Sleep is a common problem for adults. Problems like insomnia, sleep apnea and feelings of sleep deprivation exist. The National Institutes of Health estimates that around 30 percent of the general population has faced sleep disruption, and approximately 10 percent have associated symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistent with the diagnosis of insomnia.
If you have trouble sleeping, here are some sleep apps that can aid you for a better night’s sleep.
Apple announced Calm as its 2017 app of the year. Calm promises to help users sleep better, boost confidence and decrease stress levels and anxiety. It provides the users guided meditations, soothing music and bedtime stories. It is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play.
Headspace’s mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world. You can learn meditation and mindfulness using this app. It offers guided meditations, nature sounds and sleep stories. Other than having the tools to help you sleep better, it also has tools to help you stay focused in the day. It can help you manage your stress and anxiety to help you sleep better and boost health. It is available on both Apple App Store and Google Play.
Your computer radiates blue light, this is designed for your computer screens to look like the sun. However, blue light suppresses your melatonin, a hormone produced to signal sleep.
F.Lux can solve this problem for you as it changes the colour of your computer display according to the time of the day and the lighting of your location. This can help block blue light on your computer so it doesn’t stop your melatonin production. However, F.Lux is only available on computers.
This is an app that tracks your sleeping pattern. Tracking your sleep can help to track your habits to understand your lifestyle and sleep. It will show you the ideal amount of sleep you need each night. Sleep Cycle tracks your sleeping pattern and will wake you up during your lightest phase of sleep, without a typical alarm clock. Waking up during light sleep makes you feel naturally rested.
These sleep apps can help you get a better night’s sleep and rest. However, if you prefer seeking professional help for your sleep problems. Check out my adult sleep coaching programs and if you have any queries, you can always book a FREE 20mins discovery call with me.