Sleep Better: Sleep Cycle App


Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Health & Fitness 2.4.1 Nov 06, 2014 May 24, 2018 127 MB iOS 9.0 or later 4+
New in version 2.4.1

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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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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
Think about the naps!
gabstere on 4/14/2018
This app is wonderful but I wish there were a separate section for tracking naps.
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!!
Sleep better
sf10236 on 2/20/2018
Sleep better is the best way to find out what your sleeping history is like if you move a lot or if Your Snores a really loud or if you snor at all
Thank you so much who ever made this app!!!
Angienfrank on 2/19/2018
It really does help me, it helps me so so much. I sleep so good and wake up feeling refreshed because of this app! God bless the people who made this lol. THANK YOU!!♥️♥️♥️
tuckerMD on 2/14/2018
I downloaded this app after reading about it somewhere and it’s pretty impressive. I’ve tried a couple of apps like this before but this one is by far the best and I haven’t even done the upgrade yet, which I’m planning to do. My favorite part of the app is the alarm because it does not blare music at me jarring me out of my sleep which is the #1 reason I don’t use alarms. And for some reason this alarm doesn’t do that to me. The sheer thought of an alarm going off makes me anxious causing me to wake up several times during the night trying to beat it so it doesn’t jar me out of my sleep which to most people sounds rediculous. Lol. But really, who wants to be “alarmed”out of their sleep every day? That said, I know my sleep patterns are erratic and I’ve been trying to do better at getting the appropriate amount of sleep and this app is a great tool to help me determine what activities during the day may be affecting my sleep. Im not, necessarily sleeping longer yet, but after just 3 days I am resting more soundly which helps me get my day off to a better start.
I like it but...
Squidneyanne111 on 2/12/2018
i like the app because it tracks my sleep cycles and i can keep track of the dreams i have. i’m confused about something though; are you supposed to keep your phone on while sleeping?? it says plug into a power source but idk if that means it should be on all night. someone please help me, i want get an accurate sleep cycle track....
Great app
StefGil on 2/7/2018
I love this app, however I don’t dream at all or can never remember. I’m usually in a medium mood, not too happy, yet not too crabby, when I wake up, so I use the neutral emoji. But for dreams it only gives you happy dreams, neutral, or bad. It doesn’t give you the option can’t remember or not dreaming. When you check up on your dreams, it only says “Not much of a dreamer? Start tracking your dreams.” I AM tracking my dreams and cane to find, I’m not dreaming. There should be an option for that as not dreaming or not remembering could possibly affect your mind.
Amazing but just a few tweaks
Giuli1021 on 2/5/2018
I've used the app for a while now and paid for the full version, and I love it. Only two things I'd like to see are maybe the options to put more factors as to what affects your sleep (like caffeine) and leave my phone on my nightstand instead of on my bed. I really like the app, but if the app was tweaked more often it'd be perfect.
Notes keep disappearing STILL
Corey225 on 2/2/2018
STILL having the same problem. Did what you advised, deleted the app, reinstalled and logged in. App is still automatically deleting all the notes on an hourly basis. Not helpful at all!! It would be a great app with good, pretty accurate info night to night. However, everyday I log a ton in the Notes/Dream section; and everyday, after writing all these things early in the morning so I don’t forget later in the day, ALL of the notes disappear every afternoon. This is 4-5hrs later & I have no idea why the notes keep disappearing. It is so vexing after I spend so much time writing everything down only to have everything lost & I have to rewrite everything again. Sometimes I don’t even try to write them again. Anyone having the same problem?
Phone gets hot
Fffyyhgdd on 2/2/2018
The app worked great, but my phone gets so hot when this app is running.
Sleeping in CT
Sleeping in CT on 1/25/2018
I’ve been using this app for over a week and it is really tracking my sleep far better than the ‘tracker’ watch band I have. Seems to be accurate as far as knowing when I was sleeping deeply and when I was restless as well as when I get up at night. I’m impressed.
Simple and efficient
Alias A on 1/19/2018
I have used this app for just under 2 years, first as an android user and now as iOS user. It has all the features I need and has a smooth UI.
Great app but needs a watch app
Midnite630 on 1/13/2018
Been using this app for 3 years. Love it. Just got an Apple Watch and was said to see no Apple Watch app. Would like to see that with heart rate monitoring and restlessness tracking and etc.
DanMan2296 on 1/11/2018
Used to like, but absolutely unusable with the amount of ads now. Don’t even bother, use the iPhone bedtime thing
Good App but...
Michael and Nancy on 1/10/2018
I wish it would automatically log when you fall asleep & wake up like the Fitbit does
Potential fire hazard
does name matter? on 1/9/2018
I wouldn’t call this a review of this app, but a remind that the way this app works could cause potential fire hazard. I’m very surprised that an app needs to be plugged into an outlet and placed in the bed in order to track your sleep status. It only makes sense if the developers can enable a smart watch as a sensor. For the sake of your safety, and your families’, you should not use this app.
Use it every night
singsprite on 1/5/2018
I am loving this app. My New Years Resolution was to get more/better sleep after realizing I wasn’t sleeping well for MONTHS. I looked into activity trackers, but all I wanted was a sleep tracker. I found out about this app and tried it out. After 2-3 nights of looking into my sleep, I bought the full version! I love looking at when I’m most restless, because over Christmas break, I was letting myself sleep in and noticed I was getting 12-13 hours of sleep! This was far more than the roughly 6 hours I was getting during my work week. However, after looking at the movement tracker (it tracks deep sleep, light sleep, & awake), I noticed that I was moving around a LOT for almost 2-hours after going to bed. It was eye-opening because I have found out through this app after 2 weeks of using it, that it can take me almost 2-hours to actually fall asleep. I had no idea. So even though I was in bed for 12-13 hours a night over my break, I was usually only asleep for 9 of those hours. This app is super helpful and I love looking at how eating late or sleeping in a different bed effects my sleep (my absolute worst sleep was when I was sleeping on an air mattress over break). I like how simple this app is to use, and for the most part it seems to be accurate. I do use a separate alarm to wake up because I don’t fully understand the way this app wakes you up “at your lightest sleep.” I keep it by my pillow at night so it can more accurately track my sleep than if it were on the nightstand.
Where's the Apple Watch app?
Jeff48126 on 1/4/2018
I don't want to keep my phone on my bed. Lack of watch app renders this useless to me.
You will be pestered forever
mgshn on 12/31/2017
To get full “value” such as it is you need to create an account. After that expect several emails per day from them filled with all manner of nonsense. And, no amount of unsubscribing will make it stop. If you do t like spam then you should avoid this app at all costs.
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