5 Apps and Tech Gadgets that Promise a Good Nights Sleep
I never have a problem getting to sleep, but there are many of you out there that struggle with sleep at night. As we all know, sleep is very important for a fit body and a fit mind which is why I am suggesting these apps and gadgets that promise to help you catch some Zzzzs. There are no promises, but anything is worth a try, right?
The Relax Melodies, available for free on iOS and Android, is the world's most popular sleep aid app. Relax Melodies allows users to mix and match more than 50 soothing ambient sounds-including rain, wind, birds, piano, music box, and white noise. Users can even adjust the volume on each sound, which could be useful in seeing you off to dreamland.
Sleep Well Hypnosis, available for iOS and Android, claims to reduce your nighttime anxiety and prepare you for deeper, more restful sleep through the power of hypnosis. While the app is free, the time commitment is a little steep, as users must listen to a 25-minute audio session featuring a soft-spoken hypnotherapist per day for one to three weeks to achieve best results. Still, if it results in a lifetime of good nights' sleep, what's the big deal? If you want a real hypnotherapist, give Dr. Valorie Wells a call at (816) 590-1200
RockabyBoo Lullaby and Story App might sound like it's made for kids, and it is, but there's very little stopping a grown adult from downloading this free app on their iOS or Android and taking in its massive database of personalized lullabies or customized stories, where you (or your child, we suppose) can be the main character. That way, if the app does put you to sleep, sweet dreams are already on the way.
Sleep Shepherd Blue monitors your brainwaves, then provides binaural tones to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. Meanwhile, the technology's soft, breathable headband analyzes your sleep and also contains a smart alarm that helps you wake gradually. At $150, the Sleep Shepherd Blue's price is either steep or a bargain, depending on how bad you need some rest.
Chrona, is a pillow insert that goes under your pillowcase to track the movements of your head and torso. Meanwhile, the Chrona emits a low-frequency noise to help you fall asleep faster and more deeply. That sound then gently ratchets up in frequency to usher you back into the waking world.
What methods do you use to get a good nights sleep? Drop me a line and let me know!
Burton Kelso, father of two and Chief Tech Expert of Integral, which offers on-site and remote computer set-up and repair via locations all over the Kansas City Metro and online at www.integralcomputerconsultants.com. He regularly appears as a guest tech correspondent on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS on shows such as Kansas City Live, Better Kansas City, FOX 4 Morning Show, offering viewers easy tips on technology, Internet lifestyle, and gadgets. You can find Burton on Facebook, Linkedin, and Twitter.