We use our smartphones for just about everything these days. So, why not use them to help you get the much needed sleep and rejuvenation that’s been eluding you?

Valley Sleep Center Blog: Seven Apps Designed for Troubled Sleepers


You probably already sleep with your smartphone near you, so put it to your advantage. From nature sound playlists to guided meditations, there are plenty of apps out there to help you peacefully drift off to the land of Nod.


Here is a list of seven apps to help you wind down and shut off your brain to get a night of restful sleep:


  1. Sleep Genius

This app was developed by experts in neuroscience, sleep, sound, and music following research helping NASA get astronauts to sleep. According to their webpage, they are the world’s number one sleep app. The Sleep Program helps you get an optimal night’s sleep. Then, the Sleep Genius gradually awakens you with a gentle 5 minute Revive Cycle; scientifically created to help you wake to soothing sounds, gently welcoming you to a new day.

Available for: iOS, Android, Wearables

  1. Pzizz

With Pzizz, over 500,000 people are falling asleep fast and waking up feeling restored and energized. Pzizz utilizes effective psychoacoustic principles to create beautiful dreamscapes that will help you fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

Available for: iOS, Android

  1. Sleep Cycle

The Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock. Your movements vary with each sleep phase. Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify sleep states.

Available for: iOS, Android

  1. Sleep Time+

Fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up refreshed with Sleep Time. Sleep Time analyzes how you sleep and wakes you up in your lightest sleep phase. In addition, it offers soundscapes that simulate a natural environment and help you drift quickly asleep. It also gives reports on your sleep cycles.

Available for: iOS, Android

  1. MotionX 24/7

The number one, top paid, medical application, MotionX 24/7 is an all-in-one sleep tracker, sleep cycle alarm, snore, apnea, heart rate monitor, weight loss and activity tracker. MotionX-24/7 is the first solution for the iPhone that measures and correlates resting heart rate, includes advanced sleep cycle monitoring with smart alarms and power naps, and incorporates “Get Active” alerts. Set goals and monitor your progress, such as 5,000 steps per day, or 7 hours of sleep per night.

Available for: iOS

  1. Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson

Put on your headphones and drift to sleep with this relaxing guided meditation intended to clear your mind and enable you to get deep restful sleep. Thousands of people have used Andrew Johnson’s apps on the iPhone and Android to improve and enhance their lives. Try this app to beat insomnia and get a good night’s rest.

Available for: iOS, Android

  1. Yoga for Insomnia

If you’re an insomniac who has difficulty sleeping, the short routines provided in this app will help you get a goodnight’s sleep. By combining stress reduction techniques used in meditation, and the effects of consistent exercise, “Yoga for Insomnia” aims to improve sleep patterns and sleep quality. The app makes doing yoga at home accessible to almost anyone. Simple graphics and basic adjustment features allow you to focus on designing your own yoga routine and learning the poses. Pictures and written descriptions explain how to do each pose so there’s no confusion. You pick your difficulty level.

Available for: iOS, Android


If you find that you are regularly having trouble sleeping and feeling rested, then you may have a sleep disorder. Schedule an appointment with Valley Sleep Center at one of our five convenient locations for a sleep consultation with one of our board certified sleep physicians.