If you snooze, you don’t lose. According to research, more than 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, and nearly half of Americans say they don’t get enough sleep nightly. And if you track your sleep habits, you can only gain a better and happier life. There are tons of free sleep applications out there. See how the free MobileSleepDoc Pro app snoozes up to the competition. Let’s take a lot at some of the best sleep apps and compare.

MobileSleepDoc Pro

Best sleep AppsSomnology’s MobileSleepDoc Pro, designed by a practicing physician and sleep specialist, was created for people who suffer from sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia. The app tracks your sleep manually or through your Fitbit. There are also plans to expand for tracking through other devices in the future as well. View all the ways to log your sleep in MobileSleepDoc Pro here.

Pros:

  • Suggests potential sleep disorders through a detailed questionnaire on the app
  • Free Sleep Reports that can be Emailed to you or shared with your sleep doctor
  • Provides personal feedback on how to improve sleep and the closest specialist near you
  • Earn points for bettering your sleep, and redeem for rewards such as sleep totems and soundscapes
  • Library of meditations and music to help you relax and sleep
  • Access to the Somnology SleepTalk blog with helpful information about sleep
  • Capability to track and provide detailed analysis of your sleep patterns through our new wearable device, the Plex (coming soon)

mobile sleep app


Sleep Time

sleep time appSleep Time tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up at the lightest sleep phase. Much like MobileSleepDoc, this app has sounds to lure you to sleep and detailed reports.

  • How does it fall short?
    • No sync with Fitbit
    • No insight into possible sleep disorders
    • Not clinically tested
    • Not developed by a practicing physician or sleep specialist

SleepBot

sleep bot appSleepBot markets as a smart alarm, motion tracker, and sounds recorder. The app analyzes your sleep patterns and records sounds to see if you snore or have breathing problems while sleeping.

  • How does it fall short?
    • No sync with Fitbit or other devices
    • Motion tracker can be inaccurate, reviewers say
    • Lacks detailed data/analysis for use with your sleep doctor
    • No insight into possible sleep disorders
    • No soothing soundscapes to help you relax and fall asleep at night
    • Not developed by a practicing physician or sleep specialist
    • Lacks additional resources

Sleep Better (by Runtastic)

sleep better appSleep Better with Runtastic tracks sleep duration and efficiency, while allowing the user to input notes on dreams, workouts, caffeine, alcohol consumption, and other influences on sleep.

  • How does it fall short?
    • Banner ads in the free version
    • Users put phones under pillows, but this limits accuracy of tracker.   
    • Charts and data can be confusing and difficult to understand
    • Not developed by a practicing physician or sleep specialist
    • Lacks additional resources

Relax and Sleep Sounds

relax and sleep sounds appRelax and Sleep Sounds is a free app that provides various sounds and photos for relaxation.

  • How does it fall short?
    • Banner and pop-up ads in the free version
    • No sync with Fitbit or other devices
    • No tracking, data or insights into your sleep patterns
    • Not developed by a practicing physician or sleep specialist
    • Lacks additional resources

 

When it comes to free sleep apps, MobileSleepDoc Pro provides the best insight, and allows syncing with Fitbit for more accurate data. Many of these free applications have banner or pop-up ads, adding an annoyance to the interface. Without banner ads, the level of sleep insight and additional resources, MobileSleepDoc Pro the best bang for zero bucks! 

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