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The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps

For the last two weeks, I’ve added an extra step to my bedtime routine: strapping a computer around my wrist.

The new nightly move was prompted by a cascade of wearable gadgets from companies like Fitbit and Apple, which claim that their sensor-laden bracelets and watches can improve our lives by helping us detect health problems so that we can come up with solutions.

For many years, fitness gadgets have measured basic data, like footsteps or calories burned, to motivate us to stay active or shed pounds. Sleep tracking is still a nascent area that tech companies are experimenting with — one that I’ve watched with interest as someone who has been sleep deprived for many…

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 The Sad Truth About Sleep-Tracking Devices and Apps

Our personal tech columnist tracked his sleep for two weeks with an Apple Watch and some software. Here’s why he concluded it was a pointless exercise.

Relax Melodies

Stress less. Sleep better. Rich soundscapes, bedtime stories, and meditations that really work.


Sleepio is designed to teach you how to overcome even long term poor sleep without pills or potions.


Automatically track your sleep from your Apple Watch.


With automatic and accurate tracking, Beddit gives you a full picture of your night so you have the information you need to better your sleep.


Looking to reduce stress, work smarter, or sleep better? Choose a focus area and we’ll suggest the right sessions for you. Our app offers guided meditation and breathing tools to help you change your mind, and change your life.


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Sleep Cycle

A bio-alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you when you are in the lightest sleep phase.

Sleep Genius

World's Most Scientifically Advanced Sleep App. Sleep Genius provides personalized sleep reporting measuring Sleep Quantity, Sleep Quality, Sleep Schedule and Sleep Efficiency. The data from these reports is designed to help you monitor progress and improve sleep habits over the long term.

Sleep Time

Sleep Time by Azumio is an alarm clock that monitors and analyzes your sleep cycles to wake you up in the lightest sleep phase, allowing you to wake feeling rested and relaxed. Utilizing the iPhones accelerometer, Sleep Time by Azumio, senses your subtle movements throughout the night and graphs your sleep cycles.


SnoreLab is the No.1 iOS and Android app for recording and tracking snoring and discovering solutions.


Jet lag is history. Developed by world-renowned scientists. Based on the latest sleep and circadian neuroscience. Used by astronauts and elite athletes. With Timeshifter, you can create your own personalized jet lag plans and arrive at your best.


Do you want to learn Lucid Dreaming or understand your dreams better? Awoken is the tool to do that.


Since the dawn of time, no human has ever looked forward to waking up. Until now. Meet CARROT, the talking alarm clock who makes waking up fun.

Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

This application is a guided meditation intended to help you overcome insomnia and get to sleep.


Dream:ON allows you to select what you want to dream about before you go to bed, monitors your movement during the night, then plays a themed soundscape at the optimum moment in your sleep cycle.

Sleep Sounds and SPA Music for Insomnia Relief

If you are looking for an app just to make you relax while lying down on your bed or on the couch, then Sleep is the app for you. There are over one hundred different sounds and music ranging from white noise to peaceful music, lullabies, and binaural beats. Sleep is one of 10 Best Insomnia Apps Healthline editors included our Sleep app in the final list of their favourite Apps for Insomniacs.

White Noise

White Noise provides ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax or sleep. Includes high quality looping noises such as ocean waves, crickets chirping at night, and the soothing sound of rain fall. White Noise has been featured in Health Magazine, The Washington Post, New York Times, PC Magazine, and raved about by thousands of satisfied customers. Do you need better sleep? Or maybe just need help relaxing? Are you in a hotel and miss the familiar sound of your fan or air conditioner? Flying on a plane and just want to nap? Relax. Sleep better. Feel better.

Yoga for Insomnia

Yoga for Insomnia is based on traditional Hatha yoga practices and incorporates poses that stretch and relax the body. Mindfulness and breathing techniques are combined with soothing music and illustrations of poses to create a restful ambiance. Allow your body and mind to unwind and release the tensions of the day - Healthline

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