All the facts and figures about your sleep patterns in one place. Sleep Cycle gets downright DETAILED when it comes to analyzing your sleep. It’ll identify any sleep trends you have and uses your data to help you understand how you can sleep better. It shows how soundly you sleep and will even gently vibrate to wake you up when it senses your body is ready. Even with all the analytics it provides, the app still manages to keep everything organized and maintain a sleek, minimalistic design.
With only 28 days in February, March hit us real quick. It’s hard to believe that it’s already March when temperatures still linger in the 20s and 30s. While we cross our fingers for warmer weather with the Spring Equinox coming up on March 20th, let’s not forget that it’s going to come with a cost—one less hour of sleep. Sure, it’s only a single hour. But adjusting to a new sleep schedule March 20th and onward is going to throw off your sleep schedule. You probably won’t wake up feeling your best during this transition period—but there are definitely some ways to make the switch-up suck less. Unlock your phone because these apps are the keys to getting your sleep routine back on track:
Pillow does it all: Soothing sleep sounds, smart alarms that ring when you’re in light sleep, and beyond. Pillow acts as both a sleep tracker app AND a sleep aid app to be the ultimate sleep assistant. Don’t just take our word for it; BuzzFeed, The New York Times, Forbes and other outlets have praised this app. It’s also free, so you really don’t have much to lose by downloading it. When you’re ready for the full-blown experience, the full version of Pillow is still only $4.99!
To achieve a great night’s sleep no matter the season, a relaxed mind will always be needed. To achieve serenity to sleep, mediating is super helpful. If you want to get into meditating but don’t know where to start, the free Mindfulness app has you covered. The app has quick courses you can take to learn the ins and outs of mediation, along with a timer and progress tracker. With so many mediation tips, Mindfulness is also great for veteran meditators too!
3. TaoMix 2
There are a TON of sleep sound apps out there, but TaoMix 2 is a standout. TaoMix 2 is more than a beautiful app with a wide variety of sounds. With the app, you craft your own soundscapes. This means that you can put together a mix where one sound seamlessly transitions to the next, creating a unique, yet soothing atmosphere. This is literally the Soundcloud of sleep: you can share your soundscapes with others and even import your own sounds.
Here’s a little insider secret: there’s a breathing technique called 4-7-8 that’ll help you destress and fall into a sound sleep faster. It’ll take some practice to adopt and get into the habit of doing. But the Breathe app will make that happen. It’ll guide you through how to do this breathing method and make sure you’re being consistent with your practice. It’s a super simple app, so all directions are easy to follow and your progress is tracked and organized.
5. Sleep Cycle
What apps do you have to help you get better sleep? Let us know in the comments!