The 5 Best Sleep Tracker Apps for Android in 2020

Get a better night's sleep with these apps

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Insomnia and other sleep disorders affect many people, and there's no one way to treat these issues. Instead, you usually have to experiment with some combination of sleeping pills, therapy, and behavior modification, such as monitoring your caffeine and alcohol intake and increasing your physical activity.

Interestingly, women might be more likely to suffer from insomnia. That's where apps can come in, once you've ruled out any medical issues. Whether you need help getting to sleep, staying asleep, or getting a better quality slumber, there's an app that can help.  

All the apps below should be equally available no matter which company makes your Android phone, including Samsung, Google, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc.

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Best for Scientific Sleep Advice: SleepScore

SleepScore app.
What We Like
  • Analyzes your sleep so you can raise your SleepScore.

  • Lets you set goals and keeps you motivated with sleep challenges.

  • Checks in at bedtime to see if you're ready to sleep.

What We Don't Like
  • Sonar feature is compatible only with certain smartphones.

  • Free trial is only seven days.

SleepScore, as its name states, gives you a score after tracking your slumber for one night. Then the app works to improve that score over time. It uses Sonar technology (like bats) to measure your breathing and body movements.

When you launch the app, you can try a sonar demo, set up your bedtime and wake-up time, and choose a goal. The goals include sleeping longer, falling asleep easier, sharpening your mind, and more. After seven days, SleepScore will let you know if there's a better goal you should be working on and give you a sleep challenge.

The premium version of the app includes lifetime sleep history, thousands of articles based on scientific research, and personalized product recommendations. (The company sells blankets, pillows, and other sleep-friendly products.)

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Best for Sleep Statistics: Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle app.
What We Like
  • Include relaxing sounds to get you to sleep

  • Generates sleep quality scores

  • Free 30-day trial.

What We Don't Like
  • Phone must be plugged in while you sleep.

  • Sleep statistics require premium subscription.

  • Credit card is required for free trial.

Sleep Cycle includes sleep tracking, alarms, and relaxation features all in one. The free version has full functionality, but a premium subscription is required to unlock all the content. The paid version also captures statistics, including time in bed and snoring frequency. On the website, you can see stats from around the world. The app helps you wake up refreshed by analyzing your sleep and prompting to you awaken at an ideal time. The built-in alarms gradually wake you up rather than scare you out of a dead sleep.

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Best for Tracking Daily Sleeps and Naps: Pzizz

Pzizz sleep tracking and relaxation app.
What We Like
  • Can also schedule and track naps.

  • Simple to use; activate with a button press.

  • Focus feature includes relaxing music and imagery.

What We Don't Like
  • The free trial is only seven days.

  • Requires credit card details for access.

The Pzizz app is all about helping you get you to sleep and making it therapeutic. It uses 100 billion relaxing soundtracks, whether you're turning in for the night or need a power nap. Pzizz also has built-in alarms and can be used offline, which means you can use in when flying so you can show up at your destination refreshed. The app has a seven-day free trial, after which there's an annual fee.

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Best for Sleep Tracking and Alarms: Sleep as Android

Sleep as Android app.
What We Like
  • Sounds and visuals ease you awake.

  • Compatible with wearable devices.

  • The app includes sleep, talk, and snore recording.

What We Don't Like
  • Sharing a bed can affect sleep-monitoring accuracy.

  • High battery consumption while running in the background.

Sleep as Android doubles as a sleep tracker and alarm, and uses your sleep cycles to determine when best to wake you. The app uses gentle sounds and on-screen visuals to pull you out of slumber slowly and can also record snoring and other room noise. To snooze the app, you have to do an activity such as shaking the phone or doing a simple math problem. You can use it with Wear OS devices (formerly Android Wear) too.

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Best for Tracking Activity and Sleep: Google Fit

Google Fit app with sleep tracking data.
What We Like
  • Compatible with many popular third-party apps.

  • Can log sleep manually.

  • You can view sleep data by week, month, and year.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't track sleep patterns directly.

  • App doesn't make sleep recommendations such as ideal bedtime.

  • Easy to forget sleep length if logging manually.

Google Fit is an activity tracking app that also records your slumber. It can track your sleep either via a compatible connected app or if you manually enter the information every morning. Fit works with an array of fitness apps as well as sleep trackers like Sleep as Android, covered above. It's a great app to pull together all of your health and fitness data in one place.