We are always on the go and most everyone has a smartphone these days. If you find sleep is evasive at night, you are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 25% of the population does not get enough sleep on some nights and approximately 10% report suffering from chronic insomnia.

There are several apps out there that can come to your rescue with different uses and help you get the zzz’s that you need to feel refreshed. These app are a great way to figure out how much you slept, how to fall to sleep fast , and to stay asleep longer.

Sleep Cycle

sleepcycle app Sleep Cycle is a free sleep tracking app that you place underneath your pillow when you sleep at night. It collects data on your sleep cycles and its smart alarm function wakes you at the optimal time when you will feel less groggy.

It includes graphs that are easy to read on your sleep patterns and can even detect snoring, when you are in a deep sleep and it would be best not to wake up at this time.

Website: https://www.sleepcycle.com/

Available on iOS and Android

Price: Free/In-App Purchases

Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep

Nature Sounds Relax and Sleep AppNature Sounds Relax and Sleep gives you soothing sounds of nature to fall asleep. You can choose from a large variety of noises such as city sounds or waves crashing on the beach.

It includes a start and stop timer so you can hand tailor it to listen as long as you want to. You can also use these soothing sounds as your alarm on your smartphone or your ring tone.

Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zodinplex.naturesound

Available on Android

Price: Free/In-App Purchases

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Sleep Genius

Sleep Genius appSleep Genius is a smartphone app for $4.99. It was designed with algorithms to create specific sounds that actually guide you through the complete sleep cycle. This app is based on information that was used by NASA to help the astronauts sleep.

You can select a timed sleep program or a relaxation program. When it is time for you to wake up, it signals you with a gentle alarm for you to awake slowly and less groggy.

Website: http://sleepgenius.com/

Available on iOS and Android

Price: $4.99

White Noise

White Noise AppWhite Noise is an app that costs $0.99. It is designed for light sleepers that wake up with the slightest noises. It helps you by drowning out the noises so you can relax and fall asleep.

The individual sounds are represented by images and you can even mix and match the sounds to make your own unique sound. You can also record sounds and add your own images to this smartphone app.

Website: https://www.tmsoft.com/white-noise/

Available on iOS and Android

Price: Free-$2.99


Sleepo AppSleepo is a free app for android phones. It includes a large library of 32 relaxing sounds from which to choose. Some examples are white noise, instruments, rain, city sounds or nature sounds.

You can mix and match them to find the perfect sound to put you to sleep and it doesn’t need an internet connection, so you can use it anywhere and anytime you need to sleep or nap.

Website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Relaxio

Available on Android

Price: Free/In-App Purchases

Sleep Easily by Shazzie

Sleep Easily by Shazzie AppSleep Easily by Shazzie is an iPhone app for $4.99. It has meditations by Shazzie who has written five books on meditation and includes music by a healer.

The session lasts for 26 minutes and is therapeutic so you can relax and get into a deep sleep. You can also set an alarm in the app to wake you at the beginning of the session.

Website: http://shazzie.com/free-sleep-app-for-everyone/

Available on iOS

Price:Free/In-App Purchases

Sleep Well Hypnosis

Sleep Well Hypnosis AppSleep Well Hypnosis is a free smartphone app to overcome insomnia and anxiety. It uses relaxing sounds and the gentle and kind voice of a hypnotist to relax you and allow you to get to sleep.

You can easily click the icons to navigate the app options and set the sessions to loop the entire time that you are asleep to stay asleep for a longer amount of time.

Link: https://surfcityapps.com/

Available on iOS and Android

Price:Free/In-App Purchases

If you suffer from sleepless nights, try some of these apps to seek relief so you wake refreshed in the mornings and full of energy to get through your day without feeling groggy or tired. You body will definitely thank you and you won’t experience side effects of sleeping medications.

About the Author

Chelsea Tyrrell is freelance writer in STLBeds.com, a specialty sleep store located in Arnold, MO. She deeply in love everything that is organic. She is very health conscious as well. She loves writing while traveling. She calls herself a digital nomad.

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