Modern Ways to Relax
Modern-day life can be tough and, with more than a third of all American adults not getting enough regular sleep, tiredness and fatigue are common characteristics tainting the lives of millions. But it’s not just tiredness that comes as a result of not sleeping properly – obesity and high blood pressure are also strongly related to bad sleeping habits.
However, over 2 billion of us worldwide own a smartphone which can provide a plethora of downloadable sleep aids all from the comfort of your own home. So, if you find it difficult to relax and get the sleep you need, below you’ll discover some of the top stress-busting apps.
Meditation is widely-known as being hugely relaxing and a great sleep inducer when done correctly. However, many who have never meditated before may find it extremely difficult to ‘switch off’ and immerse themselves into their meditation properly, giving this method little chance to be truly effective.
However, Headspace is perfect for beginners as it offers fully-guided meditation sessions and techniques that will teach you exactly what to do. Soon, you’ll be able to meditate alone without any teachings and branch out to discover Headspace’s other meditation sessions specific to a variety of stress-inducing conditions.
Alarm Clock for Me
The vast majority of us already own an alarm clock of some sort, leaving many people thinking alarm clock apps are pointless. However, this alarm clock app is definitely more than just a standard alarm clock and provides an array of features specifically designed to induce rest and relaxation.
Its sleep timer function provides the perfect balance of white noise and relaxing music, successfully proven to lull users to sleep. And, to ensure you don’t oversleep (which, contrary to most opinions, can actually make you feel even more sluggish during the day), this app’s alarm is fully customizable so you’re able to wake up to a blast of your favorite song. Ensuring you get to sleep and wake up at the most appropriate times possible, Alarm Clock for Me will surely be a worthwhile download.
The Worry Box
We all have worries from time to time; it’s how we deal with them that defines how rested and relaxed we are.
There’s nothing worse than lying in bed tossing and turning, running over all your worries in your head, and that’s where this app comes into play. The Worry Box allows you to input anything you’re stressed or anxious about and focuses on cognitive behavioral techniques scientifically proven to help users cope better with stress, worrying and anxiety. Providing instant access to articles focusing on these therapies and relaxation techniques, The Worry Box is sure to increase your coping capabilities.
Whilst modern life can be stressful, we’re all entitled to rest and relaxation for both our emotional and physical health. If you find it difficult to truly relax on your own, the above apps are a great place to get you on the road to ultimate rest once and for all!
Contributed: Zara Ross likes a challenge but often goes to the extreme in her work whilst also juggling family life with a young child. She struggles with anxiety with her mind refusing to turn off – She shares her tips with others experiencing similar problems.