One of the most important tips for improving your sleep is to create a quiet, dark and comfortable environment that helps to promote a sound slumber. At Tapestry, our well-designed and comfortable suites provide the perfect setting to enjoy your days….and your nights!
Even with an ideal setting, sometimes settling down to a good night’s sleep can be a challenge. The good news is that there are now dozens of smartphone apps available that can help you to relax, unwind and sleep better.
The list below contains five of the best apps that are available for both Apple iOS and Android. All are free to download, but they do all have in-app purchase options for access to premium features. Take a minute to explore these apps, exposing yourself to new technologies while identifying opportunities to improve your sleep!
- Sleep Cycle
Sometimes, tiredness issues stem from how you’re sleeping throughout the night. Sleep Cycle helps you track the quality of your sleep and graphs your sleep patterns so that you can see how much rest you’re actually getting. It also keeps detailed sleep notes and points out any intervals of snoring.
These features, combined with a customizable alarm that wakes you during your lightest phase, can help you to optimize how and when you sleep.
Calm offers a combination of sleep-focused meditations, Sleep Stories and ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) tracks so that there is something soothing available for anyone who has trouble falling asleep. You can also use Calm for things like lowering anxiety, learning how to meditate and improving your mood.
- Relax & Sleep Well
Relax & Sleep Well was created by expert hypnotherapist Glenn Harrold, and it offers both free and paid hypnotherapy and meditation recordings that aim to help with anxiety, stress, sleep troubles and insomnia.
This is a sound-centric meditation app that aims to give users an immersive meditation and relaxation experience. Many experts teach meditation techniques to chronic insomniacs to help establish better sleep patterns, and Insight Timer is excellent for those who want an easy, low-key way to reap the benefits of meditation.
Their library offers over 12,000 free meditations for a variety of situations.
Noisli is a simple yet effective white noise app that has a huge library of sounds for you to choose from. You can even create your own custom tracks that combine sounds that you love and save them for repeated use.
Better Sleep is a Tap Away
If you struggle with sleep or simply want to feel more rested in the mornings, all of the five apps listed above are perfect additions to your nighttime routine.