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What are the best apps for sleep?

What Are The Best Apps For Sleep?

Whether you’ve just had a couple of rough nights or you’re a chronic insomniac, living with the effects of poor sleep can be a huge challenge. Over time both your physical and mental health are likely to suffer, with issues extending far beyond simply feeling groggy. But the good news is that thanks to the wonders of modern technology, the answer could be right in the palm of your hand.

There are loads of sleep apps out there offering a range of solutions for an amazing night’s sleep. Some are free whilst others require a nominal payment to buy – but which one should you try? Here we look at five of the best, based on reviews, quality and reliability.

  1. Pzizz

Pzizz offers the chance of gloriously restful sleep without needing to keep a diary, change your sleeping habits or limit any of your favourite activities. It works using its patented system of sleep-optimised “dreamscapes” including music, sound effects and voiceovers. There’s even a nap module designed to boost your mood and alertness plus “focuscapes” to help with creativity and concentration.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

 

  1. Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep

This Android-only app includes six nature-based relaxing tracks to send you off to dreamland in a jiffy. Very simple to use, you can select from a range of high-quality nature sounds, water sounds, white noise, animal sounds and more. Each one is set at exactly the right tone and pitch to bring about total relaxation and restful sleep.

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

 

  1. Sleep as Android

Again an Android-only only app, it’s designed to track your sleep cycle to gauge the quality of your sleep by way of duration, deficit, snoring, deep sleep percentage and irregularity. By understanding your sleep better in this way, you can then make the changes required for improvement.

The app is compatible with several different wearable devices, including Garmin, Wear OS, Pebble, Galaxy Gear and Mi Band.

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

 

  1. Relax & Sleep Well

This app is based on the teachings of Glenn Harrold, a highly skilled and experienced hypnotherapist with over two decades of experience. His meditation and hypnosis app comes complete with four free recordings and over 80 in-app purchases designed to help with stress, insomnia, anxiety, sleep deprivation and more. The hypnotherapy sessions in particular promote mindfulness and wellbeing, and are ideal for anyone looking to completely relax and unwind before bed.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

 

  1. Sleep Cycle

The Sleep Cycle app tracks your sleep patterns and again provides detailed statistics about your sleeping habits and activities. This means you can make informed decisions about how to improve your sleep duration and quality as well as pinpointing anything that might be keeping you awake. The app also comes with an intelligent alarm clock designed to rouse you gently when you’re in the lightest sleep phase. This means you should hopefully start the day feeling less tired and more refreshed.

iPhone rating: 5 stars

Android rating: 4 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

 

Still having trouble sleeping?

Everyone goes through periods of insomnia from time to time but if it’s something that occurs regularly you may need to try a few things before you hit upon the perfect solution. At Kally Sleep we offer a huge range of support pillows, sleeping aids and accessories to help you make your sleeping space as comfortable as possible for the best night’s sleep. We even do pregnancy pillows and kids pillows too. Don’t forget though, sometimes insomnia can be a symptom of something a little deeper so if it’s becoming worse or is affecting your everyday life, we recommend you chat to your doctor.