Runtastic Sleep Better 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Runtastic on Thursday released an interesting new iPhone application in the App Store which focuses on improving your sleep habits without using a wearable device, bedside sensor or any kind of special hardware.

The new Sleep Better software is fully integrated with Apple’s HealthKit platform so it can optionally upload your sleep data to Apple’s Health app on iOS 8, allowing you to access and view all of your health and fitness data on one comprehensive dashboard.

Tapping the iPhone’s many sensors and supporting Airplane mode, Sleep Better not only tracks your sleep patterns such as Cycles, Duration and Efficiency, it also tracks moon phases and offers Smart Alarm and Wake-Up Window features and more.

Sleep Better is available free in the App Store, with advanced features locked behind a one-time In-App Purchase.

Just place your iPhone on bed, next to the pillow, to monitor your sleep quality.

You’ll be able to review long-term stats to ensure you’re getting enough nap time and there’s even a Dream Notes feature that breaks down the data into easily digestible charts and trends.

By tracking your sleep, the app helps improve your sleep quality, whether you struggle to fall asleep, want to learn how your daytime activities influence your sleep efficiency or simply want some new alarm sounds to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to seize the day.

Runtastic Sleep Better 1.0 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

Check out Sleep Better in the below video overview.

Key highlights

  • Track your sleep duration, cycles and efficiency with the simple tap of a button
  • Make use of all tracking features, even when in airplane mode, by simply setting your device on your bed (next to your pillow)
  • 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 within your personalized Wake-Up Window
  • Enjoy a variety of alarm sounds and snooze functionality for a perfect, personalized start to your day
  • 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 quality
  • Monitor moon phases
  • Keep a dream diary to learn what you dream about most and what percentage of your dreams are good, bad or neutral
  • Note your moods as part of your daily stats upon each wake up
  • 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
  • Integration with Apple HealthKit

The 38.3-megabyte app requires an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 7.0 or later.

[App Store via Runtastic Blog]

  • Sokrates

    she’s telling that like a bedtime story

  • Jason Baroni

    My iPod touch 5G bended with apps like this.

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      lol bended.

      • Jason Baroni

        Is it wrong?

      • Tony Trenkle Jr.

        no I was laughing at the the word itself because of the whole bendgate thing. lol

      • Jason Baroni

        No problem. Yes, it was funny. I took it to the repair service and they acted like I bent it on purpose because of the bendgate issue lol

  • Nuno123

    Have in-app purchases, does it worth it?

  • Walter White

    I’m not a fan of taking my Iphone with me in my bed
    But I’ll give it a shot anyway

  • TeddyBearStand

    I have been using Sleep Cycle for close to 3 years now. Don’t go a night without it.

    • Fuzz

      Sleep Cycle is a fantastic app! Not missed a single night since purchasing it a couple of years ago.

      • TeddyBearStand

        Haha awesome

  • Chris Buck

    The journal is a nice added feature. Would like it also to be able to record sounds (if you snore or talk or surrounding noise) like the WakeApp does.