By Kristin Stephens, MS, NTP

A good sleep routine is one of the healthiest habits you can create for yourself.

A good night’s sleep can help you to be more productive, concentrate better, improves your memory, boosts your immunity, and just makes you feel happier in general.

Unfortunately, our society doesn’t exactly prioritize sleep. Our devices allow us to stay connected until the moment our eyelids close at night. The internet offers endless entertainment and distraction. And many jobs now expect you to respond to emails in the evenings from your cell phone.

The one great thing our devices can offer us is an app for tracking our sleep. There are several out there, ranging from free to just a few bucks. They offer a ton of different features, such as varying alarm sounds and lights, daily and monthly tracking, white noise and nature sounds to help you fall asleep, and even notes sections to write about your sleep.