Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? A sleep app might just be the thing!

Are you wondering if you need sleep apps to help you sleep better?

A regular good night sleep is very crucial to having a productive day. It is just as important as keeping a health diet and regular exercise. Research has shown that a poor sleeping routine can have a huge impact on your hormones and brain function. 


If you are someone who feels like you have tried everything to help you fall asleep and nothing has worked, then these sleep apps will transform your life. Do not take sleeping pills to help you sleep at night. There are much better ways to deal with sleeping problems and building a better routine for your body clock to catch on.


If you are trying to lose weight or just have optimal body health, you cannot be falling short on your sleep hours. Here are some apps that can help you drift off into la la land in no time. Ranges from soft music to lullabies to bedtime stories for kids and adults to white noise (rain, jungle, morning sounds, birds chirping). Experiment and stick to what works


1. Sleep app: Calm




Calm is the #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. Join the millions experiencing better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with our guided meditations, Sleep Stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises, and relaxing music. 


Calm is the perfect mindfulness app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.


Sleep Stories are bedtime stories that are guaranteed to lull you into a deep and restful slumber. Calm has 100+ exclusive Sleep Stories for adults and children alike, featuring well-known talent such as Stephen Fry, Matthew McConaughey, Leona Lewis, and Jerome Flynn. Drift off to dreamland and wake up refreshed.


Cost: It has a free version with limited stories and music, or $70/year for full access (includes a seven-day free trial) 

2. Sleep cycle ( sleep app )

sleep cycle

Relax, sleep better and wake up feeling rested with Sleep Cycle, the smart alarm clock. Track sleep from bedtime to morning, and get detailed analysis with the app that makes waking up in the morning just that bit easier.

Track sleep using your phone and start your day feeling energized with our intelligent alarm clock and sleep tracker. Its unique design only wakes you up while you’re in your light sleep phase. Plus, you’ll get detailed reports as Sleep Cycle monitors your sleep patterns, from bedtime until you're waking up. Track sleep and use the data to help you sleep better today!

Cost: Free

3. Pzizz (sleep app)

pzizz sleep app

Pzizz helps you get to sleep faster and get more restful sleep with a combination of soothing sounds and voice cues aimed at helping you relax, destress, and get to sleep. It uses the latest clinical research (see our website for in-depth details), the app's patented system plays you "dreamscapes"— a sleep-optimized mix of music, voiceover, and sound effects that change each night, to quickly quiet your mind, put you to sleep, keep you asleep, and then wake you up feeling refreshed.


If you want to sleep better at night or take incredible power naps during the day, this is the app for you! All you have to do is listen to Pzizz. Headphones/earbuds are recommended for optimal effectiveness, but your built-in phone speaker will work too.


Cost: Free limited access + in app purchases for full access.


4. Noisli (sleep app)


Noisli is mainly used to drown out annoying noises in order to better concentrate and to enhance productivity, or to create a pleasant audio environment for relaxing or sleeping.


You’re working from an open office, have loud coworkers and can’t focus? or working or studying from home or in a library and nothing gets you motivated? Are you continuously travelling on a plane or train and need a quick power nap?

Noisli makes your life a little easier and keeps you sane during long office hours or intense study sessions.

The app is also useful in many other situations, such as helping with insomnia, relaxing while reading, reduce stress, soothe headaches and migraines or at the spa, during massaging sessions and for parents to help your baby fall asleep. Noisli is also used to mask Tinnitus and to help with ADD and ADHD. With Noisli you can improve your health and feel better.


The service is already being used all over the world by coders, programmers, bloggers, writers, students and translators during work or by teachers during creative writing classes.


Cost: $1.99. Free on website.

5. Headspace


Stress less. Sleep soundly. Get happy. Learn the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in a few minutes a day with Headspace. Choose from hundreds of guided meditations on everything from stress management and anxiety management to sleep, personal growth, and mind-body health.


Simply download this guided meditation, mindfulness, and sleep app for free — then sit back, breathe, calm your thoughts, relax, and be kind to your mind. Meditate anywhere, anytime — and start living a more calm, healthier, happier life.


Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life. Learn meditation and mindfulness skills from world-class experts like Headspace co-founder Andy Puddicombe, and develop tools to help you focus, breathe, stay calm, and create balance in your life — whether you need stress relief or help to get restful sleep.


Cost: free limited access, $95/year for full access


6. Sleepiest (sleep app)


Having trouble falling asleep at night? Download Sleepiest to relax your mind and learn how to start sleeping better. With calming bedtime stories, soothing sleep sounds, sleepy guided meditations and smart sleep cycle tracking; you’re sure to get into the perfect natural headspace to settle down at night.


Whether you're trying to improve your fitness, get some stress relief, find your zen place before bed, drown out your partner's snoring, or find a quicker way of helping your new baby / kid’s get to sleep - we’ve got you covered. Make falling asleep a dream.


Cost: free limited access, $10/month, or $50/year.


7. Rain Sounds - Sleep & Relax (sleep app)

Rain Sounds - Sleep & Relax

Relax your body & mind with the beautiful high quality rain sounds. We have carefully selected different rain types that are perfect for relaxation or sleeping. You will enjoy this app whether you like thunderstorm, gentle rain or calming beach. You can even customize the sounds as you like!

Cost: free limited access, in app purchases.


8. Moshi

Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulness

Moshi’s originally-crafted Stories, Sleep Sounds, Guided Meditations, and Soothing Music help to calm and relax, during the day or at bedtime. Moshi helps kids of all ages fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up less, according to scientific research. Make bedtime a dream:


- Remove anxiety & stress from the bedtime routine

- Reduce the time it takes for your kids to fall asleep

- Reclaim precious time in your evening


Cost: free limited access, $40/year.

9. Sleep Sound App

sleep sound

The sleep sound app is the world’s number 1 free sleep app for relaxing sleep sounds, sleep tories, guided meditation and ambiences that will improve your sleep or make your short naps more effective. Sleep sounds in our app keeps you calm & are recommended & verified by top sleep therapist, mental health experts.


Try these guided meditation through calming & relaxing music that reduces anxiety. Perfect life-changing app for beginners who can take up 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 60 minutes sessions to achieve mindfulness.


Sleep Sound App will make you feel relaxed while you go asleep or prepare for short naps. Short naps at work or taking proper sleep can help you focus, breathe, stay calm, and create more head space, the conditions for a better night’s sleep by practicing meditation and mindfulness.


Cost: free 

10. Sleep++


Use your Apple Watch to AUTOMATICALLY track your sleep!


Sleep++ takes advantage of the motion and health monitoring capabilities of your Apple Watch to measure both the duration and quality of your sleep. The better you understand how well you are sleeping the more you are able to make changes in your routines to benefit your rest.


The goal is to provide every Apple Watch owner with a free automatic sleep tracker that is simple and clear to understand. For each night you get a straightforward report of how long you slept and how restful you were during the night. 


Cost: free limited access, in app purchases.

11. Sleep Monitor: Sleep Recorder & Sleep Cycle Tracker

sleep monitor

Sleep Monitor helps you track and record sleep cycle details. It also has a smart alarm clock to remind you to sleep early at night and wake you up gently in the morning. In addition, it provides relaxing and soothing sleep music to help you sleep better.


Sleep Monitor will generate useful information for you after tracking, like sleep score, sleep cycle graphic, sleep statistics, sleep noise audios. Get your daily, weekly, or monthly sleep insights and use those data to help you sleep better. This sleep app is especially helpful for those who want a way to check how their sleep is, and do not want to invest in an accessory like a smart band or smartwatch.


Cost: free limited access, in app purchases.

12. Ten Percent Happier - Meditation & Sleep

10 percent happier sleep app

Want to sleep better, be more mindful, improve your relationships, and become just about ten percent happier? This is the app for you. Our guided meditations, videos, talks, and sleep content will help you build (or boost) your meditation practice, and stick with it.


Cost: free limited access, $15/month or $100/year.


I hope with any of these you are able to fall asleep in minutes. Let me know which one you have tried in the comments.


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