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 Sleeping is a lot harder than it used to be.
 There are countless distractions and a lot going on in the world right now, enough that
 sleeping can feel pretty much impossible sometimes. Luckily, the technology that surrounds
 and distracts us also gives us plentiful tools to help ease ourselves into the land of zzzzzz’s.
 Your daily night’s rest is broken up into several sleep cycles. Research shows that repeatedly
 missing sleep or keeping an inconsistent sleep schedule can affect your overall rest.
 There are so many sleep apps that promise to help you fall (and stay) asleep that it can be
 hard to figure out which ones are worth a try, here are a four apps that will hopefully help you
 get a good night’s sleep.

 Sweet dreams

 Sleep Cycle  Pzizz  Calm  Headspace

             Headspace has made a name for
 Sleep Cycle tracks your sleep and   Pzizz will lull you to sleep with some   Calm lets you enjoy a wide range of   itself as a meditation app, but it’s
 wakes you up when you’re least   really soothing music that fades out   meditation tutorials, mixing in the   also great for sleep. The free version
 dazed. It is a nice twist on the   over time, the app looks incredible;   sounds of nature to add ambiance   has “sleepcasts,” which are 45-55
 standard alarm clock. Using your   its appearance alone is calming! As   and soothe your mind before sleep.   minute-long audio experiences that
 microphone, it tracks your sleep   for the music, think of a gently   You can set up programs over time   help you visualize calming
 patterns and wakes you in the   soothing, movie-style soundtrack   to ease you into zen. The app turns   experiences, like a slow moving train
 lightest phase of sleep so you’re not   that you set to fade out after an hour   your phone into a giant portrait of a   or a walk through a garden. There
 groggy. You set a window during   or so to help wind you down before   scenic landscape. Something about   are new stories every night, so you
 which to be woken (eg, between 7   you go to bed. It also offers narration   the mix of nature sounds and music   you’ll never get bored. If you
 and 7:30 a.m.), and it figures the best   in both male and female voices, but   can put you in a place of peace.   upgrade to the paid version, you’ll
 time to pull you out of your slumber.   if you find that creepy (which you   Sleep Stories section has bedtime   get access to more than forty
 It even lets you tap your phone twice   may), you can shut it off. It also lets   stories read aloud by people with   themed meditation courses for sleep
 to snooze. Just keep in mind that no   you use its music in bursts as a   soothing voices, including celebrities   and stress, plus many more
 sleep tracker is 100 percent accurate   “focus” setting. You’ll need to   like Matthew McConaughey. Only a   sleepcast and music options to help
 so if you’re really struggling with   upgrade for more advanced   few stories are included for free, but   you wind down. If you’re the kind of
 your sleep, you may need to see a   features, like the ability to choose   getting a subscription unlocks a   person whose mind races before
 dedicated sleep specialist.  different sounds, but the app offers   huge library of meditations made   you hit the sack, this app is for you.
 a seven-day free trial.  specifically for sleep.

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