30 Cozy and Comfortable Sleep Apps to Doze Off

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There’s an app for everything.

Music, food, workout, reminders and whatnot. But have you ever heard about or explored sleep apps?

These apps help you sleep better. As simple as that.

However, there’s much more to it!

Around 350 apps were initially identified using the word “sleep” from the Google Play Store and Apple iTunes in September 2015.

There could be even more right now. Ain’t nobody got time to sift through the list!

But, I found some time anyway and curated the best sleep apps for Android and iOS, that will help you attain more restful sleep. We’ll find out what exactly puts you to sleep (white noise, meditation, lullabies, etc.).

For now, let’s explore some of these marvellous creations of humankind.

The undiscovered world of sleep apps

I decided to organize the top-rated apps on the Play Store and the App Store into four categories. Let’s start installing!

Sleep sounds

1. Sleep Sounds – Sleep melodies & Calming sounds

This app helps you relax with serene sounds. It includes sounds that aid in meditation and white noise.

Features:

  • Create your own mix
  • Scheduled sleep timer to automatically stop the app
  • No network required

User rating: 4.9/5

Available on Play Store.

2. Relax Melodies: Sleep, Calm & Meditate

Uniquely designed to help you relax, this sleep app has everything you need to calm yourself down. As they say, “sleeping your way has never sounded better.”

Features:

  • Guided meditation, lullabies, white noise
  • Breathing techniques
  • Bedtime stories for adults

User rating: 4.6/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

3. White Noise Lite

This app is amazing if you want to distract yourself from the unnecessary noise around you by generating sounds over a wide range of frequencies.

Features:

  • 40+ perfectly looped sounds
  • Background audio support (you can use other apps while using this one which I wouldn’t recommend!)
  • Chromecast TV support
  • Advanced alarm and timer

User rating: 4.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

Sleep alarms and trackers

4. Sleep Cycle: Sleep analysis and Smart alarm clock

Track your sleep and get a detailed analysis of it with Sleep Cycle. It knows when to wake you up in the morning and wants you to go to bed early as much like your mother.

Features:

  • Sleep Cycle wakes you up while you’re in light sleep
  • Track and learn about your sleep pattern
  • You don’t have to keep your phone under the pillow! Put it away
  • Online backup (premium feature)

User rating: 4.5/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

5. Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker

This app provides an advanced sleep tracking that automatically senses and tracks your sleep pattern. All you have to do is wear your Apple Watch during sleep.

Get more sleep, work fast and efficiently, and the closer you’ll get to afford that Apple Watch.

Features:

  • Sleep and heart rate analysis
  • Sleep history
  • 3 nap modes (power nap, recovery and full-cycle nap)
  • Integrated with Apple’s Health app

User rating: 4.3/5

Available on App Store.

6. Sleep Monitor: Sleep Cycle Track, Analysis and Music.

Along with a tracker, this app has a smart alarm clock to remind you to sleep early at night and wake you up happily in the morning.

Bonus: It offers pleasant sounds and white noise as well.

Features:

  • Records all noise during sleep (well if you snore, you are in trouble)
  • Know your sleep quality
  • Smart alarm clock

User rating: 4.4/5

Available on Play Store.

7. Sleep Score

Featured in The Washington Post, Wirecutter, The New York Times, Men’s Health, Dr Oz Show, CNN, Forbes, Business Insider, and more – this is one of the best sleep tracking apps out there.

Features:

  • Eliminates the need of wearables to track your sleep
  • Inspirational goodnight quote
  • Sleep graphs every morning for you to analyze
  • Product recommendations

User rating: 4.3/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

8. Sleep Cycle Power Nap

Feeling tired? Want a power nap? This app will wake you up bursting with energy.

Features:

  • 3 nap modes
  • 17 relaxing alarms

User rating: 4.0/5

Available on App Store.

9. Sleep Time: Sleep Cycle Smart Alarm Clock Tracker

Your sleep guru and timer. This app detects movements during bedtime or nap, whether you are snoring or dreaming.

Features:

  • Wake up at the right sleep phase
  • Sleep history and REM sleep cycle

User rating: 3.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

10. Snore Clock: Do you snore?

Tired of your partner’s snoring habit? You need proof to catch them red-handed. Put your phone next to them and see the magic!

You can use it for yourself as well. Check if you snore or talk while asleep.

Features:

  • Shows red bars where you most likely snore
  • Recording time up to 11 hours
  • Runs in background mode

User rating: 4.1/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

Sleep meditation apps

11. Calm

One of the best apps for meditation, Calm is recommended by psychologists, sleep experts and therapists, and themselves. Their ads are all over the place.

Features:

  • Calms anxiety
  • Manages stress
  • Promotes deep sleep
  • Focus and concentration
  • Body scan and many more

User rating: 4.4/5

Available on Play Store and App Store

12. Headspace: Meditation and Sleep

Headspace aims to relax you and teaches you how to self meditate. It helps to breathe, focus and more importantly, stay calm.

Features:

  • Learn classic meditation
  • Sleep sounds
  • Track your progress

User rating: 4.9/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

13. Deep Meditation: Relaxation & Sleep Meditation App

Each meditation in the app is a guided meditation, one that will talk you through each and every step. No ads, no distractions.

Features:

  • 15 unique meditations
  • Meditation music
  • Meditation timer

User rating: 4.6/5

Available on Play Store.

14. Digipill

This self-help app is loaded with a plethora of benefits. Period.

Features:

  • Prevents insomnia
  • Helps to relieve stress
  • Helps you lose weight in the long run
  • Increases motivation

User rating: 4.5/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

15. Relax and Sleep Well: Hypnosis and Meditation

According to Healthline, this is the best insomnia app of 2019. No sign up required. Instant access to the world of meditation and hypnosis.

Features:

  • High-quality recording
  • All enquiries and support issues are replied to within 24 hours
  • Special background sound effects, which have been recorded in specific keys and frequencies to guide you into a deep state of mental and physical relaxation

User rating: 4.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

16. Ten Percent Happier – Meditation and Sleep

This doubles up as a sleep podcast where Dan talks with smart people about whether there’s anything beyond 10%. Try it out!

Related: The Best Sleep Podcasts You Can Listen to

Features:

  • 500+ guided meditations
  • Bite-size stories
  • New content every week

User rating: 4.8/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

Other relaxing sleep apps

17. Awoken: Lucid Dreaming Tool

Want to learn lucid dreaming? This app claims to help you understand and control your dreams.

Features:

  • Dream journal
  • Dream clues
  • Cloud backup

User rating: 4.4/5

Available on Play Store.

18. Lucidity – Lucid Dreaming

For the iOS users who cannot access the Awoken app, this one’s for you!

Features:

  • Dream journal lock
  • FAQs for beginners
  • Video guides and link to useful guides

User rating: 4.3/5

Available on App Store.

19. Prizz

“I love Pzizz… Best I’ve used by a mile” – J.K. Rowling

Prizz’s developers claim that by “using the latest clinical research, it’s patented system plays you “dreamscapes”— a sleep-optimized mix of music, voiceover, and sound effects that change each night, to quickly quiet your mind, put you to sleep, keep you asleep, and then wake you up feeling refreshed.”

Features:

  • Sleep Module
  • Nap Module
  • Focus Module

User rating: 4.8/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

20. Reflectly: Self Care Journal/Diary

Reflectly is a personal journal and diary operated by artificial intelligence to enable you to deal with negative thoughts, make positivity louder and to teach you about the science of well-being.

Features:

  • Track your progress
  • Personalized motivational content

User rating: 4.6/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

21. Mindbody: Fitness, Salon and Spa

Sometimes, you can’t sleep due to mental exhaustion/physical tiredness or a mixture of both. This app would help you concentrate on your body and mind. In short, it would help you relax and sleep better.

Features:

  • Variety: Yoga, CrossFit®, spin, barre, strength training, Pilates, dance, & more—discover what works for you.
  • Intro Offers & Last-Minute Offers
  • Verified Reviews

User rating: 4.9/5

Available on App Store.

22. 7 Cups: Anxiety and Stress Chat

Need someone to talk and chat with you? Want to stay anonymous? Introducing the new breed of sleep-inducing texters!

Features:

  • Confidential conversations
  • Find your ideal trained listeners
  • Connect from anywhere anytime

User rating: 4.0/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

23. Rootd – Panic Attack & Anxiety Relief

Rootd’s proven lessons, panic button, breathing tool, and exercises would help you overcome the panic attack and anxiety.

Features:

  • Understanding lessons
  • Emergency contacts
  • Personal stats page

User rating: 4.6/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

24. Acupressure: Heal yourself

Pressure points are a great way to release muscle tensions. This easy to use the app is perfect if you want spiritual and physical comfort.

Features:

  • 90 point combinations to relieve the headache, to give up smoking, to reduce high blood pressure, and other chronic conditions
  • Illustrated instructions

User rating: 4.5/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

25. MyLife Meditation

This app allows you to check how you’re feeling and recommends short guided meditations and mindfulness activities.

Features:

  • Meditation for kids, teen and tweens
  • Manage depression
  • Tame anxiety

User rating: 4.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

26. Dark Noise

Play ambient noise to help you sleep, focus, or relax.

Features:

  • 30+ sounds
  • A timer to sleep on time
  • 7 themes
  • Siri shortcut

User rating: 4.9/5

Available on App Store.

27. Insight Timer

Great for both beginners and experienced practitioners, this app includes talks led by the world’s top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers from Stanford, Harvard, the University of Oxford and more.

Features:

  • 40,000+ guided meditations
  • Thousands of music track and ambient sounds
  • Meditation timer

User rating: 4.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

28. Simple Habit

This app offers you wellness and therapy sessions. Wanna feel less stressed? Try this app.

Features:

  • Relieve stress
  • Manage anxiety and stress
  • Track your progress

User rating: 4.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

29. Smiling Mind

This app aims to bring balance in people’s lives.

Features:

  • Adult, kids and youth
  • Program for classrooms

User rating: 4.7/5

Available on Play Store and App Store.

30. Atmosphere: Relaxing sounds

Enjoy a variety of relaxing sounds divided into different environments. With the help of binaural beats and isochronic tones, you can stimulate your mind, reduce stress and stimulate creativity.

Features:

  • Save your favourite sounds
  • Interface designed to not cause eyestrain
  • Overcome anxiety and insomnia

User rating: 4.8/5

Available on Play Store.

With this, our extensive list comes to an end. Try and analyze some of the above-mentioned sleep apps. If you still feel you wish to explore alternate ways to get better sleep, play some sleep games.

You may also watch hyper-relaxing videos with ASMR.

If the problem persists for days, it’s highly recommended to consult a therapist/counsellor. Good luck!


FAQs: Sleep Apps

Do sleep apps work?

Yes, certainly! But the effectiveness varies from person to person. One of the main reasons for insomnia is prolonged anxiety and uncontrolled stress. These apps can help you relax by moderating your stress. Most people find it helpful.

Are there any side effects of using sleep apps?

Absolutely not. Just try not to get addicted to those. While using most sleep apps, plug your headphones and keep your smartphone away though.

How do sleep apps work?

It uses algorithms and receives signals from the phone (for tracking your sleep). Another category of apps contains music and other peaceful sounds.


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This is a post by Shahana Khatoon, who is currently pursuing an MA in English. She loves to read, write and explore. She believes poetry can cure anything in this world, even sleep deprivation. If you want to know how and which poems can cure insomnia then you can talk to her and follow her on Instagram.

 

 

 

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