Apps make everything easier and in this 21st century world there’s very few problems that can’t be solved by miniature squares on your phone’s home screen. This includes sleep or, more specifically, a complete lack of the stuff.
That’s why developers from all over the world who understand neurology and computer programming much better than all of us, have put time and effort into these applications in order to help people sleep better and make the world a much better place to live in. Here are the seven best apps you can use to ensure a much better night’s sleep,
By far the most popular of the bunch, thousands of people have vouched for this app’s ability to transport even the most restless user to slumberland within 20 minutes. By creating a mix of images, binaural sounds and melodies, Relax Melodies will lower you softly into a regular sleeping pattern – 10 million people can’t be wrong.
The soothing pitter-patter of rain as acted as nature’s lullaby since the dawn of time. Sleepmaker Rain has taken inspiration from this and customised it for 2016. With a range of rain intensities from “gentle forest foliage” to “heavy rain against windows”.
If you’ve got issue with sleeping with earphones in, maybe give this one a miss. Set yourself a vibe or a song or a sound mix, pick your alarm and let aSleep take you by the hand into the realm of dreams. Super simple stuff but as effective as it is easy to use.
Admittedly not to the most innovative name for an app, but this application does what it says on the tin. It uses an interactive and ergonomic breathing dial to allow you to clear your mind and settle your body down before lowering your head onto your pillow and drifting off calmly and stress-free.
5. Sleep Genius
If you’re dubious of app descriptions telling you that you are ‘guaranteed’ a better night’s sleep. Sleep Genius uses neurosensory algorithms to trick your brain into falling asleep. By guiding your brain through natural sleep cycles, Sleep Genius cuts out potentially dangerous white noise and uses the same technology as NASA use to help the astronauts sleep – if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for you.
A slightly different approach to making better life choice, DigiPill prescribes audio sessions to treat your ailments. Eliminating the need for chemicals. DigiPill uses psychological programmes to help you lose weight, quick smoking, unlock your creativity and, you guessed it, sleep better.
7. No apps at all
Staring at screens just before bed encourages the production of melatonin – a hormone used to control your sleep cycles. Exposure to light as intense as your phone screen in a pitch black room and wreak havoc on your chemical balance. Some good advice is to maybe boycott the apps and try good old fashioned sheep counting.