Sleep On Cue‪™‬ 4+


    • 4.4 • 24 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Updated with all-new look and feel! Free 24-hour trial, then full access can be purchased monthly for only $4.99 (does NOT auto-renew).

Looking for an app that 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, THE NIGHT AFTER any night of poor sleep. Simply 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). You might want to try using earbud headphones. 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 alert you that the sleep trial is over.

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 awareness OF falling asleep, which leads to better ability TO fall asleep. The app then prompts you to leave the bed for a couple of minutes, return, and repeat. 10-15 sleep trials around bedtime (again, following ANY night of poor sleep) can be all it takes to restore confidence in your sleep!

Periodic sleep training with the Sleep On Cue™ app can help reduce reliance on sleeping pills for sleep (always with physician guidance). And after each sleep training session, a summary graph shows your progress during the sleep trials you perform. These graphs are always saved and can be shared (e.g., with your doctor).

For taking a Custom 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 custom nap, Sleep On Cue™ uses the same call/response (faint tone/slight shake) method, 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 the phone to wake you up. It's that easy and convenient!

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

Learn to Sleep On Cue™!

The Sleep On Cue™ app 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

Version 3.8

All new user interface and free 24 hour trial.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Numericons ,


Some buttons are inaccessible. And app hangs on the between trials screen.

Was told they did not develop it for the SE**

Developer Response ,

Hi Numericons,
Thank you for sharing your iPhone model via email with us (iPhone SE 2nd Gen).
We’ll do all we can to get the app compatible with the SE phone!

Thank you,
The MicroSleep Team

bengalisvengali ,

I think this app just saved my life. A major breakthrough!

Week four into CBTi, I was really struggling with overwhelming anxiety that was preventing me from falling asleep. Despite religiously executing sleep restriction, stimulus control and cognitive exercises, my nighttime anxiety felt like a freight train that was derailing, despite my best efforts at relaxation and meditation. For those who suffer chronic insomnia, they well know how bad the fear of another sleepless night and impaired daytime functioning can be; and it gets worse every subsequent night of poor sleep. I had initially messed around with this app a few days prior, but didn’t initially care for it.

Last night I was desperate, and it looked like it was going to be a second night of poor sleep. I was already three hours into my sleep window wide awake. Figuring I had nothing to lose (except sleep), I gave the app another shot.

Within five sleep trials, I rapidly started gaining confidence I could fall asleep again DESPITE THE CRUSHING ANXIETY! I followed the simple directions, and quickly realized I was falling asleep, even when I wasn’t aware of it. This is an absolute revelation for me. I’m only running on 3.5 hours to of sleep right now, but it already feels like a tremendous burden of anxiety has been taken off my shoulders. I can’t wait to use the app again tonight. It fees like I can give my anxiety the middle finger and fall asleep anyway!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for nice review Bengalis! So glad my app helped you!

Dopplegirl ,

A lifesaver!

I wish I could meet the creator of this app and give him a giant hug! This app has literally saved my life. I’ve had sleep issues for about 9 years on and off and swore I had insomnia. I just recently discovered that what I actually have is Paradoxical Insomnia. I recorded myself sleeping one night and was shocked to find out that I’ve been sleeping for several hours when I swore on my life that I was up for the entire night. The snoring confirmed this. 😄 After tons of research on this sleep disorder, I found Sleep On Cue. I cannot believe how quickly it’s helping me get my sleep cycle back to normal. I’m finally getting the REM sleep I need so desperately and I’m SO relieved I don’t have to take sleep aids or pay for a pricey visit to a sleep clinic. This $4.99 app is a Godsend. Thank you SO much!!! 😌🙏🏻

Developer Response ,

Thanks Dopplegirl! Hug accepted 😊


App Privacy

The developer, MicroSleep, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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