Can't sleep? Don't count sheep, catch Pokémon with Pokémon Sleep, now available on iPhone

Pokemon Sleep: Snorlax stuffed animal with Pokemon Sleep app.
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Pokémon Sleep is finally available on the App Store, and you can download The Pokémon Company's sleep-tracking game on your iPhone today.

Pokémon Sleep combines a sleep monitor with catching Pokémon, allowing you to make sleeping fun combined with your favorite pocket monsters from your childhood. We tried Pokémon Sleep, and our first impressions were very positive.

Pokémon Sleep looks like a great time, you essentially set an alarm and sleep, but instead of waking up to a graph in the morning, you get to see a graph alongside Pokémon you've caught overnight.

You can use Pokémon Sleep without any extra purchases, or you can purchase a Pokémon GO Plus +, which is a standalone accessory that lets you track your sleep without using your iPhone. This accessory could be perfect for young children that you don't want near an iPhone as they sleep.

Pokémon has succeeded in combining fun gameplay with healthy habits on smartphones, with the success of Pokémon GO centered on being active and Pokémon Smile helping children create healthy habits by brushing their teeth.

Sleep better with Pokémon Sleep

Pokémon Sleep is sure to be a success with young children and adults alike. The app turns sleeping into a game which could be a game changer for trying to get your young children to switch off at night. The app does have some micro-transactions, however, including a Premium Pass, which is $9.99 for a 1-Month Plan or $49.99 for a 6-Month Plan. The Premium Pass gives you unlimited sleep data rather than deleting it every few days.

Download Pokémon Sleep today on the App Store.

Download now: App Store (iOS)

Pokémon Sleep

Get into a better-sleeping routine by having this app track your daily sleep and evaluate how well you rested. Players are rewarded with Pokémon encounters every morning and can add additional pocket monsters to their team over time. It makes you excited about sleeping well.

Download now: App Store (iOS) | Google Play (Android)

John-Anthony Disotto
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