Sleep Smarter with Sleep Apps & Health Tools

 

Best Sleep Apps

As a general rule, we advocate for powering down laptops, TVs and smartphones to eliminate light, sounds and stress associated with electronic devices that could disturb your slumber. But, smartphones do present some opportunities to get better sleep. If you’re tech-savvy and have trouble sleeping – or if you’re just curious about trying a new alarm clock – installing a sleep app on your smartphone could be a great option.

We considered seven of the best sleep apps and health apps that can help track and analyze your sleep, so you can wake up feeling more rested. From tracking hours slept, frequency of REM sleep, movement and snoring to waking you in your lightest sleep, the breakdown below can help you determine which sleep app is right for you.

All apps were selected based on standings and reviews in popular app stores. The Better Sleep Council does not endorse or promote the use of these or any applications. We do, however, promote a good night’s rest on a quality mattress.

 

SleepBot Features and Functionality
SleepBot Sleep App    smart alarm clock
sleep counter
sleep debt log
motion and sound graphs
Summary: This sleep app analyzes your sleep patterns and records sounds to see if you snore or have breathing problems while sleeping. Comprehensive graphs illustrate sound and movement correlations. iOS and Android compatible Price:
FREE

 

Sleep Time + Alarm Clock and Sleep Cycle Analysis Features and Functionality
Sleep Time sleep app   smart alarm clock
soundscapes
sleep cycle analysis
monthly/weekly tracking
heart rate recognition
Summary: Smart alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you up at the perfect moment of your lightest sleep phase. Wake up feeling refreshed. iOS and Android compatible Price:
$1.99

 

Sleep Cycle Features and Functionality
Sleep Cycle sleep app   smart alarm clock
soundscapes
sleep cycle analysis
sleep journal
Summary: This sleep app detects motion and analyzes your sleep patterns – wakes you up when you’re in your lightest sleep phase. iOS compatible Price:
$1.99

 

Sleep by MotionX Features and Functionality
Sleep by MotionX sleep app   smart alarm clock
soundscapes
sleep cycle analysis
pedometer
inactivity prompts
heart rate recognition
Summary: Monitors and analyzes your sleep cycles by having your iPhone or smartphone on your mattress or under your pillow; wakes you during your lightest sleep within a 30-minute window. BONUS: Includes a pedometer and “Get Active” alerts that notify you when you’ve been idle for too long. iOS compatible Price:
$1.99

 

Absalt EasyWakeup PRO Features and Functionality
Absalt EasyWakeup PRO sleep app   smart alarm clock
sleep cycle analysis
sleep journal (mood rating)
countdown mode
Summary: Once the wakeup window is reached, the EasyWakeup sleep app will wake you up at the time of your lightest sleep. From there you can view charts of your sleep pattern and even rate your mood upon waking. iOS compatible Price:
$9.99

 

Best Health Tools and Apps

For the ultimate dataheads, UP by JawBone and FitbitOne extend beyond the app, offering overall health tools that track your fitness and activity levels.

 

UPbyJawBone Features and Functionality
UP by Jawbone health app smart alarm clock
sleep cycle analysis
pedometer
calorie counter
inactivity prompts
power nap
Summary: Overall health wristband that tracks movement in sleep, hours of sleep and can wake you up at the most optimal time. The UP Smart Alarm is a great way to wake up feeling refreshed. Set up to four alarms, and the UP health app analyzes your sleep cycle to wake you with a gentle vibration at the most ideal time within a 10-, 20- or 30-minute window. iOS and Android compatible Price:
$129 - $199

 

Fitbit One™ Features and Functionality
 Fitbit One health app smart alarm clock
sleep cycle analysis
pedometer
calorie counter
Summary: Overall health tool that tracks how well you sleep, how many times you wake up, etc. During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures your sleep quality, helps you learn how to sleep better and wakes you in the morning. The Fitbit One™ easily attaches to a belt loop or bra strap.
iOS and Android compatible
Price:
$90 - $99