sleep
Absolutely unreliable 2/5
I set the mooring time to wake me up, go to bed and when I'm about to get asleep it goes off! I've used it for long time but now it's a mess..
Of course it uses half of your battery.
Can't live without 5/5
I've been using this app for around 6 years (possibly more, but I can't remember), and it is incredible.
98% of the time, I feel good when I wake up, even on short nights of sleep. The app's interface is beautiful and peaceful as well.
Love it 5/5
Im used to always having some crazy loud alarm to wake me up in the morning or I moved my alarm clock far away that I would have to get out of bed and still would crawl back in bed and go back to sleep since using this app it wakes me up more easily without a crazy loud noise.
Great just one issue 3/5
I really like the idea behind this app. However, there is one problem, it always records my husband’s snoring. I’m not sure if there is a way to make the microphone less sensitive to it. Since it’s recording his snoring as mine, it’s not going to be accurate as to my quality of sleep.
Great App, recommended 5/5
Great app, I’m a happy subscriber.
Request: Display the hours of sleep when the tracking begins. I want to know the hours I’ve slept before I stop the tracking.
Doesn’t Work 2/5
By KDW Personal
I was hopeful about this app, but have found that it tracks me as sleeping even when I’ve gotten out of bed and used the restroom or gotten a drink. I’m thinking that the data it’s showing is all made up. So thankful that I didn’t spend money on this one.
Life Changing App!! 3/5
I love waking up to the beautiful tunes Sleep Cycle provides for us. The neat information it asks to give you a better understanding of how well you rest, the clean user interface, and overall everything what you would expect a smart alarm app to have.. everything EXCEPT, a scheduled alarm.
I somehow wish the developers can find a way for the alarm to be set without me having to manually put the waking time every night.
For it to repeat without me doing anything the night I just randomly knockout, if this makes any since.
I love this app and honestly give it a 5 star rating but i only put 3 to get some attention... I hope to see a cool update soon resolving this issue
Also, definitely worth going premium