Getting a good night sleep can be paramount to your success. A quality night sleep can leave you feeling focused, refreshed and ready to take on the day. It can also help you become healthier, happier and more balanced in your everyday life. However, most people today are simply not getting enough sleep and they aren’t getting the type of sleep that they need in order to be well-rested and ready to take on their day. Not having enough sleep can not only make you feel bad, but it can also prevent you from doing the things you want to do, which is why sleep is so important. If you are struggling with sleep, then there are a few apps you may want to consider that can actually help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
Sleep Cycle – www.sleepcycle.com
Sleep Cycle is actually an alarm clock that tracks your sleeping patterns and wakes you up during light sleep cycles. The point of Sleep Cycle is that good sleep is all about time. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock. The alarm clock is based on scientific REM sleep cycles, which last about 90 minutes and are repeated multiple times throughout the night. While you may be woken up at moments you didn’t necessarily want to be woken up at, this alarm clock will help you get better, more balanced sleep every night and help you make up feeling refreshed and rested.
After a night of sleep you can even track your movement through an average sleep cycle and see when you are getting your deepest sleep and when you are getting light sleep.
F.lux – justgetflux.com
F.lux is a program that actually adjusts the color of your computer’s display to adapt to the time of day. The colors are warm and night and like sunlight during the day. Many studies have found that you may be staying up too late or not getting enough sleep because of your computer. This program aims to help your eyes and your mood adjust naturally to the change in the day so that you can fall asleep faster and get better sleep even if you have just been on your computer for several hours.
SleepBot – mysleepbot.com
The SleepBott Smart Alarm tracks your motions and your sounds to track your sleep pattern. Like Sleep Cycle, it also wakes you up during your lightest sleep so that you can feel more refreshed. You just set a general alarm to wake you up during a set time (usually of about 30 minutes), once you are in your lightest sleep state, the alarm goes off to wake you up, helping you feel more refreshed and well-rested. This program is designed with ease-of-use in mind and features a one-tap start system so you can easily press a button before bed and start enjoying the benefits of better sleep.