Review of the Five Best Sleep Apps

Many people have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, which is why there are so many products out there that can help with both of these issues. Noise-making machines that make soothing sounds can help keep you calm enough to fall asleep, but nowadays, instead of going to the store and finding the perfect device, you can just download an app on your phone that does the same thing. The best part is, most of these apps work on both Android and iOS phones, and even better, there are tons of them to choose from.

Helping You Sleep Better

Apps that help you sleep are pretty basic, and they usually have sounds that are soothing and can help both your mind and your body relax. These sounds usually include sounds from nature that can put anyone at ease, and many of them are customizable and allow you to get the exact sound you were looking for every time. Since some people fall asleep better with a little noise and others prefer soothing noises to get to sleep, the best sleep app sometimes lets you personalize the sound you get so that you get something perfect in the end.

We all know that getting a good night’s sleep makes you feel a lot better during the day, but did you know sleeping well also decreases your risks of getting certain ailments, including heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure? As a general rule, most adults should get a total of seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and certainly no less than six hours a night. If you’re having trouble meeting this goal, you might want to keep track of your sleep schedule and talk to your doctor if you are continuously yawning or not feeling very rested throughout the day.

Many times, the reason people can’t get to sleep is because they are stressed either physically or emotionally – or both. Soft nature sounds or soft music can relax both the body and soul, and if they do a good enough job, you’ll end up staying asleep the entire night. Downloading these apps on your phone and leaving it on your nightstand is a great way to keep those soothing sounds in the background the entire night, and this can help you get back to sleep if you do wake up in the middle of the night.

Which Apps Are the Best?

Each sleep app has its advantages, so you just have to find the one that offers the sounds you prefer when trying to get to sleep. There is certainly a wide range of sounds to choose from, so when you research the various apps you can quickly get an idea of which one is right for you. If you’re curious about the apps that are now available and which ones might work best for you, below are a handful of them you might want to research.

1. Relax Melodies: Sleep Sounds

This app is consistently voted one of the best sleep apps out there, and part of the reason is the various components that include not just a lot of different sounds but also breathing techniques, exercises, and lots of other resources that people find useful when they aren’t able to fall asleep immediately. You get white noise, nature sounds, mind-body exercises, guided meditations, bedtime stories, and much more, all of which are specifically designed to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.


  • Can be used on both iOS and Android phones.
  • Offers more than 200 sounds to choose from.
  • You can mix the sounds together for a more personalized app.


  • The free version contains ads.
  • It drains a lot of your battery power quickly.

Like most sleep apps, Sleep Sounds offers a free version that contains ads and a paid version without ads, but you can get more out of the free version than you might think. It is a top-rated app for good reasons, and once you download it you’ll understand what those reasons are.

2. Relax and Sleep Well

Made for both iOS and Android phones, the Relax and Sleep Well app provides features that include expert hypnosis and meditation exercises to help you get to sleep and stay asleep. It starts out with a total of four hypnosis and meditation recordings that you can use to relax both your body and your mind. Included are post-hypnotic affirmations and direct suggestions that not only help you at that moment but which can also help you in your everyday life.

With this app, you also get state-of-the-art digital recording technology that allows for the perfect sound and volume, excellent background sounds for the perfect effect, the most up-to-date hypnotherapy techniques, and the soothing voice of a trained and well-qualified hypnotherapist, providing you with the ultimate experience every time you turn on the app. In fact, this sleep app is so good that it has been endorsed and recommended by celebrities all over the world, so it’s a great one to look into when you’re trying to find the best app to sleep better.


  • Offers more than 80 different hypnosis sessions to enjoy.
  • The sessions are led by a trained hypnotherapist.
  • Excellent digital recording technology for crystal-clear sound.


  • The sessions can be too long for some people.
  • The free version gives you limited access to its features.

You can download the app for free, and there are several in-app purchases that allow you access to more than 80 different hypnosis sessions.

3. Digipill

Using a unique combination of sound and language, Digipill helps you not only beat insomnia but also reduce stress, increase your motivation, and even lose weight. This “digital pill” is based on your current needs and can be personalized to whatever is going on currently in your life. In fact, you get access to a continuous stream of “pills” that help you both fall asleep faster and stay asleep for longer periods of time. The app provides you with the first digital pill for free, and they have a “pharmacy” that allows you to get another “prescription” whenever you need it.

With each pill, you get around 30 minutes of features that include sleeping more deeply throughout the night, easing your anxiety and stress, and even giving you the tools you need to take the ultimate power nap. If you need to increase your motivation or wind down before you fall asleep, you can buy a pill for that as well. The interesting way the app is set up contributes to its popularity and its effectiveness, and because it truly offers “digital pills” to suit everyone’s needs, you can easily make it work for you regardless of what you’re looking for.


  • It is super easy to use.
  • The pills cover dozens of concerns.
  • It offers short sessions if you don’t have much time.


  • Only one experience is offered in the free version.
  • The cost of the “pills” can add up quickly.

4. Pzizz

Designed to help you “fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed,” this app is designed to provide you with the ultimate sleep and power nap experience that can help you fall asleep with the push of a button. It applies the science of psychoacoustics to do its job, which is a branch of psychology that deals with sound perception and the physiological effects of sound. Pzizz was developed by examining lots of clinical studies that use proven techniques to help you fall asleep, then using that information to develop sound sequences and dynamic dreamscapes that are specifically made for each portion of the sleep cycle.

This app uses a combination of voiceovers, specialized sound effects, and music that work together to help you get just the right amount of sleep so that you feel refreshed and ready to go in the morning. There is even a seven-day sleep challenge that you can utilize with the free app so that you can unlock their “ultimate sleep experience.” Pzizz is free to download on both iOS and Android phones, and it provides you with a simple and fast way to get to sleep and stay asleep every night.


  • It is easy to personalize the app to your liking.
  • You can set the length of the listening time if you like.
  • You can use the app offline.


  • It can be a bit pricy at roughly $15 per month.
  • The files can be quite large to download.

5. Noisli

When you’re looking for the best app to help you sleep, this is by far one of the best. In fact, it is such a good app that it can be used for both adults and babies alike. The ambient sounds and colors automatically trigger inner peace, and it even helps eliminate all sorts of distracting background noises so that your concentration is improved, as well as your productivity if you’re working. It creates the perfect chilled audio environment to help you with everything from sleep to yoga and meditation, so it is a very versatile app indeed.

With this app, you get a combination of personalized sounds that includes wind, rain, leaves rustling around, thunderstorms, coffee shop bustle, and even white noise, which means you can choose the perfect sound for your needs so that you can relax, fall asleep, or meditate with ease. You can even save these combinations if you like for use at a later time or to share with your friends, and they can also help you alleviate a headache or even a migraine headache so that you can fall asleep faster and easier. It is truly the ultimate app to use when you have any problems falling or staying asleep.


  • Tons of ambient sounds to choose from.
  • Very soothing user interface (UI).
  • Very personalized to the user’s preferences.


  •  I have no negative mark for this app.