Waking up from a restless night can make getting through the day seem impossible. But how can you know why you’re not sleeping? If only there was a way to know what you’re doing throughout the night. Sleep tracking apps have gained popularity in recent years for their ability to track sleep (or lack thereof). The best apps to track sleep generally work by using microphones and motion detecting to listen for sounds of movement or disturbance. They use this data to assess things like:
- How long you sleep
- The quality of your sleep
- Your sleep phases
Sounds useful to you? We have compiled a list of the best sleep tracking apps on the market.
The Best Sleep Tracking Apps On The Market:
1- Sleep Cycle
The Sleep Cycle app is one of the most popular sleep tracking apps on the market, and for good reason! Sleep cycle tracks the sounds you make throughout the night and uses this data to analyze your sleep patterns. Based on these findings, it makes recommendations to help you achieve better sleep.
SleepScore gives you a numerical score which rates your quality of sleep. It then uses the collected data from your breathing rate and body movement to make specialized recommendations on how to improve your sleep and your score. Additionally, SleepScore allows you to compare your sleep to the “ideal” sleep for your age and gender.
3- Pillow 4.0
Pillow 4.0 uses similar strategies to other sleep tracking apps to help you achieve a better night’s rest. They also have a collection of meditations and sounds that encourage a good night’s sleep. In addition, Pillow 4.0 takes into account factors such as weight, caffeine intake, and others to help you analyze and understand why your sleep habits are the way they are.
SnoreLab is an app that records and tracks your sounds so you can find effective techniques to stop snoring. Upon waking up, you can input a “rest rating” to help the app discover how snoring is affecting your quality of sleep. The app provides information on the factors that may cause you to snore. You will finally hear your snoring yourself, and hopefully put an end to it!
Having quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your overall health and wellness. Our bodies work hard for us everyday, so the least we can do is offer them time to rest and recharge.
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