Top 5 Meditation Apps for Android and iOS to Help You Sleep and Relax


The struggle of having a good night sleep is real for many of us. The problem is either caused by stress, illnesses or an inconsistency in the daily routine, but it is equally disturbing, especially when the consequences of sleep deprivation appear. Luckily, however, researchers and developers teamed up to build innovative apps for our smartphones that are designed to help us meditate, relax and improve sleep. Keep on reading to find out what are the five most effective meditation apps to help you sleep, for both Android and iOS.

1. Relax and Sleep

Ranked number 1 in the Healthline list of the Best Insomnia Apps in 2018, the app called Relax and Sleep blends hypnotherapy techniques with the recording technology to help you overcome insomnia, stress, phobias, addictions and many others. The app designed by Glenn Harrold includes 4 free hypnotherapy techniques and meditation recordings. Its interface is easy to navigate, it has a playlist feature and a breathing feature and has been downloaded over 3 million times so far.

2. Calm

Known as the best mindfulness app for beginners, constantly trending in best apps of 2018 tops, Calm also includes hundreds of programs that target intermediate and advanced users. It comes with a wide range of meditation programs selections that vary from 3-minute to 25-minute sessions and more than 25 soothing sounds meant to help you sleep better. Furthermore, it includes the Daily Calm, a 10-minute mindfulness program, that you can practice either at the beginning or at the end of your day and that can be a great place to start your meditation routine with. The app has both a free and a paid option, depending on your needs and disponibility. 

3. Noisli

Most meditating apps on iOS and Android stores are subscription based with a free version available, but Noisili comes as a one-time payment alternative. 1.99 USD will bring you an app that combines ambient sounds and colors to set up the perfect mood for your inner peace and relaxation. If you're a lover echoes of rain sounds, water streams or coffee shop bustle noise, then Noisli is the perfect app for you, as it combines all these with white noise to generate the ideal stress-free ambiance. It allows you to create your own personalized mix of sounds for increasing productivity or falling asleep. You can add Noisili as an extension to Google Chrome for free, but the mobile version is paid. 

4. Pzizz

Pzizz is one of the best-known applications that has helped millions of people heal their sleep disorders. Among them, we can count Roy Hibbert and J. K. Rowling that have publicly backed the app. Based on several studies and continuous sleep research, the app has been developed to help people "fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed." It has over 100 billion sequences to experience and it’s completely customizable: the length of the listening is up to 24h and the soothing voiceover can be controlled separately from the music. Oh, there’s one more thing… it works offline!

5. Digipill

Last but not least, Digipill is an application based on users’ current needs and designed like a tailor-made experience to them. It has been specifically thought to solve real-life problems such as giving up smoking or going to sleep, and it uses psychoacoustics to allow you to unlock your subconscious and work with your perception. Each digital "pill" has about 30 minutes and the first one is always available free, after which you need to pay for more. 

On the whole, many solutions for solving sleep disorders have been created and these apps may be most at hand solutions we have. You can also try solving these issues through noise and light canceling solutions as well, or you can go see a doctor if the issues persist and start affecting your life. Don't forget that a healthy sleep means a healthy body and more energy to conquer your dreams!