Technology has become so capable and pervasive in our lives that sometimes it’s really amazing what it is capable of. Today we are talking about apps that help us sleep better. Steve Jobs’ later ad campaign claim of “there is an app for this” or “there is an app for this” is truer than ever. Today we will review three excellent applications to improve the quality of our rest nocturnal and an interesting joker for summer nights.
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Apple Watch and watchOS 7: the default option
We started, how could it be otherwise, by talking about the sleep monitoring of the Apple Watch itself. A system that came with watchOS 7
Thanks to this system, we can set the reminder to go to bed as well as the time at which we want the alarm clock to ring. In this programming, we can set different times for different days of the week, ideal for giving us an extra break on weekends or to adapt to certain work rhythms, for example.
The information that the application offers us is simple, but valuable, in the graphics of the Health application we will see the number of hours of sleep, heart rate and if we have an Apple Watch Series 6, the oxygen level in the blood.
AutoSleep: lots and lots of information
If we want more information about our sleep patterns, the benchmark app has to be AutoSleep, which we have already analyzed in Applesfera. An app that simply uses our Apple Watch collect even the smallest detail of our dream
Go further with the app translate all this information into multiple rings, very similar to those on the Apple Watch, which show sleep time, quality, heart rate, etc. All this information at a glance which can then be accessed more precisely thanks to graphs and tables.
Sleep ++: free automation
Finally, we must talk about Sleep ++, a free application that is halfway between the native functions of the Apple Watch and the incredible amount of information of AutoSleep. With this app, we can schedule reminders and see summaries of sleep hours which, thanks to a clear color code, separate the best rest hours from those of light sleep. The app too pick up the interval of our best rest
Too much heat? HomeKit to the rescue
Finally, in this hot summer, a special mention must be made to HomeKit. Specifically to the Tado V3 thermostat, which allows us control the air conditioning from our iPhone or Apple Watch in the easiest way.
With this system, we can automate the switching on or off of the air at times that suit us and, above all, we can take the same thermostat to the room, even if the air is in the living room for example, so that the actual temperature of the room will be taken into account.
As we have said before, it is truly impressive to see how far technology is entering the areas of our life. These three sleep tracking apps are proof of that. Three apps that can really make the difference for a good rest, since, as the saying goes, “a good day is preceded by a good night”.
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