From Insomnia-Curing Apps to Sleeping Pillow Speakers

By: Laura McQuarrie - Feb 22, 2014
There’s a huge market for sleep tracking apps, particularly because there are millions of tired people out there. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently even called insomnia an epidemic, simply because people are not getting enough rest to refuel their bodies during a good night’s sleep.

Apps like SleepRate are designed to specifically target this problem and automatically log sleep data to develop a program to help insomniacs improve their sleep patterns over time.

A lot of these apps are set up to track heart rate, snoring and noises overnight, which means that a user’s mobile device must be on the entire night when they sleep. The Powersleep app is one that takes an interesting approach to overnight power consumption and allows users to donate the processing power used to Alzheimer's disease research.