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The Relax Completely iPhone app is a fantastic hypnosis session for deep relaxation by one of the UK's leading hypnotherapists, Darren Marks. Marks has created a range of best-selling hypnotherapy apps that simulate as closely as possible what it's like to see a real hypnotherapist. His soothing voice lulls you to sleep with a mild hypnosis, focusing on the rhythm of your breathing, relaxing, and clearing your conscious during a 20-minute session.
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The idea behind the Silva Method is that it trains you to reach your "Alpha Level of Mind," a deep level of consciousness that people achieve during meditation, according to creator Jose Silva. The alpha level is associated with intuition and ESP and is also referred to as "centering." When someone meditates, scientifically they are simply reducing their brain wave frequency to alpha ("going to your center").
The Silva Relax iPhone app offers four different options to help you reach your Alpha Level of Mind: Short Relaxation, Deep Relaxation, Relaxation Sound, and a Centering Exercise.
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The creative artistry behind Naturespace, a holographic audio app, makes it a must have for a great night's sleep. The app uses binaural recording, a recording technique that uses two microphones, arranged to create a 3-D stereo sound sensation that makes you feel like you're within the space
Naturespace helps give your brain the sense of infinity and continuity that is extremely important for a balanced state of well-being and relaxation. And it comes with six free tracks: Daybreak Songbirds, Summer Mountain Valley, Infinite Shoreline, Riverwind Dreaming, Rain into Water and a Night at the Lake. The best part about this application? It supports multitasking on your phone and there is NO advertising.
Relax & Sleep Well
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Relax & Sleep Well is a 27-minute hypnosis recording by the UK's best-selling, self-help audio author, Glenn Harrold. Harrold takes you on a relaxing journey into a deep state of self-hypnosis, accompanied by background sounds at frequencies proven to enhance the meditation effect. He uses a post-hypnotic affirmation technique and even-toned suggestions that stay with you in your everyday routine.
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Relax Melodies is the leader in personalized relaxation and sleep assistance. Extremely user-friendly, this free app offers 41 different selections to help you tap your way to the exact sound that resonates with your mood.
Relax Melodies offers ambient and binaural beats, giving you the option to simply relax or tell your brain that it's time for sleep. Reviews even reveal that parents have used this app to help soothe their baby! Use the alarm clock to wake up on time and then save your favorite sounds to play again another night.
Massage Map 3D
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A massage is a great way to reduce stress, help you relax, and make sleep come more easily. Massage Map 3D is the first software to provide an accurate and clear three-dimensional map of all important acupressure points on the human body.
Acupressure is a form of massage based on acupuncture points. Ancient Chinese found that stimulating special locations on the human body can relieve certain pain or ailments. You'll discover seven different acupoints to massage to help fight fatigue, in addition to a variety of stress-relief techniques. The free app includes basic instructions about how to locate acupressure points and perform acupressure—that you can share with your friends and family to practice on you.
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Reading before bed may calm your mind so that you fall asleep easier, but only if you're smart about your book selection. We suggest choosing a book you've already read and therefore know the ending. With iBooks, you can download all your favorite books, read a free sample of any new titles, and browse what's on your bookshelf by title, author, or category.
iHome + Sleep
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iHome + Sleep is the award-winning, feature-rich alarm clock for iOS devices from iHome. In addition to your standard alarm clock, you'll also get a nap alarm, bedtime and wake up reminder, and gentle wake options with the possibility of starting your day to the soundtrack of your choice. You can even track the amount of sleep you’re getting with the sleep statistics and editable sleep log. This log will also help you pinpoint the habits keeping you up at night and help you change them.
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Even before you climb into bed, you get that familiar feeling… worry, stress, doubt that you actually finished everything on your to-do list. Soon your body begins to train itself to stay awake in bed, over-analyzing every little problem.
Writing in a journal before bed can help you process emotions, solve problems, and get your thoughts out of your head and on to paper, where you can wake up in the morning and pick up where you left off. Penzu is an online diary and personal journal that you can access anytime, anywhere. It's just like writing on a notepad!
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If you're one of the millions of sleep-deprived Americans, try introducing a few Downward Dogs to your bedtime routine. Yoga has a soothing effect on the central nervous system and helps reduce levels of cortisol, the "stress hormone." Plus, a recent study confirmed that bedtime yoga can help chronic insomniacs to significantly reduce their tossing and turning time.
Yoga Free offers two modes: Quick Recipe for the ready-made routines for beginners and Fast Mode to create your own practice. This extensive app provides 250 poses with photos, text guidance, music, and a voice guide. And don't worry if you have to answer a call or receive a text during your workout; The app will resume at the interrupted pose.