Get The Most Out Of Your Sleep Schedule With Your Phone

Typically, you shouldn’t be playing on your phone in bed right before you are about to go to sleep. Why? Well, because your phone (that bright, bright screen) is not a stimulus for sleep. However, today we are about to jump to the other side of the argument, and explain how you can get the most out of your sleep schedule with your phone.

While you shouldn’t be playing with your phone in the middle of the night, especially when you should be sleeping, of course, your smartphone can actually help you get a better night’s sleep.

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Get The Most Out Of Your Sleep Schedule With Your Phone

  • The music method. Music doesn’t always have to be used for pump-up purposes. It can also be used to help you get to sleep. Look no further than white noise, nature sounds and music/sounds that are specifically designed to help you get to sleep. The best part? These sounds/songs can be found on your phone via apps or your music store (such as iTunes).
  • Set a bedtime reminder. Depending on what kind of phone you have (or apps), you can set a bedtime reminder that will, of course, give you a heads-up when your ideal bedtime is near. This will help you get into a routine, a routine that allows you to go to sleep at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning.


  • Monitor your sleep. There are apps that actually monitor your sleep. These apps monitor your wakefulness throughout the night. They let you know when you were tossing and turning, when you were in deep-sleep mode and things of that nature. These types of apps can also tell you how much sleep you are actually getting, which is, believe it or not, much different than the time you get into bed and the time you get out of bed.
  • An alarm clock. Your phone can be used as an alarm clock, something that is essential on a day-to-day basis.

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Whether it is apps that actually help you get to sleep, or apps that monitor your sleep, your cell phone can be very beneficial when it comes to your sleep schedule.

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