Better sleep will tell you if you sleep well
Scientists are still debating why we sleep. There is no doubt that we need to sleep, but the effects of sleep are simply amazing and worth all the research done on it. As scientists reveal the many secrets of sleep, the REM cycle, why we dream, walk, talk in our dreams, and when Professor Utonium begins to rob toy stores in a dream store, we wake up to our alarms with a brazen invitation wondering why we feel like we haven’t rested at all. Better sleep is Runtastic’s iOS and Android app, a popular name in health and fitness apps, and helps you analyze your dream model by telling you how effective your sleep has been. Sleep Better integrates with the iOS 8 health app.
No portable devices are required to use the Sleep Better function. All you have to do is set an alarm, plug in your phone and place it somewhere near you before going to bed. Launch the application and set the alarm. By default, it is set to 8:00 AM. When you set an alarm, you can record whether you had left a drink before bed, used caffeine, had a stressful day, exercised, slept in someone else’s bed, or if you had a late meal.
To change the alarm time, tap the time on the app’s home screen. To change the alarm settings, tap the alarm clock icon in the upper right corner.
When you are ready to go to sleep, press start and adjust. Better sleep allows you to save your dreams. Whenever you have a dream (and assuming you wake up after that), tap the small cloud button in the upper left corner of the app screen and save whether it’s good or bad. You can also write your notes about your dream.
When the alarm sounds, slide it to turn it off. Sleep Better then asks you how you feel and creates a report based on the information you enter from going to bed until you wake up. The app allows you to view summary statistics for each feed you make, but if you want to narrow it down to a month or a week, you’ll need to purchase the full version of the app.
Sleep Better also offers ads that can be removed with the full version. The app basically calculates sleep efficiency, which is not quite the case with healthy sleep. It says nothing about the REM episode, but it does take into account the effect of six cycles on sleep. (Very useful if you are a werewolf). Overall, this is a superficial indicator of how good a sleep you are. It’s free, so there’s no harm in trying it, and if it helps you sleep better, it’s worth it.