Do Sleep Apps And Trackers Really Help Users Get A Full Eight Hours?

Companies like Apple and Fitbit are making a push to develop these apps and devices that claim to improve users’ sleep.

By Shelly BrisbinJuly 25, 2019 7:11 am

Do you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Many people use sleep-tracking apps or devices, but do they actually improve the chances of getting a full eight hours? 

Our tech expert Omar Gallaga says sleep apps and devices are good for collecting personal data, but they don’t necessarily increase the quality of one’s sleep. 

“The sleep tracker data itself could be causing you anxiety that’s interrupting your sleep,” Gallaga says. 

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– How sleep apps and devices only measure two functions

– Why most sleep technologies are the same

– What habits might be affecting your sleep


Written by Chloe Bennett.