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Hatch Restore Review

Today, we are striving to find ways to improve every aspect of our life, and sleep is probably one of the major focuses. If you want better sleep and a smoother awakening, there are already solutions for this. Let’s check out what Hatch Restore has to offer and whether you need this device.

Hatch Review Verdict: There are glitches
The device has bugs and is too reliant on the app as well as on the WiFi.


  • Useful sunrise alarm feature
  • Reading light that helps to improve sleep
  • White noise feature
  • Nice looking clock and night light
  • Easy to use the device


  • Bugs in the device
  • Not having enough features without the paid membership
  • Being reliant on the app and the internet connection

So, let’s dive into the Hatch review to find out more.

What is Hatch Restore?

Restore is a device by Hatch that helps a person fall asleep faster, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. It creates the needed sleep environment by combining soothing content with soft light. All in all, this smart sleep assistant combines a sound machine, sunrise alarm, smart light, meditation app, and an alarm clock.  The device has a rich sound and color library.

Who is Hatch Restore for?

Here are the categories of people that might need this device. If you have one of the following issues, you might consider buying Hatch Restore. 

  • Not being able to fall asleep quickly or stay asleep for long enough 
  • Having trouble winding down at night and feeling restlessness
  • Experiencing exhaustion throughout the day
  • Feeling grumpy after waking up to a sound of a traditional alarm

How does Hatch work?

Restore works with the free companion Hatch Sleep app, and makes it easy to set the right conditions before sleep and also to wake up in a healthy way. The device allows to set the reading light, select a sound best for you to wind down, schedule white noise to last throughout the night, choose the order of this, and more. 

Here are the keys feature of Hatch Restore:

  • Relaxing sounds like ocean waves or wind chimes and white noise
  • Soft reading light
  • Audio meditations
  • Sunrise alarm
  • Free app to set up the device
  • Paid membership with an expandable library of content for better sleep

The diventionns are 7.5 x 2.75 x 5.75 inches.

There is also a 1-year product warranty and 60-day money-back guarantee.

Restores Sunrise Alarm

The device’s aim is to gently wake up a person with combined gradual lightning with a sound. It mimics natural dawn, moving from red to orange to white before your chosen alarm sounds (the light starts to gradually brighten 30 minutes before the sound). This way, a person can way up in a more natural way and reduce morning stress.

Hatch Sleep Membership

This is a paid subscription that provides access to audio content like meditations or a library of sleep stories. The membership is optional and you can use the device without paying on a regular basis (about $50). Without the subscription you only have access to white noise and soothing sounds; the subscription gives more audio content that is also regularly expanding.

Membership is available for Hatch Restore and devices for kids.

Hatch Restore Pricing

The classic Hatch Restore costs $129.99. The smaller versions for children are $39.99 (Rest Mini), $59.99 (Rest), and $89.99 (Rest+).

Hatch membership costs $49.99 per year with the free first month.

Hatch for kids

While Restore is designed for adults to use, Hatch also has 3 products for children — Rest (Rest mini, Rest, and Rest+). These devices are smaller and have some features for kids like fun colors and the ability for parents to control.

Hatch Rest

  • 11 sounds (Crickets, Rain, White Noise, Birds, Wind, Ocean, Water Stream, Dryer & 3 classic lullabies)
  • 10 colors, and customizable light intensity
  • Parents can set up sleep schedule
  • Parents can control sounds and lights from their phone
  • The device can be used starting at the age of two
  • The price is $59.99
  • Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 6.25 in

Hatch Rest +

The device offers the same features as Hatch Rest but additionally has the following features:

  • Dimmable clock
  • Alexa voice control
  • Back-up battery (up to 8 hours)

The price is $89.99

Hatch Rest Mini

  • 8 sounds (Heartbeat, Water, White Noise, Dryer, Ocean, Wind, Rain, and Birds) that can be controlled from the app
  • No lights or colors features
  • Good for newborns
  • You can use the device without the app
  • The price is $39.99
  • Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 2 in

How to set up Hatch Restore

Then, you need to download the app which is free from Apple Store or Google Play Store. Also, you need to have a Wi-Fi connection to use Hatch products.

It’s very easy to set up Hatch Restore. You need to download the Hatch Sleep app on your mobile phone, then create an account, and tap the “Add a Device” icon.

You will see then a list of three devices by Hatch to choose from (Restore, Rest, or Rest+).

After you choose your device, it’s connected and can be controlled from your phone.

How to use Hatch Restore

  • To use the device, plug in it first (connect the custom power cable to Restore, then plug it into your power outlet). You need to keep the device plugged in for normal use. 
  • To begin your sleep routine, tap the top of Restore. Press and hold to turn off Restore. 
  • To increase or decrease brightness, press the brightness control buttons.
  • To increase or decrease volume, press the volume control buttons.
  • To control your clock use the Hatch Sleep app. It allows to illuminate, dim, or turn off it.
  • To reset the device, press and release with a paperclip.

Here is the manual.

Hatch Restore Reviews

Positive reviews

The authors of positive reviews about Hatch Restore say that the device is really helpful for improving sleep quality. Also, many like the sunrise alarm feature the most.

The sunrise feature is great and the app works well enough.

The sunrise feature is great and the app works well enough.

This alarm has helped my sleep routine immensely. It’s well worth it.

Not perfect, but perfect for me. I go to bed with a sweet story called “A Block from Home”, use the soft pink noise to relax, wake up to the prettiest flutes ever. I love the way this looks on the counter – it fits our home. My oldest son bought it for me to help with my sleep and it is helping me get back to ‘me.

Of all features, the one that has pleasantly surprised me most is the sunrise alarm feature. Every morning, the light on the Restore syncs with the sunrise and gradually brightens, which is especially great since I like to sleep with blackout curtains. If I wake up unexpectedly in the middle of the night, this light is especially helpful in letting me know if it’s almost time to wake up (or if there’s no light, that it’s the middle of the night and okay to go back to sleep). Instead of waking up to the blaring iPhone alarm sound, I wake up from this gradual “sunrise” light brightening up my room and the peaceful sound of waves/birds chirping/etc. This has made a significant difference in my morning moods.

Negative reviews

Negative reviews are centered around some bugs a device has, being too reliant on the app aas well as on the WiFi. Moreover, you don’t have many features without paying for the subscription (which means you pay about $250 for the device and the membership).

The restore is way too reliant on an app. You cannot access the device’s features directly from the unit. If you wake up in the middle of the night and want to listen to a fall back to sleep meditation, you need to use the mobile app to reprogram the device.

The device has major glitches. My restore has randomly turned on, flashed lights and played sounds in the middle of the night. It is not restorative to be woken in the middle of the night by a rogue appliance.”


Can you use Hatch without WIFI?

Wi-Fi connection is required to set up the device, however, you can use the device without the internet. In this case, you won’t be able to change your settings, so your bedtime routine and alarms will continue to run as they were originally saved in the app.

Do you need a subscription for Hatch?

The membership is optional and costs $49.99 per year. However, you won’t get many features without a subscription.

Does Hatch help with sleep?

Yes, it helped a lot of people sleep better and wake up more relaxed.

Can you play music through Hatch Restore?

Yes, you can play ambient music but only songs are available on the Hatch app with the membership purchased.

Can you travel with Hatch restore?

Yes, you can travel with it and use it without WIFI with your saved setting.

Does Hatch actually work?

Hatch Restore seems to be really helpful to improve the quality of sleep, your bedtime routine as well as the process of waking up. However, to get the most out of it, you need to additionally buy the membership.

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