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Trouble Sleeping? 10 Best Sleep Apps That You Gotta Try

Trouble Sleeping? 10 Best Sleep Apps That You Gotta Try

Trouble Sleeping? 10 Best Sleep Apps That You Gotta Try
By: EzySleep

 

Introduction

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis, according to a new study in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.” The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that, “adults aged 18–60 years sleep at least 7 hours each night to promote optimal health and well-being.”

If someone sleeps less than seven hours per day it can wreak havoc on our health.

There is an increased risk of developing chronic conditions including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and frequent mental distress.

This is why developing healthy sleeping habits will benefit our lives and health immensely. There are many steps we can take to help us sleep throughout the day such as a healthy diet, and exercise which reduces stress and anxiety.

However, there are plenty of tools to use at night and that’s where sleep apps come in. Sleep apps are becoming increasingly popular and more advanced.

With so many sleep apps on the market, it can be difficult to choose which one is the most helpful. Below are the 10 best sleep apps that will get you snoozing in no time. 

 

DigiPill

digital pills

 

According Brian Colbert, leading expert in NLP, and psychoacoustic director of Digipill, ”Each Digipill has been uniquely formulated using specific blends of sound and language to gently engage and activate more of the mind.

This makes it easier to bring about change, build new habits, and promote an overall sense of wellbeing." Digipill has been featured in msn, Yahoo! Anderson Live and more.

Digipill uses unique techniques inside carefully crafted audio 'pills' which typically play for around half an hour yet the effects can last longer.

There are various ‘pills’ that help face whatever issue you are dealing with such as closure prescribed for moving on, stop smoking prescribed for a longer life, and fear of flying prescribed for a calm journey.  

Android: Free
iPhone: Free

 

Good Morning Alarm Clock

good morning alarm clock

 

Feel refreshed and ready to take on the day with Good Morning Alarm Clock.

This App keeps track of your sleep quality, and notifies you if you are lacking sleep. Every morning you’ll get in-depth statistics on previous night’s sleep and tips on how to improve sleep.

You can create a personalized playlist with your favorite music to fall asleep to, store your health data in one place, and receive the weather forecast to plan the day. 

Android: Free
iPhone: $3.99

 

Noisli

noisli

 

Curate a personalized playlist to fall asleep to by choosing from 28 high quality background sounds that you can mix and match.

Noisli allows you to adjust volume and combined sounds to create a list of what works for you. It features an advanced timer and distraction-free text editor.

Since Noisli is highly efficient in cutting out background noise, this can be especially helpful for those who live in a busy city and close to neighbors. 

Android: $1.99
iPhone: $1.99

 

Pillow

pillow app

 

Pillow is the best sleep-tracking app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

Pillow uses cutting edge technology that uses motion sensors and audio data which has a multitude of valuable information. After every night’s sleep, a prompt summary rates the quality of your sleep. It provides valuable data about wake times, types of sleep, and what time to fall asleep.

Pillow gives you a clearer picture of how restful (or restless) your sleep is. The more you know, the more you can do to improve your overall health, making Pillow incredibly useful. 

iPhone: Free

 

Pzizz

pzizz

 

Need to fall asleep fast or have to take a power nap? Pzizz can help with that.

It is considered the world’s most advanced sleep and power nap system to fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

Pzizz has been featured in The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Wired, and more. Pzizz creates sequences of sound or “Dreamscapes” tailored to various portions of your sleep cycle.

On top of these Dreamscapes, they layer voice narrations based on clinical sleep interventions. Things like diaphragmatic and heart rate variability breathing, grounding, mindfulness meditation, guided imagery, somatic awareness, progressive muscle relaxation, autogenic training, hypnosis and more.

These methods are proven to treat insomnia and its causes. 

Android: Free
iPhone: Free

 

Recolor

recolor

 

Recolor is the perfect sleep app for someone who doesn’t want to listen to background music and simply wants to colour images.

This colouring book app offers more than 1,000 images with categories ranging from animals, pictures of food, and patterns, to sport, pop art, scenery, and sea life.

The concept of the app is to channel stress and anxiety in a healthy way by releasing those creative juices and in turn helping you to fall asleep easily. 

Android: Free
iPhone: Free

 

Relax Melodies

how to make mattress last longer

 

Not interested in tracking your sleep? Try using Relax Melodies.

With over 55 million downloads, the app allows you to combine your favorite sounds, binaural beats, and music from their ample library to create your perfect mix.

The app offers soundscapes, bedtime stories, and meditations that work.

According to their site, “81% of users have seen a positive impact on their stress and anxiety, and 87% of users report waking up well rested and ready to face the day.” 

Android: Free
iPhone: Free

 

Relax And Sleep Well

Relax And Sleep Well

 

Developed by one of the world's most successful hypnotherapists Glenn Harrold, this app includes 6 free hypnosis and meditation recordings to help you alleviate stress and anxiety and sleep well at night.

With this app, you’ll receive the latest hypnotherapy techniques, powerful background sound effects, and affirmations to induce sleep and relaxation.

The app has is the number one lifestyle app in over 50 countries and is backed up by top celebrities. 

Android: Free
iPhone: Free

 

Sleep Cycle

essential oils

 

Here is another app to help track and analyze your sleep. Sleep Cycle helps you to better health through better sleep.

At its heart, it tracks your sleep cycles by listening to your sounds.

It analyses those sounds by help of ever-evolving machine learning algorithms, and presents the results to you and helps you understand your sleep with unique data analysis and graphs.

The habits that influence it and what you can do to improve your rest and recovery. 

Android: Free
iPhone: Free

 

Sleep Time

bed bugs

 

Looking to get more analysis on how often you move during sleep?

Sleep time detects movements during bed time or nap, whether you are snoring or dreaming. Choose a soothing and peaceful alarm sound, lullaby and soundscape. Sleep Time wakes you up gently at the lightest sleep stage so you are well rested.

 With this app, you’ll receive a sleep score and analysis about duration, REM & sleep cycle. You can even journal about dreams, lucid dreams, stories or sleep habits.

You’ll wake up refreshed and rested throughout the day. 

 

Summary

Wayne Giles, M.D., director of CDC’s Division of Population Health states, “As a nation we are not getting enough sleep.” She explains, “Lifestyle changes such as going to bed at the same time each night; rising at the same time each morning; and turning off or removing televisions, computers, mobile devices from the bedroom, can help people get the healthy sleep they need.”

Although this may seem challenging to those who have trouble sleeping, setting goals and habits can assist with developing healthy sleeping patterns.

That is why sleep apps can be so helpful to whether you want to track sleep, or simply listen to the soundscapes, there’s an app for you.

When the sleep apps are running, consider turning your phone on "do not disturb" and lower the brightness on the screen.

Happy sleeping!