You try to shut your brain down and get a good night’s rest, but sometimes the chatter that goes on in your mind keeps you from restful sleep. Sometimes the issues are physical or emotional. Either way, some people find it really hard to get restful sleep.

Your smart phone has access to all kinds of relaxation apps that can help. From meditation apps to apps that track your sleep and report back when and how well you slept, there is an app out there for nearly all sleep issues.

Let’s take a look at some top apps that you can download today!  

Meditation apps:

Calm App- The calm app has it all. Included in the app are ambient music tracks, guided sleep stories, breathing exercises, and more. Calm has both free and paid versions and is available for most smartphone devices.

BetterSleep App- The BetterSleep app offers a more personalized sleep experience for more restful nights and wakeful days. You can explore an expert-guided meditation to help you clear your mind and ease your stress. Combine your favorite sounds, binaural beats, and music from their library to create your perfect mix for relaxation. Listen to one of the relaxing narrated stories to lead you gently to sleep.

Sleep cycle tracking apps:

SleepScore App- The SleepScore app and its associated products provide multiple ways to help you fall asleep faster, evaluate your sleep, and detect sleep disruptions that could be keeping you from getting high-quality sleep. There is an app for your smart phone as well as a website that offers additional products and services that enhance the experience.

Pillow App– The Pillow app has four different ways to track your sleep. This app works with the iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. Pillow’s scientifically backed sleep analysis combined with audio recordings and heart rate analysis gives you the full picture of your sleep.

Bedtime Story apps:

Calm App- The Calm app is widely known for its ambient sounds and meditations, but it also provides bedtime stories as a way to wind down and prepare for bed. If you loved hearing stories as a child, this may be a great app for your arsenal.

Smartphone technology has its perks. Your smartphone can help you find better rest and deeper, more restorative sleep. Consider using an relaxation app to help you get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. If you suffer from sleep issues, an relaxation app can help you detect them and possibly remedy them.