As our lives become busier and more hectic, it can sometimes be difficult to unwind at the end of the day. Not to mention, with so many electronic devices now being part of our daily lives, with all our emails and social activities accessible from more places, including our beds, it can become more difficult to switch off enough to fall asleep. If this sounds familiar, then there are a number of apps which are designed to better position you to be able to fall asleep. Below are ten of those apps that you might want to consider trying.
Sleep as Android
What better way to start an android list of sleep apps, then with one entitled 'Sleep as Android'. This app is a feature-heavy app which looks to offer multiple ways and methods to help you receive a better night's rest. The app has the ability to monitor your sleeping patterns and tries not to wake you up when you are in the deeper cycles of sleep. Not to mention, it will wake you up to natural sounds and alarms. There really is a ton of other features too.
Relax Melodies: Sleep & Yoga
Compared to the last option, this app looks to provide users with a much natural way to fall asleep and therefore, maximize the amount of sleep you can get before you have to wake up again. To do this, the app allows the users to compile a relaxing mix of sounds and tunes to ensure you drift off to sleep peacefully.
Similar to the last offering, Calm – Meditate, Sleep, Relax is designed to make sure you are in the best possible mindset to fall asleep. As such, this app is not only for those who need to a better night's sleep but also for those who could do with finding more calm moments, more often.
Most android users will already be well-versed when it comes to Runtastic. They are one of the leaders in health apps for android and therefore, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that they have an app to help you sleep too. Like most Runtastic apps, this one will offer the opportunity to track your sleep patterns, cycles and general sleep behaviour with a view to helping you find ways to maximize your sleep.
For those who often use their smartphone or tablet late into the night, this might be the solution as Twilight takes a different approach to helping you sleep. This app works off the principle that certain shades of light will stimulate the brain and therefore, keep you awake longer. As such, this one adapts to the time of day and changes the coloring of your screen, ensuring that while you use your phone into the midnight hours, the colors won't keep you awake longer than you need to be.
Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep
If most of the apps have seemed a little too complicated for what you are looking for then Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep might be the one to go for. This app is designed to offer you pre-set sounds, ringtones and alarms which are relaxing in purpose. All the sounds are of a natural world type and are further designed to ensure you feel at peace and ready to sleep.
For some of us, the problem may not be ensuring that we get enough sleep but instead ensuring that our children get the right amount of sleep. If that sounds like you, then Baby Sleep Instant is here to help. This app will play from a selection of lullabies which have been specifically chosne to help your baby get the rest they need. Not to mention, this app will also allow you to record and use your own lullaby, ensuring your baby falls asleep to your familiar voice.
pzizz – deep sleep & power nap
Pzizz is an app which has become increasing popular with those looking to get a better night's sleep and this is thanks to its wide variance of relaxing sounds and soothing tones. Whether you prefer to fall asleep to spoken inspirational verses or relaxing music then this app will have what you need. Not to mention, it will play something different each time you hit start and therefore, avoids the habitation that is sometimes noted with other apps due to their start-point being the same each night,
Rain Sounds Relax & Sleep
As the name of this one suggests, this app is designed to help you fall asleep to the calming and natural sounds of the rain. Whether it is the sound of gentle rain drops on your roof to the more thunderstorm based rain you prefer, this one will have your rain needs catered for.
Similar to the last app, Sleep Ambience looks to improve your sleep by using sound. However, unlike the last app, this one will offer a much wider variance of sounds to use. In fact, the app claims to have over 220 sounds ready to help you drift off to sleep and all the sounds are grouped into categories so you can best select the sound that suits your sleeping habits. Not to mention, you can save your favorites for easier recall when needed.