Trouble sleeping? There's an app for that!
There is simply no way around it. You need to get at least seven hours of sleep each night to keep your mind and body in top condition. If you can't get enough sleep into your busy schedule, then you may have to face the consequences.
The Many Benefits of Sleep
Numerous studies reveal that there is a direct connection between sleep and good health. In fact, getting enough sleep can boost your immune system and make you less vulnerable to pain (both acute and chronic) and a number of common and serious health problems which include obesity, diabetes, heart attacks and stroke. It may even make you more alert and reduce your risk of sustaining injuries, help you manage your weight, improve your memory and boost your mood.
Recognizing the many benefits of getting enough sleep, you really need to get enough sleep each and every night. To prepare your body and mind for a restful slumber, you may want to adopt a bedtime routine that works for you. Consider taking a warm bath before bedtime, listen to soft music, read a book by a soft light, or try counting sheep, if you like. If nothing else works for you, you may want to consider using an app to help you get the sleep you need.
Apps to Help You Sleep Better
Are there apps that can help you sleep better through the night? Well, thankfully, yes. Here are some of them:
SleepCycle. This iOS app tracks your movement as you sleep and rouses you up at the most optimal time during your lightest sleep cycle so you will wake up feeling totally revitalized. The app also helps you understand your personal sleep cycle by providing a graph of your movements through the night and determines your "sleep quality percentage" or the ratio between the total amount of time you spend sleeping and your nightly sleep movements.
Sleep as Android. This Android app works essentially the same as the SleepCycle. It provides various nature sounds to help you fall asleep and records any incidence of snoring and/or sleep talking. It also works great for chronic over-sleepers since the alarm can be set to stop only after the user has successfully completed a CAPTCHA task. The Sleep as Android app comes with a two-week free trial so you can try it out before purchasing the full version.
Pzizz. People who have trouble sleeping and even those who have insomnia would definitely love this app. Pzizz provides you with more than 100 billion possible soundtrack combinations to help you relax, destress and get to sleep. Pzizz is available for both iOS and Android devices.
With these apps, you will surely get a good night's sleep each and every night.