5 Apps to Help You Get a Great Night’s Sleep

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Do you find that you struggle be productive during the day?

It could be you’re not getting enough sleep. The average adult requires 7 to 8 hours of sleep in order to have a truly productive work day. Not to mention a lack of adequate rest can have some nasty side-effects.

There are some quality apps available that can help you improve your sleep patterns and awake refreshed for the busy day ahead.

Pzizz Sleep

The name Pzizz sounds pretty close to zzzs to suggest it will be a great sleep app. As it turns out, Pzizz Sleep is one of the most popular sleep apps currently available.

According to LifeHacker, Pzizz uses a combination of vocal cues and soothing sounds to help you quiet your mind. The slow relaxation is believed to eventually provide you with a good night’s rest.

Pzizz is also a great device for helping you de-stress; this is ideal because stress can be a serious obstacle to productivity.

The app costs $6 and is available on both Android and iOS devices.

Long Deep Breathing

It makes sense there would be a sleep app for long deep breathing.

You are often advised to take long deep breathes if you find yourself needing to relax. This app, which is available for iOS and Android, promises relaxation by teaching you how to take long, calming breaths.

The goal is eventually to become so relaxed that you are able to drift off to sleep. However, if you need a moment in the middle of a busy work day, the Long Deep Breathing app can help you calm down and then get back on task.

At only 99 cents, it’s also quite a bargain.

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Sleep Genius

The Sleep Genius not only boasts that it is the world’s No. 1 sleep app, but according to the site the app is scientifically proven to help you fall asleep faster.

Using NASA-inspired technology, Sleep Genius helps you find your ideal bedtime and then gradually wakes you from your sleep with soothing sounds, rather than frightens you awake with stress-inducing alarms.

In fact, your body is prone to wake up BEFORE your alarm goes off just to avoid the jarring noise associated with the noise.

As for Sleep Genius, the $4.99 app is available for Apple iPhone and Android phone owners.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

The Sleep Cycle app lets you sleep on your phone in order to analyze exactly how you’re sleeping each night.

The app is so attuned to your sleeping patterns at a point that it will only rouse you from sleep during your lightest sleep phase.

Part of the problem with poor sleep is that people make the unfortunate mistake of waking themselves with alarms in the middle of deeper sleep phases.

Combined with a poor night’s rest, this often leads to feeling groggy for hours and struggling to manage work tasks.

The Sleep Cycle is meant to prevent this by providing you with not only longer sleep periods but deeper sleep, which is very important.

It can be purchased for 99 cents on iTunes or Google Play.

SleepBot

SleepBot is a well-liked sleep app that also happens to be free for iOS or Android.

It works by focusing on how much sleep you aren’t getting each night. From there, the tool was developed as a way for anyone to keep track of their sleep patterns.

You “punch in” your sleep before you drift off, and an alarm rouses you, allowing SleepBot to know exactly how you rested.

This tool is most useful for those who want to better understand their irregular sleep patterns and how much sleep they tend to lose.

It’s possible keeping tabs with a product like SleepBot can actually help your quality of sleep improve over time.

Sleep isn’t an option; you must be sure you’re getting proper rest. You cannot put off sleep for the sake of being more productive. If anything, a lack of quality sleep will make you less productive.

These apps can help you better understand your negative sleep habits and patterns and work to break them. The best part is they’re easy to use and affordable.

Find the right app for you and find your way back knowing what it feels like to wake up well rested and ready to face the day.

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Kayla Matthews writes and edits Productivity Bytes. You can also find her on Inc. Innovate and MakeUseOf.

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