Top Apps to Use before Sleeping on Your Mattress

What do you like to do before you fall asleep? While I know some of you will reply with ‘read a good book’, most of us like to scroll on Instagram or Facebook until we feel sleepy. Still, according to recent findings, browsing through your feed is not the best way to wait for the Sandman.

Actually, there are better apps that will invite sleep to come on your eyelids and some will even monitor your sleep and will watch over you during the night. In both Google Play and App Store you’ll find a plethora of sleep-related apps but below I listed some of the best to try.

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Sleep Cycle (Free)

The app is available for both iOS and Android, and its main purpose is to help you wake up with a smile on your face. Regular alarm clocks are disruptive and brutal, waking you up when you’re sleep is the sweetest, but with Sleep Cycle you don’t have to dread the morning as much.

The app monitors your sleep and waits for when you are in the light sleep phase to wake you up. And you don’t have to worry you’ll be late for work/classes as the light sleep phase happens towards the morning anyway.

This way, if you set your alarm clock with Sleep Cycle you’ll wake up rested and relaxed. Even more, the app tracks your snoring as well.

Calm (Free)

This app (available for both iOS and Android) is designed to help you meditate and calm your spirit. You can use it whenever you want, but I like to play one of the programs right before bed. This way I cleanse my mind and spirit and head towards the world of dreams a happier, more calm person.

Not to mention that the app also offers adult bedtime stories that will definitely help you sleep.

Sleep Pillow Sounds (Free)

If you don’t want to meditate and you don’t like bedtime stories, you can try this app (sadly, only available for iOS). The app produces ambient sounds that calm the spirit and send you into a wonderful world of dreams and butterflies.

Still, you should know that ambient sounds don’t work for everyone, so give it a short test first. The app offers over 300,000 sounds and mixes so you can have your pick.

SleepMaker Rain (Free with limitations) 

If you’re more into nature sounds and you sleep best when it rains outside, this is a great app for you. The free version doesn’t have as many features as the paid one, but you have access to a timer that will stop the sounds after a while. This way, the app won’t become a nuisance once you are in deep sleep cycle.

The sounds are nice and quite natural as they are actual recordings of rain in Tasmania.

Now that you have a list of apps to help you sleep, all you need is a mattress of the highest quality and a dark bedroom and you’ll sleep like a baby. These apps are amazing even if you feel anxious about something as they’ll put you to sleep in  a calm, relaxed state.

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