8 top-rated apps that can help you get a better night’s sleep

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8 top-rated apps that can help you get a better night’s sleep
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According to the National Sleep Foundation, getting enough sleep is directly connected to better health. So we know it’s important to get a good night’s rest.

However, sleep can be elusive for many people. As many as 9 million Americans take medication to help them sleep at night. 

So if you haven’t been getting the best sleep lately, here are some apps that can help!

Read more: What you need to know about sleeping pills 

Sleep Genius

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

According to the website, this is the world’s #1 sleeping app. This app was developed by experts in neuroscience, sleep, sound, and music following research helping NASA get astronauts to sleep.

How it works: First, the Sleep Program helps you get an optimal night’s sleep. Then, the Sleep Genius gradually awakens you with a gentle 5 minute Revive Cycle scientifically created to help you wake to soothing sounds, welcoming you to a new day.

Available for: iOS, Android, Wearables

‘Finally, a scientific and neurologically sound sleep aid that is easy to use and all natural with no side effects’ -Kamran Fallahpour, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist/Neuroscientist, Brain Resource Center, NY

Get this app.

Pzizz

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

Pzizz has helped more than 400,000 people from all around the world to relax, re-energize and get better sleep.

How it works: Combines neurolinguistic programming, enchanting music, sound effects, and binaural beats to help you relax. Generates over a hundred billion slightly different sound effects to quiet your mind and ease you into a restful deep sleep. 

Available for: iOS, Android

‘With pzizz, the effects were both immediate and dramatic. Not only did I fall asleep more easily, I stayed asleep longer and woke up refreshed. I’m most grateful for my pzizz.’ Clyde Phillips, CT, USA

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Sleep Cycle

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

How it works: Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock. Your movements vary with each sleep phase. Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify sleep states

Available for: iOS, Android

“I’ve used the app for months now and truly believe it works… and I love seeing graphs of my sleep patterns over time.” – The Wall Street Journal

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Sleep as Android

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

Smart alarm clock with sleep cycle tracking. Wakes you gently in optimal moment for pleasant mornings.

How it works: Sleep cycle tracking with smart wake up uses your phone’s or wearable sensors. Never oversleep again with CAPTCHA wake up verification (Math, Sheep counting, Phone shaking, Bathroom QR code or NFC tag.) Google Fit, S Health integration, plus sleep deficit, deep sleep and snoring statistics. 

Available for: Android

‘Best sleep app for Android! I’ve been using this for years and it just keeps getting better. I’ve tried others here and there. Always come back to this one.’ -Justin M.

Get this app.

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Sleep

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

Sleep is one of 10 best insomnia apps according to Healthline. Editors included Sleep in the final list of their favorite apps for insomniacs.

How it works: A selection of relaxing music helps you fall asleep and awake in the morning. Relax, reduce stress, sleep and feel better. 

Available for: iOS

‘Simply put… single favorite app I have. Hands down.’ -EphesiansTwo8

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SleepTime+

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

Fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed! 

How it works: Sleep Time analyzes how you sleep and wakes you up in your lightest sleep phase. In addition, offers soundscapes that simulate a natural environment and help you drift quickly asleep, plus reporting on your sleep cycles. 

Available for: iOS, Android

‘Best sleep app available. I work nights but still have to keep up with three teenagers during the day. This app is a vital part of helping me become more healthy and functional (and nice! because I get more sleep.)’ -Ladanea

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Sleep Bot 

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

One-tap sleep tracking. 

How it works: Track your sleep on the mobile app and set alarms and create auto-settings to get the most out of your sleep. Then, view and share your stats online or from your phone!

Available for: iOS, Android

‘I rarely review apps, but I feel this one deserves one. By far the best app I’ve come across. I like every aspect of it.’ – Pablo

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MotionX 24/7

12 apps that help you get a better night's sleep

The #1 top paid medical application, MotionX 24/7 is an all-in-one sleep tracker, sleep cycle alarm, snore, apnea, heart rate monitor, weight loss and activity tracker. 

How it works: MotionX-24/7 is the first solution for the iPhone that measures and correlates resting heart rate, monitors advanced sleep cycles with smart alarms and power naps, and incorporates ‘Get Active’ alerts. Set goals and monitor your progress, such as 5,000 steps per day, or 7 hours of sleep per night. 

Available for: iOS

‘I recommend this app to everyone’ -Robert Nelson, Technology Tell

Get this app.

Read more: Clark’s tips for getting a better night of sleep

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