Rest assured: 5 apps for better sleep
Last updated: April 30, 2020
Sleep keeps your mind sharp, body healthy, and energy up. Yet all too often, it’s elusive — lost to restlessness, broken up through the night, and cut off abruptly. Find your way to a sounder slumber with the help of these apps.
BetterSleep: Sleep tracker
Ipnos Software
In-app purchases
Relax Melodies’ gorgeous sounds – from rain on the roof to a distant train – will soothe even the most wound-up listeners. The audio also includes subtle, brain-stimulating tones and beats. You can expand your options to include other sounds like brown and pink noise (think white noise, but at different frequencies) with Pro.
4.6
324K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Relax Melodies’ gorgeous sounds – from rain on the roof to a distant train – will soothe even the most wound-up listeners. The audio also includes subtle, brain-stimulating tones and beats. You can expand your options to include other sounds like brown and pink noise (think white noise, but at different frequencies) with Pro.
Sleep as Android: Smart alarm
Urbandroid (Petr Nálevka)
Contains adsIn-app purchases
Fall asleep to ambient “lullabies,” and Sleep as Android will track your slumber (daily with Premium; every second day for free), including when you’re in a state of deep sleep, light sleep, or REM. It’ll even record your sleep sounds and help you stop snoring. Snooze lovers can opt for “wake-up verification,” an exercise to complete to stop the alarm.
4.6
357K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Fall asleep to ambient “lullabies,” and Sleep as Android will track your slumber (daily with Premium; every second day for free), including when you’re in a state of deep sleep, light sleep, or REM. It’ll even record your sleep sounds and help you stop snoring. Snooze lovers can opt for “wake-up verification,” an exercise to complete to stop the alarm.
Pzizz - Sleep, Nap, Focus
Pzizz
In-app purchases
Settle into sleep, a nap, or even deep focus (a Pro feature) with dreamscapes – audio that combines elements of hypnosis, deep relaxation, and more. While you can enjoy “Classic Sleep” for free, you’ll need Pro to hear other dreamscapes (like “Snowfall” or “Waterland”) or choose a female voiceover.
4.0
7.28K reviews
500K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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Settle into sleep, a nap, or even deep focus (a Pro feature) with dreamscapes – audio that combines elements of hypnosis, deep relaxation, and more. While you can enjoy “Classic Sleep” for free, you’ll need Pro to hear other dreamscapes (like “Snowfall” or “Waterland”) or choose a female voiceover.
Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax
Calm.com, Inc.
In-app purchases
While meditation is known to quiet the mind and aid relaxation, Calm brings extra attention to the pursuit of sleep. You’ll find a section of “Sleep” meditations, including a seven-day series on “tools for a sound sleep.” While you can start for free, you’ll need to pay to access most sessions and stories.
4.3
495K reviews
10M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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While meditation is known to quiet the mind and aid relaxation, Calm brings extra attention to the pursuit of sleep. You’ll find a section of “Sleep” meditations, including a seven-day series on “tools for a sound sleep.” While you can start for free, you’ll need to pay to access most sessions and stories.
White Noise Baby
TMSOFT
Contains adsIn-app purchases
With ambient sounds of various frequencies (pink noise, brown noise, and more) plus environmental audio like “Mom’s heartbeat,” you’re bound to find something in here to help your child snooze. If the sound library isn’t enough, you can expand it by downloading the “Market” companion app.
4.6
11.8K reviews
1M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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With ambient sounds of various frequencies (pink noise, brown noise, and more) plus environmental audio like “Mom’s heartbeat,” you’re bound to find something in here to help your child snooze. If the sound library isn’t enough, you can expand it by downloading the “Market” companion app.