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Top 5 Sleep Apps And Their Features

Here are top 5 mobile sleeping applications and their unique features.

17th Dec 2018
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On an average, an adult person needs 7 to 8 hours of sleep every day. Sleep is an important factor in our lives. Complete and calm sleep can help you spend to the day with enthusiasm and makes you ready for all the hard work. 

When we say that sleep is important we mean complete and relax sleep. In the United States, there are 50 to 70 million people suffering from a sleep disorder. according to report, 4.7 respondents stated that they fell asleep while driving at least once in recent times. 25 million adults from the USA suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. 35.3 adults in the USA reported less than 7 hours of sleep every day. did you know that teenagers require 8 to 10 hours of sleep every day? Source:    

53 percent of adults in Australia have some sort of medical issues that impact their sleep. Compared to the globe Australian adults are most likely to use prescription sleep drugs. Source:   

insomnia is the most common sleep disorder found in adults as well as children. The people with insomnia find it difficult to sleep. Some of the sleep scientists say that one or two hours of sleep in the afternoon is essential for your body.  

Narcolepsy is a sleeping disorder in which the patient suffers from the uncontrollable excessive sleeping problem. You can call narcolepsy an opposite of insomnia. Sleep apnea is one more type of sleep disorder. People suffering from sleep apnea usually get a good hour of sleep but still feel tiredness for the whole time.

It is expected that mobile healthcare application market size will reach 11 1.8 billion US dollars by the year 2025 with a CAGR of 44.2 percent. Source: Grand view research. The different types of healthcare applications available in the play store. some of the healthcare apps are related to fitness, lifestyle management, nutrition and diet, women's health, medication adherence, disease management, etc. The highest number of healthcare app downloads are from the USA.  

we all know that healthcare has always been one of the top three industries to utilize mobile application development. This industry has optimized the technology excellently and has provided the patients with some valuable mobile applications.  

Recently the healthcare mobile app development sector has added one more type of mobile apps that are sleep apps. The basic motto or objective of these sleep apps is to offer complete good night's sleep to the users.

In this article, we are going to understand deeply about some of the most popular sleep applications and their unique features. If you want to develop a sleep application you should consider these features.  

White noise application

The name says it all. This application is a noise generator application. Though it is a myth that to have a good night's sleep, complete silence is required; the application has proved that wrong. The application generates pleasant sounds while the user is sleeping.  There are many people who are habitual of some kind of sounds and cannot fall asleep without those sounds.

The app developers have done complete research on the sounds that can help someone fall asleep. The app has different kinds of sounds such as rain, fan, fire, ocean, train, car, leaves, Creek, Forest, wind, etc. the best part about the application is that users can mix different sounds and create their own unique sound.

The users can also set the timer for the sound play. For instance, if you select 10 minutes and tab on your favorite sound it will start playing and after 10 minutes that sound will automatically stop playing. it depends on the users how long they take to fall asleep and accordingly they can set the timer. This unique and amazing concept of the application has gained 4.8 stars and more than 1 million downloads. Which is one of the most popular sleep applications?  

Sleep cycle

Has it ever happened to you that you wake up suddenly due to the loud alarm voice from a deep sleep? Most of the people use alarm clocks to wake them up in the morning. The alarms start playing the alarm tone on the exact time that the user has set. Most of the times people are in deep sleep and due to such router noise does sleep gets disturbed and they feel groggy.

If you often wake up due to the loud noise of alarms and feel tired for the whole day despite complete sleep then the sleep cycle application is perfect for you. This brilliant application uses the microphone of your smartphone and tracks your sleep patterns. the application wakes you in the lightest phase of your sleep. it makes sure that you are not in a deep sleep while it plays the alarm.

For instance, the user has set an alarm from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. then the app tracks sleeping patterns and wakes the user in the exact time when he is in the lightest phase of sleep. The application users can snooze the alarm by double tapping the phone. The application has 4.5 stars and more than 1 million downloads from the play store.

Apple's bedtime

Apple's bedtime is a mobile application exclusive for iOS users. This app has a lot of similar features like sleep cycle app. The application user has to set a time for alarm. the application then tells the user what would be the best time to go to bed. for instance, the user has set a time of 6 a.m. then the application will suggest the user go to the bed at 11:00 p.m. to complete the sleep of 7 hours. This excellent application also analyses the sleep of users and tells them the hours of deep sleep and light sleep. The app also sends push notification before your bedtime.

Sonic sleep coach alarm clock

This application is for iOS users. The SAP works as a personalized sleep assistant. It is developed with the help of sleep scientist to improve users sleep quality and offer regenerative sleep. to explain in short this application is a mixture of white noise app and sleep cycle. The application uses your smartphone's microphone two sense sounds while the user is sleeping.

The app plays soothing audio and adjusts the audio in the right volume to enhance your sleep all night. The best part about the app is that it blocks snoring and traffic sounds that disrupt in the sleep. Just like the sleep cycle, Sonic sleep coach alarm clock also detects the lightest sleep cycle and place the alarm. The sound of alarm gradually increases to wake you up in a pleasant way. Users can shake their Apple phones to snooze the alarm for 5 minutes. The users can get one week of free premium trial.

Pillow

Pillow is a sleep app that has features of Apple bedtime and sleep cycle. This application tracks users sleep and wakes him or her up in a light stage of rest. With the amazing application has several other features. The user has simply wear an Apple watch during sleep.

There is no need to install the application in the Apple watch. The Apple watch tracks your sleep every night and analyses you are sleeping cycles. It also analyses heart rate and sleeps quality. This can help the user understand what quality of sleep he is getting and can improve the quality if needed. This application is available only on the Apple app store.

Conclusion

This is where the top 5 most popular sleep mobile applications and their features. If you want to develop a sleep app it is not mandatory that the app should connect with users directly during the sleeping hours. Most of the doctors suggest practicing meditation and yoga to get a good night's sleep.

It is important for mobile app developers to understand the pain point of the target audience. Once you know the reasons behind incomplete sleep or excessive sleep then you can search for the solution. While developing a sleep mobile app try integrating latest technologies such as artificial intelligence. the artificial intelligence can study the users sleeping patterns in real time and offer excellent solutions. Make sure you develop a multi-language application to help users around the globe.

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Hemendra Singh

My name is Hemendra Singh. I am Managing Director and co-founder of The NineHertz, a Mobile App Development Company. I am having a keen interest in the latest trends and technologies that are emerging in different domains. Being an entrepreneur in the field of IT sector, it becomes my responsibility to aid my audience with the knowledge of latest trends in the market.

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