We all need to sleep to survive, but falling asleep is easier said than done.
Nothing’s worse than tossing and turning while trying to get an ounce of rest before a big day. If you don’t get enough sleep, then every aspect of your life will suffer.
Instead of just accepting your sleep problems, why not find some outside help? A wide variety of apps are available to help you get a good night’s rest and develop better long term habits.
If you’re sick of waking up groggy and feeling sluggish throughout the day, then check out these 15 sleep apps that’ll help you feel less tired.
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1. Sleep Cycle.
With the help of your phone’s microphone, this app can track your sleeping patterns by listening to how you move in your sleep. When the app determines that you’ve finished your final REM cycle, it will set an alarm to wake you up.
According to the American sleep association at sleepassociation.org, REM sleep is extremely important for learning and forming memories. To succeed, you need to learn new things every day, so the Sleep Cycle app is a great way to optimize your sleep.
2. Relax Melodies.
Utilizing relaxing sounds and stories, Relax Melodies can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. The calm melodies and ambient noises will distract you from the outside world so that you can focus on what matters — falling asleep. For the best results, you can customize your mix and decide what sounds you want to hear.
3. Sleep Time.
This Android app tracks your sleep patterns by listening to your movements while you’re in bed. When you wake up, the app will provide you with an in-depth analysis of your sleep so that you can better understand your sleep patterns.
Sleep Time’s soothing alarm will wake you up at just the right time, meaning that you won’t wake up groggy or sluggish.
Pillow is another great sleep tracker that works in tandem with your apple watch and other devices. Unlike other sleep apps, pillow monitors your heart rate along with your motion, providing an even more accurate analysis of your sleep. On top of that, Pillow can be set to a few different nap settings so that you can get the most out of your short or long naps.
5. Relax & Sleep Well.
Featuring relaxing recorded messages by an experienced hypnotherapist, the Relax & Sleep Well app gives users a soothing pre-sleep experience.
The app gives you access to four hypnotherapy tracks for free, and you have the option of downloading tracks for insomnia, anxiety, stress, phobias, and many other conditions.
Once you’ve fallen asleep to one of the app’s professional hypnotherapy tracks, you’ll enjoy a night of extremely restful sleep, and you won’t wake up until you’re supposed to.
Featuring over 100 billion sleep sequences, Pzizz has the right soundscapes for you. After using Pzizz for a while, the app will adapt to your tastes and provide the perfect sounds for you.
This app also features a wide range of voiceover options, allowing you to experiment with different narrators and styles to improve your sleep experience.
A scientific study at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov asserts that people who listen to sleep apps believe that they will have better sleep, and this belief is a useful tool to help you attain better sleep. On top of Pzizz’s other benefits, faith in a good night’s rest is extremely powerful, so the app is worth a try.
Sleepo allows you to extensively customize your mixes with an extremely intuitive interface. If you’re having trouble sleeping, then you can quickly tap your screen to access one of your favorite mixes. The app lets you set a timer so that your soundscape will stop once you’ve been asleep for a while.
8. Good Morning Alarm Clock.
This smart alarm clock boasts an incredibly chic design, but that’s not its only great feature. It tracks your sleep and wakes you up at just the right time so that you feel extremely rested in the morning.
To set it apart from other sleep apps, Good Morning Alarm Clock notifies you about any sleep debt, making it easy to identify deficiencies in your sleep habits.
Featuring a huge collection of stories, soundscapes, and meditations, the Slumber app has a sound or story for anyone. The app tracks your sleep quality so that you can fine-tune your methods and choose the best sounds and stories. Tracks can be downloaded for offline use, meaning that you can still fall asleep without an internet connection.
Digipill utilizes unique soundtracks that influence your mind as powerfully as a pill. This app can help you deal with insomnia, overcome stress, build confidence, lose weight, and so much more.
The versatility of this app means that you won’t just improve your sleep; you’ll improve your life as a whole.
11. Deep Sleep & Relax Hypnosis.
Deep Sleep & Relax Hypnosis features several soothing hypnosis tracks to help you close your eyes and fall asleep.
A scientific study at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov found that hypnotherapy improves sleep quality in most people, so a professionally designed hypnosis app is a great way to ensure a good night’s rest. The app also includes soothing images and calming soundscapes to help you fall asleep more quickly.
This app’s relaxing soundscapes will help you tune out the outside world in any setting. It’s great for sleep, but it can also be used to help you relax, study, and focus. You deserve a versatile soundscape app, and Noisli is a great option for anyone who wants to improve their concentration.
Awoken is a free Android app that’s supposed to promote lucid dreaming! If you want more control over your dreams, then Awoken’s expertly-crafted guidance tracks can help you unlock your mind’s creative potential.
On top of that, awoken allows you to record your dreams in a journal, and it will analyze your dreams to help you better understand them.
This app takes a unique approach. Headspace is primarily a guided meditation app, but daily meditation can greatly improve your sleep quality. On top of better sleep quality, consistent meditation will stabilize your mood, improve your memory, and make you a more creative thinker.
Sleepscore monitors your sleep by tracking your breathing patterns and movements. Once you wake up, Sleepscore will give you a detailed analysis of each stage of sleep, and they’ll provide recommendations based on your unique patterns.
The app tracks your long-term sleep habits so that you can see whether or not your sleep has improved.
We all need a little bit of help when it comes to creating a better sleep system. And sleep apps are growing in numbers due to the fact that they work.
All you have to do is find one that suits you and you should see your sleep starting to improve in no time. Happy sleeping!
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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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