5 Apps That Will Help Cure Insomnia

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It’s hard not to check your phone before bed. But just a little scrolling on Instagram can suddenly turn into a late night of falling into the social media rabbit hole of checking emails and searching the Internet. Even though we’ve all heard that the light from your phone can mess with your internal clock and make it even harder to fall asleep, it can be difficult to resist checking your phone at night. However, there are some apps that aim to help you sleep! Here’s a look at 5 apps that will assist you in getting you those much-needed zzz's. 

Calm
Apple named Calm the 2017 app of the year! This app aims to provide mindfulness, meditation and bring more clarity, joy and peace to your daily life. Guided meditations are offered in a variety of lengths and experience levels. Relaxing bedtime stories and soothing nature sounds are additional features that will put you to sleep. 

Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds, White Noise & Fan
If you need ambient noise or peaceful sounds to help you fall asleep, this is your app! Select the sounds and melodies you like, combine them, then choose your perfect volume for a restful night of sleep. The app even has meditations specially designed to help you sleep. Users rave about this app, with some of them claiming they've had their “best sleep in years” while using it.

Good Morning Alarm Clock: Sleep Timer and Cycle Tracker
The app works by analyzing your sleep stages and waking you up during the optimal time. By detecting what phase of sleep you are in through your movements, it will wake you up when you are in your lightest phase of sleep. It creates a 30-minute window before the wake-up time you set and goes off within this window while you're in the lightest phase of sleep so gently that it feels natural to wake up.

Sleep Time: Sleep Cycle Smart Alarm Clock Tracker, Insights Analysis, Better Soundscape
The app is geared to help you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed! The app comprehensively analyzes your sleep and wakes you up at the perfect time for you to feel refreshed and alert. 

SoundSleepCocoon.com
This app from Dermalogica claims to improve sleep if used before bed. The app shares tips for better sleep and instructions for a DIY sleep massage. Our favorite part of the app is that it provides binaural beats, a high-tech way to relax your mind and prepare for deep, restful sleep. Binaural beats use two different sound frequencies, along with a soothing background audio track, to help your brain cycle into a state of deep relaxation, helping you to fall asleep more quickly! Pair that with the brand’s new Sound Sleep Cocoon (a gel-cream that utilizes motion-activated technology to release essential oils as you toss and turn during sleep) and you have all the tools you need for full night of soothing sleep.

Lizzy Sherman