Sunny for iOS provides an easy way for users to fall asleep.

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Are you the type of person that has to have a fan running in the room in order to sleep soundly? Have you ever wondered why making noise helps you sleep? The answer is that noise is referred to as ‘white’ noise. It’s a consistent noise that comes out evenly across all hearable frequencies. When you sleep, your ears are still active and because of that when they perceive an inconsistency in noise, it can cause you to wake up. The white noise helps to mask that effect and helps people, especially light sleepers, get better rest. So, how can you get a white noise generator? Download Sunny for iOS.

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Sunny is a collection of beach-themed noises recorded in stereoscopic 3D, which is ideal for use with headphones. The concept is for the sounds produced by Sunny will help you have a better, well-rested sleep when listening to its collection of sounds. The mix is designed to include additional nature sounds along with the roar of the ocean on a beach, track your relaxation sessions and optionally see how your relaxation behavior may correlate with your daily average heart rate.

Sunny is currently in version 1.382 with its most recent update being on January 27, 2015. One of the main upgrades the developer has provided is changing the business model for Sunny to a Freemium method. There are no ads and a fair upgrade concept – the more the app is used, the more sounds are unlocked. There is also an instant upgrade available for $2.99, which unlocks all the beaches immediately.

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Some of the main features of Sunny include:

  • Six high quality beach scenes in 3D for headphones.
  • Relax regularly to unlock new beaches.
  • Mix in music, rain, rain on tent and birds.
  • Track your relax sessions in a beautiful graph.
  • Integrates with Health app to overlay your average heart rate over a relax session graph, so you can see the correlation between your relaxation sessions and your average heart rate (iPhone only / Sunny does not measure your heart rate).
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When I first started diving into the app, I was very impressed by its depth. I’ve seen many white noise generators and they don’t have the style that this one has. In addition to its high-definition sound, there is also a beautiful landscape visual that is responsive to iOS 8 – it moves as you move the phone around. There is also a short story that goes along with the sounds and music. Connecting Sunny to the Health app is very easy, too.

I tried using Sunny during an afternoon nap. I am usually a very light sleeper and was very happy with the results. I turned on Sunny and set a timer for 30 minutes. I was restless for a few minutes, but once my thoughts quieted down, I fell asleep and stayed asleep for the entire duration of the timer on Sunny. When the sound track stopped, I woke up gently. Even though I’m fairly certain that happens by design, but if you need to wake up at a certain time, I would set a separate alarm.

All in all, I can recommend Sunny to anyone who has trouble sleeping. It’s a wonderful white noise tool and extremely creative, too. For more information, visit getsunnyapp.com.

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