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I remember that about two or three years ago, there was an application that ran on OS X (panther for sure) that you could install on a laptop next to your bed and it will analyze your sleeping patterns, noise, movement, etc. All through the cam/mic.

Does anybody remember the name of that application? I couldn’t find any reference to it. It simply vanished.

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Very interesting, but I doubt such thing exists. –  Ivan Petrushev May 3 '10 at 9:57
It did exit and it didn’t promise “magical results”. It would just show you graphics about how you sleep. A pity I couldn’t find it anymore. –  Martín Marconcini May 3 '10 at 10:33

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A good website to look for Mac software is i use this.

I found this app there: Dream Recorder

Dream Recorder measures your sleep states by detecting your motions all along the night, using a enhanced night vision mode for iSight cameras... It wakes you up at the best moment of your morning sleep cycle, and provides dream feed-back and voice recording capabilities. Body motions are related to the sleep phases. They occur before and after dreams and are almost absent during deep sleep phases. You are awaken for very short instants during the night, without even noticing. Dream Recorder uses this motion profile to reconstruct the sleep cycles.

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Yes, IUT kicks ass. Welcome to Super User! –  ؘؘؘؘ May 10 '11 at 12:54

This iPhone app apparently uses the accelerometer to monitor your motion during the night. ZZZ Checker uses IR video and sound but it's a standalone device. I found several other dedicated devices but not an OS-X app.

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Thanks for the info, the app has disappeared from the face of the planet. Which is very weird. :S –  Martín Marconcini May 4 '10 at 9:01

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