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Top 5 Apps To Help You Sleep

November 27, 2014


In a world that is buzzing with social events, family obligations and work requirements, people are unfortunately starting to view sleep as a commodity rather than a necessity. Stealing a few hours away from sleep to do the things you really want to do can’t hurt, can it? Actually it can. When you are tired, events lose their fun factor and the quality of your work suffers. Those are just the short-term effects. Chronic fatigue can lead to a list of health problems, such as compromising the immune system, obesity and diabetes, and can seriously impede the quality of your life.

Sleep apps are a great way to get your natural patterns back on track, which means it is the first step to a good night’s sleep and ultimately being happier and more productive.

Let’s look at five top apps that will help you on your way to a restful night

Sleepmaker Rain

iPhone – Free
Android – Free

Drift away listening to the serene sound of rain. Rain is nature’s lullaby and is sure to help you wake up refreshed and ready for another day. You can fall asleep listening to gentle raindrops on forest foliage, rain on a porch roof, drops dripping into puddles or even a thunderstorm!

Sleepmaker Rain

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

iPhone – R11.99
Android – R22.00

This popular app will help you get your natural sleep pattern back on track, by giving you feedback about your sleep cycles. Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock analyses your sleep quality and gently wakes you up with soothing sounds when you are sleeping lightest. All you need to do is pop your phone under a safely tucked-in sheet and it will do the rest for you.

Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock

Relax & Rest Guided Meditations

iPhone – R24.99
Android – R22.53

This app offers three guided meditations designed to lead you to a deep, calming sleep. The 5, 13, or 24 minute meditations that are accompanied by music and the sounds of nature are sure to relieve tension, aid rest and get you centred.

Relax & Rest Guided Meditations

Sleep Pillow Sounds

iPhone – R24.99

This app is a white noise machine for your iPhone. It will send you straight to dreamland with the soothing tones that it generates. Sleep pillow sounds is the perfect solution to help you switch off your active mind at the end of a long day.

Sleep Pillow Sounds

Yoga for Insomnia

iPhone – R36.99
Android – R32.68

Yoga helps you relax and unwind. This app focuses on traditional Hatha yoga and includes poses, stretches and breathing techniques that aid tranquillity of mind and body. Yoga for Insomnia offers soothing music and illustrations of yoga positions that should lead to an excellent night’s rest.

Yoga for Insomnia

Also make sure that your bed and mattress are not adding to your inability to sleep! Browse our site today and speak to our sleep experts for the best bed and mattress to match your individual comfort level and sleep style.

App icons are all from the Google play store and iTunes store


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