25 Apps for the Side of Your Bed

You wake up to the sound of a buzzing alarm clock and hit the snooze for a few more minutes of sleep before sitting up and checking out the day’s weather. Then in the evening you navigate back to your bed in the dark with a light from your pocket before curling up with a good book to ease you into a dreamy state. As your spouse falls asleep and begins to snore a sound is emitted that causes him/her to stir and move into a position where the snoring ceases. The next morning you rise feeling refreshed and log your sleep hours, viewing your statistics for the week.

The narrative above might conjure up a visual image of a nightstand cluttered with various household objects and electronics, but the 25 apps below can make this story a reality through the use of only one device: your iPhone!

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clock 4

Sleep and wake up with your favorite music. Alarm Clock 4 combines all functions in one application! Multiple themes, editable functions and of course a flashlight!

Price: $0.99

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Alarm Clock 4

Alarm!

“Alarm! is a beautiful alarm clock with useful features. You can set alarms, organize them and even share with other Alarm! users.”

Price: Free

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Alarm!

Alarm Clock Free

“Alarm Clock Free turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a beautiful digital clock and alarm clock for free! ”

Price: Free

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Alarm!

Radio Alarm – MP3/Radio/Nature Sound Alarm + Sleep Timer

“Using Radio Alarm, you can start your day feeling good by waking up to the sound of your favorite music (iPod MP3), radio channel, or nature.”

Price: Free

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Radio Alarm - MP3/Radio/Nature Sound Alarm + Sleep Timer!

All-in-1 Clock – Alarm Weather Talking Time Clock

“Your dream all-in-1 clock now available with realtime detailed local area weather and talking time.”

Price: $0.99

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All-in-1 Clock - Alarm Weather Talking Time Clock

iHome+Sleep

“At first glance, iHome+Sleep is a full screen clock that includes weather, iPod controls, and your choice of custom photo backgrounds. But there’s much more… iHome+Sleep allows users to define multiple sets of bedtime and wakeup settings such as alarms, wake & sleep music, social updates, personal reminders, and much more. Users can manage virtually any sleep lifestyle, which can be empowering, and fun.”

Price: Free

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iHome+Sleep

Sleep Phase wakeup clock

“An alarm clock that monitors and analyzes your sleep cycle and wakes you up in the lightest sleep phase, making you feel rested and relaxed. This is done by utilizing your devices microphone or accelerometer to sense your subtle movements when you are asleep.”

Price: $0.99

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Sleep Phase wakeup clock

Reading

Stanza

“Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad! Lexcycle Stanza brings the digital book revolution to your pocket with a reading interface that is unrivaled in its clarity and ease of use. With over 4 million downloads around the world, Stanza has become an iPhone phenomenon, and is featured as one of the top three Apple favorites in their “App Store Turns 1″ celebration.”

Price: Free

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Stanza

Kindle

“The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, providing users the ability to read Kindle books using a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You can discover and read over 630,000* books in the Kindle Store, including the latest best sellers and new releases.”

Price: Free

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Kindle

Barnes & Noble NOOK for iPhone

“Our app offers unique, unbeatable features, including our exclusive LendMe technology that lets you share eBooks with friends; our safe and secure eBooks Lifetime Library keeps your eBooks accessible anytime, anywhere no matter what device you own; our vast eBookstore includes free books as well as the ability to sample any eBook free at anytime.”

Price: Free

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NOOK

iBooks

“iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.”

Price: Free

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iBooks

A Story Before Bed – Personalized Children’s Picture Books

“A Story Before Bed lets parents, grandparents, and anyone with a special child in their lives record audio and video of themselves reading a children’s book into their webcam right in their web browser. Children can watch these recordings anytime they like.”

Price: Free

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A Story Before Bed

Classics

“Escape into some of the greatest stories ever written. Experience digital reading in a way that is so natural, and so obvious, it just feels right. It begins with a collection of over a dozen hand-picked, literary masterpieces…”

Price: $2.99

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Classics

SleepAid – Soundscapes

“SleepAid helps you sleep. Mask unwanted sounds in your environment with a selection of relaxing, neutral audio tracks. Continuous sound without melody or lyrics promotes better sleeping conditions.”

Price: $1.99

Sound Machines

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SleepAid - Soundscapes

Easy Relax Ultimate

” Unlike other ambient noise applications, Easy Relax takes full advantage of the sound power of iPhone with which you can make your own relax themes by mixing background music with several ambient noises and configure volume level, interval, random factor, playback speed independently.”

Price: $2.99

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Easy Relax Ultimate

Flashlights

Flashlight

“Flashlight uses the LED light on iPhone 4 and fills your screen with bright white light to illuminate your world when you find yourself in a dark spot or concert. Includes fully customizable special effects including: Strobe Light, Trippy, S.O.S., Yin-Yang, Holiday Lights and more!”

Price: Free

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Flashlight

Brightest Flashlight Pro

“Brightest Flashlight Pro is a great flashlight that offers you the brightest flashlight settings for your iPhone, iPhone 4 LED, iPod and iPad! Very Handy for night time illumination. Use Brightest Flashlight Pro not only as a Flashlight, but as a night light and reading lamp as well!”

Price: $0.99

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Brightest Flashlight Pro

iHandy Flashlight Pro

“iHandy Flashlight is more than just a convenient flashlight. It’s actually your ultimate lighting gadget that serves as numerous purposes.”

Price: $0.99

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iHandy Flashlight Pro

Weather

The Weather Channel

“The Weather Channel takes your weather experience to the next level with full screen maps, pollen forecasts, and more.”

Price: Free

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The Weather Channel

Outside – Visual Weather Forecast

“Outside is a visual weather forecast with custom push notifications like you’ve never seen before. Outside combines current weather and local forecasts with custom push notifications. Look out the window and see what the weather is like through stunning visuals. Swipe the days to see the forecasts, or setup and receive alerts when the weather is just right.”

Price: $2.99

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Outside - Visual Weather Forecast

PocketWeather – #1 Weather App

“Get worldwide weather reports directly to your iPhone/iPod Touch anytime! PocketWeather is the most powerful weather tracking solution for iPhone/iPod Touch, featuring a robust weather engine wrapped with a stylish, simple to use user interface.”

Price: $2.99

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PocketWeather - #1 Weather App

Emo Weather

“Listen to music about relationships and breakups? Straight jet black hair covering at least one eye? Sensitive and misunderstood? Do any of these characteristics describe you or someone you know? Then this app is for you!”

Price: $0.99

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Emo Weather

The Weather

“The Weather lets you do what you’ve always wanted to with your weather app – see things your way. Want the barometric pressure RIGHT NEXT TO the the temperature? Fine with us. With The Weather, that choice is yours to make. Customization means you can put whatever bit of data wherever you want on the page.”

Price: $0.99

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The Weather

WeatherBug Elite

“WeatherBug Elite is the premier source for truly live, local weather – providing users access to the largest network of professional weather stations in the US and thousands of locations around the world.”

Price: $0.99

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WeatherBug Elite

Miscellaneous

myZeo (Sleep Viewer)

“The Zeo Personal Sleep Coach is the first science-based product and service that tracks your sleep data and helps you improve it (like Nike+ or RunKeeper for your sleep). myZeo (Sleep Viewer) is an app to help you visualize your progress.”

Price: Free

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myZeo (Sleep Viewer)

Snore Stopper

“Does your spouse’s snoring wake you up every night? With this application, that’s history! This program detects snoring (you can adjust the sensitivity) and stops it by emitting a sound that disturbs the snorer in his sleep.”

Price: $0.99

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Snore Stopper

What’s On Your Night Stand?

I hope these twenty-five apps have provided you with a few extra utilities for your nightstand. Leave a comment below and let us know what apps you use as your start or end your day!