I have suffered from insomnia for as long as I can remember and it has been getting worse. With age and everything else, I cannot afford to let it continue and this has led me on a quest for remedies, tips, and ideas to help me sleep better. It was that quest that led to the discovery of these apps for sleeping.
Yes, you can call me Mungo Park and I would take the title with my full chest as we say here in my corner of the world!
Apps For Sleeping
Now, aside from bringing you the load down on apps for sleeping better, I just taught you slang from Nigeria.
By the way, we are the world capital for Slangs and Pidgin English.
Nigerians seem to get a bad rap everywhere but trust me when I say, it is a ‘negligible” percentage of the population and we are really awesome and amazing.
Let’s not digress.
Apps for sleeping, girl.
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Apps For Sleeping
Stress has a way of making itself known when we want to go to sleep. Somehow, we can shove our stressful thoughts aside most of the day but the moment we try to clear our minds and go to sleep, BAM- stressful thoughts overwhelm us. There are times when it’s really hard to clear our heads and go to sleep.
Thankfully, there are ways to help.
Related: 11 Powerful Ways To Overcome Stress
Our smartphones are never very far away. They can be useful when it comes to reducing stress and helping us sleep. iPhone and Android have apps that help us better understand our sleep cycle and help us clear our minds and sleep better.
Here are ten sleeping apps worth trying. Each one has a download button at the bottom to make life easier for you!
1. Headspace Sleeping App
The Headspace app’s tag line is Be Kind to your Mind. This mantra is perfect when stress tries to rob you of your sleep. It is for Meditation, Mindfulness, and Sleeping. This sleeping app has a variety of benefits including help to assess why you may not be sleeping, functions for power napping, and being mindful.
Headspace is free for basics and charges a monthly fee for advanced features and it is one of the sleeping apps touted as one of the best in 2021 so far.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.9 Stars, Android: 4.6 Stars
2. Calm Sleeping App
The Calm sleeping app is one of the highest-rated apps for relief from anxiety and stress. This app has a wide variety of meditations ranging from beginner to advanced and subscribers can choose how long and what type of meditation they prefer.
Calm sleeping app also has an option for nature sounds which can be great as white noise for stress relief. This app is free and does offer some in-app purchases.
It is also featured amongst the best sleeping apps for the year and I already love it.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.3 Stars, Android: 4.9 Stars
3. Dare Sleeping App
Dare sleeping app is unique because its focus is helping you face your anxiety and stressors rather than distract you from them.
This unique sleeping app helps you move through anxiety using guided imagery you can focus on while the audio portion helps you sit comfortably with your stress and thus can help you overcome and move on from stress which can lead to better sleep and less recurring anxiety.
Dare Sleeping app is free with in-app purchases available.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.8 Stars, Android: 4.8 Stars
4. Nature Sounds Sleeping App
Nature Sounds sleeping app as the name implies is nature sounds that are guaranteed to help you sleep like a baby as the tagline of the app announces. Soothing sounds of nature can actually help you relax and sleep better. Ever seen and wondered why a farmer often sleeps so peacefully on his/her farm?
You have your answer here. Nature Sounds. This is what this app for sleeping leverages on. The sounds are realistic and also of high quality and give off the feeling of being in the forest or beach.
Guaranteed to give you a beauty sleep, like the beauty you are.
I just had to play one of the sounds while compiling this write-up and I tell you, it is real and you should definitely give it a try.
It is free for both Android and iPhone users.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.4 Stars, Android: 4.6 Stars
5. Sleepa: Relaxing Sleep Sounds
With a 5 star rating on the Apple store, Sleepa is one of the most sought apps for sleeping out there.
This is what the developers of the app have to say about it
“Sleepa is an easy-to-use and beautifully designed app that will help you sleep better. Sleepa includes a library of natural and ambient sleep sounds that can be mixed into the perfect relaxing soundscape, along with other simple and powerful features.
Sleepa features include:
Mix, match and save over 120M different combinations of sounds
Immersive, original artwork throughout the app
iOS 14 home screen widget support, for quick access to your favorite sounds
Dark and light mode support
Ambient alarm and battery-efficient sleep timer
Popular types of white noise & original binaural beats that replicate your brainwaves”
Lots of choices right?
I am sure you will get the one to speaks to you.
Ratings: iPhone: 5.0 Stars, Android: 4.6 Stars
Best Free Apps For Sleeping
Here are more apps for sleeping to help you sleep like a baby and they are also absolutely free for both Android and iPhones users.
No one is left out.
Equal opportunities for Android and iPhones users.
But before we talk more about sleeping apps, I will let you in on the “class war” between Android and iPhone users.
It is a “thing” in Nigeria.
You are not a ‘big babe” if you don’t own an iPhone in Nigeria.
Isn’t that hilarious?
Shocker of shocker, Queens,
Kinging Queen is not a “big babe’ in her country! She does not have an iPhone and has never used one!
The truth is I have got better investments to make with my money and I am a big fan of Samsung devices and electronics. I never bought into the Apple craze although I love Steve Jobs for his innovative power that keeps giving (God bless his soul).
So, I give the title to all the big babes out there.
Let me play small until I get an iPhone as a gift.
Ermmmm. I am so in a very “gossipy’ mood today.
Backtracking right now to apps for sleeping!
6. White Noise Lite Sleeping App
How do you feel about creating your own sounds to help you sleep? Sounds cool, right? I think so too! This is what the White Noise Lite sleeping app gives you. Control and power.
Can anything beat having control and power for getting a beauty sleep? To me, nothing else does because I’ve got to beat and “triumph” over insomnia real bad.
The White Noise Lite app allows you to create your own combination of sounds. You get to record and loop your own original sounds to play later on the app when you need that exact sound to help soothe your insomnia.
I ask again, isn’t that cool?
With a 4.8 Stars rating on Apple and 4.7 Stars rating on the Google Play Store and the kind of control it gives to its users, the White Noise Lite Sleeping App is a favorite.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.8 Stars, Android: 4.7 Stars
7. Relax And Sleep Well Hypnosis App
This sleeping app made it to the lineup of Healthline’s 2019 best free apps for sleeping. Now, if you don’t know Healthline, it wouldn’t sound like it is a “big thing” to be featured on their list.
Healthline is one of the most authoritative health websites out there and most of the articles I write here that are related to Health, usually reference them.
Relax and Sleep Well Hypnosis sleep app was developed by Glenn Harrod, author of “A Guided Meditation for Relaxation, Well Being and Healing”.
It does make sense that an author like this would create one of the best 2019 apps for sleeping to stop insomnia.
When you sign up from either Android or iPhone, you get instant access to four free hypnotherapy and meditation recordings and a choice of over 140 in-app purchase options covering insomnia, stress, anxiety, mindfulness, sleep, weight-loss, confidence, self-esteem, the solfeggio frequencies, binaural beats, spiritual healing, phobias, addictions and much more.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.7 Stars, Android: 5.0 Stars
8. Apps For Sleeping: Pzizz Sleeping App
Pzizz is one of the apps for sleeping that has made it to almost all sleeping apps for the year.
According to the app developers, the Pzizz sleeping app has been “Featured in The New York Times, WIRED, Engadget, Gizmodo, Product Hunt, Lifehacker, Mashable, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and more!
For want of words to say, isn’t that cool? And amazing?
With Pzizz, you get to set a timer for the length of a sleep session so it plays a soothing dreamscape while you snooze; you can wake up to the built-in alarm also.
However, You’ll need to upgrade if you want to access more advanced features, like the ability to choose different sounds, but you get a seven-day free trial when you sign up on both Android and iPhone.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.7 Stars, Android: 5.0 Stars
9. Sleep Cycle Sleeping App
The sleep cycle app not only helps you track your sleep patterns, it also proffers tips you can utilize to optimize your time, and then there is the alarm system that wakes you up when you are in your lightest phase of sleep so you can wake up all refreshed.
This is very powerful because it can help you identify the stressors that are keeping you awake and thereby causing insomnia and then give you tips to manage them.
Sleep Cycle Sleeping app is absolutely free on both operating systems.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.7 Stars, Android: 4.7 Stars
10. Slumber Sleep App
I know we are all adults but if you love bedtime stories, the Slumber sleeping app is for you.
This sleeping app helps recreate that feeling you had as a baby while being told bedtime stories. Slumber has a huge library of sleep-inducing stories and meditations specifically designed to alleviate your anxiety, calm you down, and help you with your insomnia.
The voices reading each story all possess soothing quality, and the stories themselves lull you into a state of deep calmness and of course, sleep. You can choose to customize a story by adjusting different sound effects, from nature sounds and background noises, for your ideal ambiance.
Now, I love me some good story and I am definitely checking this out.
This is the only apps for sleeping that I am yet to actively check aside from looking at the ratings. I am writing this part of the article just before my sleep time so I am about downloading it so I can listen to a story.
Get some beauty sleep.
I will tell you all it goes.
Till then, enjoy these apps for sleeping, and don’t forget to share on social media.
Ratings: iPhone: 4.7 Stars, Android: 4.5 Stars
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Conclusion On Apps For Sleeping
Using your smartphone to help manage stress and sleep better makes sense. Having resources available that guide you through relaxing and letting go of worries is an asset at bedtime. Try any of these apps for sleeping to see which ones meet your needs.
Be willing to switch it up and try new sleeping apps when one feels too familiar, the variety will help. Be willing to invest in the small fees to upgrade and unlock the bigger and better features too.
If you suffer from insomnia or just need a good sleep, these apps for sleeping will help you sleep better and like a baby. So which of these apps for sleeping are/have you chosen to help you sleep better? If you have already been using any of them, let me know in the comment section below.
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