We all toss and turn at night nowadays, don’t we? While half the time the guilty culprit for keeping you awake is your device itself – constantly keeping you plugged in to the rest of the world and its goings-on’s – we can still look to our phones or tablets for help getting us to bed. The app marketplace is flooded with options to aide your sleepless nights. So, put on your favorite set of jammies, tuck yourself in, and check out this list of the best apps to help you sleep.
I. Relax Melodies
This stacked app not only comes complete with over 50 options of ambient, relaxing soundtracks –you also have the ability to create your own mixes of sounds to create a super intimate, relaxing, and specially personalized sleep experience. On top of that, it also has its own alarm and timer system.
II. Sleepmaker Rain
With a library of charmingly specific samples of rainfall ranging from “Medium Rain on Car Roof” to “Heavy Torrential Downpour,” you’ll be able to send yourself wherever you feel most peaceful. These high quality loops will give you the realistic sense of falling asleep within the imaginary confines of whatever stormy setting fits your preference.
III. Relax & Sleep Free (by Glenn Harrold)
In this totally free library of audio files, you’ll find a cornucopia of guided self-hypnosis meditations led by licensed clinical hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold. Varying from relaxation hypnosis tracks to hypnosis to stimulate weight loss motivation, you’ll be able to pick one to your taste, and be treated to the British accent of Harrold and relax away.
IV. Sleep Genius
This app, which was developed based upon research performed to help astronauts sleep healthily during space travel, is dedicated to help train its user to sleep. The fact that it comes with the stamp of approval from NASA’s neuroscience specialists and an itinerary and personal program to develop personal sleep training makes this app worth paying for.
V. Sleep Pillow
Another fantastic white noise sound machine, Sleep Pillow allows you to mix and match their vast sound library offering over 300,000 variations of ambient and/or natural sounds, set to mood setting slide shows! If you wanna escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you can get those cricket-chirps you crave. If you’re an audiophile and can’t go to sleep without the static, there’s options for you, too.
VI. Long Deep Breathing
In this interesting alternative to the usual white noise or scientific approach, this one feels a little bid more like eastern medicine. In the Long Deep Breathing app, you’ll be guided through deep breathing exercises that help clear your mind and balance yourself before drifting off to bed, peacefully.
This is a specialized alarm clock, so it’s not necessarily an app to help you fall asleep, but it certainly is one of the best to promote sleep health. SleepBot records your sleep activity, tracking your patterns, so that it makes sure to wake you up at the best, most healthy time. One of my favorite features about this app is its sleep debt log, that tracks the hours you owe yourself.
So, there you have it! Some apps for all users that will help your sleep habits become healthier and more regular. Did I leave any out? Have any success stories of your own with these apps?