Sleep On Cue™ by MicroSleep (iPhone)
Released: Mar 10, 2014
Version: 2.1
Size: 3 MB
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Sleep On Cue™

Looking for an app than does more than just track your sleep, remind you not to drink too much coffee, or play rainforest sounds? Or interested in taking a custom length nap? Developed by a Certified Clinical Sleep Educator and Licensed Sleep Technologist of 25+ years, the Sleep On Cue™ app gives you an active way to work on your sleep without pills or gimmicks. Based on Australian sleep research of Intensive Sleep Retraining, this app is totally different than all other sleep apps. Here's how it works:

For sleep training:

Use the Sleep On Cue™ app around bedtime, following any rough night of sleep. Plug in your earbud headphones, lie down in bed with your iPhone gently held in your hand. You will hear a series of tones (adjust the volume to keep them very faint). A slight shake of the phone after each faint tone informs the Sleep On Cue™ app that you are still awake. When you stop responding, the Sleep On Cue™ app knows you have fallen asleep. Following the protocol of Intensive Sleep Retraining, your phone vibrates to get you up.

Next, the Sleep On Cue™ app asks if you THINK you fell asleep, then tells you if you are correct or not. Over time, this process can greatly improve your ability and awareness of falling asleep. The app then prompts you to leave the bed for a couple of minutes, return, and repeat. An hour or so around bedtime (again, following any rough night of sleep) can be all it takes to restore confidence in your sleep. Sleep training can help you reduce your need for sleeping pills or alcohol for sleep (with guidance from your doctor). And after each sleep training session, a summary graph shows your progress during the sleep trials. This graph can be saved and shared (e.g., with your doctor).

For taking a nap:

The Sleep On Cue™ app lets you enter the amount of time you have for a nap, as well as how long you want to sleep in your nap time. For a nap, Sleep On Cue™ uses the same call/response (faint tone/slight shake) system, but once you fall asleep and stop responding to the tones, the app silently keeps going. Then, when the amount of time you entered to actually sleep during your nap is up, Sleep On Cue™ vibrates to wake you up. It's that easy and convenient!

There is even a "500 minute" setting in the Custom Nap module that can be used if you just want to hear the tones while you fall asleep or back to sleep during the night. The tones are very calm and soothing!

So whether you want to do some sleep training around bedtime to get your sleep back on track after a rough night, or you simply need an afternoon nap, the Sleep On Cue™ app is your way to better sleep health. You can read all about the background research on our website

No ads or IAPs - just need your earbud headphones and your iPhone (will not work on iPod or iPad).

Learn to Sleep On Cue™!

Sleep On Cue™ is meant for personal interest and education only. It is not meant to replace advice of a medical professional or to alter any health treatment recommendations from a professional healthcare provider. Always talk to your doctor about your health concerns, including your sleep. Do not drive or perform any activity that requires vigilance for safety if you are excessively sleepy. Daytime sleepiness can be extremely dangerous.

What's new in version 2.1
Clarified wording for sleep training
Fixed bug in sleep trials
Screenshot #1
Our verdict: Good
  • + Sleep On Cue™ is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + It is currently 75% off its regular price.
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