The 17 best apps for sleep on Android, iPhone

If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep, you're not alone. Millions of people suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders. Luckily, there are a number of great apps available that can help you fall asleep faster, sleep more soundly, and wake up feeling refreshed. Two particularly popular options include Calm and Headspace. If you're looking for something a little more forceful, Alarmy is a great option.

App Logo Available On Reviews Downloads Features
1. Calm Calm Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 57M+ Guided meditation sessions, Sleep Stories for adults
2. Headspace Headspace Icon Android, iOS 4.9/5 37M+ Guided meditations, Mindfulness exercises, One-on-one coaching
3. Alarmy Alarmy Icon Android, iOS 4.7/5 34M+ Math puzzles to wake up, Shake phone up to 999 times
4. Sleep as Android Sleep as Android Icon Android 4.5/5 23M+ Smart wake-up, Sonar tracking, AI sound recognition
5. BetterSleep BetterSleep Icon Android, iOS 4.8/5 20M+ Sleep tracking, Guided meditations, Premium sleep sounds
6. Sleep Cycle Sleep Cycle Icon Android, iOS 4.5/5 16M+ Tracks sleep stages accurately, Wakes you up at the optimal time
7. Sleep Monitor Sleep Monitor Icon Android, iOS 4.4/5 12M+ Record snoring or dream talking, Mark your sleep habits
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1. Calm

Calm Icon

Guided meditation sessions, Sleep Stories for adults


Cost: Calm Premium (Free trial, then $69.99/year), Calm Free (Free)

Calm is a mobile app designed to help users reduce stress and improve sleep through guided meditations, soothing soundscapes, and mindfulness exercises. With over 100 million downloads, Calm is one of the most popular sleep and meditation apps available. The app offers a variety of programs tailored to different needs, including programs for beginners, those with anxiety or insomnia, and even specific programs for children. Calm also offers live meditation sessions and sleep stories read by celebrities like Matthew McConaughey and Stephen Fry.

Download: Android, iOS

Calm - Guided meditation sessions, Sleep Stories for adults
  • Tags:
  • Guided meditation
  • Sleep Stories
  • Stress relief

Application information:

Downloads 57,226,661
Features Tackle everyday stress and anxiety. Self-care and sound sleep through meditation and mindfulness techniques.
Pros Effective for stress and anxiety reduction, user-friendly interface, wide range of content
Cons Some features require a paid subscription, can be repetitive at times, may not be suitable for everyone

Comments and Reviews from users:

Monique A: “Update 3: They fixed it! Still 4 stars for lack of communication. So happy it's back! Update II: I've followed as many tutorials to try to make it work and no one has reached out to me so I may have to be a former user. Update: suddenly only plays 1-2 songs on their Playlist! No settings changed. Wasting my time to keep restarting. I have premium. Lots of options and helpful reminders to mindfully breathe” – 4/5 in Play Store

CT-4097: “While some people may say "oh you can just find this stuff on YouTube," I actually quite enjoy having it all in one place, and unlike YouTube it can run while your device is turned off, which has allowed me to sleep with the sounds going. I quite like the train ride track (WHICH IS FREE!) And it has helped with my insomnia. I HIGHLY recommend this to people who 1. Have a stressful life 2. Trouble sleeping or 3. Enjoy being relaxed.” – 5/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for bedtime stories

2. Headspace

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Guided meditations, Mindfulness exercises, One-on-one coaching


Cost: Headspace Plus ($12.99/month), Headspace Annual ($94.99/year)

Headspace is a mobile app that offers guided meditations for sleep. It provides a variety of meditation sessions designed to help users relax, unwind, and fall asleep more easily. The app also includes sleep-related content such as bedtime stories, sleep tips, and soothing soundscapes. Headspace is available for both iOS and Android devices, and offers a free trial period. Users can subscribe to the app for a monthly or annual fee to access all of its features.

Download: Android, iOS

Headspace - Guided meditations, Mindfulness exercises, One-on-one coaching
  • Tags:
  • Guided Meditations
  • Mindfulness Exercises
  • Sleep improvement

Application information:

Downloads 36,513,257
Features Guided meditations, breathing exercises, sleepcasts, and courses for mental health and well-being
Pros Easy to use, effective for reducing stress and anxiety, large library of content
Cons Some content is only available with a paid subscription, can be repetitive over time

Comments and Reviews from users:

Sam Laird: “Lots of fantastic resources and great recordings. My favorite features are the daily track where it automatically picks out some exercises for throughout the day, and the ability to switch whose voice you're listening to for the meditations. The app is generally well designed although the categories are kinda vague and it can be a little hard to find anything specific. There are no ads or gimmicky features and the only gamification is a streak system which I appreciate. Overall 9/10” – 5/5 in Play Store

Wesam N. Shawqi: “The user interface is amazing, but the user experience is surprisingly terrible, I can't find the sessions I'm looking for easily, everything is confusing, even the time of each session, it shows as 3-20 mins, it doesn't show the time of the session, but the average time of this type of session, terrible user experience, I've used other popular apps and they were simpler and easier to work with, I hope you take this as constructive feedback and work on improving the app :).” – 3/5 in Play Store

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3. Alarmy

Alarmy Icon

Math puzzles to wake up, Shake phone up to 999 times


Cost: Alarmy: Sleep If U Can (Free), Alarmy Premium ($3.99)

Alarmy is a popular sleep cycle alarm app that utilizes various methods to ensure users wake up on time. It features a unique "mission" system where users must complete tasks like taking a picture of a specific object or scanning a QR code to turn off the alarm. This forces users to physically engage with their surroundings, making it harder to fall back asleep. Alarmy also offers personalized sleep analysis, sleep sounds, and integration with smartwatches and other devices. With its comprehensive features and gamified approach to waking up, Alarmy is a highly effective tool for improving sleep quality and establishing a consistent morning routine.

Download: Android, iOS

Alarmy - Math puzzles to wake up, Shake phone up to 999 times
  • Tags:
  • Mission-based alarms
  • Personalized alarm sounds
  • Bedtime reminder

Application information:

Downloads 33,929,428
Features Alarmy offers customizable alarm options, including photo quests, math problems, barcode scanning, and motion detection challenges to ensure you wake up fully alert.
Pros Effective in preventing oversleeping, user-friendly interface, fun and varied wake-up challenges.
Cons Some features may require a subscription, occasional bugs or glitches reported by users.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Nathan Smith: “Fixed Been using this app for years, and it's been great. I switch to a Samsung flip last week and the app stops working after a couple of days. I can't open it at all. I have to clear data and setup the alarms. Woke up late because of this once already and checked tonight to find it not working again. Will be switching apps in the morning. I wasn't using the latest app update on my old phone or the latest Samsung update, and it worked perfectly. Guessing it's mostly likely from an update.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Dani Westfall: “This app has helped me wake up for a few years now, I definitely recommend it! I have only 2 very minor complaints. #1- I love the cute little messages after I turn an alarm off, but they disappear too quickly to see them sometimes, I'd love for them to last longer. #2 is actually funny, but also a bit annoying. Alarmy tells you the forecast for the day, but... Well, today it says the "high" is 60 but the "low" is 73, and tells me "It's chilly outside. Take care not to catch a cold." 🤣” – 4/5 in Play Store

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4. Sleep as Android

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Smart wake-up, Sonar tracking, AI sound recognition


Cost: Sleep as Android unlock (9.99), Sleep as Android (free)

Sleep as Android is a popular sleep tracking app that uses your phone's sensors to monitor your sleep patterns. It tracks your sleep cycles and wakes you up gently with nature sounds in the optimal sleep phase. The app also offers a variety of other features, such as sleep analysis, smart alarms, and integration with other health and fitness apps. Sleep as Android is available for free on Android devices.

Download: Android

Sleep as Android - Smart wake-up, Sonar tracking, AI sound recognition
  • Tags:
  • Smart Wake-Up
  • Sleep Cycle Tracking
  • Contactless Sonar Tracking

Application information:

Downloads 23,126,269
Features Sleep cycle tracking, gentle wake-up with nature sounds, sleep analysis, snoring detection, smart alarm, social sharing.
Pros Accurate sleep tracking, many features, customizable settings.
Cons Some features require premium subscription, occasional bugs, battery drain with some features enabled.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Dyl Dev: “I wish it let you set your location manually for the weather and sunrise features, and I wish there was an optional feature for dream(/nightmare) tracking. I know a lot of people like tracking their dreams, and personally I'd really appreciate being able to see if there are any patterns the app could pick up. A simple "did you dream? yes/no" with a box to check if it was a nightmare would be enough for me, and adding the option to journal about it would probably be popular.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Jim Craveiro (TechnicalFox): “Been using this alarm for years. After changing phones it's started killing the battery if I sleep through it. Iirc my old phone would wake the screen when it went off, but it would dim/shut off again shortly after (with alarm still going off). Now though, the screen stays on and kills the battery. I've already disabled the morning screen, but I'm unsure what else to do. Will happily edit this to 5 stars if you can help me resolve this. edit1: 1 to 3 stars, emailing support” – 3/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for alarm

5. BetterSleep

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Sleep tracking, Guided meditations, Premium sleep sounds


Cost: BetterSleep Free (Free), BetterSleep Premium ($9.99/year)

BetterSleep is a mobile app that helps users relax and fall asleep. It offers a variety of features to promote restful sleep, including:

  • Calming sounds: Choose from a library of soothing sounds, such as white noise, nature sounds, and music.
  • Guided meditation: Follow guided meditations to calm your mind and body before bed.
  • Bedtime stories: Listen to soothing bedtime stories to help you drift off to sleep.
  • Sleep tracking: Track your sleep patterns to identify areas for improvement.

With its user-friendly interface and customizable options, BetterSleep is an effective tool for anyone looking to improve their sleep quality.

Download: Android, iOS

BetterSleep - Sleep tracking, Guided meditations, Premium sleep sounds
  • Tags:
  • Sleep tracking
  • Premium sleep sounds
  • Guided Meditations

Application information:

Comments and Reviews from users:

Kristina M Alexander: “I really wanted to like this app. and gave the free premium trial a run. I wanted to be able to listen to nightly mediations, or southing sounds while falling asleep and then record my sleep once it was over. Unfortunately, when you try to listen to anything while also recording your sleep the sound quality becomes extremely poor. If you forget to change from infinite replay, the app will still try to record over the sounds it's making and upon playback you can't hear anything. Not worth money!” – 2/5 in Play Store

Erica Chase: “I'm digging the app, it's costly especially when it isn't fully customizable. I have over 10 playlists cause you can't edit the order they play or shuffle them. I make the list long so I give myself enough time to fall asleep, but I'm listening to the same thing nightly unless I make a whole new list. Should have the option of controlling the playlists fully, especially for $10 bucks and the offerings aren't even updated regularly.” – 3/5 in Play Store

✨ Read more: app for meditation

6. Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle Icon

Tracks sleep stages accurately, Wakes you up at the optimal time


Cost: Sleep Cycle: Sleep Tracker (Free), Sleep Cycle Premium ($29.99/year)

Sleep Cycle is a smart alarm clock app that uses your phone's accelerometer and microphone to track your sleep patterns. It wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase, so you feel more refreshed and energized. Sleep Cycle also includes a sleep recorder, so you can listen to your own sleep sounds and identify any potential sleep problems. The app also offers a variety of sleep sounds and white noise to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Sleep Cycle is available for free on iOS and Android devices.

Download: Android, iOS

Sleep Cycle - Tracks sleep stages accurately, Wakes you up at the optimal time
  • Tags:
  • Smart sleep tracking
  • Gentle wake-up alarm
  • Personalized sleep insights

Application information:

Downloads 15,536,526
Features Sleep Cycle is a smart alarm clock that analyzes your sleep patterns and wakes you up during your lightest sleep phase. It also has a variety of features to help you sleep better, such as sleep sounds and white noise.
Pros It is easy to use, has a beautiful interface, and can help you improve your sleep quality
Cons It can be expensive, and some users have reported that it is not as accurate as they would like.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Mike M: “So I've used this app daily since 2016, when it was 99 cents. It's typically great, but something with the latest update really screwed up the alarm. it no longer goes off, it will just vibrate twice and go back into snooze mode. I've had the alarm decide to go off 45 minutes after it was set. all the settings have remained the same, there is no wakeup window, volume is up etc...” – 2/5 in Play Store

Kevin Fields: “I like the general function but there is no notification bar notification when you track without an alarm, and I end up forgetting, tracking all day, and can't fix it. If you overlook such a big but simple detail, I worry your app has other bigger issues I'm not aware of. I'll be looking for a different app.” – 3/5 in Play Store

7. Sleep Monitor

Sleep Monitor Icon

Record snoring or dream talking, Mark your sleep habits


Cost: Sleep Monitor - free, Sleep Monitor - premium (9.99)

Sleep Monitor is an easy-to-use sleep tracker app that helps you improve your sleep quality. It tracks your sleep patterns, records sleep sounds, and provides personalized insights and recommendations to help you get a better night's rest. With Sleep Monitor, you can:

  • Track your sleep duration, quality, and patterns
  • Record and listen to your sleep sounds
  • Get personalized insights and recommendations to improve your sleep
  • Set sleep goals and track your progress
  • Share your sleep data with your doctor or sleep specialist

Whether you're struggling with insomnia, poor sleep quality, or just want to learn more about your sleep habits, Sleep Monitor can help you get the restful sleep you need.

Download: Android, iOS

Sleep Monitor - Record snoring or dream talking, Mark your sleep habits
  • Tags:
  • Sleep Cycle Tracking
  • Smart Alarm Clock
  • Relaxing Sleep Music

Application information:

Downloads 11994367
Features Easy-to-use sleep tracker app to aid, track, record and analyze your sleep.
Pros Accurate sleep tracking, detailed sleep analysis, user-friendly interface.
Cons May not be suitable for people with certain sleep disorders, requires a stable internet connection for some features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Matthew Hatfield: “I gave this app a shot to test its sleep sounds recording, but it disappointingly hides most features behind a paywall. It records your sounds, allowing only two playback clips unless you upgrade. What irks me is the absence of a no-strings-attached trial, as it requires upfront subscription information. This lack of transparency makes it challenging to fully evaluate the app before potentially committing to an automatic subscription.” – 2/5 in Play Store

K B: “Refund please. This app doesn't always work. Permissions are consistent, but sometimes waking up to the app being shut down. However, I can see the app likes to work during the day and the microphone is enabled (visible on Samsung) despite the app shut down and must force stop to disable the mic. Another thing that provides scepticism is how the app determines rem sleep without an on body monitor and only relying on the mic. Is this a modern day palm reader?” – 2/5 in Play Store

8. Insight Timer

Insight Timer Icon

100,000+ guided meditations, Short meditations for busy people


Cost: Free, Insight Premium (9.99)

Insight Timer is a mobile app that provides guided meditations, music, and talks to help users sleep, reduce stress, and improve focus. With over 9 million downloads, it is one of the most popular meditation apps available. Insight Timer offers a wide variety of content from world-renowned teachers, including guided meditations for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The app also includes a sleep timer, so users can drift off to sleep while listening to a relaxing meditation or story. Whether you are new to meditation or an experienced practitioner, Insight Timer is a great resource for improving your sleep, reducing stress, and increasing your overall well-being.

Download: Android, iOS

Insight Timer - 100,000+ guided meditations, Short meditations for busy people
  • Tags:
  • 100,000+ Meditations
  • Sleep Music Tracks
  • World-Renowned Teachers

Application information:

Downloads 9,342,335
Features Insight Timer offers guided meditations, sleep stories, music, talks, and courses to help you relax, de-stress, and sleep better.
Pros The app is free to use, has a large library of content, and is easy to use.
Cons Some users have reported that the app can be buggy and that the free content is limited.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Violet Sutherland: “The selection of meditations is vast and selective, and the timer feature is the best I've seen from any meditation app. However, recently, every other time I play a meditation, it would stop in the middle. Usually, when I download a meditation it would play all the way through, but it would still occasionally stop due to an error. I'm using the paid version of the app, one shouldn't have to expect such poor service from something they're paying for.” – 2/5 in Play Store

Willa Wilhemina: “hands down the best meditation app available!! with so many thousands of meditations available for free... you cannot find a better app. the community is amazing. I have the paid version for all of the amazing courses and the rewind feature(there more features that's just what I use it for). the timer is so much more than just a timer! I have grown exponentially in the last eight years of using insight timer. don't bother with the other apps. they are a waste of time and or money. INSIGHT TIMER” – 5/5 in Play Store

9. Pokémon Sleep

Pokémon Sleep Icon

Sleep tracking, Pokémon collection, Sleep Style Dex


Cost: Pokémon Sleep (Free), Pokémon Sleep Plus (Paid)

Pokémon Sleep is a mobile app that tracks your sleep patterns and rewards you with adorable Pokémon encounters. By placing your smartphone or Nintendo Switch next to your pillow, the app will monitor your sleep and categorize it into one of three sleep styles: Dozing, Snoozing, or Slumbering. Each sleep style corresponds to a different type of Pokémon, and you'll encounter these Pokémon in the app when you wake up. The longer and more consistently you sleep, the more Pokémon you'll encounter and the higher your score will be. Pokémon Sleep is a fun and engaging way to track your sleep and learn more about your sleep habits.

Download: Android, iOS

Pokémon Sleep - Sleep tracking, Pokémon collection, Sleep Style Dex
  • Tags:
  • Sleep tracking
  • Pokémon Collection
  • Sleep Style Dex

Application information:

Downloads 6,167,925
Features Track your sleep with a smart device to discover adorable Pokémon sleep styles!
Pros Fun and engaging way to track sleep, Cute Pokémon designs and animations
Cons Requires a separate device to track sleep, May not be accurate for all sleep patterns

Comments and Reviews from users:

Darin Garr: “A great game. Adorably illustrated, well thought-out with a simple and unintrusive gameplay loop. The music is super catchy and the events are fun. This game is sure to improve your sleep schedule, even your eating schedule too! The only issue is the early game feels slow, but some recent changes have improved it for first-time users. This isn't a sprint like other Pokemon games; it's a hike, meant to be taken slowly and enjoyed over a long period.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Chibi Sayuri: “Fun, but takes a very long time to get through basic things and doesn't reward enough. Every menu pop up, every navigation, every button press takes way longer than it should and you have to sit through it counting stuff individually- so it's time consuming and annoying. Also has many unnecessary individual popups. You don't get rewards for completing albums, you stop getting friend rewards at lvl5, you don't get a big reward for completing weekly goal. In all, fun, but an absolute slog to play” – 3/5 in Play Store

10. ShutEye®

ShutEye® Icon

Personalized Sleep Sounds, Detailed Sleep Tracking


Cost: Free, Premium (4.99)

ShutEye® is a comprehensive sleep tracking app that utilizes advanced technology to monitor your sleep patterns and snoring. It provides personalized insights, allowing you to identify and address sleep issues. The app offers a range of features to help you improve your sleep quality, including personalized sleep reports, guided meditation, bedtime reminders, and smart alarm. ShutEye® is designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to achieve restful and restorative sleep.

Download: Android, iOS

ShutEye® - Personalized Sleep Sounds, Detailed Sleep Tracking
  • Tags:
  • Personalized Sleep Sounds
  • Advanced Sleep Tracking
  • AI-Powered Sleep Analysis

Application information:

Downloads 6,080,413
Features Sleep tracker with snoring monitor, sleep cycle analysis, sleep debt calculator, and personalized sleep insights.
Pros Easy to use, provides detailed sleep analysis, helps improve sleep quality.
Cons May not be accurate for all users, requires consistent use to see results, some features require a subscription.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Diana Wilson: “Overall, I like using the app and getting the data. Things I don't like: 1. Shut down randomly about 25% of the times I have used it over the last several weeks 2. Wish sounds would play all night and not just for 120 minutes 3. The alarm clock does not work properly. I am putting in 615, but it does not go off until 715. Outside of setting the alarm an hour earlier or using a different alarm, I have not figured out how to fix that.” – 4/5 in Play Store

August Humphries: “I've been having trouble sleeping lately and decided to download a sleep tracker. Overall, it's helping. I like the different sounds you can play to help you sleep, I usually choose rain. Definitely helps me fall asleep faster with those sounds, but the thing that is a little frustrating is that I can't listen to my audios from the night before and access all sounds without having to pay for them. Besides having to pay to listen to my audios and the sounds, ShutEye is overall a decent app.” – 4/5 in Play Store

11. SnoreLab

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Tracks snoring volume, Provides detailed insights, Offers personalized solutions


Cost: SnoreLab Free ($0.00), SnoreLab Premium ($4.99/month)

With SnoreLab, you can easily find out if you snore. This easy-to-use app records your sleep and analyzes your snores to give you a personalized Snore Score. You can also track your sleep patterns over time to see how different factors like alcohol or caffeine affect your sleep. Developed by the team behind Sleep Cycle, SnoreLab encourages you to take control of your sleep and make informed decisions to improve it.

Download: Android, iOS

SnoreLab - Tracks snoring volume, Provides detailed insights, Offers personalized solutions
  • Tags:
  • Detailed Snoring Analysis
  • Personalized Snoring Insights
  • Effective Snoring Reduction

Application information:

Downloads 5,835,821
Features SnoreLab is an app that records your sleep and analyzes it to tell you if you snore. It also provides tips on how to reduce snoring.
Pros Easy to use, Accurate, Provides tips on how to reduce snoring
Cons Can be inaccurate if you move around a lot during sleep, May not be able to detect all types of snoring

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “This is a very good app with one deficiency - it doesn't have an option to wake you up when you start snoring. It really helped diagnose my situation. I would wake up and couldn't return to sleep for an hour or two. I only snored once or twice a night but I would wake up and couldn't go back to sleep for an hour or two. One night I noticed my heartbeat was irregular which went unnoticed previously and went unnoticed in a professional sleep study. There's a disclaimer that this app doesn't replace a professional sleep study but by using it and becoming more aware of my own body I discovered something a professional sleep study missed. BTW, after doing some research I found my situation is common. What this app REALLY needs is the option to set an alarm to wake people up at the beginning of a snoring event BEFORE their heartbeat became irregular. I could then get up, drink some Gatorade to hydrate and restore electrolyte balance (to prevent irregular heartbeats) and go back to sleep.” – 4/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “The first & second time I used this app it was great. Night number 3 I couldn't access it to record. In the morning I looked at it again and it appeared that I would have been able to record. But since it was morning I backed out. The problem is the app said that I was purchasing an appliance for my mouth. I "thought" that I said no but it went ahead and charged my cc for $53 and change! Not a happy customer!” – 2/5 in Play Store

12. Sleep Tracker

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Monitor sleep cycles, Record snoring, Smart alarm


Cost: Sleep Tracker Free (Free), Sleep Tracker Premium ($9.99/month)

Sleep Tracker is a comprehensive sleep tracking app that helps you improve your sleep quality. With advanced sleep cycle tracking, it monitors your sleep stages and provides detailed insights into your sleep patterns. The snore recorder detects and records snoring, allowing you to identify and address any potential sleep disorders. The smart alarm wakes you up during the lightest sleep phase, ensuring you feel refreshed and energized. Additionally, Sleep Tracker offers a library of relaxing sounds and guided meditations to promote relaxation and improve sleep.

Download: Android, iOS

Sleep Tracker - Monitor sleep cycles, Record snoring, Smart alarm
  • Tags:
  • Smart Sleep Analysis
  • Snoring & Talking Detection
  • Personalized Sleep Sounds

Application information:

Downloads 3,874,152
Features Tracks sleep cycle, records snoring, provides smart alarm and relaxing sounds to aid sleep.
Pros User-friendly interface, comprehensive sleep tracking, effective smart alarm.
Cons May not be accurate for all sleep patterns, requires a stable internet connection for some features.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Kathleen Cavanaugh: “Decent at tracking my sleep, allowing me to see how much sleep I'm getting every night. Recently, I just started getting ads when I'm trying to turn the sleep tracker on. Quite annoying as this hadn't been an issue until a few days ago. Very jolting to have a colorful ad for a game when I'm just trying to go to sleep. If the ads persist I'm going to have to delete the ap because it just seems unnecessary and it's not what I'm looking for.” – 3/5 in Play Store

Natalie Wolfe: “I have been using the sleep tracker app for several weeks now and I am extremely pleased with its functions and capabilities. The app accurately tracks my sleep patterns and provides detailed insights into my sleep quality and duration each night. I really appreciate the app’s user-friendly interface, making it easy to navigate and view my sleep data at a glance. The ability to set personalized sleep goals and receive reminders to maintain a consistent sleep routine has been incredibly helpful!” – 5/5 in Play Store

13. Balance

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Personalized meditation plans, Extensive audio library


Cost: Free, Balance Premium (79.99)

Balance is a mobile app designed to help users improve their sleep habits and overall well-being. It offers a range of features to promote relaxation and reduce stress, including guided meditations, breathing exercises, and soothing soundscapes. The app also provides personalized insights and progress tracking to help users monitor their sleep patterns and make informed adjustments to their routines. Whether you're struggling with insomnia, anxiety, or simply looking to enhance your sleep quality, Balance offers a comprehensive and user-friendly solution to help you achieve a more restful and rejuvenating night's sleep.

Download: Android, iOS

Balance - Personalized meditation plans, Extensive audio library
  • Tags:
  • Personalized meditation plans
  • Science-backed content
  • Sleep-enhancing soundscapes

Application information:

Downloads 2,698,665
Features Balance is an app that helps you relieve anxiety and stress through guided meditations, breathing exercises, focus training, and calming soundscapes.
Pros Easy to use, effective in reducing anxiety and stress, wide variety of content
Cons Can be expensive, some users may not find it helpful, can be repetitive over time

Comments and Reviews from users:

Taylor Vernon: “I'm on Day 2 of the free 1-year trial. I love the guided meditation practices and the numerous categories that you can choose from. There's also an unguided option in case you don't or can't follow along with a guided session. It can be distracting for some people to hear someone throughout a 5- or 10-minute session. I've been going through a severe depressive episode and bouts of general anxiety. These last two sessions helped me to focus and mentally regroup. I can't wait to practice more.” – 5/5 in Play Store

Cristy Deming: “I've been using this app for over a year now.. every single night and then some other times. It's truly been a game-changer with relaxing and letting go for bedtime. My brain doesn't like to stop no matter how tired I am, but these sessions provide just what I need to let go, relax, and find some amazing relief and rest. Thank you, Balance, for an amazing resource!” – 5/5 in Play Store

14. Moshi Kids

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Expert-endorsed content, 100% ad-free & Kid-Safe, Daily personalized recommendations


Cost: Moshi Monsters: Super Moshi World (Free), Moshi Monsters: Moshi Twilight ($2.99)

Moshi Kids is a popular sleep app for children ages 3-8. It offers a variety of calming content to help kids relax and fall asleep, including guided meditations, sleep stories, and calming soundscapes. The app also includes a sleep tracker to help parents monitor their child's sleep patterns. Moshi Kids is available on iOS and Android devices, and it has been downloaded over 1 million times. The app has received positive reviews from parents and children alike, and it is considered to be one of the best sleep apps for kids.

Download: Android, iOS

Moshi Kids - Expert-endorsed content, 100% ad-free & Kid-Safe, Daily personalized recommendations
  • Tags:
  • Award-winning sleep app
  • Trusted by experts
  • 100% ad-free & Kid-Safe

Application information:

Downloads 1,780,021
Features Stories, Sounds, Music & Games to help kids relax and learn
Pros Safe and educational content, variety of activities, engaging characters
Cons Subscription required for full access, some features may not be suitable for all ages

Comments and Reviews from users:

A Google user: “Love this app! We had been struggling getting our 2yr old to fall asleep without a TV for months. I came across this app on another social media platform and decided to try the free version. After having success with it for about a month, I went ahead and purchased it. $40 seems like alot for an app but it's only a 1x per year charge making it a little over $3 per month. This app has been worth scrounging up the extra $3 per month. I also like that it can be used on up to 3 different devices.” – 5/5 in Play Store

A Google user: “I love the music in this app. It's the only feature i currently use (my 5 week old loves it!), and i wish there was a less expensive stand alone option for just the music with maybe a 1 time free or something. Took off 1 star because I'd like the sounds section to not have talking or have the ability to mute the voices so i could use it. Also, sometimes when i close my phone the music stops and i have to re-unlock my phone and unpause it once or twice before it will play. Overall, it's great!” – 4/5 in Play Store

15. Loóna

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Interactive coloring sessions, Relaxing sleep games


Cost: Loóna: Premium (29.99), Loóna: Free (0.00)

Loóna is a popular sleep aid app designed to help users fall asleep quickly and improve their overall sleep quality. The app offers a variety of features to promote relaxation and sleep, including guided meditations, sleep stories, soothing soundscapes, and breathing exercises. Loóna also tracks sleep patterns and provides personalized insights to help users identify and address any sleep issues they may be experiencing. With its user-friendly interface and evidence-based approach, Loóna is a valuable tool for anyone looking to improve their sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Download: Android, iOS

Loóna - Interactive coloring sessions, Relaxing sleep games
  • Tags:
  • Interactive coloring sessions
  • Breathing exercises
  • Relax melodies

Application information:

Downloads 1,544,086
Features Soothe your mind with a wide range of sleep-inducing activities, such as guided meditations, relaxing sound baths, calming bedtime stories, and captivating sleep games.
Pros Beginner-friendly, diverse sleep-aid techniques, effective for occasional and chronic sleep issues.
Cons Subscription required for full access, some features may not suit all users' preferences, limited offline functionality.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Samantha Tsumaki: “This app definitely does a great job at putting me to sleep. I do wish that they would list the name of the narrator on the escapes though. The guy who narrates Hearwarming Brooklyn is my favorite. The sleep music is also really good as well. That being said, I wish it didn't take up so much of my phone's resources that it's put on the list of apps my Device Care says to put into deep sleep. It's really annoying that I have to choose between battery longevity and falling asleep to music.” – 4/5 in Play Store

Brooke Warra: “Updating my review to reiterate: the sleep quiz is useless, please stop bloating the app. Work on features that are actually useful: more stories, there hasn't been a new story in months and months, we could use the ability to create playlists for stories/music/ambience. An actual tracker for sleep would be better than the quiz. Please give the option for a narrated alarm back. I've been a subscriber for years and this app is a lifesaver but I hate to see the quality of content disappear.” – 2/5 in Play Store

16. Sleepwave

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Smart alarm clock, Gentle alarm sounds, Accurate sleep tracking


Cost: Sleepwave: Sleep Cycle Tracker (Free), Sleepwave Premium (Paid)

Sleepwave is a comprehensive sleep tracking app that utilizes advanced AI technology to monitor your sleep patterns, providing personalized insights and guidance for improved sleep quality. With its gentle wake-up feature, you can awaken feeling refreshed and energized. Sleepwave also offers a library of soothing sounds and guided meditations to promote relaxation and restful sleep. Whether you're struggling with insomnia, poor sleep quality, or simply seeking to optimize your sleep routine, Sleepwave empowers you to take control of your sleep and achieve a healthier, more fulfilling night's rest.

Download: Android, iOS

Sleepwave - Smart alarm clock, Gentle alarm sounds, Accurate sleep tracking
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  • Smart Alarm Clock
  • Accurate Sleep Tracking
  • Gentle Wake-up Sounds

Application information:

Downloads 733,440
Features Sleep tracking, gentle wake-up alarms, soothing soundscapes, and a variety of health and fitness integration options.
Pros Easy to use, effective in improving sleep quality, and offers a wide range of customization options.
Cons May not be suitable for everyone, and some users have reported experiencing technical issues.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Kimberly Cook: “I really enjoy using this app! The interface is really easy to use and has a lot of cool features to help me relax. I like that you can change the color theme. I've used a different sleep tracking app previously and I perfer this one over it. I like the way it breaks down all the parts to sleep and I can easily see everything. Only had a few sessions where it did not record. Overall really happy with this happy” – 4/5 in Play Store

Marcy Rubbo: “I do really like this app over most others. The color schemes are nice and it it gives me the ability to see breakdowns of my sleep data that most other apps don't. I have a sleep disorder so this information is important to me. However, it relies on you starting the clock on it, where other have watch integration that includes Samsung or the ability to sync with other apps(Google Fit). My other complaint is the alarms are too gentle and there are no options to utilize your own sounds.” – 3/5 in Play Store

17. Slumber

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800+ sleep-inducing stories, Guided sleep meditations


Cost: Slumber Free, Slumber Premium (4.99)

Slumber is a sleep aid app that offers a variety of sleep-inducing content, including bedtime stories, sleep meditations, white noise, and sleep sounds. The app is designed to help users relax and fall asleep more easily. Slumber's content is created by sleep experts and is designed to be calming and soothing. The app also offers a variety of features to help users track their sleep and improve their sleep habits.

Download: Android, iOS

Slumber - 800+ sleep-inducing stories, Guided sleep meditations
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  • 800+ Sleep Inducing Stories
  • Guided Sleep Meditations
  • Soothing Night Sounds

Application information:

Downloads 236,702
Features Drift off to sleep with bedtime stories, sleep meditations, white noise, and sleep sounds.
Pros Relaxing and effective sleep aid with a variety of content.
Cons Limited free content, subscription required for full access.

Comments and Reviews from users:

Margery Rafalowski: “Absolutely LOVE this app! Whether it's a bedtime story, soothing music, or a calming meditation, Slumber has plenty of options. They are always adding new stuff, so I don't feel like my choices become limited. Recently, they had a software glitch and I contacted them about it. The reply was very quick and informative. Within 48 hours, their developers had the update and I simply uninstalled and reinstalled the app. They were kind, respectful, and willing to make it right. HIGHLY recommend!!” – 5/5 in Play Store

Tracy Doeppers: “I'm a Premium member and love the app. It recently developed a bug where it didn't recognize my membership and locked content again. I emailed support that night, and was surprised to get a response the next day (which was a Sunday). As of today, the bug fix has been rolled out with the new version, and the app is back to working great again. Very happy with the app, and even more impressed with their customer service!” – 5/5 in Play Store