It used to be that phones would keep you up at night. Today, an Android phone can help you sleep like a baby. Turn your phone into a sleeping aid with the help of these apps and features.
Peaceful Background Noises
Instead of using a fan for background noise, let your Android lull you to sleep. With these apps, you can choose between soothing white noise and the relaxing sounds of nature:
Automatic Volume Control
If you'd rather fall asleep to your favorite tunes, download an app that gradually turns the volume down as you start to sleep.
The free Bedphones Music Controller app works well, especially with the physical "Bedphones" from the same company. Choose from the following three modes when using the Bedphones app:
A Gentle Alarm Clock and Sleep Tracker
Smart Alarm Clock is a free Android app that monitors your sleep cycles and wakes you up at the best time based on your movements throughout the night. When it detects that you’ve completed your last dream cycle, a gentle alarm will start ringing. If you're curious, it also displays a graph of your sleep history with peaks and valleys that illustrate your individual sleep patterns.
If you want to know even more about what's going on while you're sleeping, Sleep Bot Tracker is a free app that provides even more details to satisfy your curiosity. Features include:
Meditation and Brainwave Therapy
If you'd like to approach sleep scientifically, try one of these apps:
Sleep as Android: Cute Name for the Quintessential App!
This app is worth trying for its name alone! Although it's not free, you get a generous evaluation period before you have to pay the fee to keep it. This app does do one thing that the rest don't: If you're really into Facebook, it gives you the option of posting your sleep patterns to everyone's favorite social network!
Here is a list of other features included with Sleep as Android:
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