According to various researches, an average adult needs 6 to 7 hours of sleep to function properly. Sleep is the one thing we all need most to make sure that our body regains the energy we have lost. It’s much like recharging the phone’s battery. But more often than not, we millennials, never get enough sleep. From Binge watching your favorite TV Show to scrolling through the endless facebook feed, we have a lot of distractions. And among all these distractions, it has become increasingly hard for us get some good sleep. Here’s a list of 5 apps that will help you sleep better.
Twilight is an app that helps you filter the blue lights out of your phone’s display. So what is the deal with this ‘Blue Light’? Research suggests that exposure to blue light before sleep may distort the natural sleep rhythm and cause inability to fall asleep. The cause is the photoreceptor in your eyes, called Melanopsin. This receptor is sensitive to a narrow band of blue light in the 460-480nm range which may suppress Melatonin production – a hormone responsible for your healthy sleep-wake cycles.
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The Twilight app makes your device screen more soft on you eyes by adapting to the time of the day. It filters the blue light emitted by your phone or tablet after sunset and protects your eyes with a soft and pleasant red filter. Get the app by clicking below:[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux”/]
Alternative – Blue Light Filter – Night Mode[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyefilter.nightmode.bluelightfilter”/]
Sleep as Android
Sleep cycles are very crucial in getting proper sleep. The thing is our body likes ‘routine’. If you sleep at the same time every night, for the same duration every night, then your body will get used to to the cycle or routine. The next time that particular time approaches, your body will sense it and you will start to feel sleepy automatically.
This is why keeping track of your sleep cycle is crucial and there are apps to help to do the same. Sleep as Android is one such app. Though these apps are not perfect, they definitely do help in tracking and managing your sleep cycles. Sleep as Android tracks better than its rivals, keeps a lot of statistics, has wake-up verification tasks to prevent oversleeping, detects when you snore, records all your ‘sleeptalks’, and much more. Get it by clicking below:[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.sleep”/]
Alternative – Good Morning[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apalon.alarmclock.smart”/]
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Pzizz – Deep Sleep & Power Nap
When you are trying to fall asleep, even the smallest of things can get quite annoying. The sound of the clock ticking, the faint voice of your neighbors talking, the sound of vehicles outside your house, etc. Attaining true silence is absolutely impossible (unless, of course, you have a lot of $$$). Have you ever noticed that some people fall asleep easier with the TV running in the background? Others like the sound of rain or the sound of a fireplace. Ambient noise (or background noise) apps offer just this. The presence of a background noise can drown out more distracting noises and make them less noticeable.
Pzizz offers sleep-optimized ambient noise. Using a mix of music, sound effects, and voiceovers, Pzizz promises to quiet your mind and put you to sleep. Earphones are recommended for the best experience. Get the app by clicking below:[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pzizz.android”/]
Alternative – A Soft Murmur[googleplay url=”https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gabemart.asoftmurmur”/]
So, how long do you sleep? What is your trick for falling asleep quicker? Let us know in the comments below!