Sleep Better: Sleep Cycle App


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Health & Fitness 2.5 Nov 06, 2014 Jul 23, 2018 127.1 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
New in version 2.5

To make sure the app is fully functioning for you, we
- fixed a few minor bugs
- improved the app’s stability


Does your daily workout or evening glass of wine impact your sleep? Find out by tracking your sleep with Sleep Better by Runtastic.

Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day. The Smart Alarm will wake you up at the perfect time within your customized Wake-Up Window. Track your sleep, monitor your dreams, improve your bedtime habits & wake up feeling refreshed.

What’s more? Sleep Better is fully integrated with Apple Health! This means you can upload your sleep data to Apple Health (optional) and benefit from easier registration with Apple Health data.

- Track your sleep duration, cycles and efficiency with the simple tap of a button
- Develop a better understanding of your light sleep, deep sleep & time spent awake in bed, (when falling asleep or waking up in the morning)
- Use the Smart Alarm to wake up at the ideal time
- Enter daily habits & variables, such as caffeine consumption, exercise info, alcohol consumption and stress level, to determine the effects of these variables on your sleep
- Your sleep data stored: All your Zzz data will now be stored within your Runtastic account. Therefore, you can change devices or get a new iPhone and not lose any sleep.
- Syncs with Me app: You can now take your tracked daily activities from the Me app and see how it impacts your sleep. Perhaps a little more movement each day can help you catch more quality sleep. Start tracking and find out.
- Keep a dream diary and make notes about your good, bad or neutral dreams
- Monitor moon phases
- Make use of all tracking features, even when in airplane mode, by simply setting your device on your bed (next to your pillow)
- View in the Sleep Better app how many steps you made with your Me app and / or the Runtastic wearables, Orbit and moment
- Integration with Apple Health
- Compatible with iPad

- Use the Smart Alarm within your personalized wake-up window
- Enjoy a variety of alarm sounds and snooze functionality for a perfect, personalized start to your day
- View sleep history - your personal tracking log - within a clean, modern app design, including daily stats and overviews for longer time periods (i.e. a selected week or month)
- Filter history, taking daily variables into account, to determine when you’re sleeping best

What are you waiting for? Download this simple, yet functional, sleep recorder and smart alarm today and start your tracking tonight! If you’d like even more information on why sleep is such an important component of your overall health, wellness and fitness efforts, please visit the Runtastic Blog today. We’re pleased to share a sleep series with interested users & readers to help YOU truly make the most of your shut eye. Sleep-related insights and further information on 24-hour tracking with Runtastic are also covered on our Fitness Channel on YouTube and throughout our social media channels. Go on - grab a cup of tea, settle in for a few moments & relax… Happy learning and sweet dreams.

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Teagan love on 8/20/2018
I love this app but plz make a FREE option for a sleep cycle alarm I love how u can see how u sleep but plz make that a thing and less things locked at least make a way to unlock them
Karis Trader on 8/19/2018
Sleep better is so great and it helps me know when to go to sleep and when to wake up, by knowing that, I get to wake up every morning in a good mood!!
Pretty cool so far.
nocturnal_nate on 8/18/2018
Definitely enjoy the soft entrance instead of starting out the morning with a blaring annoying noise.
Living Up to Its Name!
katview on 8/17/2018
The sleep app is easy to use and effective I can record and see my sleep patterns. I can add various factors that may impact my sleep. It’s a very good choice if you’re looking for reliability, ease and something worthwhile that doesn’t cost too much.
So far so good, and I love the regular Runtastic app!
Thehnic on 8/15/2018
Well they have hands down one of the if not the best running apps out today, dso glad to see them enter the sleep trackng market. Onething I would have hoped for in the release would be Auto tracking as most apps have that now.Not always easy to remember to ckick start before I fall alsleep then I have to use one of my other apps that did that for me and I would really only like to have one app for this. Other then that liking it and will update again after some more testing.
Better than others
DLMellick on 8/12/2018
User screens are nice, menus laid out well. One issue, I could not find a way to delete a bad session. I left the phone on my desk all day and it recorded that as my sleep session. Statistics now totally jacked with a 16 hour sleep session. Records movement of bed well. Great for a single person, not so good in a large bed with your spouse. Even worse if your pets get on your bed in the middle of the night. If you can’t stand pop up adds with every click then you will want to buy the full version. Some fine tuning for mattress types especially box spring vs memory foam in settings would help. For me a Fitbit or other wearable device will be required. Spouse and animals affect sessions too much to get proper statistics.
Great app, but with an annoying bug (please fix)
ebaypanda21 on 8/10/2018
I love this app, I do. But there’s one bug I’ve found that I really wish they’d fix soon. Here’s the issue: maybe once a week (or twice) I’ll wake up, look at my sleep efficiency and everything is normal. Anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour later, it will will say 0% in my efficiency! Indicating that I hadn’t slept at all when clearly I had. It doesn’t seem to affect the statistics or anything else, but the incorrect display really annoys me. Once this bug is corrected I will be able to give this app 5 stars because I do really love it.
Ashleyowl22 on 8/6/2018
So far this app is been great. I love the functionality, the ease and navigation for this app. I’ve been using this app for probably a month or longer now and I really like it! However, there are just a few things that affected my rating of 5/5 to a 4/5. 1.) so many ads. (However if you subscribe it fixes that. ) 2.) sleep efficiency. I can toss and turn and barely sleep and feel like crap in the morning and it will say I had 97%-100% sleep efficiency. So I feel that’s super off and should be fixed. Other than that I like keeping track of how many hours of sleep I got, the alarm clock sound options have some really peaceful ones among them, and it tracks your movement (if you remember to put the phone on the bed) Great app! I’d recommend as long as finding your sleep efficiency percentage isn’t a big deal. 4/5!
Bubble's Up! on 8/3/2018
I like the color coded information. I love that I can insert a note about my sleep and dreams. I also like that it lets me check if I ate late, worked out, had caffeine or alcohol etc.
Love it
GodsGirl54 on 8/1/2018
I haven’t been disappointed. I used another but with an update it changed. So far so good with this one.
grayson_beast on 8/1/2018
I’ve bought this app two days ago and it has helped me track how I sleep I have never been able to sleep as good as I can now the alarm is WAY BETTER then the standard alarm you would find on your phone and you don’t even need to unlock the full version to have a blessed experience
Not bad
Screwthisnicknamecrap on 7/30/2018
It’s pretty interesting to see what my sleeping patterns are like, so it’s not a bad app over all. I don’t use the dream feature because I don’t dream or if I do, I don’t remember and I don’t use the smiley face/frown face things either. What would be nice is a period button, though. I know I’m not the only female who has issues sleeping right before and during out period so it would be interesting to see how that typical biological feature of the female anatomy effects our sleep. There were a couple of other things I wanted to add but I can’t remember them at the moment.
sometimes alarm doesn’t even go off
gp_andru on 7/24/2018
used it a couple times and often no alarm worked at all. if it remains this way, this app is a waste of money.
this app
bajidjebsuaosbdgy on 7/21/2018
this app is of the best decisions i’ve made in my life
Amazing app
Lexi231💗💗💗💗💗💗💋💋 on 7/16/2018
I love this app because it has so many useful qualities and its helped me sleep alot more! It has so many details and things but you can only access them on premium mode which was really cheap and no weekly, monthly or yearly payments! Its a great app!
Not compatible with Bluetooth speakers
skyblueski on 7/9/2018
The app itself is a great idea. I like the dream journal feature and the ability to track other factors that my influence your ability to fall asleep, like if you ate late, had a stressful day, etc. The app gives me credit for a lot more sleep than I am getting. I had a lot of trouble sleeping one evening, and the app logged the hour and a half of tossing and turning as sleep. I like to listen to ambient music to fall asleep - this app prevents the iPhone 7 from connecting to speakers via Bluetooth). Until this is compatible, I won’t be giving it another try.
Awesome App
#GreatSleep on 7/8/2018
I have tried many sleep apps in the pass. But this particular app is hands down the Best app I’ve ever used!!! A must to have
Battery drain during the night
Daeruin on 7/7/2018
This is the first sleep tracker app I’ve tried. Ever since using this app, my phone doesn’t charge all the way back to a hundred percent during the night, so it’s not charged enough to last the next day. This is a big problem that makes the app unusable for me. It has options you can choose like ate late, exercised, drank alcohol, etc. The problem is that none of these ever apply for me. I would like options that actually apply to my life and affect my sleep, like used computer before bed, felt sick, etc. Each day it gives you a percentage that’s supposed to represent your sleep efficiency, but it’s unclear what that actually means. So far my sleep efficiency has zero correlation with how I feel in the morning.
Helps me sleep
carbies on 6/22/2018
I feel like I’m able to relax more about sleeping. No idea why 😐
App changes my iphone volume
Willowitaly on 6/21/2018
This is a pretty great app, and I love it. It does what it advertises very well, and I use it to monitor my sleep almost every night. HOWEVER I’ve noticed that the app has been TURNING OFF the volume on my iPhone! This is a huge problem because I have other apps I need sound on for, such as a backup alarm. Is there any way to stop this from happening?
Sleep better no app says sleep worse
Lives near Disney World on 6/18/2018
This app is all washed up not what it says it is DO NOT USE APP VERY VERY INACCURATE. SAID IT TOOK ME A HOUR TO FALL ASLEEP IT ACTUALLY TOOK ME 15 MINUETS. Do not I repeat do not download and waste space on your phone downloading this app created by children who should of failed College if they went to College not designed by Scientists if so they are low IQ scientists who should never of been called Scientists I know more than whoever designed this app deleted once again for wasted space on my phone.
Ryryreviews on 6/15/2018
This app is so cool it helps me sleep so much better I recommend it
Pookybear51 on 6/11/2018
I have had trouble sleeping all my life this app has really help me a lot ! Thanks ! I give it 5 stars it took when I only hit 2 stars at first so disregard that review !
This app is amazing
IceCream MyMom on 6/10/2018
This app is great I get to log my dreams and it tells me everything about my sleep but you do have to pay for the good parts but it is a one time cost.
Amazing App
TaylorJade92 on 6/7/2018
This app has helped me so much!! I go to work in a better mood. When I wake up tired and groggy I see the reasons why and how I can sleep better. I know what works for me to sleep best. This app is great and I’m going to upgrade and buy premium this weekend!
Very hot phone
phhhoh on 5/28/2018
Woke up in the middle of the night and touched the phone, it was burning hot! The only open app was this one, won’t sleep again with this app open in my phone and under my pillow, too dangerous. On the other hand, it also told me that my sleep was 80% good but then, when I saw the chart, I was 20% awake and 19% light sleep so I don’t understand how my sleep efficiency reached 80%.
Interesting Information
DOOGS7914 on 5/23/2018
The information provided is helpful even if you don’t know all the background. It gives you useful information to identify patterns of overall feelings of well being and can help you with data to support the impacts of stress, late eating, coffee consumption, etc on the amount and quality of sleep. I have only been using for a couple of weeks but am changing some things I do and can see the impacts. Already getting better sleep and feel the impacts. Thanks. Jim
Install the Apple Watch
MAVERICK6608 on 5/17/2018
Use the Apple Watch
former user 515 on 5/16/2018
This has been a great app, but now it insists on linking to Facebook to share information! No way!
Amazing app
Radioactive Panda on 5/12/2018
I love this app it’s fun and the name speaks the truth it does not disappoint
julianc97 on 5/9/2018
I paid for this and nothing even changed there’s still ads and everything..
Breezy Andrea on 5/6/2018
Doesn’t really explain its statistics
5 stars when works w Apple Watch
Love2DanceNC on 5/6/2018
I have all the Apple Watch sleep apps, and I’d love to have this one on the watch face using the heart monitor. It would be great if it was running with the other apps. It could potentially be the best sleep app across all devices. Please upgrade!
5 Stars
Melondy R. on 4/23/2018
Does the job well! I hate the adds tho!
Too many ads
annak9715 on 4/19/2018
I have the free version and I am constantly exiting out of an ad. All I want to do is open the app and set my alarm and go to sleep but it takes way longer than it ever should because I’m constantly trying to get the ads to go away. And then the next morning when I go to check my sleep, there are again more ads. I haven’t been able to find an app I like more though, so I haven’t left this one. But the ad thing is really annoying. It would be a perfect app if there weren’t so many ads
Great but
Sixteen me. on 4/17/2018
some minor improvements for quality would be allowing more than one dream, having mood check in’s before bed, not just stressful, and any illness as well. other than that, it’s a great app so far
Works well
Heatheriphoneuser2016 on 4/12/2018
Works like it says it will and actually tends to wake me up when many many others have failed, and it’s not ungodly loud some others. This would indicate to me that the movement tracker is decently accurate. Good app.
I like it.
Tripdad3 on 4/7/2018
I personally like the app! Although, I do have just a few minor issues. First off, I think it would be beneficial to have a ”Sick” factor (along with ”Worked Out” or ”Not My Bed”, etc.). Other than that, the only other issue I have is that everything else is not free, so it’s nothing too big - it’s just me wanting free stuff. (But I know that’s not going to change. 😅) Overall, it’s a good app! 👍
What’s wrong with this app??
Dragonfly569 on 3/30/2018
Just downloaded the app (twice) but it won’t let me go past the Facebook login. I don’t use Facebook.... so... can I not use the app ??
Paying doesn’t stop the ads
NuAir2 on 3/29/2018
Within a week or two of paying for the full version, ads popped up again. Caveat emptor.
Great app with a few major blips
Hobbit of the Shire on 3/24/2018
I’ve been using this app for months and loving it! However, within the past two weeks, the alarm hasn’t gone off!!! Kinda an essential part of the app. Please fix this, because I’d love to change my rating to five stars. Update: Haven’t had a problem with the alarm going off (Updating stars now). I use the free version, which has enough features to keep me happy. The ads are a tad annoying, but I understand. Update 2: Very disappointed with this app’s performance. It failed me again this morning. Until they fix the most vital part of this app, I’ll be using an additional alarm. STICK WITH THE FREE VERSION AND DON’T UPGRADE. If they’re failing on the most basic feature of the app, then, I wouldn’t pay for the rest. It’s worked so well till this month, so I’m not sure why I’m having issues.
Dany Willimas on 3/22/2018
lolhnn on 3/17/2018
This app is perfect. I always like talking about my dreams. And on this app, I can just type and type and type about them.
Pleasantly surprised
AudrFa11 on 3/7/2018
This app does a great job of tracking my sleep, and waking me up within 15 minutes of my desired arise time. It gives me accurate feedback concerning my sleep quality, despite having 2 dogs on my bed, and is really more than one could ask/expect for a free app.
Apple Health app integration?
chris_howard_91 on 3/6/2018
The main reason why I use this app, in full, is for sleep tracking, and I’ve been using it for several years now. The one thing I no longer see with it is it tracking that sleep and sending the data to the Apple Health app. According to my sleep records in Apple’s Health app, the last time data from your app was recorded was late November 2017. Why did this feature stop?
Set a backup because this works once a week at best.
Mags87 on 3/4/2018
Set a back up alarm. When it works it’s great, but it’s been about two weeks since the alarm has actually made a sound. I’ll wake up the app asks me if I’d like to snooze despite the fact the alarm never went off. After being late for work a few times I’ve kept a backup alarm using the iPhones native clock app. It would be great if it worked consistently because when it works I enjoy the extra time in the morning.
what the F
Kevin C Pride on 3/3/2018
I installed this app on my new phone and now they want to charge me again to remove ads RIPOFF
Good service
Mowmanmark on 2/24/2018
I’ve been using this app for a while, it has great features and great data could work!
Relly makes me sleep better!
A Kid Boozled6 productions on 2/24/2018
I love it!
Really good
OmarJWhite on 2/21/2018
It can really wakes you up and can track your sleeping and calculate it for you! Best of luck for the developer keep it always updated!!
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