If you’re having trouble getting a good night’s rest, we’ve hand-picked eight of the best apps for helping you sleep better.

Getting appropriate sleep is one of the main pre-requisites to great health. In simpler words, it is a tad important to get a good night’s sleep. That being said, sleep is not a luxury that comes easy to some people. It can be elusive. According to a report, almost 9 million Americans take sleep-inducing medications. In today’s fast paced world, getting a good night’s rest is a real problem.

If you are having troubled time sleeping, here are some apps that will allow you a good night’s rest.

Sleep Genius

Sleep Genius is probably world’s best sleeping app. It wasn’t a startup idea, it was creating by scientists. And not just ordinary scientists, experts in neuroscience, sleep, sound, and music. The app was developed in collaboration with NASA in order to help astronauts sleep better.

Sleep Genius makes you go through its sleep Program that includes, breathing, stretching and a few other actions. Then once you have optimally slept, it wakes you up with a 5 minute snooze cycle.

The app is available on both iOS and Android.

Pzizz

Pzizz is not just a cleverly named app. It is also very functional. It has helped around 400,000 people from all over the world sleep better and ultimately have a healthier life.

Pzizz focuses on sound. It helps you go to sleep with music, sound effects and beats. This technique is called neurolinguistics programming. Specialised sound waves quiet down your mind and help you sink into a soothing sleep.

The app is available on both iOS and Android.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle is an incredibly simple and intuitive alarm application that was designed to wake you up in the calmest way possible. The clock tracks your sleep patterns and it goes off when you are lightly sleeping. Waking up during light sleep means waking up naturally rested.

Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify the state of sleep you are in. It actually displays the graphs of your sleep patterns in a very cool way.

The app is available on both iOS and Android.

Sleep as Android

Sleep as Android is a creative app that wakes you up using sensors included in your smartphone or wearable. The app won’t let you sleep once your “nap time” is over, as it requires a CAPTCHA to silence the app. If you think you can sleep with some mathematics, phone vibration and a bathroom appliance QR code – think again. Another cool feature is the analytics you get. You’ll be able to see detailed graphs and charts of your sleeping habits. It even gives you snoring statistics.

The app is available for Android users.

Sleep

According to the famous Rich Querrey who reviewed a number of sleep apps on his mobile phone website, Sleep is one of the best insomnia apps. It is simple, effective and easy. First it helps you sleep with calm and relaxing music, then it wakes you up at exactly the right time with the same thing.

The app is available on iOS.

SleepTime+

SleepTime+ is a lot like Sleep Cycle, an app we mentioned earlier in the list. SleepTime+ tracks your sleeping habits and wakes you up when you are in a light sleep mode. It has a full reporting system that can help you track sleeping habits and efficiency. The app also simulates a sound environment of your choice to help you sleep better.

The app is available on both Android and iOS.

Sleep Bot

Sleep Bot is clean and functional. You can set alarms, track sleeping patterns and set your phone to settings that will help you sleep better. You can also view and share your statistics on social media or have them emailed if you want to show them to a sleep expert.

The app is available on Android and iOS.

MotionX 24/7

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MotionX 24/7 is a premium app that offers much more than just sleep. In fact, it is a multi-functional all-in-one health app. It tracks your sleep quality, monitors your snoring patterns and looks out for potential apnea. This is in addition to other non-sleep related health features such as how many steps you take in a day (vs. how many you should) and heart rate monitoring.

Apart from setting alarms and snooze options, you can set yourself goals and work towards achieving them.

The app is available for iOS users.

Notice anything we’ve missed or have any suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!

Nuur Hasan

Author bio: Nuur Hasan is a software developer, web developer and a technical writer with more than seven years of experience. He believes that sharing knowledge can do wonders and that is why he likes to blog. His other interests include politics and sports. 
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