Five Best Sleep Tracking Tools

Five Best Sleep Tracking Tools

Not getting the sleep you need? The key to improving your sleep habits is a mix of good sleep habits and understanding the things that keep you from getting the best sleep you possibly can. That’s where sleep tracking gadgets that you wear, and smartphone apps that monitor your sleep cycles, come into play. This week, we’re looking at five of the best sleep tracking tools, based on your nominations.

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FitBit One

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Jawbone Up

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Sleep Cycle

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We covered it three years ago

An honourable mention this week goes to Sleep Time for Android and iOS, which has similar features to many of the others apps in this round up: it keeps track of your movements and your sleep cycles, and wakes you up gradually at the optimum time during your sleep cycle. For more information on Sleep Time, check out our article about it. It’s free for Android users, and $1.99 for iOS users.

For more insights into how sleep gadgets and apps can work for you, check out how Lifehacker’s Adam Dachis achieved a better night’s sleep with the help of technology.

Have something to say about one of the contenders? Want to make the case for your personal favourite, even if it wasn’t included in the list? Tell us, and tell us why, in the comments.


  • The phone apps are garbage. The fitness trackers like Fitbit and Jawbone are alright, but they’re still just tracking movement, sleep which doesn’t necessarily correspond with sleep.

    How did you manage to write an article about the best sleep trackers without mentioning any actual dedicated sleep trackers like the Zeo?

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