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BetterSleep is an app that aims to help users improve overall sleep quality. There are 5 tabs at the bottom of the app’s home screen: Discover, Sounds, Sleep, Relax, and More. The Discover tab shows a “Daily Listen”, such as a guided meditation of the day. The Sounds tab displays a library of sleep sounds and music. The Sleep tab contains tools such as: guided meditations with themes such as stress and anxiety relief, gratitude, and restful sleep; sleep stories; sleep music; breathing exercises; and SleepMoves, which is a series of body-mind exercises and relaxation techniques designed to help ease users into a deep sleep. The Relax tab contains meditations, music, breathing exercises, and sound mixes that are geared more towards mindfulness and stress reduction. Lastly, the More tab allows the user to create bedtime reminders, personal playlists, sleep goals, and set timers and alarms. Upon downloading the app, the user is provided with a free 7-day trial. The user is then required to pay $59.99 per year for the premium subscription, which offers wider access to sounds, meditations, and other features.
Available for: iPhone (Requires iOS 12.0 or later); Android 6.0 and up
Developer: Ipnos Software Inc.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Children, Adolescents, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Military Personnel, Workplaces
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian,
Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
Get it on: Apple App Store, Google Play, Web
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of BetterSleep
Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Mindfulness Works
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