Sleep Better (Version 1.02)

Platform and Price
Free: Apple and Android

RDN Score
4 out of 5

Synopsis of the App
Sleep Better from Runtastic is a sleep recorder designed to help you track and improve your sleep habits and quality.


  • Simple, modern app design and user-friendly interface.
  • Pleasant wake up music – no jarring horns or ringers.
  • The "smart alarm" option awakens you to music during a band of time that's best for you.
  • Get a sleep efficiency score each morning.  
  • Journal and track the daily variables that may impact sleep including caffeine and alcohol intake, exercise, stress, meal timing and even where you sleep.
  • Recall and record your dreams with the app's dream journal.
  • Stores sleep data for at least one year.
  • Compare and contrast your sleep quality with moon phases to reveal any correlations.
  • Seamlessly shares sleep data with Apple's HealthKit and the popular Runtastic apps.
  • Works in airplane mode.
  • Option to see the weather forecast upon waking.
  • Paid full version includes additional features such as new alarm sounds, personalized music options and advanced statistics.


  • Must sleep with your phone in the bed, plugged in.
  • Advertisements on most screens in the free version of the app.

Bottom Line
This app won't magically help you sleep better, but it may provide a glimpse into your sleep quality and the external factors that influence it. Sleep Better may provide valuable insights and encourage better sleep hygiene.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.