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.
From Insomnia-Curing Apps to Sleeping Pillow Speakers
Smartphone-Connected Therapy Lights
The Iwaku Lamp Gently Wakes You up and Fights the Winter Blues
Medical Research-Supporting Alarms
Powersleep is a Phone Alarm App That Donates Power to Research
Sleep-Enhancing Smartphone Clocks
Get Your Full Night's Rest with the Hale Dreamer Alarm Dock
Multi-Activity Enhancing Apps
Agent Helps You Kick Start Your Day by Helping You Multitask
The SleepRate Sleep App Tracks Patterns to Provide a Better Rest
Bedside Remote Controls
The BEDJET Lets You Control Your Bed's Temperature for a Perfect Sleep
Health-Focused Alarm Clocks
The Tranquil Moments Sleep Sound Machine is for Relaxing or Waking
Biometric Measuring Machines
The Latin Weighing Machine Gives a Breakdown of Biological Data
Soothing Sleep Devices
The Withings Aura Kit Ensures Maximum Restfulness During the Night
Alarming Ambient Lighting Systems
The ‘Goldee’ Light Controller Helps You Wake Up
Insomniac iPhone Apps
Proactive Sleep Alarm Keeps Track of Your Sleep Patterns
Sleeping Pillow Speakers
Have Sweet Musical Dreams with the 'Sound Asleep Pillow'
Body Vital-Monitoring Mobiles
The Health Assistant Device Doubles as a Cellphone