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Finally Get Some Shut-Eye With These Sleep Apps For The Weary

Are you rising and shining or barely dragging yourself out of bed in the morning? Getting a decent night’s sleep is crucial for good health and impacts just about everything you do in the hours that you’re awake. In fact, your physical, emotional and mental well-being all hinge on the quality time you spend in the sack. Sure, missing a good night’s sleep can make you feel grouchy. It can also result in weight gain, memory issues, poor concentration, high blood pressure, lowered libido, weakened immune system and even cause accidents. Before things get dangerous, make every effort to get a solid 7-9 hours of shut-eye. And do your best to keep your sleep au natural.

  • Boozing before bedtime is no bueno. According to a UCLA study on sleep and men, some think that drinking alcohol will help them sleep better. “Alcohol makes you sleepy and might help you fall asleep faster. But it is also likely to cause you to wake up during the night.”
  • Popping prescription pills to help you pass out can be harmful. The study also points out that “pills should not be seen as a long-term solution for better sleep. Doctors rarely prescribe them for more than a few weeks at a time.”
  • Be cautious about using over the counter sleep solutions. “Most of these use antihistamine, the same ingredient found in many cold medicines. While they can have a positive effect on your sleep, they can also make you very groggy during the day.”

These sleep apps will send you to snoozeville sans the negative side effects.

Sleep Genius

Get to sleep faster, more deeply and stay down longer by turning to science. Sleep Genius was created from research commissioned by NASA to get astronauts to sleep. It works by using neurosensory algorithms that trigger your brain and get it ready for sleep. It then guides you through each stage of the sleep cycle and wakes you with a gentle alarm. You’ll wake refreshed and well-rested upon re-entry.

Sleep Cycle

Waking up in the morning doesn’t have to feel so brutal. Here’s how. While catching z’s you move through different phases of sleep. This app works on the premise that the sleep phase you’re in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up. You put your phone on your bed or on the floor, and the microphone picks ups sounds and monitors your movements using sound vibration technology so that you’ll wake rested. Sleep Cycle analyzes how deeply you’re sleeping and wakes you with an alarm while you’re in the lightest sleep phase, which turns out, is most humane. Good Morning!


Reaching peak performance requires rest. Bring you’re A-game to bed with Pzizz. NBA star Roy Hibbert told Sports Illustrated that he credits this app for helping cure his insomnia and diminishing his postgame need for Ambien. And no, this isn’t just another white noise machine, this science-backed app works to quiet your mind, put you to sleep and keep you dreaming. It’s a slam dunk!






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