“As a nurse I have told my patients about this wonderful option for insomnia!” (Review) -- Drift off to sleep and sleep more deeply with a wide variety of guided meditations. Create your own sleep program using a Playlist feature which allows you to listen to up to six meditations in one session. Listen voice alone or voice with music or nature sounds, choosing how long the background will continue after the voice guidance stops. If you prefer to listen to music or nature sounds alone, a Sound Mix feature allows you to listen to a combination of music plus a nature sound, or two nature sounds together.
“This beats any chemical sleep aids hands down.” (Review)
Recommended by USA Today, CNN, Cosmopolitan and The Sleep Revolution book.
* SUMMARY of App Contents *
- 9 Guided Sleep Meditations - listen with or without music or nature sounds
- 4 music choices and 5 nature sounds
- Sound Mix feature to listen music and nature sounds alone
- 3 Preset Playlists with a combination of meditations
- Ability to create your own playlists
- Tips for falling asleep
ABOUT the GUIDED MEDITATIONS
The app includes both brief sleep meditations which make good starters for a Playlist, and longer meditations which can be used on their own or in a Playlist.
Relax into Bed -- Relax and get ready for sleep.
Putting Away the Day -- Clear your mind for sleep.
Sleep Affirmations -- Helps set the stage for falling asleep.
Belly Breathing -- An easy exercise for quick relaxation.
Relax into Sleep -- Relax easily into sleep with this meditation.
Breath Awareness -- A simple, enjoyable way to fall asleep.
Autogenic Relaxation -- Systematically relaxes your body and mind.
Meditation on Darkness -- Helps you fall into a deep, restful sleep.
Wee Hours Rescue -- For when you awaken in the middle of the night.
Created by Mary Maddux, MS, HTP and Richard Maddux, best known for their popular Meditation Oasis® podcast, apps and CDs.
Mary and Richard bring over 30 years of meditation practice and teaching to the creation of their guided meditations and music. In addition to teaching meditation, Mary has worked in both conventional and alternative settings as a counselor and healing arts practitioner. Richard has played and composed music all of his life. His music is composed especially for meditation, relaxation and healing.
Fixed play button issues in playlist features.
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Ratings and Reviews
Just one suggestion
I've been using this app for about 1 1/2 years. Recently I went a couple of months without using it. I found it much more difficult to fall asleep. So, I've gone back to it.
In the tips to using the app, they do tell you that it's not necessary to hear every word or phrase; that you will hear what you need to hear. The problem I have is impaired hearing. I keep my phone at it's loudest when I'm not using my hearing aids, and can't hear it ring when it's nearby.
Naturally, I don't wear them when I sleep. I can't make out any of the words spoken on the app, even with my phone volume and the app volume on high, especially if I have one ear facing into the pillow. I don't have a problem hearing the music.
If I could add something to my wish list, it would be to have the ability to increase the app sounds. I find it somewhat adequate and soothing to still here the low sound of a voice in the background, but it would be awfully nice to hear a few words.
That's why I gave it five stars. Nothing is perfect, in a less than perfect world. This, of course, is not the only app to not consider the needs of people with particular disabilities. Perhaps, it can be the first one to address that problem.
I've always been a night owl, so when it's time to sleep it can be hard, normally it can take me about an hour, sometimes two. But, with the help of this app I can finally sleep in just a few minutes and sleep restfully without any tossing or turning. I've tried random meditations from websites, but they soon get old and don't have the same effect after a few nights. This app is the opposite, it has so many great quality meditations to choose from. I've used this app for almost a year and plan to for years to come. So, even though it might cost a bit, it is definitely worth it and I highly suggest downloading it!
Perfect—especially for the price!
As a sleep aid, Sleep Easy works really great—the guided meditation is just long enough and calming enough, and then there’s an option to loop the calming music all night—which I like to keep on softly in the background.
Considering that this is WAY less expensive than some subscription based apps, it’s a really good deal for me. I have PTSD and wake up several times a night to flashbacks and this helps me get back to sleep with much more restful nights. And interestingly, I now have dreams instead of nightmares. ‘Works for me!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.