Do you wake up feeling groggy? Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep? If so, then you may not be getting the recommended seven to eight hours of restful sleep per night. Fortunately, there are some great apps you can download to help you catch some more Z’s. The best part? Most of them are free and available on both iOS and Android devices!
- Sleep Cycle
Sleep Cycle is a unique alarm app that uses proven sleep science to wake you up precisely at the lightest point in your sleep cycle. This means you won’t experience the grogginess of being woken up right in the middle of your deepest sleep cycle. As a result, you’ll feel more refreshed, alert, and ready to take on the day!
If you have trouble falling asleep, this is the app for you. Specifically, this app focuses on teaching you how to meditate and clear your mind before you go to bed, this allowing you to slow down those non-stop, racing thoughts in your head and fall asleep quickly. All the meditations are guided, so this is a great app for beginners and skeptics alike.
- White Noise
If you have difficulty falling asleep in absolute silence but become easily distracted with the TV or music on, then this White Noise app allows you to drown out all the distracting noises around you with your choice of sounds. Whether you sleep more soundly to the sound of rainfall or the “purr” of a cat, this app has plenty of white noise options to choose from!
- Deep Sleep With Andrew Johnson
How many times can you recall wanting to fall asleep in the middle of a classroom lecture? This app uses that concept to help you fall asleep. Specifically, the app features Andrew Johnson’s soothing, relaxing voice that will have you drifting off to sleep in no time. He provides guided meditations for you to follow along with if you desire, but you’re also welcome to just let yourself drift off into dreamland as you listen to his melodic voice. This app does cost $2.99, but the small price is well worth it if you’re looking for a better way to fall asleep.
These are just a few apps worth giving a try if you want to enjoy a better night of sleep. Once you do, you may find that you wake up feeling better rested and more energized—and who couldn’t benefit from that?