The Total Guide To Sleeping Better

The Total Guide To Sleeping Better

Not sleeping well? No wonder you look like death warmed up. It doesn’t have to be that way. Here are Gizmodo’s favourite gadgets for tracking and improving your sleep patterns, and Lifehacker’s best tips for getting a proper night’s rest.

Sleeping cats picture from Shutterstock

Gadgets & Apps

1. Jawbone Up

2. FitBit One

3. Sleep Time

Android and iOS


5. Zeo Mobile

Tips & Tricks

1. Let Technology Help You

radically improved his sleep patterns with the help of technology

2. Don’t Believe The Sleep Myths

complete listPicture: R Mitchell/Getty Images

3. Don’t Panic If You Don’t Get Eight Hours

That simply isn’t soeight glasses of water a day eitherPicture: Phil & Pam Gradwell

4. Avoid Bright Screens Before Bed

earlier this weekSleeping picture from Shutterstock

5. Test Tactics Until One Works

ultimate guide to sleeping betterPicture: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

It’s Improve Your Life Week! Throughout this week, Gizmodo and Lifehacker are joining forces to guide you through the gadgets and strategies you need to improve your life across the board.


  • Probably not a good idea to recommend the Zeo any more now that the company has gone bust, and the headbands that need replacing every ninety days are no longer being manufactured.

  • Can anyone comment on ‘Sleep as Android’ vs ‘Sleep Time – Alarm Clock’?

    I’ve been using Sleep as Android but might be tempted to switch if Sleep Time works better for anyone.

  • I didn’t real the article but assume from the headline picture of two kittens that having two cats is a way to sleep better. I’d just like to warn readers that I’ve not found this to be the case. Now it may be the model of cats that I have, but sleep is not something they contribute to. When going to sleep yes its nice to have a cat laying and purring on the bed. But in the middle of the night constant worries about rolling over and squishing them interrupts my sleep pattern. And then before 5am its kitten play time and having kittens attack your feet each time you move them under the covers is not relaxing. Just my 2c.

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