music as medicine ®
sona is an award-winning mental health app, using neuroscience-backed music designed to improve sleep & anxiety - naturally and efficiently. nothing to learn or practice, no headphones required.
are you still using white noise and binaural beats?
relax your mind. listen to personalized sleep & natural sounds made by grammy-winning producers. calm your anxiety in minutes, enjoy soothing restorative music and fall asleep fast.
how it works:
sona is at the forefront of technology, neuroscience, and music therapy - providing natural, efficient, and affordable mental healthcare.
sona has been tested by leading neuroscientists at uc berkeley, showing an increase in alpha & theta brain waves and reduced stress hormones in minutes.
sona personalizes your playlist based on reported symptoms, time of day and listening habits. just complete the two-question mental health survey during sign up to get your ‘listening prescription’.
a sleep timer automatically starts when you press ‘play music’, so you can enjoy original, curated, relaxing music and breathing exercises to help you unwind and destress.
how to use sona:
use sona at night before sleep or during the day in a quiet environment. try listening for at least 10 minutes, or as long as you need to feel relief. be still, close your eyes, and minimize distractions for better results. you may use the app while you meditate or practice breathwork and mindfulness. it's also a perfect solution for putting your child or baby to sleep.
press the ‘play music’ button and let sona do the rest. listen from your phone, headphones or bluetooth speaker. for kids, use an external speaker or mobile device placed at a distance to protect the child’s hearing.
listening to sona for long periods of time may make you feel drowsy. please do not listen and operate machinery or drive until you understand how the music affects you.
sona premium (paid) features include:
premium breath guides
unlimited listening sessions
save favorite songs
weekly listening analytics
subscription pricing and terms:
the app starts with a 14-day subscription-free trial of sona premium upon registering. when the free trial ends, there’s an option to continue on the free version, or purchase an auto-renewing monthly subscription (options: monthly at $4.99 or annual at $29.99).
payments are charged to the credit card connected to your itunes account. the subscription automatically renews unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current payment period. your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period, and the cost of the renewal will be provided. you may manage your subscription and auto-renewal by going to your account settings after purchase. any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription, where applicable.
terms of service: http://www.sona.care/terms-of-service
this version includes:
updated messaging & improvements
Ratings and Reviews
A Non-Negotiable for Well-Being
Phenomenal app - simple, clean, and invokes a sense of tranquility that is much needed for a moment of rest (whether during the day or in the evenings). I loved reading up on the foundation, the research behind the compositions, and the journey of the CEO. Functions and features are simply but beautifully crafted. The minimalistic design helps to set it apart because it allows you to be without distractions (no search bar, no loud graphics or visuals that stimulate, etc). Your peace is too valuable to not give this a try.
Basically Pandora with ambient music
It’s kind of like Pandora and plays random songs but it has only relaxing ambient music and plus a calming background image. The music is indeed incredibly relaxing and very good, though they are short, most songs are only 4 minutes and then they change to the next track. I would like the songs to play continuously for at least 30 minutes or 1 hour, and/or with the ability to repeat tracks. And plus, the app is only available free for 7 days and then you have to pay for a subscription after. And I would've like an offline mode as well. I wish there were some free content at least, or allow users to look at banner ads to access content in exchange. I enjoyed the peaceful ambient music though.
Developer Response ,
thank you so much for your thoughtful review, jeff. we’re happy to hear you’re enjoying the music and finding it relaxing. sona’s music is created using a compositional process that has been scientifically shown to increase alpha waves in the brain putting a listener into a state of relaxation.
please note that once the free trial has ended, there is an option to continue on the free version (or upgrade to premium). great feedback on offline playback - we are indeed currently working on that feature, to be available in future builds.
I’m so grateful to have been introduced to this App. I truly believe that it is important throughout the day to be still and take a moment to recenter your body, mind and soul. This app is a perfect tool for that. The variety of experiences and sounds brings you to a present state wherever you are. After using this app I’ve felt an overwhelming sense of calmness and clarity. I will continue to use this app, I’m excited to see where it will take me!! Amazing!
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- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
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- Requires visionOS 1.0 or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- Sona Premium - Monthly $4.99
- Sona Premium - Annual $29.99