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There’s a nap for that

You’ve heard it before – in order to feel well-rested in the morning, you should try to get approximately eight hours of sleep. With busy evening schedules and TV shows to catch up on, it’s no wonder we may fall short of that recommendation.

May is Better Sleep Month, so we’re sharing some apps that may help you get the sleep you want. You already use your smartphone for practically everything else, so why not put it to work at bedtime?

Sleep Genius

This multi-faceted app features sleep programs that help you get the optimal night’s sleep and an alarm that gradually awakens you to soothing sounds. The app will even give you a personalized sleep report that can help you improve your sleep habits. Cooler yet, it’s currently being celebrated for helping astronauts get to sleep in NASA’s prestigious publication, Spinoff.

$4.99 – Download: iOS, Android


Sleepbot lets you record movements and sounds to help you understand your sleep patterns throughout the night. Its Smart Wake-up feature also allows you to design custom alarms that help you wake up in a more peaceful manner.

Free – Download: iOS, Android

Yoga for Insomnia

If you’re looking for a little more from a sleep app, Yoga for Insomnia provides users with a series of yoga movements that are designed to improve sleep patterns and quality. Simply open the app before bedtime and it will guide you through breathing techniques and yoga poses that are sure to lull you into a peaceful slumber.

$2.99 – Download: iOS, Android

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