Do you struggle to fall asleep? If simply turning off the lights and pulling up the covers isn’t enough, you may need a more personalized bedtime routine. These 6 apps offer a wide range of sleep techniques and relaxation methods that can help you get to bed on time and wake up feeling refreshed.
BetterSleep: Relax and Sleep [Subscription]
BetterSleep has over 300 soothing sleep sounds and music tracks, as well as 250+ meditations designed to help you sleep. To get more insights into your preferences, you can use BetterSleep’s sleep tracker and recorder to see whether you sleep better after listening to sounds, music, or meditation. As one of the best sleep apps out there, it does require a monthly or annual subscription.
Relax and Sleep Well Hypnosis [Free + In-App Purchases]
With Relax and Sleep Well you have access to hypnotherapy and meditation recordings, including six full-length meditations. You do have to pay extra for a lot of the meditation tracks, but you can buy individual tracks depending on your precise needs.
Sleepmaker Rain 1 [Free]
Do you fall asleep better when it’s raining? If so, you’ll enjoy Sleepmaker Rain 1. Select from twenty different types of rain, it's completely free and the developers also claim it works well for kids.
Pillow [Free + In-App Purchases]
Pillow is an alarm app that offers relaxing music to help you fall asleep and wake you up with soothing noises during the lightest stage of your sleep cycle. This app tracks your sleep, records sounds, and helps you analyze your sleep cycles so you know the best time to go to bed.
If you want an even more personalized experience, wear your smartwatch to sleep so Pillow can track your heart rate, body temperature, and more. If you hate waking up to traditional alarm clocks and want to wake up feeling more refreshed, then Pillow is the answer.
Aura is a self-care app that offers a selection of sleep meditations, music, sounds, and bedtime stories to help you wind down and sleep. If you're looking to improve both your sleep and self-care, check out Aura’s mindfulness meditations and cognitive behavioral therapy as well.
Medito is a meditation app that offers sleep essentials such as sleep meditations, soothing sounds, and stories. It includes themed meditation packs designed to support you in any situation, whether you’re a student, busy professional, or in a crisis.
If you want to create the right conditions for restful sleep, you should consider your unique needs and preferences. Whether that’s with sleep meditations that suit your lifestyle or an alarm that’s tailored to your sleep cycle, these sleep apps are sure to boost your self-care and help you get a good night's sleep.
Getting restful sleep is also about personalizing your bedding, pillows, and mattress. At Land of Sleep, you can speak to an experienced sleep specialist who can help you find the perfect mattress that is tailored to your body, health, and preferences.