Whether you experience trouble sleeping or have no issue getting your eight hours of sleep, there is always room for improvement when it comes to the quality of your sleep. Sleep tracking apps monitor your breathing and body movements while you sleep, providing you with useful information about your sleep habits. Plus, sleep apps analyze your habits to wake you up at the most optimal stage of your sleep cycle.
Ready for the best snooze of your life? Here are the top five sleep tracking apps that will help you get a restful night’s sleep.
This best-selling app analyzes the quality of your sleep, such as how often you are in deep sleep versus light sleep, and how many times you wake up throughout the night. It allows you to set a 30-minute wake window and wakes you up at just the right time during that period, so you wake up feeling rested.
Sleep Score uses your phone’s microphone to track breathing and movements to give you an overall sleep score from 1-100. The app further breaks down sleep stages (light, deep, REM), sleep duration, and how long it takes you to fall asleep. It also gives you personalized recommendations for improving your sleep and tracks your progress over time.
This clever app records and monitors everything that happens while you sleep, including your heart rate and even your snoring! Just slip your phone under your pillow, and the app will do its thing. You can also use Pillow with your Apple watch (just wear the watch to sleep), plus the app syncs with other Apple Health metrics that affect sleep such as exercise.
Sleep Genius is probably the most advanced app of the group, aiming to not only give you information on sleep patterns but also providing a program to help you get better sleep. The sound-based app uses soothing sounds that are backed by science to train your brain into achieving quality sleep. Sleep genius is used by NASA astronauts, so you know it has to be good.
Though it’s exclusive to Android users only, this app is too good not to mention. It uses your device’s built-in sensors to monitor bodily functions and track your sleep habits. Plus, it acts as a smart alarm clock, making you solve a riddle before turning it off (you won’t oversleep again!).
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