We’ve all heard that avoiding your cell phone right before bed is the best way to ensure a good night’s sleep, but when used properly, tech may be the key to helping you actually clock those blissful Zs. The best sleep apps out there can help ease your lingering stress and anxiety from so that you can finally rest and wake up feeling refreshed.
According to the CDC, adults need at least seven hours of sleep each night to wake up refreshed and energized—and yet only 54% of Americans over the age of 18 were getting the minimum amount of hours recommended for rest a recent survey found. Sleep deficiency has been linked to several health conditions including diabetes, heart disease, and depression.
Luckily, sleep apps addressing a range of sleep issues can be accessed at your fingertips, from Headspace, which offers guided meditation programs, to Tide‘s gallery of soothing nature-inspired background noise which will help you drift off into a deep sleep. Dreamland, here you come.
Still having trouble adjusting to life during a pandemic? Relationships feeling strained from stress? Perhaps one of the better known apps, Headspace has a series of guided meditation programs specifically designed to help you get to the root of what’s making your toss and turn all night to you can finally get the sleep you deserve.
Price: Free (In-app purchases available)