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.