6 Sleep Apps to Improving and Building Your Sleep Habits
The benefits of a good night’s sleep are countless. Unfortunately, we all have been there where we are feeling extra restless. A study conducted by Iowa State University in 2019 says that more than 5 million Americans struggle to sleep at night.
It’s an easy task to quiet down your mind and sleep. Some of us need guided medication or audio activity to ease anxiety, calm down, and sleep. I use a sleep app for that. It particularly helps on the nights I am binge-watching shows on my smartphone, thanks to my fast Spectrum Internet. My favorite app is Headspace, but many others are out there to help us sleep derived peeps.
Want to know your options? These are some great sleep apps to relax your mind and body and enjoy a restful sleep:
It’s a top-rated medication app that also helps you sleep. Headspace has free and paid versions. The free version contains 35 to 55-minute long audio experiences called sleep casts. You may call them adult bedtime stories that help visualize calming experiences.
You will never get bored of the bedtime stories. If the app works for you, upgrade to its paid version to unlock 40+ meditation courses, sleep cast and calming music.
Slumber also features experiences to put you to sleep. These experiences are related to medication, bedtime stories, and even soothing sounds like a warm Jacuzzi. You may also choose background noise for up to ten hours.
A great feature of slumber is that new sleep-inducing stories and meditations are added to the app each week. To access the complete library, feel free to upgrade to a premium version.
3: Sleep Cycle
If you want to measure how much sleep you’re getting, Sleep Cycle works wonders. This app tracks and analyzes sleep patterns. It lets you set your wake up time and stirs you up from slumber during the lightest phase of sleep. You will wake up feeling refreshed, rested, and ready to start your day.
Sleep cycle uses the microphone of your smartphone to pick your movements as you sleep. It is smart enough to tell if you are in light or deep sleep. It also shows the optimal take to wake up without feeling tired.
Use the statistics dashboard display to analyze your sleep phases, measure snoring, or sleep and wake up times.
This app is particularly for kids who are a huge fan of cartoons and love hearing a bedtime story. Moshi features real-life stars. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Goldie Hawn launched audio for Moshi to reduce children’s anxiety around germs.
The stories in the library are 15 to 20 minutes long. They work well in engaging kids and put them to sleep at the same time. You can also download the stories for plane travels and other offline use.
We all have it multiple times that journaling is the best way of putting your mind at ease. It’s also effective before going to bed.
Don’t want to take out a journal? No worries, download the Reflecty app. It’s an intelligence journal that asks user-guided questions and helps to organize thoughts. Not only do you pen down your thoughts but reflect on the day and any problems you have faced.
As the name implies, it’s a coloring book in an app, designed and developed for adults. More than a thousand images are available to help the user relax and put their mind at ease. New images are added to the app daily.
The app’s library is organized alphabetically by theme. You will find images of food, animals, sport, pop, sea life, scenery, patterns, and more. In other words, you won’t get tired of the fun.
A bold and uplifting color palette is available to help you complete your art. The goal behind Recolor is to channel your anxiety, unleash creativity, and help you sleep. It has actually worked for lots of people.
My doctor recommended trying a sleep app to manage my sleep. He also suggested I log out of my Spectrum TV app at least an hour before bed. You don’t need a doctor’s recommendation to use a sleep app, though. It’s worth the try if you desperately wish to improve your sleep.