If stress from work and an unbalanced daily schedule weren't enough to mess up your sleep patterns, here we have an app that's poised to make things better just by keeping your device close to your breathing apparatus.
Sleep As Android is a complex sleep monitoring app, which incorporates notifications, wake-up alarms, and an array of little features that make life more comfortable during the very late/early hours of the night.
What you would do is set a sleeping schedule and then follow through when Sleep As Android reminds you it's time for beddy-bye. As long as the device is near you, the app can get audio readings and determine your current sleep phase minute by minute. This process is highly enhanced if you also keep it on the mattress so that the device's accelerometer can come into play. What's more, if you snore, Sleep As Android will emit an annoying sound or vibration to make you stop. You can also use a smartwatch to get even better readings
Sleep As Android can wake you up with a set of nature-related sound clips, that increase in volume to make your awakening smoother. Using the Bluetooth protocol, you can also link the app to a smart lamp.
What's more, if you're having trouble getting out of bed, you can block disabling the alarm behind a series of captcha games. A more hardcore option would be to render the disabling dependant on scanning a custom QR code, which you've placed in an inconvenient place before going to bed, let's say the bathroom wall or the roof.
Finally, you can use the app's reports to gauge your sleep quality and determine your sleeping patterns objectively. This information can prove very useful for making adjustments to help induce lucid dreaming, as well as to get better sleep in general.
- Sleep cycle tracking (trial feature)
- Smartwatch integration
- Smart bulb control
- Sound alarms and lullabies
- Spotify integration for online radio alarm
- CAPTCHA wake up games
Sleep As Android squeezes every capability from your mobile device to complement your sleeping routine. For some, it might prove to be of invaluable help. However, I doubt many people would like to have even more technology around them when sleeping. You let things flow, and then you find yourself wearing earphones, having a transmitting smartwatch and an active smartphone that's beeping BlueTooth frequencies in two directions. And if there's anything that can disrupt your sleep, it's keeping your phone close to you. To be fair, Sleep As Android does recommend and also allows you to enable the Airplane Mode directly, which is fine, but as long as you're using BlueTooth, the benefits might not exceed the probable disadvantages.