Sleeplessness strikes in many forms. Trouble sleeping has been connected to mental health and emotional health concerns, and even if you're otherwise doing well, a bad night's sleep can put you off your game in a host of ways. Over time, sleep deprivation can even aggravate physical health issues such as obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Fortunately, help is just an app away, with the highly-rated Relax Melodies.
Available on Android, iOS, and Apple Watch, Relax Melodies draws on a number of methods to soothe you and help you get a full night's sleep. With over 50 million sleepers, it has been rated 4.6 stars on the Google Play Store and 4.8 on Apple's App Store. And now you can get a lifetime subscription for just $80, or 68% off.
How It Works
Relax Melodies uses a mix of techniques to help you set aside the day, get into a state where you're receptive to sleep, and drift off. Whether you need help dealing with insomnia or just occasionally need to relax, these techniques are approved by sleep experts.
Soothing Sounds: The power of simple white noise lies in its ability to mask more disruptive sounds. If you're feeling the noise of your environment popping into your sleep cycle, Relax Melodies gives you a library of sounds to choose from to keep control of what you hear. You can also create a custom mix from the library, so if you want the crackle of a record with just a dash of the tide going in and out, it's as easy as tweaking a few sliders.
Bedtime Stories: Sure, bedtime stories are great for kids, but they're also ideal for adults. Bedtime stories work by giving you a narrative to focus on that doesn't require a lot of time and effort to puzzle out, but isn't so simple you get bored and distracted. Relax Melodies has a vast collection geared to adults, in a wide range of genres, and is adding more all the time to give your brain something to focus on as you drift away.
Breathing Techniques: Rhythmic breathing has been used to help control the body for centuries, whether it's to control emotional responses, manage pain, or drift off. And it turns out our ancestors were on to something; breathing techniques have been shown to be effective for both managing sleep conditions and going to sleep. Relax Melodies will teach you how to use breathing to unwind after a long day.
Guided Meditation: Meditation has been a popular technique to explore the mind and prepare for sleep for centuries, but it can be tough for newbies and those dealing with stress to sit with a mantra. Guided meditations use a calm voice to take you through the steps of meditation and lead you to more effective practice, not to mention better sleep.
Mind-Body Exercises: Mind-body exercises combine breath control, gentle movement, and a focused mind to help set aside the stresses of the day. Relax Melodies has a full set of instructions for exercises you can do by yourself or with a partner to set aside what's keeping you awake and get you fully into the mindset of sleep.
And, of course, you can keep it with you when you travel, as it's available on both iOS 10.0 and up, and Android 5.0, as well as all browsers. For just $80, a good night's sleep will no longer be just a dream.
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