Friday, August 9, 2013

Track Your Sleep With the Sleep Cycle App

You may not be workin' on your fitness when your snoozing away, but a good night's sleep is the foundation for a good workout and healthy life. That's why I use Sleep Cycle. This app, by Maciek Drejak Labs, uses your body's movements during the night to track when you go to sleep, and what phase of sleep you're in. All you have to do is place your phone in your bed, with the app running, and Sleep Cycle will analyze your sleep. You can also use the app as an alarm, setting a time window (from 10 minutes to 90 minutes) in which you need to wake up, and Sleep Cycle will wake you in your lightest state of sleep, leaving you feeling awake and refreshed. After five nights of using the app, Sleep Cycle gives you charts and graphs that analyze your sleep patterns. Other features include using your own music as an alarm, recording sleep notes, a sleep aid (soothing noises to help you sleep) and ability to record your mood when you wake up.

Set your alarm.

Data of your night's sleep.

Sleep quality analysis.




When we become busy and have so much to do, we often have to give up certain aspects of our lives. One of the first things to go is usually sleep. Don't be that person who is always tired and irritable because you don't sleep. Catching some zzzz's is what gives us energy for our day, and not having enough energy isn't just tiring, it's unhealthy. So get some sleep, and sweet dreams!

4 comments:

  1. That is so cool! If it were up to me we wouldn't need to sleep :)

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  2. As a mom of a small child - sleep is the elusive key to being healthy - one day I'll sleep again :) Very cool app!

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    1. Haha, good luck! And yes, sleep is like the secret "tool" that promotes good health.

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