Sleep is one of the absolute most important things to make sure that your mind, brain and body are all functioning at their best. And despite how important it is to all aspects of life, many people simply don’t get enough quality sleep in their busy lives. The amount of sleep a person needs obviously varies from person to person, but about 8 hours seems to be the standard, and a large amount of people aren’t getting that. The three apps covered in this article will help you get a better sleep each and every night.
1. Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle is one of the most popular sleep tracking apps out there and for good reason. The apps uses the phone’s accelerometer to record your sleeping habits and saves them to the app and they can be viewed in very easy to read and understand graphs that shows you how long you slept, any sleep disturbances and gives you a sleep quality rating as well. The app also doesn’t have a traditional alarm, but instead it has you set a period of say 10 minutes or so, and it will wake you up somewhere in that range in which you are most “awake” and thus will make the waking up process much better.
2. MotionX 24/7
This app is great as not only is it a sleep tracking app, but it has a number of other great functions as well, both for sleep and working out. For instance, the app also comes with a heart rate monitor and a pedometer and has a number of trackable and customizable features and even integrates Apple’s Health app. While some of the sleep-related features may not be as crisp as sleep cycle, this app includes a noise-activated sound recorder that will record late night wakeups and other disturbances that it picks up.
While the other two apps in this article are utilized to help you try and get a better sleep over time and see what you are doing wrong, this app is all about helping you fall asleep, which is a problem that many people face every night. This is an app that helps its users fall asleep by using a relaxing and soothing combination of words, music, sounds and binaural beats to help you de-stress and get to sleep. You can set a listening duration and with the ability to set the volume levels of all the sounds for a unique experience every time. And with over 10 billion combinations of sounds in this app, you can be sure it will never become stale.