|There is already an app called Sleep Cycle where it monitors a person's sleeping pattern and tells if they have been snoring. / Photo by: tommaso79 via Shutterstock|
Getting the proper amount of sleep is probably one of the greater challenges of an average adult person. There are simply so many factors that affect the sleep cycle of a person, whether it is work, home life, and other concerns. Stress also plays a big role if one gets a good sleep or not, courtesy of one of its unfortunate side effects: snoring.
Snoring can get quite irritating if you have a roommate or partner who sleeps next to you and you hear that incessant sounds throughout the night. But even if you’re alone, it can still prove troublesome when it’s you who are doing it because it can also wake you up or interrupt your sleeping pattern without you knowing it, which often results in a tired feeling after waking up.
Thankfully, there is an app for your mobile phone that effectively monitors your sleep pattern and tells you if you have been snoring that is the cause of your tiredness in the morning. The app, appropriately called the Sleep Cycle, is bringing an interesting feature to its new version for Android (it’s originally available on iOS only) by allowing users to track their sleep and the times that they snore throughout the night.
The app is useful for checking and learning the overall quality of your sleep and helps to wake you up at the perfect time when you will feel most refreshed rather than at the moment when it’s most likely you will feel annoyed or groggy. While there are already similar smart sleep trackers in the market, all of them use a linked pillow sensor. The Sleep Cycle, on the other hand, merely needs your phone’s sensors to get the information about your sleep. And it’s proven to be reliable.
The app basically pairs the sound measurements with the accelerometer data from the phone that should be placed on your bed. This will then tell you how snoring is tied to your movements during sleep, and grade the quality of your sleep depending on how much you move during your slumber, as well as the amount of snoring you do. It even allows you to listen to your snoring.