The best sleep tracking setup is the one that involves wearable and a companion iOS app. (although the best sleep tracking setup is no setup if you ask an Oriental.) There are some very good, high-grade sleep tracking apps that let you track not just your sleep but also other vital things like snoring, heart rate, and more. Let’s head over to discover the best sleep tracker iPhone and iPad apps.
- Sleep Cycle alarm clock
- Sleep Watch by Bodymatter
- AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
- Sleep Time
- Sleep Tracker+Lifestyle
1. Sleep Cycle alarm clock
Perhaps, the most comprehensive, minimal, and affordable of all the sleep trackers is Sleep Cycle. It doesn’t use any extra wearable; just the iPhone by your bedside (so that it can track your movements as you sleep) is enough for the app to gather data throughout your sleep cycle.
Using advanced sound technology or accelerometer; the app monitors your sleep. Over time, it gives you insights into your sleeping cycle with interesting measurements that quantify how well you’ve slept.
You can view the in-depth statistics and daily graphs to figure out the real health of your sleep. Moreover, you will also use the built-in camera to measure your heart rate accurately.
Price: Free (Premium – $1.99)
2. Sleep Watch by Bodymatter
Bodymatter is an all-in-one sleep tracker that works seamlessly with your iPhone and Apple Watch. The app features a sleep rhythm tracking system to keep a tab on the estimate of your sleeping pattern. And with the 3-day sleep target tracking, it shows whether you are piling up sleep debt or going smoothly.
Another feature worth taking note of is the ability to automatically log essential data like sleep time, avg. sleeping heart rate, sleeping heart rate dip, the total restful time, avg. sleeping HRV, and more. Therefore, you don’t have to log these essential parameters manually.
What’s more, Bodymatter also offers personalized insights to help you get rid of shortcomings and improve your sleeping habit. While this fully-featured sleep tracking app for iPhone is available for free, unlocking the advanced features like the smart bedtime reminders and a comparative chart will require you to upgrade to the premium version of the app.
Price: Free (Premium membership $29.99/year)
If you are using “Fitbit” devices, this app can be an excellent pick for you. You can use it to track your sleep, distance, weight and more.
For better results, set the target and use the app to keep an eye on your progress. Along the way, make the most of helpful tips to remain motivated to achieve your goal.
Beyond activity tracking, the app lets you log food faster using the barcode scanner. Check out your meal history and also get vital nutritional advice.
Even better, Fitbit works with more than 200 devices so that you can monitor your result with more flexibility.
Price: Free (Fitbit Premium Monthly – $7.99)
Pillow has been a top-notch sleep tracker for iOS. The app provides an advanced sleep analysis algorithm as per the latest scientific findings.
You can choose from an extensive library of wake up sounds. If you don’t like the available options, you have the freedom to set a song as an alarm from own iTunes library.
It tracks both the motion as well as sound patterns of your sleep and wakes you up at the right up. Thus, you get up with a refreshed mind and renewed energy.
You can track your mood when you wake up and also add a suitable note after every session. Furthermore, Pillow also offers personalized tips so that you can enjoy dreams like never before.
Price: Free (Pillow Premium – $4.99)
5. AutoSleep Track Sleep on Watch
Auto sleep tracker and monitor is one of the rare apps that works on Apple Watch and iPhone as well. It is a paid app for both Apple Watch and iPhone. Developers of this app use advanced Heuristics AutoSleep technology that calculates how long you have slept. If you download this app on your Apple Watch and wear it in the bed, you are not supposed to take any action as the app will track your sleep during the night.
Even if you don’t wear your watch in the bed, simply touch your iPhone or wear your watch in the morning. The app will know you have completed your sleep. Apart from tracking your sleep, the app on your watch analyses your sleep quality.
What I’ve found admirable in “Sleepzy” are the pretty impressive user-interface and neat customization. The app works efficiently in tracking sleep patterns and finding out the secret of the amazing dreams.
You can use the helpful tips to make necessary changes in your daily life so that you will have the best sleep. Choose from a wide range of relaxing sounds to fall asleep.
What’s more, the app also offers the weather forecast so that you can plan your day perfectly. Lastly, after a week of free trial, you will need to upgrade to Sleepzy premium.
Price: Free (Sleepzy Premium 1 Month – $4.99)
Mentioned first on the list of Wirecutter’s best sleep tracking app, SleepScore is your best pick. This app uses the world’s most advanced sleep tracking system, and therefore, you can improve your sleep from day one. You can rely on the app’s science-backed advice to improve your sleep.
After seven nights of usage, SleepScore algorithms will give advice and insights to users. Sleep Sanctuary is a notable feature, which measures and optimizes your bedroom’s light and sound.
Price: Free (SleepScore Premium Monthly – $5.99)
If you are looking for an automatic sleep tracker app, then Sleep++ is worth giving a try. The app uses your Apple Watch to monitor the duration and quality of your sleep. Every morning, it presents you with the analysis that helps you make required changes in your routine and sleeping habits.
Moreover, the app also syncs the data with the Health app, further making all health data easily accessible whenever you need it. The best part about the app is that it is completely free to download and use. However, there are advertisements in the free version, which you can remove by making an in-app purchase.
Price: Free (Remove Advertisements – $1.99)
9. Sleep Time
Whether it’s helping you sleep better or motivating you to accomplish your goal, this app has you fully covered. It offers up to 20 built-in alarms and allows you to choose from tons of high-quality sounds. You will also use your favorite peaceful sound to fall asleep.
The app features a comprehensive sleep lab where you can find out the actual condition of your slumber. The insightful weekly and monthly graphs, it shows the real picture and assists you to improve your performance.
The app comes with an instant heart rate integration to let you check your pulse. Plus, you can back up your data to the cloud and restore it at the preferred time.
Price: Free (Premium – $4.99)
10. Sleep Tracker+Lifestyle
Sleep Tracker+ is exceptionally versatile and really fun to use. With it, you can track not just your sleep but also food, calories, expenses, time, weight, to-do lists, and more. You will also use it to put your bad habits under the microlens and get rid of them.
It automatically backs all of your data to Google Drive and sync with iCloud. Thus, you will be able to access it from any of your devices.
This super handy app has support for multiple languages like English, French, German, Japanese, and more. So, you will be able to use it in your fav language.
Price: Free (Lumen Trails – $4.99)
That’s all, folks!
Use these sleep trackers to improve your sleep and let us know which one of these apps have stood up to your marks. Also, let us know if one of your favorite apps is missing from the list.
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