Your body is a bank and sleep is the currency. In a nutshell that is exactly how sleep works. Make generous deposits into your high, interest-bearing account and you get amazing rewards. They include alertness, focus, balanced nutrition, zest for preparation, energy for your day. Overdraw with a lack of, or ongoing low-quality sleep and weight gain, foggy brain — fatigue, maybe your fate. The latter, so much so that it could be considered as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. The mental health community considers sleep a vital part of your mind’s well-being. Don’t go at this important venture alone, get an app to bless you with the type of sleep and rise and shine your body depends on.
Aura Tracks Sleep from Over, and Under the Mattress
The sensor goes under the mattress and the device goes on your nightstand. At night the Withings’ Aura sleep system uses a sunset light spectrum incorporating various shades of red, ranging from light to dark. The time span allows for the gradual release of melatonin – the ‘darkness’ hormone that helps induce sleep at night. By morning the Aura will increase light and sound with colors from the sunrise (blue) light spectrum and a crescendo sound. The smart alarm will also utilize your sleep cycle information in order to wake you during your lightest period of sleep, avoiding the shock brought on by a regular alarm clock.
Apple users, y’all are gonna get an accurate read of your rest rhythms. Designed by the most recent discoveries in sleep research, it uses motion and sound pattern detection to paint a complete picture of your sleep session. Pillow uses health and fitness metrics – including weight, blood pressure, heart rate, dietary calories, and caffeine and alcohol consumption – to visualize how these measures affect your sleep quality.
Settle the Snore
Do you have a blocked nose? Did you shower before bed? Are you trying any specific remedies to help your snoring? Consider keeping track of all of these factors and remedies in SnoreLab app. This can help you identify the things that trigger your snoring and what measures help you to snore less for a better power nap or beauty sleep.
Be Kind to Your Mind
If you are unemployed, a healthcare worker, or in K-12, this one is free for a year. If you’re working there’s a free trial. Either way, your wellness is top of mind. Headspace is a meditation-focused sleep app that helps you relax before bed. If you’re new to meditation and mindfulness, don’t worry because it will walk you through the steps. It also offers music and sounds, and lets you track your mindfulness each night.
The Relaxation Assistant
Calm, like many of the sound apps, has sleep stories and different relaxing sounds to choose from. It offers guided breathing exercises to help you relax, as well as guided meditation for those who are experts and for meditators who are just starting out.
Whichever app you choose, we wish you the sweetest dreams, lovelies!