Sleep has got to be at the top of my list of priorities as a parent. The tech world has taken note: in Apple’s latest iOS update, they announced the release of a new feature called Night Shift that will adjust the balance of your iPad or iPhone after sunset. Apple cited studies that have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder for people to go to sleep.
If there’s one constant topic of conversation I had throughout my pregnancy and continue to have with other parents on a weekly basis, it’s sleep. How much sleep are the kids getting? How little sleep are you getting? I can’t sleep. Sleep is never going to be what it was like before kids. That’s just a fact. But if I hear one more, “Wow! Did you get any sleep last night?” comment from a coworker, I’m just about going to go insane.
Last year I went on a mission to do everything I could to get a better night’s sleep, and I turned to my smartphone as a first step. In my case all it took was one good app and some planning, and my daily intake of caffeine was reduced significantly.
If you’re looking for a solution to your sleep woes, look no further than this list. From apps to a couple brilliant gadgets, here are some new apps and gadgets that’ll help you get a better night’s sleep whether you’re at home or on the road.
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