SleepyTime (free) by Yu Chen Hou is an app designed to help you wake up in-between sleep cycles and allows you to start the day with a clear mind.
Most people use a calculator because they’re terrible at math (don’t lie), so if you’re equally as terrible at getting a good night’s rest you may want to give this little app a try. The setup is quite simple. Choose when you’d like to sleep or wake & choose from the predetermined sleep cycle calculations on when to set your next alarm.
I really enjoy the fact that it not only just gives you set times, but also sets the alarm for you. My first question though was, “Will it work for my current non-stock alarm app?” Yes, it does! Although my sleep schedule is rather robotic as it doesn’t change that often I took these times for a test drive.
I will honestly say that after the first 2 nights I don’t feel zombie like. I wouldn’t say I’m jumping out of bed & ready to build a house, but I do feel, well, just better in general. Based on my sleep cycle I did have to wake up 15 minutes earlier than I normally would, but I did not think it make that much of a difference. SleepyTime has proved me wrong.
Now, if you’re like me and just want to see if you can fix your sleep pattern I would say this is a must try, but I would highly recommend this app to users with inconsistent schedules – perhaps an overnight worker or someone that goes to bed when they’re tired and not at a set time.
If you find this app to be very useful then be sure to check out SleepyTime+ ($0.99) as this version not only removes the ads (and supports the developer), but gives you a nice, clean widget that auto-recommends times live.