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Experts test apps designed to improve sleep

12:31 PM, May 22, 2013   |    comments
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(WFLA) - Sleep experts estimate one in three people will suffer from insomnia at some point in their life. For those suffering from insomnia, it turns out, there's an app for that.

University of South Florida sleep specialist, Dr. Robert Geck, said sleep apps can be very helpful in diagnosing sleep problems, such as insomnia, snoring, difficulty falling asleep and sleep walking.

"These kinds of things can be very intricate and if you notice them, it might be a sign you need to see a professional or a specialist about the sleep," Dr. Geck explained.

There are a number of different apps on the market, but one of the most popular is called Sleep Time. Dr. Geck explained one of the most important steps is using it correctly. The apps work by sensing movement while a person is sleeping. Users should turn the app on, and put the phone face down on the bed. It will then monitor movements, and chart sleep patterns.

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