Read on for some of the best sleep tracker apps that will help you get a good night’s rest.
A List of the Most Excellent Sleep Tracker Apps in the Market
How Do Sleep Tracker Apps Work?
Sleep tracker apps use a smartphone’s built-in sensors and user data to learn more about a person’s sleep quality and quantity. Here are some ways it captures data:
- Movement — A sleep tracking app can use the accelerometer, which can track movements to determine whether the user is asleep or awake.
- Noise — Another way a sleep tracker can determine whether a user is asleep is the presence, or lack of, noise, which it can capture through the phone’s microphone.
- Health Metrics — Health rate and temperature are some health metrics that can also help determine sleep/wake cycles. This is usually tracked through wearables devices, such as sleep trackers and fitness trackers, or when the user manually logs the data into an app.
SleepCycle tracks your sleeping habits using your iPhone’s accelerometer. The app wakes you up as soon as it detects that your sleep movements have been on point within a specific timeframe (usually 30-minute stretches).
Price: Free, but paid features are also available
Average Ratings: 4.7/5 (iOS), 4.5/5 (Android)
This sleep tracker monitors both your sleep duration and quality. It works in tandem with your iPhone’s built-in Health app to track your heart rate while sleeping.
Pillow also monitors stages of sleep, including REM and deep sleep. It tells you how you’re doing in these specific phases of sleep. Premium features include power nap modes and exhaustive reporting of your sleep history.
Price: Free, but paid features can be unlocked for $4.99
Average Ratings: 4.4/5
3. Sleep Better
This sleep tracker monitors your quality of sleep, while also boasting of value-added features, such as tracking your caffeine intake, lucid dreams, and moon phases.
What’s more, Sleep Better offers premium features for free. The Premium upgrade will allow you to access the app’s alarm clock feature, which predicts the best sleep routine based on personal data collected from your sleeping habits.
Average Ratings: 4.1/5
4. Sleep as Android
This sleep tracker maximizes your phone’s or wearable device’s built-in sensors. It uses the data collected to pinpoint the best time to wake you up.
It helps users avoid oversleeping by offering more than the usual swipe-to-snooze alarm — alarm tasks. Some examples include scanning a QR code or solving a math problem to turn off the alarm.
Price: Free, but premium features can be unlocked for $3.19
Average Ratings: 4.3/5
5. Good Morning Alarm Clock
Good Morning Alarm Clock taps into the phone’s sensors to read your sleeping habits. It uses this data to determine the most optimal time and manner to wake you up. It tracks your sleep even when you don’t set an alarm so you can always have the most recent data on your sleep/wake cycle available.
Price: $4.99 (iOS), Free (Android)
Average Ratings: 4.5/5 (iOS), 4.4 (Android)
This iOS app works in tandem with the Apple Watch. AutoSleep stores and reads all sleep-related data collected by your Apple Watch’s sensors.
Every morning, AutoSleep will greet you with an exhaustive report of how your sleep went, both in terms of quality and duration. It will still track your sleeping time if you choose to take off your Apple Watch during bedtime.
Average Ratings: 4.7/5
7. Sleep Time+
Sleep Time+ is the cooler and younger brother of Sleep Time. This app is a dependable sleep tracker, monitoring both the length of your sleep and its quality.
Sleep Time+ works in tandem with HealthKit. It also comes with sleep-inducing soundscapes.
Average Ratings: 4.8/5 (iOS), 4.1/5 (Android)
Even if you only have a limited time to catch some z’s, you can still track how much sleep you’re getting throughout the day. Sleepo lets you set your preferred sleep timer, down to the hour and minute. You can later combine this data to calculate how much shuteye you’re getting in a day. If you have trouble sleeping, it also offers a multitude of relaxing sounds to help you fall asleep.
Average Ratings: 4.8/5
Snoring is a common problem that a lot of sleepers face. Worse, a snoring problem can even disrupt someone’s (either the sleeper’s or their partner’s) sleep. This is an issue this app hopes to address.
SnoreLab will record an audio file while the user is asleep and will assign a “Snore Score” based on the intensity of the captured data. It also lets users log some essential lifestyle factors (e.g. drinking alcohol) that may contribute to their snoring problem.
Average Ratings: 4.7/5 (iOS), 4.3 (Android)
Sleeptracker is one of the most advanced sleep tracker apps on this list since it can be connected to smart home devices. It’s the companion app for various Sleeptracker monitors that turn a bed into a smart bed.
It can also be linked with Sleeptracker smart mattresses to provide accurate readings of one’s sleep quality metrics, such as movements throughout the night. From there, it uses artificial intelligence to provide personal sleep tips. All of the information is also stored in the cloud, so you can be assured that your sleep data will be there any time you need it.
Price: $29.99/1-month free trial
Average Ratings: 4.5/5 (iOS), 4.2/5 (Android)
11. Alarm Clock Xtreme
Aside from being an alarm clock app, Alarm Clock Xtreme also offers sleep tracking capabilities. It captures data on sleep quantity, as well as quality.
Its interface provides an easy-to-understand analysis of how much a person has slept throughout the night and lists them down by day. It’s easy to compare which days a person has slept less this way, and it helps determine the average hours of sleep the user is getting in a certain period.
Average Ratings: 4.5/5
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Having any of these sleep tracker apps on your phone can change your dozing habit for the better. Start downloading so you’re one step closer to getting the good night’s rest you deserve!
Do you see the need to track your sleep? If yes, which of these sleep tracker apps are you interested in getting and why? We would love to hear from you in the comments section below.
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