By Rise Science Inc
Become a better sleeper thanks to 100 years of sleep science. Teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, MLS as well as many Fortune 500 companies trust Rise to help members achieve better sleep. FROM THE RISE COMMUNITY: ***** Chase M. "Rise helped me understand how vital sleep truly is. In only a few weeks, I found myself more focused, energetic, and productive at work." *** Becky G. "I could see where sleep debt was causing issues, like temper short, not comprehending things, moving slowly. I had an epiphany... I'm getting 45min more sleep on average than I was before Rise." **** Katie B. "I never thought too much about the impact of sleep on my mood. With Rise I saw a very fast improvement in my sleep which impacted my relationship with my kiddos." ▶ RISE Premium Features FEEL BETTER Are you wondering how to get the most out of your sleep? It’s time to look beyond a new mattress or getting eight hours of shut eye and focus instead on your SLEEP DEBT. Sleep Debt is one of the most vital findings in the last century of sleep science. When your Sleep Debt is low, your quality of life as well as your life expectancy increases. When your Sleep Debt is high, the opposite happens. With Rise, learn what Sleep Debt is, how it works and then calculate your own. This will help you better understand why some days you feel great and others not as much. It will help you decipher when you should prioritize sleep and the real toll staying up late has on you. GUIDANCE TAILORED FOR YOU Do you find your mind racing just as your head hits the pillow? Unable to stop doom-scrolling on your phone until the early hours? Based on your data and the latest research, we’ll make recommendations on new personalized habits that fit your needs and help you feel better immediately. How Rise helps you sleep better: Encourages you to get into bed on time Provides guidance when you have difficulty sleeping Reduces the amount of times you wake up in the middle of the night Optimizes sleep time to reduce feelings of grogginess OPTIMIZE YOUR DAY We all have an internal brain clock that signals to your body when to be alert as well as when to go into recovery mode. Each body and mind is unique to another, from when we perform our best to when we should be sleeping and waking up. Given this individualization, we use advanced algorithms to highlight the optimal window for sleep and activity. AUTOMATICALLY TRACK SLEEP Through our integration with Apple Health, Fitbit, Oura, Garmin, Sleep Cycle and data from other sleep trackers already on your phone, Rise can determine the hours of sleep you get every night, the number of steps you take each day, as well as data from other various activities that affect your sleep pattern. WHY WE STARTED RISE We want to help get ahead of the Insufficient Sleep Epidemic (CDC, 2014) we are currently experiencing and that has been steadily increasing since 1985. This Epidemic has led to elevated mortality rates (Cappuccio, 2010) as well as underperformance in most aspects of life (RAND, 2016). Today, we look at sleep as a luxury. Rise strives to create a world where healthy sleep is a necessity. Subscription pricing and terms: Rise offers an auto-renewing yearly subscriptions at $59.99/yr or $35.99/yr to provide you with unlimited access to the RISE Sleep & Energy improvement membership and all premium features. We offered a limited-time free trials of 7-days to explore the Premium features for free. Payment will be charged to the credit card connected to your App Store account when you confirm the initial subscription purchase. Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Manage your subscription by going to your Profile page, or on the App Store Subscriptions settings page. With your Rise Premium subscription, you may be eligible for life and AD&D insurance. Terms of Service available at: bit.ly/rise-sleep-app-tos.
When the app works, it’s good. But most of the time it doesn’t. I couldn’t manually add my sleep time and the app didn’t read my sleep from my Apple Watch or the motion detection. I deleted the app and started over, it worked for that day and same issue started when I went to sleep. Nothing could be calculated.
First of all, let me say this is the best sleep app I’ve found. The Sleep Debt theory is legitimate & this app shows you what in real-time. You actually see & FEEL the forecasted peaks & dips of your energy throughout the day. What makes this app really standout out is the feature of integrating your calendar so you can productively use those peaks/dips & schedule your day accordingly. But, that is also it’s biggest flaw. The calendar integration rarely, if ever, works properly. Google calendars remain synching in a timeless loop, and while the Apple calendar works, the data remains & clutters your calendar even after disabling the feature. For example, I turn on integration every morning & schedule my day using the suggested times, and then I disable the integration to remove the “cluttered” look from my calendar. Simple, right? No. It works MAYBE 3x out of 10. Worse, the only way to then remove the Rise data is to manually delete it (& there’s a lot since it predicts up to a week.) To stop the Google synching error, I have to delete and reinstall the app. And I pay for the premium version.
I’m hitting a number of issues that prevent this app from being usable. The final issue that pushed me to give feedback was not being able to sign back in. When changing time zones from travel, the app had no mechanism to adjust sleep wake times. I attempted to change these manually but a larger problem of information organization presented itself. It’s very difficult to understand what settings are located where. Many are spread throughout the app (like alarms, data sources, sleep wake time ranges). After failing to fix the various settings for sleep wake windows—moving the window then moving it back to the time I wanted in hopes the time zone change would be refreshed—I signed out of the app. When signing back in, I followed the onboarding steps once, then was prompted to sign in with email, which then prompted me to re-fill all the onboarding steps a second time. Finally after finishing, I was presented with a black screen. I was willing to forgive the confusing app layout prior to this issue but I absolutely cannot justify $60 for an app that I have to babysit in this way. Never mind that it just won’t work now (black screen after onboarding). While the app has potential with visibility into unique sleep insights, it’s marred by a confusing layout with too many unique modes and interactions in each part of the app. These usability issues extend to onboarding and the compounding problems I experienced trying to switch my schedule into the new time zone. I hope Rise is able to fix these problems and reconsider the pricing for what is a potentially helpful window into sleep insights.
This app was great at first for tracking sleep habits, bed time reminders, and the excellent alarm. Now it’s populating with incorrect data for days that haven’t even happened yet (it shows sleep tracking data for tomorrow, as an example), and also the alarms don’t even work sometimes despite being set. It caused me to miss something important. I would not recommend this app in the state that it is in now.
It won’t let me leave the subscription page
Just installed the app on my watch. Instead of the expected icon, there are two dashes. It takes me to the data, but is not the icon shown in the watch app on the iPhone.
This app gives you so much of what people need to fix your schedule, it even asks if you want to use their own alarm to wake up in the morning. Which I’m a fan of, what I don’t like is that by enabling notifications on the alarm you get about 4-5 notifications during the day about stuff you already know about if you’ve used the app once 😕 it became so annoying
I did the free trial and I really learned a lot about my sleep patterns. It helped me stay mindful of when to go to sleep, sleep quality, and predicting ups and downs. I loved the educational piece too. Recommendation is to have an option to take into consideration diagnoses and medications that affect sleep. I have narcolepsy and so have to schedule naps during times where it says I might be “peak.” I take stimulant medication and my peaks would be right after my dosing. Would love to build that in! I love that it says no caffeine after a certain time. I do not take caffeine but could apply that to my meds. Thanks!
I’m a tech founder. This app is way too complicated. I really don’t have time for this stuff.
Super slow and unresponsive now. Loved it before.