Sleep Cycle

~The Gentle Alarm Clock~

By Annika Fillion

About the App

Sleep Cycle is an alarm clock that has the capability to track your sleep patterns. This allows the app to be able to wake you up during the lightest part of your cycle. This means that you will wake up easier than you would be able to if you were in a deep sleep. This enables you to wake up feeling refreshed and relaxed.

How It Works

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock iPhone App Demo

Limitations

There are many features unavailable to members that do not pay for a premium account.You are unable to compare your average sleep cycle data to the world average. You cannot rate your wake up mood, measure your heart rate, or write notes about how you slept.

Battery Life

The app uses a good chunk of your battery. If your phone is not plugged in, on average, 30% of battery will be used during the night. Since I do not have an outlet near my bed, my battery life quickly disappears. If you need to use your phone throughout the entire day, this is a major issue.

User Friendliness

Sleep Cycle is extremely user friendly. There is a walk through when you first open up the app to show you how to use it with simple instructions, and the sleep cycle data is easy to decipher. Anyone would be able to use this app due to its simple design, and easy to use features.

Rating

I would rate Sleep Cycle as a four out of five stars. Overall, it is a good app, but there are many limitations. I would recommend this app to anyone who has a hard time getting up in the morning. This app is a simple solution to ensure that you get your full seven hours of sleep each night, and helps to ensure a better morning routine. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good night's rest.