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
Doesn’t work 2/5
This app has let me oversleep 3 times. I can’t trust it. The alarm doesn’t go off at all.
Needs Apple Watch support. 4/5
I think that the Apple Watch would be the perfect platform for this app. The way the haptic work on the Apple Watch would really wake you up. Not to mention it already has fitness trackers and gyroscopes and such.
Still the Same. Missing Features 1/5
Still no way to block notifications like sleep cycle does with screen on. This should be an option.
Data is not backed up and viewable like sleep cycle.
Sleep mood asks ‘How did I wake you’ (or something like that) even if you woke up yourself and ended the alarm. That last one isn’t a big deal, but why did you program it like that? It irks me.
TLDR. Overall it’s unpolished and missing many features including sleep cycle integration. Due to the annoyances that go along with this app, I don’t think it’s a worthwhile purchase.
Great app, but needs more 3/5
App is great, but:
- It doesn't show graph of at least last sleep
- It doesn't add sleep amount to Sleep Cycle
And I wish there were 2 sleep cycles mode
Integration needed! 3/5
This app currently is a standalone app. It definitely should provide some integration with Sleep Cycle or the Power Nap features should be rolled in to that app. If they are not, at a minimum this app should integrate with Apple Health. This app hasn't been updated in 2 years and some updates are now necessary to make this a valuable app.
Intégrate with sleep cycle 1/5
Data should be combined with sleep cycle.
Should also have sleep analysis features of sleep cycle
Different Sleep Patterns... 3/5
By Groggy Goose
While I love the app I don't like that it starts counting once your body stops moving. I usually lay still for ten minutes before I even fall asleep so the 45 minute sleep cycle ends up waking me up 10 minutes early so I feel very groggy. It would be nice if it first gave you a quick survey to ask about your personal sleep patterns and adjusts accordingly.
I don't regret getting this.
I use it everyday 4/5
By Loving grandmother
Great app for a power or recovery nap during the day. The 1 sleep cycle did not work as well for me.
can't shut off the alarm 3/5
By Quinton Williams's
I really like this app. However, I'm unable to turn off the alarm once it sounds.
Perfect "timing"! 5/5
It really works! I've been using it for probably a year now and it is THE way to nap. I used to be one of those who slept for an hour, woke up more tired & groggy & suddenly it was a 3 hour "nap" and I'd wasted half my day. No more! Integrating into sleep cycle would be neato, but that's not the point of the app and my GOD how much data do you need on your sleeping self?!
Never gos off 1/5
I watched it closely and it never makes me up.
Please update this app. 4/5
Definitely works great, and I love it. It just needs to be adapted to iOS and connected with Sleep Cycle for data and what-not.
45 min "recovery" nap doesn't work in this version 2/5
When I choose the 45-min recovery nap, it still wakes me up after no more than 20 minutes. The previous version didn't have this problem.
Very helpful for quick midday naps. 5/5
Always use this app during my lunch break to get a quick nap in.
Love it but could be tweaked 3/5
Love the app. Also use sleep cycle & life cycle. 1) I wish this synched with life cycle to record nap time. 2) There should be a 4th option for "how did I wake you". There are times I wake up prior to the app alarm due to phone call, kids, my dog, loud noise or any other number of things. This happens more often than you'd expect. If I select woke up okay or poorly instead of happily, it's not the app's fault. Don't know if that throws off their feedback or not. I'd suggest having a "woke up on my own" or "something else woke me up before nap was complete" selection.
False advertising 2/5
By to company make the change
I bought this because it said it had this "prevent sleep feature" opened up the app and it's no where to be found.
This could use some integration for the price! 2/5
As another reviewer said, it would be fantastic to see Northcube integrate this more closely with their Sleep Cycle app (which I highly recommend). It would also be fantastic to see this app send data to Apple Health-- something that Sleep Cycle does.
Where's the "prevent sleep" option? 3/5
I saw this option before I bought it. And after I downloaded it, I didn't see that option. Why isn't that there?? Don't see any options to turn it on. If I can't find. I will refund, this is is half the reason I wanted the app.
Perfect for napping 5/5
Needs to Integrate with Health Data 3/5
I love this app, but realized today that it does not integrate with the rest of my sleep data sources into my health data. That needs to be fixed.
Not much more I could ask for
That's NOT a nap 1/5
When i nap, I'm out for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. I take napping very seriously. I'm a single working mother and though I usually only get to nap like this on weekends or holidays, when I get that chance, I take it. 120 minutes is not a nap. Please allow for increased sleep cycles.
Reviewers are right! 1/5
By I'm a picky person.
Health Kit and allowing this app to write sleep analysis data so you can view it in Apple's Health App today's view is important.
Add it. Will change my review once this issue is addressed.
Good but... 4/5
Good app. Huge fan of sleep cycle app, I wish (like the Sleep Cycle app) this app muted notifications