Sleep Optimization Apps, Assessments, and Tools
Use these tools as you’re winding down for the night to help you relax before going to sleep. Be aware that some people find any noises or distractions disruptive when trying to fall asleep and stay asleep. Check out all these apps to find out what works best for you.
- Sleep Assessment
- Afterdeployment.com provides an assessment to help you determine how well you’re sleeping, with recommendations on how to improve your sleep. While you’re there, you can also check out the videos.
- Chill Drills
- Military OneSource provides 6 ‘Chill Drills” in audio and video form that aim to help reverse the symptoms of stress. They have an overview and separate drills for tuning in (focusing), releasing stress (promoting calmness), easing back pain, and two parts for getting to sleep.
- Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI)
- Take NPS MedicineWise’s online quiz to assess your sleep quality. They’ll ask questions about your regular bedtime routine, sleep patterns, use of sleep medications, and energy level.
- Insomnia Tools for Providers
- The Center for Deployment Psychology offers a variety of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) tools that assist providers who help patients with insomnia.
- Insomnia Coaching Mobile App
- The National Center for Telehealth and Technology has a free mobile app that helps improve your sleep habits. Check with your psychotherapist, counselor, or healthcare provider before using the app, but it can be used independently too.
- Sleep Diary
- Wake up feeling refreshed and ready to perform well! Use HPRC’s Sleep Diary to track your habits and work your way to healthy sleep.