These Are The Sleep Apps That Are Actually Useful

Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things we can do for our health, but according to the National Sleep Foundation, 45% of Americans aren’t snoozing enough. And since no one likes to feel exhausted, we’re always looking for ways to improve our z’s. Enter: sleep apps. They’re intended to help you get a better night’s rest so you wake up on the right side of the bed. Ahead, the ones that are totally worth the space they take up on our phones.


Sleep Apps To Download Now

Sleep Cycle

Cost: Free

This editor has been using Sleep Cycle every night without fail. Set the alarm for your lightest sleep phase and, magically, you'll wake up so much easier (and avoid hitting snooze 11 times). It also tracks your sleep throughout the night and tells you about your sleep quality.

Yoga Wake Up

Cost: $1.99 per month

Waking up just became not terrible, thanks to this app. Instead of an annoying alarm noise or a song you used to love but now hate, it wakes you up with a yoga audio sequence you can do from under your covers. You can also choose a mindful breathing meditation to peacefully start your morning.

Sleep Bot

Cost: Free

Sleep Bot allows you to track your sleep, sound and movements all at once (similar to Sleep Cycle). It keeps a detailed log of your sleeping habits, so you can make sure you're making the most of your time in bed.

Wake Alarm Clock

Cost: Free

Even if you get a good night's sleep, hitting snooze too many times in the morning can disrupt your sleep patterns and generally make your day more awful. This minimalist alarm sets out to make the wake-up process more seamless, including a "shake" mode that requires you to physically shake your phone a certain amount before the alarm turns off.