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A woman has said she is afraid to sleep after an unsettling male voice was picked up by a sleeping app on her phone.
Robyn Esplin was sleeping alone at her home in Cramlington, Northumberland when her ShutEye sleeping app recorded a disturbance at 1.10am on Tuesday.
Listen to the clip below:
The voice has left the mum-of-one feeling uncomfortable and she told Chronicle Live that she is ‘totally freaked out’ especially by the apparent Cockney accent.
She downloaded the app on Monday evening after struggling to sleep. The app has the ability to record a person’s quality of sleep.
Robyn claims she contacted the app to ask if they had received similar unusual recordingss but she has not yet received a response.
“I don't know whether to laugh or cry, it's totally freaked me out and I'm going to be scared to go to sleep now," she said.
“It's definitely a man's voice, it's clear as day, but there's no one here that it could have been and I don't know anyone with a Cockney accent.
"I've listened to it over and over again, trying to figure out how it's been picked up. What's getting me is that's definitely Alan's [Robyn’s pug] bark at the end of the clip so he's heard something in order to bark because if there's any sort of noise he'll start yapping away, otherwise he's sound asleep - I just can't get my head around it."
According to the ShutEye website, the app "recognizes, calculates, and analyzes the files recorded by the microphone through artificial intelligence algorithms to produce your sleep status information."
At the same time, recordings from an individual's sleep such as snoring, are available for app users to listen and share once they wake up.
The website also claims that the app is incredibly accurate after conducting tests against other sleeping apps. It states: "We have performed dozens of tests to compare our app against popular sleep tracker apps and smart hardware. Results showed that our accuracy was in the top 90th percentile."
Tyla has contacted ShutEye for comment.
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