Sleeping is much more difficult than before.
There are countless distractions in this world. Lots of TV shows to watch. So much meme content. So much pandemic underway to monitor.
There are too many things in the world right now, so much so that sleeping can seem virtually impossible at times. The pandemic is not going away, there are seemingly endless natural disasters and depressing news inexorably filling our feeds. Fortunately, the technology that surrounds and distracts us also provides us with numerous tools to help us enter the land of the z.
Here are some apps that will hopefully finally help you get a good night’s sleep.
App to improve sleep quality
Your daily night’s rest is broken down into several sleep cycles. Research shows that repeatedly losing sleep or maintaining an inconsistent sleep schedule can compromise your overall rest. These upcoming apps help you keep track of your sleep cycles to make sure you sleep well and wake up refreshed each morning.
1. Sleep Cycle
Apple has a way to track your sleep and hopefully improve your sleep. The Sleep feature within the Health app on your iPhone allows you to set goals, track progress, schedule alarms and bedtime, and schedule rest periods before bed. If you have an Apple Watch, you can also incorporate super-accurate sleep data into your rest schedule.
Apps that help you fall asleep
Mindfulness and meditation have been shown to help people struggling with insomnia. The apps below focus on meditation through various techniques, such as music, nature sounds, and voice commands. All of them are meant to help you achieve the relaxed state you need for bed.
First: this app looks amazing; only its appearance is soothing! As for the music, think of an incredibly relaxing, movie-style soundtrack that you set to fade after about an hour to help you unwind before bed. It also offers narration with both male and female voices, but if you find that creepy thing (which you will), you can turn it off. It also lets you use its burst music as a “focus” setting.
The first one I tried lasted 12 minutes and did an amazing job of helping me calm down. I had never tried meditation before. Something in the mix of sounds of nature and music really put me in a place of peace. Just make sure you put the phone on silent mode; not long after i finished my session i got a breaking news alert that broke my zen.