Simon Benfeldt Jørgensen
Simon Benfeldt JørgensenFounder of Sleep Story App 👉

What is the best sleeping/meditation app of 2019?

Apps that makes you sleep and relax?
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    Headspace 2.0

    Meditation made simple in just 10 minutes a day

    Noëlie Rx
    Noëlie RxEditor-in-chief and Front-End developper · Written
    I would say Headspace if you want to meditate. You can choose the time you want to meditate but you can also use this app to stay focused, to sleep better even to dismiss anxiety and boost your self-esteem. It's a great all-in-one solution!
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    Great product!
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    The app offers guided meditation sessions. Offerings include audio sessions where one of the company's co-creators leads listeners on a journey of contemplation.
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  2. 44
    Calm

    Take a break and meditate.

    Robert Kwan
    Robert KwanHelping the world grow together. · Written
    I do like Headspace but I would be remiss to not include Calm on the list also.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Calm has efficient apps for both iOS and Android devices. It has outstanding features and user experience.
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    Shamit Khemka
    Shamit KhemkaM.D. - SynapseIndia · Written
    Calm has become a part of my daily life. It's the best tool to get a good night's sleep.
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  3. 26
    Sleep Story

    Best sleep app of 2019. Stories to make you fall asleep.

    Simon Benfeldt Jørgensen
    Simon Benfeldt JørgensenFounder of Sleep Story App 👉 · Written
    Simon Benfeldt Jørgensen made this product
    Makes you sleep in 5 minutes. The Sleep Story app is a collection of ultra-relaxing sleep inducing stories, short stories, fairytales and meditations designed to beat insomnia and help you fall asleep quickly every single night.
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  4. 7
    Waking Up

    Guided meditation with Sam Harris

    Pete Zbrojkiewicz
    Pete ZbrojkiewiczCo-Founder Shack. Startup copywriter. · Written
    I've been meditating for 6 years. My previous top choice of app was Headspace, but Sam Harris' guided meditations in his Waking Up app are easily the best I've ever come across in terms of clarity and understanding. I've never heard a better explanation of mindfulness and how to achieve it (or rather work towards it). I've done 25 of his daily meditations so far, which also double as lessons, and I've already learned a ton. Even after 6 years of regular meditation. This app is amazing for beginners (I imagine) but also amazing for experienced meditators looking to deepen their practice.
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    Chris Messina
    Chris Messina12Product designer & entrepreneur · Written
    I was a long time Headspace user, but really appreciate the deep and insightful approach that Sam takes with his guided meditations. It's much heady and intellectual than Headspace, and that's more on my level.
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  5. 8
    Oak Meditation 2.0

    Meditation and breathing exercises

    Simple and straight to the point. Intuitive to use. Really have been enjoying that app compared to others I've tried.
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    Emily Grant
    Emily GrantHi, Nice to meet you. · Written
    It helps me sleep a good night.
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  6. 4
    Insight Timer 1.5

    The best free meditation timer, redesigned

    Agata Krzysztofik
    Agata KrzysztofikHead of Growth @Groove · Written
    I tried several other meditation apps mentioned here and none is as good as Insight Timer! The huge advantage of Insight Timer is their global community of meditation and mindfulness teachers that publish their sessions and courses there. Profit-oriented meditation apps such as Calm or Headspace get a lot of media coverage because of the investment they raised, a number of meaningless downloads or other non-mindfulness related reasons. In the meantime, Insight Timer, which is a sustainable company without a fancy PR and a big budget, achieves something that actually matters: Almost 3x more people spend time on Insight Timer than on any other apps. That means time spent on what these apps were actually built for — meditating. So if you were looking to try meditation, I highly recommend you to try Insight Timer.
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  7. 3
    Brain.fm

    Music for the brain to improve focus, meditation & sleep

    Jim Canto
    Jim CantoCustomer Success Pro seeking remote FTE · Written
    Hidden gem. I found it early on and became a "lifer." <- the only app I've ever done that with. Sleep can be set for 6 hours, 8 hours, or infinite. There's also a 15 minute and 30 minute "break" choice in the "relax" feature. Very well thought out and does exactly what you expect it to do. (Note: I have not tried the other apps recommended)
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  8. Pavan Sethi
    Pavan Sethi19building things. · Written
    Sleep Cycle is amazing - to be honest I'm not sure exactly how it works, but you set a window that you want to wake up in (generally 30 minutes) and it analyzes your movements to wake you up at the right time within that window (it wakes you up slowly with an increasing sound). I felt the difference immediately.
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  9. 🔥Not an app per se.... but personally have stuck with it longer than any other meditation app out there.
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  10. 1
    Slumber

    Sleep stories & meditations for insomniacs 😴

    Michael Brandon
    Michael BrandonFounder, Slumber · Written
    Michael Brandon made this product
    The largest collection of sleep stories, meditations, and sounds for sleep!
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  11. 1
    Pocketcoach

    A chatbot for people who struggle with anxiety

    Recommending pocketcoach, reasons for not being able to sleep are plentiful, however often anxiety or stress are the underlying reason. Pocketcoach helps you work on yourself long-term to build the right skills to cope while providing short term relieve with exercises
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  12. Yigit Ihlamur
    Yigit IhlamurPartner at Vela, a VenTech VC · Written
    Meditopia helps me and my family sleep, meditate and concentrate well. Unlike others in the market, it is hyper-localized in many languages and cultures, so it makes the whole experience personal.
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    Aura

    3-Minute meditations, personalized by AI 😃

    Ureeda Asim
    Ureeda AsimContent Creator | Content Marketer · Written
    Aura app, by far is the most effective sleep/meditation app of 2019. It fits with your schedule and attention span and uses Machine Learning to customise your meditations. You can even track your progress overtime. The best part is, you get 24/7 access to it for lifetime in their premium subscription. If you are looking to relieve chronic stress or revive your sleep pattern that may be upset due to stress, Aura is the way to go. It fits the budget and helps you relax.
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