Your Android smartphone is there to improve the quality of your life, help you stay connected with the people you care about, and enable you to get things done. But when it’s time to get a good night’s sleep, don’t let that distract you from your well-deserved rest.
TCL takes a look at some great Android tools, apps, and settings to help you sleep better and more restfully.
1. Bedtime mode
Bedtime mode is an option in Android’s Digital Wellbeing settings that keeps your phone dark and quiet when you sleep. While bedtime mode is on, you won’t receive calls, texts, and other notifications that could disturb your sleep. The colors on your phone fade to black and white to signal that it’s time to put your device down. You can customize how and when you turn on bedtime mode with a few quick and easy taps and swipes.
2 O ‘clock
Sleep experts recommend going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on holidays and weekends. A regular sleep pattern can improve sleep quality. The Bedtime tab in the Clock app lets you set daily sleep and wake times to ensure you have a regular sleep schedule.
Every night before bedtime, your Android device sends a reminder and offers the option to play soothing sounds from Calm, Spotify, YouTube Music and other apps. With Digital Wellbeing installed, you can pair it with Bedtime mode to limit interruptions during sleep. If you stay up later than planned with your phone, you can see which apps you’ve been using and for how long.
3. YouTube bedtime reminder
Are you staying up too late with YouTube? You can now get a bedtime reminder in the YouTube app. You can choose whether you want the reminder to appear before you go to bed or after you finish a video.
4. Family connection
Family Link helps you set digital boundaries for your kids, including bedtime for their device. You can create a daily bedtime schedule and customize it for specific days or weekends. Once bedtime is over, your child’s device will be locked but will still allow calls in case your child needs to reach you.
5. Sleep Apps
There are also some great Android apps to help you monitor your sleep and improve your sleeping habits. Here are just a few of them:
Am I snoring or grinding: This app records snoring and grinding noises that you make during your sleep. Sleep Cycle: Sleep Cycle is a smart alarm clock and sleep tracker that only wakes you up when you are in your light sleep phase. Sleep as Android: Gently wakes you up at the best moment so you get up refreshed in the morning. White Noise Lite: Provides ambient sounds of the environment to help you relax during the day and sleep well at night. Sleep Tracker: A personal sleep cycle monitor, snoring recorder and sleep noise app to improve your sleep quality.