Unfortunate adulting fact: getting a good night’s sleep these days is no easy feat. Honestly, how many times has your head hit the pillow only for you to wind up mentally replaying that tiny mistake you made, or picking up your phone just to go through the long list of anxiety-inducing mobile notifications until they’re all gone and you’re no longer drowsy?
We’re all too familiar with waking up feeling groggy and poor sleep patterns could do just as much harm as not sleeping enough. If you’re having trouble with the snooze, try these apps to help you establish healthy sleeping habits and get deeper, more restful sleep.
Drift off to slumberland
If you’re used to reading the news or scrolling through social media before bed, chances are you know all too well how you can get far too worked up for sleep, in the middle of the night. It’s time to Pause those racing thoughts. Designed to improve your bedtime routine, this app presents a calming interactive meditation process.
All you need to do is follow the movements of the coloured dot around the screen with your finger, and continue doing so until the other dots are absorbed. Slowly, you’ll find yourself immersed in the relaxing music, shut off from the buzz of the world. A few yawns later, the next thing you know, you’ve woken up refreshed and looking forward to the next day.
Pause: daily mindfulness
Focus, Energy & Clarity
There are plenty of environmental factors to consider when it comes to having a good night’s sleep. Curtains drawn, lights off, plus some soothing white noise to muffle the sounds of the outside world.
Powered by intelligent AI algorithms, Endel creates personalised peaceful soundscapes based on your heart rate to help you relax and doze off. Better yet, you can set a timer to automatically switch off the app. No more low battery anxiety.
Endel: Focus, Sleep, Relax
Personalized sounds & noises
Wake up the right way
So your sleep quality has shown signs of improvement thanks to meditation and music. Now you may find yourself in need of some get-out-of-bed hacks to keep the morning grumps at bay and start your day brimming with energy.
Sleep Cycle isn’t your usual evil alarm clock. Not only does it track your sleep cycles and take note of your sleep quality, the app also detects your lightest sleep phase and gently wakes you within a half-hour window of the time you need to be up. By detecting and recording your snores, it also provides detailed analyses to help you achieve better sleep quality, through a simple shift in position or lifestyle. Because we all deserve a good night’s sleep.