3 Free Sleep Apps to Help You Catch Some Zzzzs
Date:Sunday May 23, 2021
While scrolling on your phone before bed is generally discouraged by sleep experts, since the blue cast to backlit screen can disrupt your circadian rhythm, consider the apps in this list an exception to the rule. These apps can help users fall asleep and stay asleep with a variety of methods, and the best part is, they are all free to download in their basic form. Check them out and dream on…
1. Relax Melodies
This app is super popular with over 30 million downloads, and we can see why. It’s aesthetically pleasing and easy to use, allowing you to create your own sleep soundtracks by mixing nature sounds, white noise, melodies, binaural beats, and even guided meditation.
2. Insight Timer
With over 12,000 meditations available, it claims to have the largest free library of meditations on earth, and many of them are designed to help users relax to sleep. The app also offers a customizable meditation timer with various starting bells, and other upgrades that are available to purchase.
3. Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle monitors your movements as you sleep, using your phone’s microphone. It uses this data to wake you up during a preselected “alarm window,” when your body is naturally in a lighter phase of sleep, helping to reduce grogginess. The app also records your sleep data so you can see trends and statistics over time.