Top 5 Apps That Will Help You Sleep Better & Monitor Your Sleep
May 23rd, 2019
We all know that a good night’s sleep is essential for our overall health and wellbeing. In fact, maintaining a consistent and healthy sleep routine can help to reduce the risk of a variety of health conditions, as well as help you to feel energised and alert.
But getting enough rest isn’t always simple. From tossing and turning to clock watching, many of us find it difficult to fall asleep – and stay asleep. While we’ve already put together some top tips to help you fall asleep faster, there are ways to get a helping hand from technology too.
While it’s not a good idea to spend too much time on your phone before bedtime (the blue screen light can interrupt your body clock), there are plenty of sleep apps out there that may be beneficial if you’re struggling to get some shut eye. To help you choose the best sleep app for you, we’ve listed a few of our favourites.
1. Sleep Time
Sleep Time is a sleep cycle app that monitors your sleep routine, as well as the quality of your rest. It’s a little more advanced than other sleep tracker apps, as it includes the option to play relaxing soundscapes and has white noise tracks to help you drift off.
If you’re looking for apps to help you sleep, Pzizz is a great option. Available for both iPhone and Android users, this relaxation app plays soothing ‘dreamscapes’ to help you fall asleep. You can set a time for how long you want the sounds to be played and have the option to use the app’s inbuilt alarm.
Headspace is a well-known relaxation app that can help with a range of problems, including anxiety, stress and insomnia. Featuring a wide range of audio experiences to help you visualise calming environments, this is one of the best apps to help you sleep. The Sleep by Headspace function within the app also includes music and sounds to help you relax before bedtime.
Pillow is a great all-round sleep app available for iPhone users. It’s compatible with Apple Watches but can also function as a sleep pillow app (simply place your phone underneath your pillow or on your mattress to track your sleep). It can record sounds as you sleep (such as snoring or sleep apnea) and gives you plenty to analyse in terms of your sleep quality.
Download Pillow for iPhone.
5. Good Morning Alarm Clock
If you’re looking for one of the best sleep tracker apps with all-round functionality, the Good Morning Alarm Clock may be right for you. This sleep cycle app keeps tabs on your rest quality, as well as choosing the perfect time to wake you up during your lightest sleep phase. There are sleep sounds and gentle alarm clocks included too.
Whether you’re struggling to fall asleep or are concerned about the quality of your rest, the above sleep apps may help you improve and find out more about your sleep hygiene. For more tips on getting a good night’s rest, read more on the Sealy blog.