If you ask most people what they need, outside of more hours in a day and an unlimited bank account, the resounding response is usually more sleep. Especially with us moving from long summer days into short fall nights, it’s imperative to take advantage of getting a little extra snooze time.
The struggle to catch some zzz’s is so real and sometimes you fight so hard to fall asleep that you wake up feeling like you didn’t get any rest at all. Thankfully, like with most things these days, there’s an app for that.
We want you to sleep well, so we’ve rounded up a few apps that not only help you fall and stay asleep but also analyze your patterns so you can learn how to get the amount of rest your body needs to help you wake up refreshed and ready to slay your day.
After a hectic day it can be hard to unwind and get your body into sleep mode, but with Pzizz sleep at your fingertips, you'll undoubtedly rest well. Just set the timer for the length of sleep you want to achieve (it also allows for naps) and the app will play a soothing dreamscape (a combo of music, voiceovers, and sound effects) to help you fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.
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Although the Calm app is a popular pick for meditation, it also has a Sleep Stories section full of bedtime stories (for kids and adults) that are read aloud by people with soothing voices and designed to help you drift peacefully to sleep.
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Falling asleep is great, but if you want more insight into how well you sleep, then Sleep Cycle is for you. With this app you can track your sleep patterns and then with that data, Sleep Cycle provides tips to optimize your snooze time and also create an alarm designed to wake you up when you're in your lightest sleep phase so you wake up refreshed and ready to tackle the day.