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Life on the road can be tiring and stressful so it’s very important to make sure that one gets a good sleep each night (or day for you night shift folks). Once again, technology comes to our rescue, making things easier for us by introducing gadgets and apps that help monitor our sleeping patterns. Knowing our sleeping patterns is the first step to improving our sleeping habits.

While most heart rate monitors do provide sleep-monitoring functionality, not everyone is willing to spend on one. Fortunately, there are options available for those of us who own smartphones. They may not offer the full functionality of a specialized gadget, but they provide the basic functions you need. Here are our favorites:

Sleep as Android

Price – $3

As the name suggests, Sleep as Android is an Android-only app. You have to “log in” and  “log out” when you prepare for bed and wake up for the day, so the app has an idea of how many hours you’re sleeping in a day. Based on your recommended daily hours of sleep, the app will update you on whether you’re behind on sleep It also has functions to help you identify if you have sleep problems such as sleep apnea!

Sleep Cycle

Price – $1

An iOS exclusive, Sleep Cycle is one of the best sleep monitoring apps available. It has motion monitoring to track if you’ve been tossing and turning at night or getting up to go to the bathroom. In the morning, you can review the data gathered via a summary chart that doesn’t require you to have a degree to understand! Unfortunately, there’s no word if they’ll consider an Android release eventually.


Price – FREE

Another Android app, Sleepbot offers the same motion tracking and sound recording functions as the last two entries on the list, while also providing users with little tips on how to sleep more soundly and how to improve sleep hygiene. For users who want a more in-depth analysis, Sleepbot can link up with the web app to provide more detailed reports. Did we mention it’s free?

Do you have a favorite sleep tracking app or any tips for sleeping soundly? Be sure to let us know!

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Some people say that one of the best parts of a journey is getting back home and getting to lay down on your own bed, in your own room, snug once again in the familiarity of it all. Why I agree with this for the most part, my personal favorite part is being able to journey while bringing my home along with me.

Trailer homes are great for people who spend a lot of time travelling. You don’t have to worry about how clean the motel beds are, whether you’ll be able to get a nice room with all the amenities you need. For the modern nomad, a safe, reliable home with you on the road is great for providing a sense of security and comfort. But for a first-timer, how do you pick a mobile home for you? Here are some key points to focus on:


While bigger can be better, keep in mind that this may not always be the case for trailer homes. Depending on your vehicle and terrain, a bigger trailer may not always be better. In a mountainous area where the roads are steep, for example, a heavier trailer will be harder to haul uphill, and may even be dangerous if the winch system you use can’t handle the weight and breaks.


Knowing what you need is important. Is the trailer going to serve as the home/office of a digital nomad, earning as you travel around the country? Or is the trailer for weekend getaways, whether alone or with friends and family? Knowing exactly what you’re going to use your trailer for can help you save a lot of money rather than going for a trailer loaded with functions and features you don’t need.

To sum it up, the key to knowing what trailer to choose lies in knowing what you’re going to be using it for, and where you’ll be using it. Avoid getting drawn in by unnecessary features or the mentality that “bigger is better”. When it comes to picking your trailer, stay focused on what you need.

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