While there are sleep and snoring apps that work independent of any sleep aid, there are also some apps that work with a particular snoring device. These apps are meant to enhance the product’s features and provide you with a full suite of services.
The Nitetronic Nitelink2 free app was designed for use with the Nitetronic goodnite™ Anti-Snoring Pillow. The app monitors your sleep time, quality, and efficiency.
The Nitetronic Nitelink2 app is software developed by Nitetronic Hong Kong Limited specifically for use with the Nitetronic goodnite™ Anti-Snoring Pillow. The Nitetronic goodnite™ pillow is designed to gently inflate at night when it detects snoring. The inflation of the pillow changes your head position causing your snoring to either drop significantly or stop altogether.
Nitelink2 synchronizes with the Nitetronic goodnite™ pillow using Bluetooth technology to allow you to monitor your sleep time and quality. Nitelink2 records snoring rates by connecting with the sensors built into the Nitetronic goodnite™ pillow. The app is available in the 11 languages: English, Danish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese.
Google Play and iTunes have this free app available for download.
It is compatible with the following Android devices:
If you are interested in apps that record and detect snoring that are "standalone" and do not require a pillow to work, take a look at SnoreLab, SnoreClock or search your app store for "snore recording".
As an intermittent snorer, it can be tricky finding a remedy.
Many devices, such as mouthpieces and anti-snoring pillows can be intrusive, which make it difficult to fall asleep. This is an inconvenience for those of us who only snore at certain stages of our sleep cycle.
Choosing which snoring mouthpiece to wear requires trial-and-error. The SnoreRx, Zyppah, and zQuiet devices all have pros and cons, and one may work better for you. To track which device is most successful, you need an app. You could end up buying an anti-snoring device which is comfortable and cheap but doesn't work to decrease snoring volume. Using the SnoreLab can help you decide which snoring aid to wear consistently.
With many sleep apps now available on the market, it has never been easier to keep an eye on your sleep patterns and identify trends in your sleeping habits. The SnoreLab App is one such tool, with the difference being that this app is designed specifically to monitor your snoring. This allows you to pinpoint exactly at which stage of your sleep cycle your snoring hits its highest levels, and allows you to effectively test out anti-snoring remedies.
The SnoreLab App is particularly useful for those who sleep alone. Stopping your snoring may not seem like a top priority, but labored breathing significantly impairs your quality of sleep and makes you less alert during the day. Finding a way to ease your breathing in the night will have a surprisingly noticeable impact on how good you feel the next morning.
So, the big question is, does it work? As the biggest and most popular snoring app on the market, with over 1 million downloads, I was optimistic for the SnoreLab App! So, I decided to take it for a spin, to see if I could learn more about my snoring patterns.
The SnoreLab has lots of settings, allowing you to factor in daytime activities and try out different remedies, giving you a highly detailed and tailored user experience. You can also adjust the sleep time, depending on how long it typically takes you to doze off. It was quick and easy to set up, which I did in a few short minutes before placing it on my bedside table and settling down for the night.
The next morning, I eagerly went to check out my graph, which gives a fantastic visual representation of how things went throughout the night. This informed me that I am a moderate snorer, and loudest when in my deepest sleep phase. I was pleased to see that the microphone had only picked up on my snoring, and not the background noise of my fan running, giving me a clear and accurate reading. The app also recorded the snoring, allowing me to listen in (though only for a few seconds with the free version), which was a little disconcerting! One limitation of the free app is that you can’t track your snoring over time, and as my goal was to test out different snoring devices, this was a drawback.
The Premium version of the app is priced at $4.99, and offers a whole host of extra features that make it worth this small fee. For this price, you can track your snoring over time and make comparisons between various snoring devices, and this is where the app really comes into its own. The graph display is simple to understand and nicely detailed, meaning you can see at a glance how loudly you were snoring, and whether the device you are using helped in any way. You also have unlimited usage, compared with an allowance of only five consecutive sessions when using the free version. Another neat feature of Premium is Soundscape, where you can play background ambiance to help you doze off. The built-in alarm clock is also a nice touch, as is the reminder to charge your phone before you sleep, and of course, a lack of advertisements is always welcome!
The SnoreLab App was an excellent purchase for me and is an effective and inexpensive way of finding the underlying cause of how to alleviate my labored breathing during the night. Our quality of sleep impacts our health in so many ways that this is the ideal way to tweak our daily habits and routines in a way that is well informed and proven to deliver great results.
Publisher: Reviva Softworks Ltd.
Versions: Android and iPhone
App Store Ratings at the time of this review.
Google Play: 4 stars, 4,468 reviews
iTunes: 4.5 stars,
Size: 56.8 MB
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Product: With over 1 million downloads, SnoreLab is the biggest and most popular snoring app on the market.
I clearly snore, but I remember those initial days when I wasn’t convinced I did and I didn’t quite believe my spouse when she said I was making a racket through the night. I wish I could have had an app to record my snoring.
The SnoreClock App is available for Android and iPhones and is intended to record all noise during your sleep and provide insight on if you snore, how loudly, and for how long during the night. Although I know I snore, I decided to test out this app to see if it could help others just starting down the sleep aid path.
How SnoreClock Works
SnoreClock records all noise during your sleep and detects if you snore if your partner snores, if you talk in your sleep or if something disturbs you in your sleep. It records all snoring during the night and allows you to view what times during the night your snoring is the loudest. The app provides screenshots that display bars where you most likely snored during the night. The sound technology of the app measures the volume of your snores so you can tell if your snores are louder at one particular part of your sleep pattern over another. The entire recording is available the next morning and you have a chart of your varying noise levels.
This app could be an effective way to test out different snoring remedies - you can track noise levels over successive nights to see if your remedies are working. The app records noise for 11 hours straight and uses smart technology to stop recording when your phone is low on battery. The app interface is easy to navigate- you can adjust the recording with a slider and use gestures to zoom or move in on the graph.
Once you have downloaded the app to your phone, the setup is quite easy. Place your phone near your bed and press the red button to start recording. You should plug your phone in if you need a charged battery in the morning. When you wake up, press the red button again to stop recording. You can use the landscape mode in the app to analyze the data provided. There is a slider on the recording to allow you to listen to any portion of the night.
For this review, I downloaded and used the free version of the Android app to my phone.
The first night I used the app, I followed the instructions and placed my phone on the nightstand next to my bed. Starting the app was simple, I just pressed the red button. I was anxious to see the results of the recordings, so I woke up early the next morning. I was disappointed to see the app only showed results for the first hour of sleep. My sleeping time was also off as it showed I was asleep from 11:12PM to 8:12AM, when in reality, I was awake at 5:30AM. It was off by almost three hours, which is a large discrepancy. The app showed that I snored for 6% of the night, but the playback of the recording only had a few seconds of snoring on it. Although the app tracked my supposed sleeping time, it only showed a total of 30 minutes recorded on the timeline at the bottom of the app. It was hard to tell if this is 6% of snoring or if the data shown in limited in the free version.
I tried using the app a second night and had similar results as the first. The sleeping time shows 8.59 hours, but my total sleep time was actually less by an hour. To me, that is still a large discrepancy. It again only recorded the first few minutes of snoring. I also had trouble using the app as some of the functions were frozen. I could not use the nice-looking user interface to listen to the recording at various times during the night. I don’t know if that is because this function does not work on the app or if there was no snoring recorded.
The SnoreClock is on the right path with its recording technology. Although this is not a medical device, being able to track if you snore, how long and how loud can provide valuable insight into your sleeping habits. Unfortunately, the free version of the app was cluttered with ads and had limited functionality, so I could not get a clear picture of what my snoring patterns were during the night. Because of the limited information available on what the paid version provides and the bugs in the free version, I do not recommend the SnoreClock app for tracking your nighttime snoring.
Several sleep aids include apps that maximize the use of the sleep device. We have reviewed the Nitetronic goodnite™ Anti-Snore pillow, which we found to be a superior pillow that inflates when it detects snoring. The pillow has two apps you can download to provide you with detailed and accurate information about your snoring habits.
This post reviews the free Nitetronic Nitelink app.
The Nitetronic Nitelink App
The Nitetronic Nitelink app was originally published by Nitetronic Hong Kong Ltd. In July 2015, and is available for various Android and Apple products. The software only takes 19MB of storage and is available in English. This software is intended to determine the effectiveness of the Nitetronic goodnite™ Anti-Snoring Pillow but can be used to record snoring with or without the Nitetronic pillow. The app records the amount of snoring during the night by activating your device’s microphone for recording.
This app has received limited publicity - as of this writing there are only 14 reviews on Google Play for the Android devices and zero on iTunes. Of the Google Play reviews, the app has received a 3.5-star rating. The app’s relative obscurity, however, is not an indication of poor functionality. This app provides accurate data and does so for free.
You do not need to purchase the Nitetronic pillow to download and use this app. You can use this free app with any other sleep aid to help you determine the effectiveness of the sleep aid in reducing your snoring.
You can maximize the Nitelink app’s full functionality when you connect it to the Nitetronic goodnite™ Anti-Snoring pillow. It continuously records sleeping data in the background as long as your phone or tablet is connected by USB to the Nitetronic pillow. If there is an unexpected disconnect between your phone and the pillow, the app’s software will automatically resume recording once the USB connection is restored.
Further, to limit the amount of tinkering you must do with the app each night, you can preschedule the start and stop time of recording by the app by connecting the device to the pillow. Recognizing that the app might drain your battery since it runs the entire night, the software allows you to turn off the app’s screen while it still records in order to conserve your battery life.
Although the Nitelink app does not save and archive all nightly recordings, it does allow you to compare snoring rates across days, weeks, months, and years. The app has strong charting capabilities.
The raw data the snoring software collects includes sleeping time, start time, stop time, snoring time, and snoring percentage. The app can present all your sleeping records in a one-page summary, which is a useful and easy way of interpreting the data.
You can also have your sleeping data shown in list form. When the data is presented in this way, the app allows you to delete and edit entries. I found this useful when I needed to delete erroneous recordings, which in turn, helped ensure the data I was looking at was an accurate portrayal of my nighttime snoring.
I used this app the first night without any sleep aids to get my benchmark snoring percentage. Without any sleep aids, my snoring benchmark percentage was 14%. This put me in what the app determines is the mild snoring range. I then used the app with the Nitetronic pillow connected to it. The app demonstrated that with the pillow, my snoring percentage dropped down to 5%. So not only was the pillow effective in reducing my snoring percentage, but also the app demonstrated exactly how effective the sleep aid was.
By having the raw data available to me through the app, I could see a demonstrable change. This helped with my decision to keep using the Nitetronic pillow.
The Nitelink app is a handy app that takes minimal space on your phone but provides top service. At zero cost, this app provides accurate data on your snoring patterns and can be a great companion device as you test out either your Nitetronic goodnite™ Anti-Snoring pillow or any other pillow for snoring.