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It's common to say that you're tired when someone asks how you are. Falling asleep can be hard enough. Staying asleep can be even harder. And it's rare to wake up and not want to sleep longer.

The Shleep app (iOS, Android) thinks that if you improve your sleeping habits, your quality of life will improve.

Shleep analyzes environmental factors, your habits, and how much or well you're currently sleeping to help you have more consistent, healthy sleeping patterns.

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The app's avatar, Shleepy the Sheep, starts with a questionnaire. How much do you sleep during a weeknight? A weekend? What situations make you feel sleepy? Shleepy will also ask what you hope to get out of the app.

After you finish the questions, Shleep generates a sleep score out of 100 percent, 100 being the best. When I took the test, my sleep score was 43 percent (yikes).

To help, Shleep recommended sessions about on stress and how devices affect sleep. Dr. Els van der Helm, sleep coach and founder of Shleep, narrates the short videos in the app, explaining how certain habits might be making sleep difficult.

The app has six main modules with 10 sessions that further break down the topic. Shleep suggests one session per day so you can focus on small changes. The app includes tools to track your progress over time.

The app gives you one session per module for free; the rest are locked until you subscribe to the app. Subscriptions span 9 euros ($10) monthly, 60 euros ($68) for a year, and 329 euros ($379) for a lifetime subscription.

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Takeaways

  1. Shleep rates how well you're sleeping and teaches you how to sleep better with learning modules.
  2. Depending on your sleeping habits, Shleep will prioritize certain modules over others. The program recommends one session at a time so users can focus on small changes.

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Shelby is an Associate Writer for CNET's Download.com. She served as Editor in Chief for the Louisville Cardinal newspaper at the University of Louisville. She interned as Creative Non-Fiction Editor for Miracle Monocle literary magazine. Her work appears in Glass Mountain Magazine, Bookends Review, Soundings East, and on Louisville.com. Her cat, Puck, is the best cat ever.