Best 5 Healthy Sleep Apps Australia (2021)

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Living with short-term or chronic insomnia can be challenging. It can affect your physical and mental health in ways that extend far beyond waking up feeling groggy. But a resource for getting more restful sleep may be right in the palm of your hand.

We chose this year’s best insomnia apps for Android and iPhone devices based on their quality, reliability, and user reviews. See how learning about your own sleep patterns may be the key to deeper, more restful sleep.

#1 Sleep as Android

Sleep As Android

Android rating: 4.5 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

This Android app is designed to track your sleep cycle and measure its quality in terms of duration, deficit, deep sleep percentage, snoring, efficiency, and irregularity. These insights into your sleep patterns can help you make adjustments for a better night’s sleep. The app is compatible with multiple wearable devices, including Pebble, Wear OS, Galaxy Gear, Garmin, and Mi Band.

#2 Sleepa

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Sleepa features a great collection of high-definition sounds that can be mixed into relaxing ambiances with a timer designed to automatically stop the app. This app now features an enhanced in-app alarm clock feature, which gives users the ability to create gentle alarm notifications. Choose from 32 sounds in four groups — rain, nature, city, and meditation — plus three kinds of white noise, and the lesser-known pink and brown noise frequencies. Start relaxing into sleep today.

#3 Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Choose sounds and melodies to customize and mix on Sleep Melodies to lull yourself to sleep, or try Sleep Moves. These sleep-inducing programs feature guided exercises with a pillow to help you enjoy restful sleep, and they’ve been approved by health and sleep professionals. The app’s five-day programs and single sessions can help you achieve deep sleep, better sleep, stress and anxiety relief, more effective napping, and more.

#4 Slumber: Fall Asleep, Insomnia

iPhone rating: 4.7 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

This collection of sleep-inducing stories and meditations is designed to help you beat insomnia so you can fall asleep quickly. The app’s slumber episodes put you into a state of deep calm, making it easy to drift off. You can also adjust the nature sounds and background effects to create the perfect ambiance for restful sleep all night long.

#5 Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker

iPhone rating: 4.3 stars

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Pillow is a smart-sleep assistant for iPhone users. The app analyzes your sleep cycles automatically through your Apple Watch, or you can just keep your phone nearby when you sleep. Features include a smart alarm clock to wake you during the lightest sleep stage, sleep trend tracking, sleep aid sounds, and personalized insights and tips for better quality rest.

If you want to nominate an app for this list, email us at media@whatasleep.com.au.

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