Sleep Cycle is one of the popular apps which aim to help insomniacs through a combination of soothing sounds, guided meditations and bedtime storytelling.
STORYTELLING APPS If you have counted sheep and had your warm milk, but still can’t go to sleep, maybe you should try downloading an app. There are countless apps currently available on both iOs and Android platforms; the most popular currently include Sleep Cycle, Slumber and Calm. Both Slumber and Calm offer a combination of soothing sounds, bedtime stories and meditations. You can choose to listen to the sound of the ocean, rain or rustling leaves, or you can choose a meditation or bedtime story to help you calm your mind and induce sleep. With the Calm app, bedtime stories are frequently narrated in the soothing tones of celebrities, such as Matthew McConaughey, Kelly Rowland, even Harry Styles. And don’t worry if you do feel sleepy during one of the stories; the Slumber app allows you to press the Delay The Ending option. Sleep Cycle, Calm and Slumber apps are available for download on Apple and Google Play stores.