TRACKING your sleep can be as important as tracking your workouts.

A lack of sleep can lead to everything from lack of concentration to increased weight gain, so we've picked out some of the best sleep trackers around to help you stay on top of your snoozing.


There are several devices that can be used today to track your sleep cycles, and they can provide a variety of information, from heart-rate to quality of sleep, and types of sleep as well.

The most advance sleep trackers come with companion apps able to provide additional insight into your sleeping patterns.

They can also suggest healthier habits after monitoring your sleep, for example, what time you should go to sleep and when it would be healthier to wake up.

Best dedicated sleep trackers

Strictly speaking, there are two types of sleep trackers.

The first one includes devices such as fitness trackers and smartwatches, which have various in-built sleep-tracking features.

Some of these gadgets are quite good at monitoring your sleep, but at the end of the day, they are not made exclusively to do so.

That is why, when it comes to the most efficient sleep trackers, the options at the top of the list typically include dedicated sleep trackers.

Unlike smartwatches and fitness trackers, many dedicated sleep trackers do not need to be worn and are instead attached to your pillowcase or placed under your mattress for maximum comfort.

We have selected the best ones for you down below.

1. Sleepace Dot Mini


  • Sleepace Dot Mini, £20 from Banggood - buy here

This extremely small sleep tracker is attached to your pillowcase via a magnet and works through the companion Sleepace app, compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
The Dot Mini connects through Bluetooth 4.0 for maximum data efficiency and can last between three and six months on a single charge.

The sleep tracker is also compatible with the Sleepace Nox lamp, a smart sleep light designed to help you fall asleep with soothing light and sound and wake up naturally with smart alarm.
The Sleep Dot is capable of monitoring movement, sleep cycles and duration, while the pairing with the Nox lamp will add temperature, light,  humidity and noise measurements.

Not bad at all for a sleep tracked under £20.

2. Withings Sleep Analyzer


  • Withings Sleep Analyzer, £119.95 from Amazon - buy here

At the pricier end of the spectrum, the Withings Sleep Analyzer is one of those sleep trackers you place under your mattress.

Quite comfortable, the thin mat cannot be felt at all, but it records a quite impressive amount of information based on changes in pressure and noise.
The one-time setup means you can place the mat under your bed once and for all, without worrying of setting up the tracker every night.

A minor downside, the Withings Sleep Analyzer does not have a battery (for safety purposes), so it needs to be plugged in via the three-meter cable to work.

This tracker is one of the best you can get, however, as it records a detailed picture of your sleeping patterns, including duration, time to sleep, depth, time to get up, interruptions and regularity, among others.

Each of these scores can be analysed further to discover more information about your sleeping habits and how to improve them.

3. Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor


  • Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor, £149 from Apple - buy here

Apple purchased Beddit in 2017 and has since released a few versions of the Beddit Sleep Monitor.

Beddit 3.5 is the latest iteration of the company's sleep tracker, and the device has some interesting features.

The 2.5 inches wide by 30 inches long strip must be placed on top of your mattress, near to where your heart is located.

After paired with the companion app, the Beddit sensor strip is able to gather data about sleep time, heart rate, breathing and snoring, as well as bedroom temperature and humidity.

An Apple product, the app can be paired with your Apple Watch to receive sleep report notifications, bedtime reminders and nudges.

Unfortunately, this also means the Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor is only compatible with Apple devices, leaving out Android users.

Fitness Trackers

What if you also need a fitness tracker and don't mind wearing a watch at night?
Some fitness trackers today have also excellent sleep monitoring features, and some of them are actual smartwatches.

Down below are a few excellent options we have picked for you.

4. Fitbit Charge 4


  • Fitbit Charge 4, £128.01 from Amazon - buy here

The Charge 4 is a great fitness tracker. It has built-in GPS, several smartphone features and sleek, minimalistic design.
When it comes to sleep monitoring, the tracker works through the companion Fitbit app and it gives you a Sleep Score every morning with details about your night rest.

Sleep duration and stages, heart rate and variations in blood oxygen levels are all monitored and presented in an intuitive manner in the app.

Unfortunately, only Fitbit Premium subscribers can access heart rate and blood oxygen data, while other users will have to settle for the basic information.

The Charge 4 is also quite comfortable to wear, making the tracker one of our favourite options on this list.

5. Xiaomi Mi Band 4


  • Xiaomi Mi Band 4, £27.50 from Amazon - buy here

The Mi Band name has always been associated with cheap and efficient fitness trackers.

With the fourth iteration of the Mi Band, Xiaomi has pushed this concept even further, creating a device that is both a solid fitness tracker, and a functional sleep tracker.

With over 20 days of battery life, the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is a pleasure to use, and its sleep tracking features are simple and intuitive.

Just wear the device before going to sleep, and upon waking up you'll see your results on the Mi Fit app.

The Mi Band 4 will track deep and light sleep as well as time awake.

As many trackers in this list, the Band 4 will also give you a sleep score from 1-100 and will allow you to compare your data to other Mi Fit users.

6. Polar M430


  • Polar M430, £132.44 from Amazon - buy here

Not the prettiest fitness tracker out there, the Polar M430 is, however, one of the best.

Its solid hardware and intelligent coaching features are designed to help users become better runners, and this is done methodically and efficiently thought the Polar Flow training platform.

As a sleep tracker, the M430 is also an interesting device, showing in-depth information about sleep time and interruptions, as well as an overall rating for sleep continuity.

The tracker, however, does not track deep and light sleep, and it's a bit too bulky to wear at night comfortably.

Still, if you're looking for a tracker for both running and sleeping, the Polar M430 may be the one for you.

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