Windows Phone App Review: Sleep

Sleep for Windows Phone

Sleep is one of the many sound generators available over at the Windows Phone Marketplace designed to help you relax and fall asleep easier.  And we all know that a good night's sleep is essential for good health and fitness.

We've covered several and Sleep holds its own amongst the sleep/sound/relaxation apps we've tried. There's still some room for improvement but overall, Sleep ain't too shabby.

Sleep has a simple layout with your choices of sounds lining up along the bottom of the screen in a series of tiles. Your sound choices include:

  • Rain
  • Camp Fire
  • Clock
  • Wind
  • Birds
  • Fan
  • Ocean
  • Driving on a rainy day
  • White Noise (static on the television)
  • City Noises

Each sound choice pulls up an illustrative picture and each sound can be pinned to your Start Screen.  Just tap/hold the sounds tile and a pop-up menu will appear to confirm the pinning.  In addition to the primary sounds, if you tap on the arrow on the side of the screen you will find several add-on sounds. The add-on sounds includes thunder, wind, frogs, crickets, and chimes.

Up top you have the current time displayed with button controls to pull up a timer and access the About Screen. At the very top of the screen is a volume bar. The developer notes that in-app volume is a little buggy with HTC Windows Phones but I didn't have a problem with Sleep running on my HTC Titan.

All in all, I liked Sleep. It has a decent variety of sounds, easy interface and the add-on sounds are a nice touch. I just don't know if frog sounds go with ocean sounds. The only nit I have with Sleep is that there is no way to turn off the sounds within the app. You can switch amongst the sounds but to turn them off completely you have to exit the app.

Sleep is a free, ad-free app that you can grab here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.