How can sleep apps help you sleep better?By Daniel Malmros
According to sleep experts, up to 10-15% of the Danish population suffer from severe and prolonged sleep problems. This can lead to serious health problems. Therefore, it is important that you find solutions to improve your sleep quality. This involves, among other things, getting into a healthy sleep pattern.
In recent years, we have become increasingly aware of the quality of our sleep. Among other things, this has resulted in sleep apps becoming more popular among many of us. Some people are skeptical about using an app as a tool to improve their sleep - but there is evidence that sleep apps can be effective in alleviating sleep problems.
There are various ways in which sleep apps can improve your sleep.
Firstly, sleep apps can help you track your sleep habits and sleep patterns. This information can be used to identify areas where improvements can be made. For example, if you often find yourself lying awake in the middle of the night, you may need to adjust your sleep rhythm or wind down before bedtime.
Second, sleep apps can provide guidance and support to help you change your sleep habits. Many apps include educational material that can inform you about the principles of good sleep hygiene. Classic principles include avoiding caffeine before bed or creating a good relaxation routine to help you wind down before going to sleep.
Third, sleep apps can offer personalized support to help you overcome specific sleep challenges. This can be particularly useful for those who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep during the night. Some apps offer relaxation exercises, white noise and other tools to help you sleep better.
Hvil® is an example of a sleep app that can help you understand your sleep and sleep better. The app consists of a sleep diary and a tailored program that is put together using smart technology, data and research.
Using the daily registrations in the sleep diary, Hvil® can tailor a program based on CBT-I, where you, as a user, come into contact with sleep optimization for deactivation, cognitive therapy and much more.