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Detecting movement is essential for accurate sleep tracking, as the amount we move in bed indicates how awake we are. By transmitting an inaudible sound wave from a phone’s speaker and listening to the reflections with its microphone, Sleepwave accurately detects motion within 2m of a phone, enabling advanced estimation of sleep stages.
When we move in bed our brain is in a natural state of awakening. Sleepwave’s technology is able to detect these movements and sound the alarm at an optimal moment so that you feel more energised and less groggy. You can set a wake up window of anywhere between 15 minutes and 1 hour.
Yes. Sleepwave plays a very quiet, high-frequency tone which our ears cannot hear. The energy projected is much quieter than many sounds from other electronic devices and general ambient noise.
Sleepwave’s tone is within the audible frequency range for dogs or cats. Whilst animals may just about hear the tone, because it is so quiet it will not be intrusive to them.
Sleep is complicated, and we don’t believe it can be reduced to a single number. Sleepwave provides you with data, tracking and trends so you can see your sleeping patterns and find what does and doesn’t work for you. We can’t tell you if you’ve woken up feeling great, only you can do that. Whilst against conventional wisdom, who says you can’t feel great after only five hours of sleep?
We recommend placing your phone on a side table with the charging port towards you as this is where the microphone and speaker are located. You can also put the phone on your mattress, which enables the use of additional sensors.
The audio signal analysed by Sleepwave will be strongest for the person sleeping closest to the phone. However, the motion signal has high sensitivity, so it may detect movement from a bed partner.
Sleepwave’s technology enables accurate motion sensing even in the presence of external noises such as fans, passing cars, and snoring bed partners.
Sleepwave has best-in-class detection for sleep tracking and motion detection. We are currently working on advancing snoring recording.
Sleepwave’s gentle awakening feature is like a pre-alarm. Shortly before your main alarm, the soft awakening starts very quietly and gradually increases in volume. You can choose from a range of sounds from nature, man-made sounds or ambient music. This gently prepares you for waking up and can sometimes even influence your dreams.
It is not necessary to keep your phone connected to power. Sleepwave typically uses up to 50% of battery per night. If you have less than this, or only a little more, we recommend plugging your phone in.
No. All of Sleepwave’s features are offline and don’t require internet access. The only exception is if you use Apple Music to create your own alarm playlists. In this instance, even if not connected to the internet, Sleepwave will fall back onto some saved sounds so that you don’t miss your alarm!
SnoreLab, the No.1 snoring app, has helped millions of people around the world with their sleep problems since launching in 2012. The team behind SnoreLab started working on Sleepwave in 2019 as a vehicle for creating improved technology for sleep tracking, smart alarm and motion detection.
Not yet! From a development perspective, it was helpful to work on the new technology in the context of a different app. In the next year, we will start to integrate aspects of Sleepwave’s technology into SnoreLab.
Sleepwave is free to download and the main features are free to use. You can use the smart alarm and track your sleep at no cost. To unlock additional features, Sleepwave offers an annual premium subscription.
Sleepwave Premium gives you:• Detailed breakdown of sleep stages• More Wavescapes • Soft awakening feature• More alarm sounds• Ability to connect your alarm to Apple Music playlists • Access to soothing sleep aids • More in-depth sleep trends over weeks, months and years• Additional background colour themes
Your subscription can be managed via your Apple ID or Google account settings. These can be found in the respective app stores.
Sleepwave does not require you to sign up or log in to use its features.
Sleepwave does not collect any personal data. We don’t need to know your email address, age, gender or anything about you. To help us improve our algorithms, when you use Sleepwave we collect a fully-anonymised spreadsheet of the app’s key technological data. This cannot be used to identify you or anything about you.
No. Sleepwave uses your phone’s microphone to detect movement but no audio data leaves your phone. All the sleep analysis happens on your device with no internet connection required.
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