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Some apps, like CBT-I Coach, use proven scientific methods to help people manage their underlying sleep challenges. Mary Mathis/NPR hide caption

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Some Apps May Help Curb Insomnia, Others Just Put You To Sleep

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Gary Wagner, a blind Buffalo resident and subscriber to an app that connects him to a shopping assistant, looks for hot sauce at a Wegmans store in Amherst, New York. Ronald Peralta/WBFO hide caption

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If you're regularly checking your phone at night in a dark room, you're probably tricking your body into thinking it's still daytime. Artur Debat/Moment Editorial/Getty Images hide caption

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Apps Can Cut Blue Light From Devices, But Do They Help You Sleep?

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The mass shooting in Las Vegas this month was one of the latest incidents to draw listeners to apps allowing the public to listen to police and fire frequencies. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With permission, the Cruz campaign's app searches for potential supporters within users' phones Scott Detrow/NPR hide caption

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Cruz's Crew: You Play The Game, But It's The Cruz Campaign That Scores

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With the Xi Jinping app, you can read about the Chinese president's love of soccer and his recipe for progress in reform, economic development, rule of law and party governance. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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