Favorite sleep apps

3 go-to relaxation apps for mamas who have trouble sleeping:
 

I think sleep tends to get a pretty bad rap these days. Attitudes like "I'll sleep when I'm dead" and "FOMO" reflect a cultural norm of seeing sleep deprivation as essential to motherhood. Let's be clear, sleep is a fundamental human need.

There is nothing lazy, self indulgent or selfish about getting enough sleep. When life gets full to the brim it is often the first thing that is sacrificed and if you are a mom to a young baby you know the misery of wanting to sleep, but not being able to due to needing to take care of another being.

We need sleep for cellular renewal, for the health of our nervous system, to regulate our body weight, for our mood, and for cognitive performance. Lack of sleep is connected with increased risk of heart disease, obesity, and stress. 

So, to help you get the sleep you deeply desire and so greatly deserve, I have included my top 3 favorite apps for sleeping assistance:

Sleep Cycle
 

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Sleep Cycle features a patented technology that can track and evaluate your sleep patterns using sound or vibration analysis. The app then uses the data to generate graphs and reports to help you visualize your sleep cycles. It can also wake you at the optimal time so you feel less groggy during the day.

 

Sleep Well Hypnosis

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★✩

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Insomnia and anxiety can interrupt a mamas sleep and lead to poor overall well-being. I love this app because it doesn't require me to take sleeping pills. Sleep Well Hypnosis uses soothing sounds along with the voice of a hypnotist to help users unwind and rest. According to the creators, using the app can lower anxious thoughts and improve sleep in just one to three weeks.

 

Noisli

iPhone rating: ★★★★★

Android rating: ★★★★★

Price: $1.99

Improve your focus and concentration — and get a better night’s sleep — with Noisli. This app is ideal for moms with insomnia who want to quiet their minds and let their bodies rest. Custom mix sounds that can drown out external noise so you can work and sleep better. The interface is simple to use and boasts a variety of ambient sounds that can provide a soothing background for your day or night.


With these 3 apps on your phone you are much more likely to get the sleep you want and need.

What's your favorite app these days? Head on over to our FB group, I'd love to hear about them.