Mobile Apps That Help Sleeping

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    Mar 11, 2014 4:09 PM GMT
    Computers and mobile devices are enemies of a good night’s sleep, interrupting slumber with text alerts and disrupting natural sleep rhythms with their glowing blue screens. But a new generation of apps and devices may also be the way to improve sleep. Manufacturers are coming out with gadgets like cellphone alarm clocks that wake people at the most opportune point in their sleep cycle and heart rate monitors that people strap on at night, part of a broader movement to improve health by quantifying behavior.

    http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/10/collecting-data-on-a-good-nights-sleep/?ref=health
  • highforthis

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    Mar 11, 2014 8:59 PM GMT
    pretty sure any gains will be offset by the effects of essentially sleeping strapped onto a running mini-computer.icon_lol.gif
  • Breeman

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    Mar 12, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    I'll try anything! I can fall asleep no problem but I usually wake around 3 or 4 and will toss and turn for an hour sometimes back to sleep.
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    Mar 12, 2014 5:08 AM GMT
    I usually put something on with Netflix and I fall asleep listening to whatever show. Im out in about seven minutes 95% of the time.
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    Mar 12, 2014 5:45 AM GMT
    Breeman saidI'll try anything! I can fall asleep no problem but I usually wake around 3 or 4 and will toss and turn for an hour sometimes back to sleep.

    Yep, I have the same problem. I'm so tired of counting backwards from 100 trying to get back to sleep! Arrrggghhh
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    Mar 12, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    Make sure there is no light in the room you are sleeping, not even LED lights from instruments or clocks.
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    Mar 12, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidMake sure there is no light in the room you are sleeping, not even LED lights from instruments or clocks.

    But then I won't be able to track what time I wake up every night! lol It's funny but I do wake up almost the same time every night….around 3ish.
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    Mar 12, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    ^ This is the circular reason why you are waking up. Have an absolutely rule of no light to fool your body to a complete sleep.
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    Mar 12, 2014 4:56 PM GMT
    Woodmen, do you take any sleeping supplements? I like your no lights rule -- my air purifier is surprisingly bright at night.
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    Mar 12, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    ^ No supplement. But certain Italian dishes give me a very deep sleep.
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    Mar 21, 2014 12:43 AM GMT
    White noise is a must for me to sleep.
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    Mar 27, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
    Ugh...this is definitely a problem for me. I can fall the sleep at the drop of a hat initially sometimes I am out cold within three minutes of getting in the bed but there are nights that I will wake up at 2:30 and 3am and will not be able to go back to sleep for hours...Mind you I have a 6:30am-3:30pm shift at work.

    I tried the apps thing but I am one who does not like distraction and leaving my phone on in the middle of the night is a distraction as sometimes I receive calls and texts and other notifications.

    So now a dark room and no TV as well as a clock placed face-down help me overall although sometimes ( like last night)I still wake up. But yes mobile apps may not be the best remedy in this case.