Smartphone Apps to Help You Sleep

Everyone has trouble falling asleep. Studying for school, stressed about work and over indulging in your favorite TV shows until all hours of the night can leave your mind and body too stimulated to rest.

In most cases, your smartphone may not the best source of relaxation. It’s easy to get distracted with social apps and games that can keep you up. Now there are plenty of apps that can also help you fall asleep.

 app-sleepcycle Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

One of the keys to good sleeping habits is getting into a cycle or pattern. This app not only analyzes and graphs your sleep quality, but also lets you add sleep notes and wakes you up at your lightest sleep time using soothing tones. To use this all, all you need to do it place your iPhone under a sheet on a corner of your bed and the rest happens automatically!



This app can help send you into dreamland with hundreds of soothing sounds, gentle lullabies and hours of relaxing music. This app is perfect for an overworked mind and designed to help you unwind and release all the tensions of your day.


Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

Seattle-based app developer HiveBrain Software teamed up with highly acclaimed hypnotherapist Andrew Johnson to bring you guided meditation. Johnson’s soothing voice will take you on a journey to a more peaceful place and leave you deeply relaxed with a clear mind as you drift off to sleep.


Yoga for Insomnia

Yoga for Insomnia is based on traditional Hatha yoga practices and incorporates poses that stretch and relax the body. Mindfulness and breathing techniques are combines with soothing music and illustrations of poses to create a restful ambiance.

While these apps can be useful to help you doze off or learn more about your sleep, they are not able to diagnose or treat any potential sleep illnesses you feel you may have.