Without entering into the debate of whether having the mobile near or far at bedtime is a good or bad idea, there are those who think about one thing and who thinks another, we will try to offer you a selection of the best apps that you can find on Google Play and that will help you overcome your problems at bedtime .
- Sleepo: Relaxing sounds, Sleep
- Sleep as Android: Sleep cycle tracker, smart alarm
- Sleep Cycle: Sleep analysis & Smart alarm clock
- Sleepzy: Alarm Clock & Sleep Cycle Tracker
- Tide – Sleep Sounds, Focus Timer, Relax Meditate
- Baby Sleep – White Noise
- Atmosphere, Relaxing Sounds
- Sleepy – Sleep Cycles
- Sleeptic: smart alarm and sleep health
- Pzizz, sleep with a click
There are some that help you free your mind at the end of the day, which allows you to fall asleep faster or those that will simply fight insomnia through methods such as white noise or soothing music. Whatever the system, we hope that tonight, if you download any of them, do not have problems to fall into the arms of Morpheus.
This application is one of the most interesting because it offers a large collection of high definition sounds but, the best thing is that we can create the environment we want. You can choose from 32 different types of rain sounds, nature sounds, city sounds, white noise or instruments.
We activate one or the other, until we achieve the environment that most helps us to fall asleep and, if we do not want to lose it, we can save it among our favorites. It has a timer, it works without being connected to the Internet and it is also possible to use it for meditation since it has white, pink and brown noise.
Sometimes we sleep badly because we have a problem, but how do we know what happens to us while we are dreaming? For this we have this application, Sleep as Android, which takes advantage of different sensors of the phone to “radiograph” the quality of our sleep.
It is able to follow a person’s sleep cycles, detect when he has fallen asleep and wake him up intelligently, offers statistics of sleep deficiency and snoring, is compatible with the Pebble Smartwatch and other smart watches.
It has an intelligent recorder both for those who speak in dreams and for snorers. There are two strengths: the first, an anti-snoring sound and, on the other hand, an alarm clock that does not go out, for those who on the contrary do not have trouble sleeping but waking up, until we solve a riddle.
Like the previous applications, it has a large collection of sounds to help us fall asleep. However, it has focused more on getting a good quality of sleep. In this sense, when sleeping we go through different phases that configure cycles.
Many times, although we spend many more hours in bed than usual, we wake up tired. This is because we have opened our eyes in the middle of one of these. Sleep Cycle is responsible for detecting the optimal time, when we are in a phase of light sleep, to wake up in the morning, within 30 minutes before the alarm sounds. Waking up in the lighter phase of sleep is natural, what we do when we don’t set the alarm.
Again, we are facing an application capable of not only analyzing how we are sleeping, but also of improving the quality of our sleep time. It wakes us up in the lightest phase of while we sleep, close to the time we have marked on the alarm clock, it allows us to set some rest goals as well as the sleep deficit that we are accumulating, and it has a sound recorder to detect if we snore Or we talk at night.
It is not an application just for sleeping, we can use it throughout the day. That is why we select it in this list since it presents a platform of mental and physical health, with sounds of nature and guided meditation practices. He wants us to get rid of the trivial routines, find a peaceful and quiet space, which avoids the pressure of day to day, maintain focus and calm, something that will ultimately help us sleep better.
We have focused on adults but, one of the most frequent causes of lack of sleep in many houses … is the presence of a baby. This application will help us to make the child fall asleep. It is similar to Sleepo, in fact the developer is the same, so it shares many of its functions but adapted to the needs that a small child who is not able to sleep can have. The white background noise is actually calming for the baby and resembles the type of sounds that he would hear in the womb, to which “Shh-shhh” sounds are added to calm his anxiety that can be recorded with the parents’ voice. It does not require an Internet connection and has a timer to stop working after a while.
This application uses binaural and isochronic sounds, which allows us to stimulate the mind, reducing stress is even stimulating creativity. Obviously, they also help us rest better, with functions that allow us to import our own audios to mix with the sounds and create the perfect combinations to meditate, yoga, end stress, overcome anxiety, insomnia or simply enjoy the sounds of nature.
With this application we can know, exactly, when we should go to sleep to rest better. Depending on the time at which we set the alarm, it will indicate the amount of sleep cycles that we are going to perform and, therefore, what is the best time to have a restful sleep, regardless of the hours we go to sleep.
Two functions stand out in this app: an anti-sleeper alarm that will pose different games to start from the first minute and not fall asleep; and a sleep monitor that integrates with Google Fit, allows us to know different health data of our way of sleeping, it is possible to have different rest modalities to compare and also has a selection of relaxing sounds.
Simplicity is the keyword of this app that has three options: sleep, nap and focus. Pressing each of the three will show the specific functions of cad one, with relaxing sounds, “fast sleep” mode or focus system based on the pomodoro technique. Based on clinical trials, it has a special mix of sounds, voices and effects capable of making our mind disconnect or focus on a specific task.