Getting enough sleep is fundamental to good physical and mental health. A lack of healthy sleep has been tied to struggles with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, while a chronic lack of sleep may increase the risk of some mental health concerns. Even if it didn't, though, we all know what it's like to try and get through the day without enough rest. Restflix is designed to help, and you can get a two-year subscription for just $50.
How Restflix Works
As anybody who's heard a car horn knows, different noises have different effects on your mental state. Sleep researchers have found that the right sounds work in two ways:
- First, they obscure distracting, awakening noises. A study of patients in a critical care unit, one of the loudest places in any hospital, found that white noise broke up and obscured sounds like squeaking shoes, rumbling wheels, and beeps that would otherwise snap the brain to attention. For people suffering from chronic hearing conditions like tinnitus, this can be especially useful.
- Second, they create a better environment to sleep in. Running water, gentle speaking, and soothing music are messages to our brain that it's safe to go to sleep, making it easier for us to drift off and to stay under.
Restflix gives your mind what it needs with more than twenty channels to choose from, all of which have been approved by sleep experts. These range from the classics like peeping frogs or falling water, to bedtime stories for adults and meditative music. In particular, it focuses on binaural beats, where you hear two tones, one in each ear, with a slight difference in audio frequency. The brain tends to subtract one frequency from the other, so if one tone is 150 Hz and another is 130 Hz, it would think it's hearing a consistent tone of 20Hz, giving the brain a consistent tone to focus on.
However, bedtime isn't the only time for Restflix. It's designed to help you create an oasis of peace throughout the day.
Restflix is also designed to assist in meditation, with channels that offer guided meditations, as well as background audio for meditation practice. Meditation has a long history as both a spiritual and intellectual practice, and recently, the evidence is emerging that there may be positive health benefits as well.
On the mental level, research has found that meditative practice can be useful for managing stress, anxiety, and other problems, as part of a multi-pronged approach to mental health. Taking a few minutes to sit down and disengage from sources of stress and frustration, or to set aside anxieties about the future and engage in the present, is a useful mental tool.
With physical health, it's believed that meditation helps manage stress, which has been tied to a host of ailments and is an aggravating factor in chronic diseases. The main question for many, though, is less about the benefits and where to start.
Guided meditations help beginners navigate meditation, and as you improve your mindfulness practice, you can use the other channels to filter out the environment and build a moment of peace before getting on with your day.
Restflix is designed to go with you everywhere, as well. It's available on desktop, Android and iOS, so you'll have it on the go, and at home, it's on Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV. Whether you're looking to get more sleep or need to relax during the day, at 50% off, Restflix will help you find a better headspace.
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