5 Best Sleeping Apps That Really Work
Wouldn’t it be nice if your body had an on/off switch just like your phone? A button that, despite all the cups of coffee, work related stress, and noisy neighbors, would let you power down in the evening, and awake refreshed in the morning? While that day still remains on the horizon, the keys to a better night sleep are already in the palm of your hand. Tonight, before you reach for a warm glass of milk, grab your smartphone and download one (or more) of these 5 handy sleep apps, they’re specifically designed to help you stop counting sheep and fall quickly asleep.
Never judge a book by its cover...or an app by its moniker. Despite its funny sounding name, Pzizz is serious about helping you fall sleep. Unlike most apps or white noise machines, which play the same sound over and over, Pzizz plays a similar yet slightly different sound each time you use it. This is beneficial for two reasons. First, the familiar sound tells your subconscious that it’s on a one way train to Dreamville. Second, the slight variations mean your tricky brain can’t learn the programming, which can render it less effective. Ever notice how the fan that used to put you right to sleep isn’t really getting the job done these days? Best of all, with a clever algorithm, Pzizz can create billions of unique tunes to help you fall asleep…meaning that unlike the aforementioned fan...it will never wear out.
2. SLEEP GENIUS
In 1969 we put a man on the moon, but it wasn’t until many years later that we fully grasped what it took to help astronauts get their snooze on in outer space. The Sleep Genius app is a by product of those findings and combines four incredibly space-age sounding technologies: 1) Neurosensory Algorithms -- trigger an emotional response that makes it feel as though you are being rocked to sleep…just like a baby. 2) Multi-Band Bi-nural Beats -- train your brainwaves to help you stay asleep longer. 3) Pink Noise -- unlike white noise, which isn’t good for much, this helps block out distracting sounds and while lowering your heart rate. 4) Psycho-Acoustic Music -- scientifically composed tunes that tell your brain its time to nod off. With this much technology packed into one little app, you might be wondering: Do I have to be a rocket scientist to use it? Nope! An intuitive interface makes Sleep Genius easy to use and a great way to wake up on the right side of the bed…or solar system.
3. DEEP SLEEP with ANDREW JOHNSON
If you’ve got a mind that simply won’t slow down even when you are in bed, then guided meditation is a great way to help put the brakes on. “Deep Sleep” let’s you hop into the driver’s seat of your own guided meditation with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions. Just as any road trip is better with a co-pilot, “Deep Sleep” also provides you one in the form of Andrew Johnson, a world renowned clinical hypnotherapist. So grab the wheel, hit the gas and drift off down the highway to healthy sleep and leave insomnia right where it belongs...in the rear-view mirror.
4. TO BED
Practice makes perfect. And this is especially true when it comes to getting a good nights rest. Enter: To Bed. An app that functions like your digital Mother, reminding you each night that, despite you favorite TV show being on, it’s time to get under the covers. What are the benefits of a proper bedtime routine you might ask? Well, according to sleep.org, you’ll be more relaxed around bedtime, more alert when you wake, and experience better digestion. So, while To Bed will never replace your Mother, it will make sure the next time you see her you’ll be well rested…and ready to take on that second plate of lasagna!
5. YOGA FOR INSOMNIA
If you’re the kind of person who wakes up and says “nama-stay in bed” then Yoga for Insomnia is the app for you. Featuring easy to follow poses designed to help you relax both physically, and mentally, Yoga for Insomnia will have you getting to sleep sooner, and waking more refreshed. Not to mention feeling quite bit more limber. Not a seasoned yogi? Never fear, guided voice instructions, and optional breathing cues will have you sinking into your poses, and a perfect nights sleep before you can say “savasana.”
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