Apps for a better night sleep

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Tired of being tired?

The old ways of falling asleep by counting sheep and drinking warm milk are well and truly behind us. And while technology could be a contributor to our lack of sleep, we can also use the innovative tools and applications out there to our advantage!

On average, adults should be getting at least 7 hours sleep each night to function at their best, yet interestingly somewhere between 20 to 30 per cent of us are having troubles falling asleep and/or staying asleep.  After all, our sleep does influence our immune systems, memory, metabolism, learning ability and moods.

This past week, the team at Bedshed have been testing and trailing a range of new sleep applications (apps) available for your smart phone and tablet.  At Bedshed we understand the need for quality sleep, and are here to help you achieve exactly that!

Sick of being tired? Try our top 5 sleep apps today :

Sleep Cycle alarm clock

The worlds best alarm clock! The Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock effectively analyses your sleep, while monitoring your movement to determine which sleep phase you are in.  Essentially the alarm clock can determine when you are in your lightest sleep phase and will wake you at that point.  Studies show that the sleep phase you are woken in directly influences how tired you feel when you wake up.

Breathing Zone

The biggest problem most of us face, is learning to relax at the end of the day. We lie in bed at night thinking about the previous day of work and the giant list of things to do tomorrow - what's important however is learning to relax and breathe! The Breathing Zone app coaches you to a path of therapeutic breathing - close your eyes and listen to the gentle voice commands while your body and mind falls into a zone of deep relaxation.  This one will only work for those who are open to the idea and will take it seriously.

Sleep

If the Breathing Space is a little much, opt for 'Sleep' - the name of the app says it all really! This app features a range of soothing sounds, gentle lullabies and hours of relaxing music.  It's the perfect way to relax and unwind and can be used in times other than just sleeping, for example - that relaxing bubble bath you never get to indulge in!

Insomnia cure

Suffering from Insomnia? This app will provide you with hours of audio content as well as tips and learning tools.  This 'treatment program' allows you to transform back into a healthy sleeping pattern the natural way.

Sleepmaker Rain

What's the one thing we all love about winter? Falling asleep to the sound of rain! Although this isn't an app you need to invest in at this time of year, it's something to keep in mind for the coming months.  This glorious app comes with a 24-hour timer, as well as a selection of rain 'soundtracks', from gentle drops in the rainforest right through to a crazy thunderstorm!

Whether it's soothing music and sound effects or just finding a way to relax at the end of each day - we hope these apps will become the perfect sleep aid for you and your family. Visit your local Bedshed store today where we can assist you in creating the perfect bedroom for a perfect sleep.

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