Good..when it works 2/5
I was really excited for this app. I have other apps by this creator that I absolutely love, and I hoped this would be the same high quality.
I was more than a bit disappointed to find that a)this app does not connect to Apple Health. And b)this app does not connect to Life Cycle, another app by the same creator.
So I paid 3 dollars for a glorified timer?
Apparently, I paid 3 dollars for an app that is only sometimes a timer, and is sometimes nothing at all.
Several times now, I have set the app for the desired time, gone down for a nap, and woken up hours later, the app simply having a screen that says “wake up” with an alarm that never went off.
Absolutely not worth the cost when the quality is so far beneath your other free apps.
Usually a five star app 2/5
Hi. I tried to contact you through the app support button but after many clicks, could only reach a “press contact” page.
I love your products have used them for years, sleep cycle for more than ten years.
This week both my husband and I used power nap set to “power nap” (20 minutes) , and both times it let us over sleep and somehow was set to 120 minutes. (Sorry, didn’t get a screenshot, each time we were late and in shock.)
What gives? This is a product we need to trust with our mornings in order to use it.
Can’t wait to delete this review and replace it with the five stars it deserves.
It’s worth the money 5/5
This is a great app for a smart alarm clock for when you take a nap
Works but… 3/5
1/2020- Power nap didn't wake me. Instead I woke up on my own 30 minutes after what should have been the longest I could sleep. (I slept 150 minutes, not 120) Was it because I didn't have a full sleep cycle? I kinda dreamed but maybe it was more like imagining.
The science behind Sleep Cycle is excellent (I've studied sleep for an absurdly long time), Life Cycle runs smoothly and glitch free (with a limited tiresome palette and dull, dull icons that don't decribe my life- maybe they're colorblind and bought cheap clip art) so why so little concern for a potentially important app? Fix it please, folks.
Used 6/2019 - I was disappointed with the lack of integration with Lifecycle and lack of data. I shouldn't have to manually add my nap and be unable to have stats on how I feel.
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So far I've only used this when I have been absolutely exhausted, just had a minor medical procedure and nothing could have awakened me. The functionality seems to be as promised but like so many other people I wish there were more stats available as well as coordination with the regularly improving Sleep and Life Cycles. I hate napping because it takes me a long time to get into a decent sleep cycle but if this can help me, even with marginal sleep cycling, it would certainly be worth trying some more.
Doesn’t Work 1/5
I used to love this app but recently it has stopped working for me. When I select a 20 minute nap sometimes the alarm never goes off - even after 2 hours. I’ll wake up and it’ll keep going and say that the “latest” time it’ll go off is that 20 minute window, but it obviously didn’t. Would rate 0 stars if I could
Really useful app for napping 5/5
Perfect for timing the most efficient naps.
But why hasn’t this been updated in 4 years? Have the developers abandoned it?
Sleep through 2/5
Constantly sleep through the alarm. I never hear it and it doesn't keep snoozing, so it just stops in assuming since i never hear it nor wake up. Set up a backup alarm
Needs integration with Apple Watch 1/5
By Krishna Palli
I tried this app, but I prefer Apple Watch for notifications. My Apple Watch doesn’t rings alarm after the preset time.
After so many years iwatch is released and Integration is not provided.😏
very useful 5/5
this really helped during my exam
I have the Sleep Cycle app from the same app developer and I really like it. My main disappointment is that it lacks napping features. When I learned that there was a power nap app developed by the same company that develops Sleep Cycle, I decided to purchase the app. I should have been more thorough in researching the app before purchasing it. I was disappointed to discover that it doesn’t have an Apple Watch version like their other app does, and it doesn’t sync with Apple’s Health data like the other app does, so naps aren’t automatically added to your daily sleep data.
Please update for iOS 13 2/5
Please update for iOS 13
Vibrate option 4/5
It’s a good app, but really could use a vibrate function so I actually wake up when I’m supposed to! It would be really effective since it’s already in my pocket.
Works well enough , needs more features 4/5
My jawbone up finally bit the dust so I was looking for a sleep app that worked off movement and deep/light sleep tracking to reduce grogginess. This app does work well for power napping and single cycle sleeps, so you can wake up without feeling worse off, but it’s limited to one sleep cycle and not more. With the Jawbone you could set a a window of time you wanted to wake up and when you entered light sleep in that window. This app does nothing like that sadly. I really like the white noise options too and wish I could play them continuously from the app rather than having them shut off.
No prevent sleep mode ??????????????? False advertising 1/5
By duped coustomer
No prevent sleep mode ??????????????? False advertising
great app 5/5
love this app, been using for years now! i would take 3 hour naps if i could but sometimes i don’t have time but still need a nap. this app wakes me up by the time i need it to & at the perfect moment, it detects when your out of your deep sleep & wakes you up almost naturally
Helped me avoid crashing today 4/5
I had an early meeting in the morning and a deadline in the afternoon. I really needed to focus, but couldn’t. I was crashing hard, eyes drooping, reading the same words over and over again. I love the Sleep Cycle app so decided to see if the same company had a nap app.
Now 40 minutes and one nap later, I’m feeling totally rejuvenated and ready to take on this deadline.
I would like if the two apps spoke to one another somewhat but that’s my only constructive feedback. Great app!
I love this app—can we optimize for current iPhones? 4/5
This app is great! It’s simple and easy to use. I wish it integrated my Sleep Cycle data though. The UI could use an update too, to match the current design of the latest iPhones. I would love to see improvements to this app!
Overpriced Timer App 1/5
Just swipe up, click the timer button, and save your two dollars. I was really hoping this would track sleep time not clock time.
Don't bother 1/5
Don't bother using this app. It hasn't had any real updates in years. I think the developers are coasting on the yearly subscriptions from their other two (really good!) apps.
There's no integration with the flagship Sleep Study app. The actual sleep measuring is terrible; it fails to understand when you are actually asleep or awake.
Skip this and just set a half hour on the Sleep Study app for your naps.
Only until recently has it been a 5 star 1/5
I’ve used this app for years and in the last week there has been two instances of a 4 power nap not ringing at all. Just woke up (on my own) an hour over!! one job.
Good idea, but power nap time is too long 1/5
By Nickname Gestapo
I stopped using this app because I usually nap for 10 minutes or less. If the minimum time is hard coded to 20 minutes, this app does nothing for me.
Upgrade the app 3/5
By JPizzel DoJJ
Please, upgrade the app for a new iPhones.
Makes my phone HOT 2/5
I don’t use this app very much, but when I do, my iPhone 7 get super hot! Every time I wake up and turn off the alarm, my phone is vibrating and making noise like when I use Sleep Cycle, but it’s so hot. So hot in fact, I worry about my condition of my phone.
On top of that, this app does not show the data and/or share any with the Sleep Cycle app. So I just use my built in alarm clock or timer when I just want to nap..
Doesn’t record to the health app 1/5
Doesn’t record to the health app.
Contrary to other reviewers, I think it’s good that this a separate app from SleepCycle because I want to make that decision before I launch an app. Hence 2 stars instead of 1.
It doesn’t even record it within the nap. Tha means if you want a record of the nap you have to do it manually.
Put in health app sync and you get 5 stars.
Buggy, PLEASE UPDATE 1/5
While the nap is active, you can’t interact with your phone at all. The screen goes black and it gives you a push notification every single time you press the screen. It’s incredibly annoying and needs to be fixed.
This app does NOT integrate with apple health, which is strange.
The app does NOT alert you when its time to wake up if your phone is on vibrate, which defeats the purpose of the app.
I just set it for a 45min nap and woke up after 82 minutes. It still said “latest, 8:12am” then showed the current time of 8:45am above that. I’ve used this app for a long time but can’t trust it after this. Also don’t understand why it asks for your wake up mood if it doesn’t log it anywhere.
Just get the free version 2/5
By Ank Agarwal
It's designed for old iPhones (doesn't scale up to even fit your whole screen) and you still have to pay for more features after the first $2.
The free version that also does night sleep lets you set naps also (just set it to ~20 minutes).
Needs to integrate with Sleep Cycle 3/5
Then it will be great.
Great app! 5/5
Not sure how it knows when to wake me up before I enter deep sleep, but I can definitely feel that I’m about to feel groggy when the alarm goes off, and I end up feeling refreshed and rested. Nice app!
Does not support vibration 1/5
Deaf person like me rely on vibration to wake up. Sound doesn’t cut it. Please enable vibration support. Thanks in advance.
Didn’t keep up 1/5
So this app hasn’t seen any updates in three years which I’m going to assume that’s why it crashes upon hitting “start” on an iPhone 8
Integrate with SleepCycle 3/5
By Ben Dairbefoe
I’ve been using SleepCycle for several months and LifeCycle for just about a month as well. The integration between the two apps is phenomenal. I can see how well I’m sleeping through SleepCycle and how locations and hours effect my sleep through LifeCycle. The two are very eye opening together. Power Nap is a great app as well. A very smart idea for sure. But I’ve been spoiled with the integration between those two apps. If this app would integrate with SleepCycle it would be 5 stars from me.
Could be better 3/5
It works just as well as SleepCycle and does what it promises but I wish data could be integrated into the SleepCycle and LifeCycle app since the same company makes this one. Strange they didn’t do that already. And it’s strange it doesn’t give you info on sleep quality like SleepCycle does.
Worked fine. Don't put it in your pocket like in the picture just put it under you or something. Otherwise power nap might not be active and you'll wake up a while later than you anticipated.
It's not getting an update, and it needs one.
Handy, but some shortcomings 3/5
I’m fairly new to Power Nap, but i’ve been a user of SleepCycle and LifeCycle for several months and love them! I wish Power Nap could sync to the other two apps like they do with each other, and was expecting the same microphone tech and data analysis that SleepCycle uses. But it did help me get some really good naps!
Simple, but effective 4/5
I have no idea how it works, and sometimes I feel like I never really fall asleep....yet magically I awaken feeling rested and refreshed. Pros: simple to use, doesn't require much understanding. Cons: doesn't integrate with either sleep cycle or Health Kit
UPDATE 5/11/2018 (applies to both Power Nap & Sleep Cycle):
Great apps overall. One major improvement needed, though: independent sound control.
I use binaural beats apps and occasionally even use Apple Music or Pandora when going to sleep or napping. Your apps don’t do sound in the background well and don’t seem to have in-app volume control. Instead, your apps seem to override the iOS volume settings. The only way this works well is in Sleep Cycle, when waking in the morning. Otherwise it interferes with the UX.
I like the background noises when going to sleep, but they are not subtle enough to allow other sound (which is at least possible to play at the same time as your app, so thanks for that) to be heard at a comfortable level.
For example, when trying to power nap just now, I needed to use my binaural beats to help me eliminate a migraine before going to work. I’m in a noisy downtown area and it’s Saturday night. The binaural beats are great but the background noise from your app would help masking/drowning out the urban noises to make the 20-minute nap the most effective. Unfortunately, I have to turn the binaural beats up to max volume to be heard and this requires headphones. Your ambient noises are not designed / calibrated for headphones and cannot be comfortably played at maximum volume using headphones.
Until the volume control (or perhaps calibration) is corrected, users will not be able to use the sleep aid background noises to help going to sleep if they want to also combine with other audio from the same device...especially when using headphones.
1.5 Hour 5/5
I love this app, but would love it if there was a 90 minute nap option!!
This is a really good app but can we please get an update?
Is this ever going to be updated??? 1/5
Please update this app.
not working anymore 1/5
even when I set it to 45 minutes it still wakes me up after 13
I can i please have. My money back
Please make all three options (Power nap, Recovery nap, and 1 sleep cycle) instantly accessible in the interface without scrolling, the current interface is inconvenient on my iPhone SE. Thanks!
What happened to waking up to your own music? 3/5
I was able to wake up to my music on an earlier version. What happened to that capability? Two stars taken away for taking away the ability to wake up to music of my choice.
Frequently doesn't work 1/5
I was woken up more times by people calling me 3 hours into my nap than by the app. The only useful part of this app would be if it would you up at the right part of your sleep cycle, but it rarely goes off at all.
Decent app, but needs up dating 3/5
This is a decent app, but they haven’t updated it in years which is sad because they have a good thing going.
Add graphs, integrate it with Sleep Cycle. Add a Watch app. So many things could be done but hey don’t for some reason.
Please add microphone Motion Detection 4/5
I enjoy the app, but I would like to see the microphone motion detection mode added like in Sleep Cycle. Also, the app needs to be optimized for iPhone X.
Great potential, disappointing 2/5
I am a proud user of the Sleep Cycle app, and downloaded this on the incorrect assumption that they would be similar. They're not. I'd like to point out that this app does not have the microphone usage technology that Sleep Cycle has, it does not have any sort of memory and sorting that gives fun information such as sleep quality, time in bed or, time spent snoring. This bothers me considering this app costs money to use, whereas the much more developed and useful Sleep Cycle offers the basic app and basic previously mentioned features for free. This app is not worth the money that must be spent to download it because it's sister app, Sleep Cycle, can do the trick without the cost.
This + Sleep Cycle would work 4/5
I'm liking the app because I work from 2am-6am and need that nap when I get back home. I used to just "nap" until 1pm, still tired as fucc. but with this I'm up at 9:30 ready to go