I find this app really eye opening. I like how it works and has intuitive features.
App won't open 5/5
I've used the app for 4 years and have been really happy with it. However, the app now refuses to open... What gives? Since the last update, It works great. Thanks.
This app will change the way you sleep 5/5
I don’t write many reviews about anything, but this app is worth it. Often, I have trouble sleeping, but mostly waking up in the morning.
This app makes it so easy for me to get a good nights’ sleep. I can add white noise before I sleep right on the app, and can customize how long I want it for. I can log my heartbeat and sync to my health app. I can hear my snoring, see when I was in what stage of sleep when. I can input determining factors that might indicate why I wasn’t getting proper sleep. I can log my mood in the morning. I mean, there’s just so many reasons why this app is wonderful.
Something isn’t working 2/5
I downloaded this with the Curiosity of knowing what my sleep cycle may look like. After downloading, it worked awesome, it was waking me at times in the morning that I honestly felt much better! After about 100 days or so it has stopped analyzing my sleep and the graph looks completely flat lined as well as it wakes me up at the set time I give it every morning so something isn’t right even though I am still doing the same thing I was doing for the first 100 days.
I enjoy I can hear myself snore if I do because I honestly had no clue if I did or not. However, it’d be better if I could play music or something in the background.
Used to work 1/5
When I originally got this, I thought it was doing a pretty good job. I’d been snoring and thought this might help me when I speak to my Doctor. But then, it started saying I wasn’t snoring at all. I know I am because I hear myself and my husband also hears me. Not sure what’s up but no longer works. Disappointing since I paid to get the full version.
Needs update for crashing 2/5
I love this app but can’t use it anymore because even the most recent update crashes when I open the app. Please fix it!!
This app failed me on my 2 most important days this semester 1/5
I have been using the Sleep App Cycle for over 3 years, but I’m saddened to mention that I will be deleting after this post. This app failed to work during my finals week and Bachelor’s Commencement Ceremony. I am done.
Missing 3 Features 3/5
The first thing we want to know is how many hours actually slept, not in bed which bizarrely isn’t easy to find out. You have to open Apple Health to get that info?
#2, where’s the feature to wake you with iWatch? Some of us wear earplugs or don’t wish to wake our spouses.:(
#3, life happens, sometimes we wake up, close the app, then go back to sleep for another hour or two... so we have to restart the app and begin a new sleep session, why not add a feature to combine the two sessions? Otherwise it looks like I’m going to bed at 4 am which skews the data.
Other then that a solid 5 star.. but after the trial is over I’ll most likely cancel then try others to see if they offer these obvious features that should be included.
Battery Killer & Useful Info 3/5
By Kat Pre-CPA
This app has wonderful information and totally juices your battery! I was charging my phone less than daily before and now I charge it twice daily in the time of a month! It’s hard to decide if it’s worth it or not.
Auto sign up for premium 1/5
By deputy anderson
This app will bill you for their premium if you download it. Even if you don’t specifically say you want premium. I’d go with another similar app if I was going to do it again. 29.99 isn’t worth it when it says it’s free.
Wakes you up in the middle of the night 2/5
The first few night I used this i thought it worked great. Then I found some small bugs with it like not being able to have Bluetooth connections while the app is open. But last night I had started the app with lower battery on my phone and I thought well if it dies it’s no big deal. Well boy was I wrong. Apparently when your phone gets really low on battery with the app open it sets off an alarm so i was woken up at 2 am but managed to somehow shut the alarm off in my sleep and yet again the alarm went off at 3 am and I had to wake up and completely close the app. Sooo be cautious about that.
Only one thing 5/5
There is only one thing I would add for the next update. For the sleep aid sounds a crackling fire would be perfect. Everything else about the app is perfect. I used it for about a year now and I love it. I don't use any other alarm clock. It's perfect.
Update: Still an excellent app to use. Aside from an added sleep aid I think a better integration of the Apple Watch is key. I really like seeing percentages in REM, Deep Sleep etc. as well as seeing how often I’m “awake”. Many other apps give this feedback once I wake up and turn off the alarm. Plus making the watch play a tone as well for the alarm for us heavy sleepers would be nice!
I love this app so much! 5/5
I really discovered a lot of new things about my sleep while using this app. I really recommend it! I personally don’t pay for this app. It means I don’t get to listen to my sleep. But I really love this app and if your looking for an alarm clock that’ll get you up on time, this is it. 5/5 recommendation
Snore stopper doesn’t work 3/5
I love the alarm clock portion of this app. I’ve been using it for years. However, I recently got an Apple Watch because I read about the snore stopper functionality. I’ve worn my watch using the app for the past 2 weeks and it has never alerted me to snoring using haptics. And yes, my partner has still been poking me to wake me up to tell me to stop snoring. Huge disappointment.
Great Sleep tracker 5/5
The tracker is accurate and the alarm is awesome. Wake up every morning ready to go.
My favorite! 4/5
This is my favorite sleep app by far but I do not see 30/yr in value. Between Pillow and Auto sleep I get the advantages of this single app for less than 10$ one time purchase. I’m using the trial and will not allow it to auto purchase once I get close to the expiration. I wish they would offer a 15$ one time license or something but.. it is what it is! Great app! Good jobs devs you made an amazing app! I can’t justify spending the money per year.
Used to be great 3/5
What happened to the heart monitor? Now when I wake up, the heart monitor flashes on for a split second, and it doesn’t actually read my current pulse. It then picks a number from my Apple Watch that I haven’t been wearing for hours during my sleep. I finally had enough with the goofy heart rates being logged into my Health app, and I turned off the heart monitor. Other than this problem, I really like the Sleep Cycle app. Please fix.
Some improvement 3/5
I want to listen to a podcast and then have Sleep Cycle switch on when it stops. Doesn’t seem possible at the moment. Otherwise a big fan.
Crashes after update 1/5
Will not start anymore, please fix!
New update but still crashes immediately
Turns volume down every morning 3/5
Love what this app does for me sleep schedule! Sadly it now turns my speaker/ringer volume down to zero every morning after turning off the alarm... I hope the devs can find a solution!
THE BEST sleep app, now with Apple Watch support! 5/5
By Jason Pruitt
Best app I've ever used. Developers are truly cutting edge. Now with Apple Watch support, it’s absolutely perfect. A must download.
Buggy and price, but has good features. 3/5
They need to fixe the bugs, especially launch bugs on the Apple Watch and lower the price. $30 a year is way too expensive.
Used to love it 2/5
Unfortunately I will probably not use it anymore since on my iPhone I have missed to many important notifications (texts) due to no sound coming through when the app is running! Why did this change it is just the worst about the app!
Do not buy this app 1/5
I bought this app thinking it will provide good analysis about my sleep. Within a year they started premium subscription and all the analysis is available to premium members only at a cost. I wish I could have given them half star.
it’s a pretty sick app bro, it’s organized and fun honestly just to like look at dude. if you’re interested in tracking your sleep in any way or just need an alarm clock, this app will work for you man.
Very cool 4/5
It’s very cool to see my sleep pattern. I wish it would calculate the amount of time in each sleep holding (ie deep sleep) so I know whether my time spent in there is average/more/less. I would definitely recommend!
Good app for tracking sleep 1/5
I’m giving this a substantially lower rating than my previous review because a recent update changed the behavior so that I’m forced to use an alarm now even though I don’t want to, worse it forces one to also use notifications as a ‘backup alarm, when all I really want to do is track how well (or not) I’m sleeping, which this used to do well. I do NOT need or use an alarm so this requirement means I’ll be deleting this formerly great app and start searching for a replacement.
Needs HR incorporated in graph 2/5
I like the app but wish there was a way to incorporate HR from Apple Watch into graph.
Recent updates not working for me 2/5
Used this app for long time with no issues, but recently every time I set the phone on my nightstand right next to my bed as I used to it will record a flat line and miss any times I wake through the night. Only way it will actually record is if I put the phone under my pillow or something and it will then notice all the movement. Didn’t used to work this poorly, not sure what’s changed.
How can I find the recording if I sleeptalk? 3/5
How can I find the recording if I sleeptalk?
Apple Watch problem. 1/5
Every time I open the app on my Apple Watch it beeps/vibrates the watch non stop until I get out of the app. Can’t use the app because it misbehaves. Anyway to fix it?
Started good but now disappointed 2/5
By Big MC2
I liked this app and actually paid the annual subscription after the trial period. I don’t know if it’s due to my phone or a recent update, but it doesn’t hear me moving and start the wake up process. I haven’t changed where I leave it by my bed. Also, it mutes my phone every morning after I wake up so I don’t hear any text messages or reminders. That didn’t happen in the past.
I was using the free app and all of a sudden I got a $30 charge.... be careful.
There seems to be a bug that prevents/turns off wireless charging when the alarm is enabled. I’m not quite sure what exactly triggers it, but I can observe the phone stops charging when I enable the alarm while on the charging pad.
Awesome app but lacking reliability 3/5
By Woo loop
The only downside and why it’s not receiving 5 stars is because the app is interrupted when someone calls. It’s been multiple times that I’ve received a late night phone call only to wake up and find that sleep cycle has shut off. This is an issue that needs resolved and thankfully hasn’t caused me to be late yet. I really wish it would automatically resume the cycle. Otherwise, I love this app. I’ve used it for over a year and a half. I used to be a habitual 12pm sleeper. I was unable to wake up earlier no matter what I tried. I had 20 alarms set each night when I was in the worst of it.
Screwed Up Heart Rate App 1/5
I used this for a week, and it made the watch’s built-in heart rate monitor register unrealistic heart rates. I would get a notice at 3 a.m. that my heart rate was 122 - which it clearly was not.
I would wake up and the “Move” ring on my watch would register 10,000 calories. So I quit using it and they charged me $29.99 anyway.
Doesn’t say how much time you spent asleep 2/5
It says how much time you spent in bed but not actually how much time you spent asleep.
Great free app but... 3/5
I love this app. I don’t bother paying attention to the information it gathers on when I sleep since regardless of how well I do or don’t sleep it says my sleep quality is always between 50-75% even when one 50% night consists of a better nights sleep than the previous nights 75%.
What this app gives that keeps me coming back is the gentle wake up call. It starts out low and slowly brings you from asleep to awake. I have NEVER overslept once after downloading this app.
The only thing I don’t like about this app is that it won’t let me listen to music in the background. (I sleep better if I can fall asleep listening to certain music or sounds) I have another app that shuts down after a specific period of time so that the music isn’t playing all night, but it counter acts Sleep Cycle so my alarm doesn’t go off. Do to my living situation I really can’t have a radio/ CD player playing all night.
Is there a way you guys could incorporate this or adjust the app so it will work in the background? Thank you.
App reads my husband cycle 1/5
When I bought the app, my husband was working oversea!! The app works perfectly for me, than when he came back home, the app started reading my husband snores!! It’s not work perfectly, even if I place beside my head
Bug with iPhone X, no way to contact 3/5
Unfortunately, you cannot contact them or submit a bug via the app, nor is there a link to any website.
On iPhone X, when you turn off the alarm (not snooze), it silences your phone.
Contact me 4/5
Im having a problem and don’t want to write a bad review.
What has happened to the app 1/5
By Yay for Touch
I’ve used the app for nearly 2,000 nights and it has always been amazing. In the last month or two with the last few updates it just doesn’t work anymore.
The alarm will either outright shutoff (fairly rare) or the sleep aid I play all night will stop playing (happens every single night). It’s not the settings and I have reinstalled to no avail. And I keep seeing review that the app is getting worse for people. What’s going on?! 😞
Bedside fan, and docking 5/5
I love the app so far, but I was wondering if the sound from the fan on my nightstand was interfering. I know the app said it wouldn’t but the fan I have I think is fairly loud and I don’t see how it could hear anything else. Also does the phone have to be flat like in the illustration or can it be plugged into the dock built into my clock to charge?
You will be charged for Annual Premium 2/5
By Katy Emm
NOTE: You will automatically be charged for an annual “Premium” subscription when your trial is over.
I found this app to be worthless for me. I tried it for a few weeks and stopped using it. I felt worse waking up to it then when I just get up at my normal time. I also found it not very accurate about if I was asleep or just laying in bed. I did not find this useful. I did get my money back - Apple support rocks.
Best iPhone App 5/5
I thought my phone was charging overnight but it wasn’t. The app woke me up to place my phone on charge to tell me that I might miss my alarm. Super intelligent app.
It will drain the battery on your watch QUICK 1/5
By Chuck DT
Until they fix this issue of battery drainage I’m done with this app
The minute slider numbers disappear. 1/5
The minute slider numbers disappear.
Great App. Could be better 4/5
I wish they would put back the setting where you can leave the noise maker sound on all night instead of just 90 minutes. I hate that.
Great when you use iPhone but 1/5
Does not seem to work as a stand-alone Apple Watch app. Don’t want my phone in the bed room.