expired [iOS] Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock - FREE (Was $0.99)

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Description:

As you sleep you go through different phases, ranging from deep sleep to light sleep. The phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up.

Since you move differently in bed during the different phases, Sleep Cycle can use the accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movement and determine which sleep phase you are in.

Sleep Cycle wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase.

Sleep Cycle was developed using proven sleep science and years of research and development.

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    First time free!

    not quite :)

  • +4 votes

    So let me see if I got this right.. You must sleep with your phone/tablet tapped to your body so it knows when you are in light sleep or not.

    Then the thing wakes you when your in a light sleep? What it I am having a dream with Miranda Kerr and feel something hard vibrating until I wake up.. What a tease..

    • +18 votes

      Nope, you place the phone/tablet on the bed, not on your penis.
      Geez I hope your phone/tablet has waterproof capability.

    • +1 vote

      The app won't wake you while you are dreaming (deep sleep). That is one of the several advantages of this app.

      On the whole its a fantastic app. I use it daily and it does a very good job of waking me up, especially because I am not a morning person. My only critique is how it measures sleep quality. It sometimes rates my nights of insomnia as 80% (which is fairly good) and rates my nights where I get a solid 9 hours as a 65%.

      EDIT: and you certainly don't tape it to your body. You have it on charge next to you on the mattress.

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    I used this app and was very vigilant for about half a year. Couldn't keep it up- didn't seem to help very much (seems to be very placebo), and very distracting knowing an app was actively using your phone for ~7 hours (the red bar).

    Probably the most useful the app did was give cool graphs and nice alarm tones to choose from…

    YMMV but I'd recommend not getting too ambitious with it if you don't notice anything in a week.

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    I have the Android version of this app. Used it for 14 days already, and the flaws are quickly becoming apparent. It doesn't know when you actually fall asleep, so the sleep duration timer starts as soon as the alarm is set.

    If you took 1 hour to fall asleep for example, that 1 hour is not taken into account. And you'd have to wonder, since it doesn't know when exactly you slept, it can't accurately wake you up during your so-called 'light sleep' phase anyway. so sometimes I wake up feeling great yet the app tells me I should be having a terrible night.. and vice versa.

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      I have the Android version of this app

      Which phone do you use scrim?
      I find with a z2 and z3, the proximity sensor code isn't working as intended as with iOS.
      With an iPhone 4, the sleepcycle app will turn off the screen like you are in a phone call + face up to your phone, regardless of whether your charging cable is in or not.
      However this is not the case with a z2 or a z3, you have to shut off the screen manually, and if it's disrupted (ebay magnetic charging cable falls off the charging port turns on the screen), the screen is on the entire night, draining the battery of the phone (when it's supposed to be charging at the same time).

      The iOS version definitely works better than then Android version and yeah, the sleep duration timer is a bit flawed, same with the % indicator.

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    Ludicrous claims for this app lel.

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    Thanks Eisenstein

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    This is a really good app. I use it every night. I have my daily stats for about a year now and have sort of optimised my sleeping patterns.

    It only works well if you're sleeping alone.

    It appears that it doesn't work with the daylight saving switchover? A while back Optus had a boo boo when they turned QLD to AEDT; the app still woke me up at the correct time but the phone's time was displaying an hour ahead :P

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    Gotta say this app changed my life. Makes waking up in the morning so much easier. Cost me around $1.50 for android.

  • +3 votes

    Don't need this. Wife farting normally good enough for me

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    I really wish I needed this , however I have a three year old, I can only dream of waking up by myself when I want

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    Honestly, you can only trust those who have tangible experience with this app. Personally, it definitely helped with waking up for those 8am lectures. There's a huge contrast between waking up during deep and light sleep.

    Downsides are that it doesn't work for powernaps and I didn't appreciate the idea of sleeping with a charging phone next to my head - the phone will significantly heat up since the app heavily utilises the motion sensors.

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    I wonder if cavemen needed an app to wake them up

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    Will this app wrongly detect the movement of my partner? We sleep on the same double bed…

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    Our toddler climbs into our bed every night in complete darkness, he is our random alarm. Then I have a work alarm in which I will need to wake up whether I like it or not. When I do have time to sleep I don't want to woken up by anyone/anything else but myself.

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    This thread is full of people claiming that an alarm clock that wakes them during their light sleep phase in the morning is "amazing" lel …

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    I used this last night and it worked amazingly well. Usually I'm groggy as all hell after 6 hours sleep but not this morning. Possible placebo effect however.

  • -1 vote

    Iphones are pretty high in radiation more than most androids. I dont know if Id want to sleep next to it regularly

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    Can vouch for this app, used it everyday for about a year until I got a MiBand.

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    Deal expired :-(

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    Just my 2c, I have been using this app ever since it became popular, probby almost 2yrs by now. Paid full price for it. Initially started using it on my various iPhones and now have a dedicated iPod 5 touch (bought off eBay for $30) for this. No complaints whatsoever as I am not a morning person and need to be up 5am-ish, this app is a lifesaver. I have also found that a 20min wake-up phase works well, I have previously experimented with 10, 15 and 25 mins. YMMV and horses for courses I guess, in my personal case what I just needed was something that would wake me up by the desired time and not in a "deep sleep" state, I didn't need sleep data etc. Also, to be honest I have also had days when my iPhone crashed (which isn't really this apps fault) but I normally have my iPhone as a backup alarm. No radiation issues too as airplane-mode for the iPod doesn't really bother me :)

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