The App has arrived

A free Easter sleep story is waiting for you in the app right now!

What is it?

It's a Progressive Web App, which means it looks and acts like an app, but it takes up a lot less space on your device. It already contains a free Christmas Sleep Story, and the rest of the content will be added over the next few days.

 

Where do I get it?

It's not in the app stores, it's available exclusively from SleepyLou.

 

How do I use it? 

Follow the simple instructions below.

How to sign up for the free app

Welcome to the  App
Welcome to the App
Click 'Sign Up' to access free content
Click 'Sign Up' to access free content
Use the Menu in the top left corner
Use the Menu in the top left corner to find stories
A pop-up will invite you to add a shortcut to your home screen
A pop-up will invite you to add a shortcut to your home screen

 

How do I use it?

1. To access the free App and stories, go to the sign up/login page. Click 'sign up' and enter your email address and a simple password. Logins for the old SleepyLou website will not work on the app. 

2. The colourful SleepyLou App homescreen appears. Tap the menu in the top left corner of the screen to see the different stories available. 

3. The app may ask you to tap a button to add a shortcut to your screen - this puts a nice little icon/image on your screen so you and your children can access the stories quickly and easily.

 

 

FAQ

  

How do I add the App Icon to my desktop/homepage?

Adding the colourful SleepyLou icon to your desktop or homepage is the easiest way to access your stories whenever you or the kids need them. On sign in, the app should ask if you'd like to add the icon to your homepage, but if it doesn't,  look for the three dots or three lines that appear in one of the corners of your phone or tablet (it accesses a menu for your web browser, it's not the SleepyLou App menu). When you tap that, a menu will offer the option  to 'install app' or 'add icon to homescreen' (or something similar to that, every device is different). Nothing is actually installed, it just adds a colourful shortcut to your homescreen to make it easier to access the app in the future. 

 

See the pictures below for further instruction. 

 

A pop-up will invite you to add a shortcut to your home screen
1. When you first log in, a pop-up will invite you to add a shortcut to your home screen
But if it doesn't, click your phone menu (not the app menu). It might be in the top right.
2. If not, tap your phone menu (not the app menu). It might be in the top right.
Or it might be down the bottom
3. Or it might be down the bottom, every device is different.
If you see the option 'Add page to', click on that, then select 'homepage' or 'desktop'
4. If you see the option 'Add page to', click on that, then select 'homepage' or 'desktop'
If you see the option 'Add page to', click on that, then select 'homepage' or 'desktop'
5. Or it might say 'Install App', - don't worry, it doesn't actually install an app, it just adds a shortcut image!

 

What if a story stops playing part of the way through? 

 

Some devices stop playing audio if the screen goes to sleep, it's a default setting to save battery power. Every device is different, but generally you can resolve this issue easily.

 

  • IPhones and IPads - Adjust the Auto-Lock setting under Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. Set Auto-Lock to 'Never' to stop your device from going to sleep. (If latest versions differ from this, just let me know)

 

  • Android Devices - Go to 'Settings' (the cog symbol) then 'Apps' and tap on the 'SleepyLou' app.  Tap on 'Battery' and make sure 'Allow background activity' is switched on. Then tap 'Battery Optimization' and make sure that the SleepyLou app is 'not optimized'.

 

If this doesn't work for you, please email me at sleepylou@awakenhypnosis.com and include the problem, along with the model of your device.

 

Can I download the stories rather than stream them?

 At the moment, the app plays the stories by streaming them using wifi or data. I will add download functionality to the app if it becomes available to me, however I have made the audio files as small as possible (without sacrificing quality) so as to ensure they use as little data as possible.

 

What about stories I bought or was given before?

 

All stories will be uploaded into the app as soon as possible and you will be given access to any stories you have previously bought or been given (so make sure you use the same email address, so I know what to give you access to). In the meantime, you can continue to use the stories you already have through the website or as MP3s if you've previously downloaded them. If you need any clarification or are concerned about your stories, please email me on sleepylou@awakenhypnosis.com