The 4 Best Sleep Apps of 2023

If you are waking tired, the first step can be to check if you are getting enough sleep

If you suffer from insomnia and need help sleeping, there are numerous quality sleep apps available on iOS and Android smartphones, Windows 10 devices, and even the Apple Watch.

Some of the best sleep apps play relaxing music or ambient sounds, while others focus on calming breathing techniques and could be considered to be more of a hypnosis app.

Here are four recommended sleep apps to help you unwind and get some shuteye.

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White Noise: Best White Noise App

White Noise sleep app on Windows 10


What We Like
  • App also works on Xbox.

  • Sound files are very high-quality and loop perfectly.

What We Don't Like
  • The app design is easy to navigate but isn't very attractive.

  • The timer feature is very basic.

White Noise is, as its name suggests, a white noise app that's free on Windows 10 and $.99 on Android. The app features a clean, easy-to-use design and provides users with 50 high-quality sound files that seamlessly loop for continuous relaxation.

Sound files range from flowing water and blowing wind to insects and birds; even mechanical devices such as airplanes and air conditioners.

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AutoSleep: Best Apple Watch Sleep App

AutoSleep Apple Watch and iPhone sleep app


What We Like
  • Automatically turns on when you go to bed, unlike other apps.

  • Attractive and informative visual design.

What We Don't Like
  • Requires iOS 10 or higher, which leaves out owners of older iPhone and iPod touch models.

  • You'll need to pay $2.99 for this Apple Watch app.

AutoSleep is an Apple Watch sleep app that's almost completely hands off. After the initial installation and setup, AutoSleep automatically detects when you go to sleep and wake up, and can even analyze the quality of your sleep using the Apple Watch's sensors.

Surprisingly, AutoSleep also provides some functionality for people who don't like to wear wearables to bed by estimating how long you sleep based on when you took your Apple Watch off and when you put it back on the next morning. This same functionality also works with the iPhone and iPod touch by simply unlocking them when you wake up.

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Relax Melodies: Best App With Calming Sleep Music

Relax Melodies app on iPhone


What We Like
What We Don't Like
  • Some users may find the audio mixing features to be unnecessary and confusing.

Relax Melodies is an app that lets users mix and match a variety of calming sound effects and music to create the ultimate bedtime hit single. Sounds can be played individually or together with others, and combinations can be saved for quick access in a future relaxation session.

This sleep app also features timer and meditation features, while the iOS version of Relax Melodies can sync Mindful Minutes data to Apple Health.

The app provides up to 52 sound files and requires a paid subscription starting at $9.99.

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Pzizz: Easiest Sleep App to Help You Power Nap

Woman sleeping on her couch with the Pzizz app on her iPhone


What We Like
  • Streamlined design that's fast and easy to use.

  • High-quality audio content with a lot of variety.

What We Don't Like
  • 80% of the app's features are removed after the 7-day free trial ends.

Pzizz is an iOS and Android sleep app that places an emphasis on getting to sleep quickly and easily. The app uses a combination of randomly mixed sound effects, music, and spoken word files to help you get to sleep quickly and users can specify if they're ready for a long sleep session or a quick power nap.

Interestingly, Pzizz also features a Focus mode, which encourages you to focus on a single task for a set period of time while you're awake. It's a strange inclusion, but it works very well.

The Pzizz app features an extremely clean design, placing its main features front and center. All of the text in Pzizz is large and easy to read and very little effort is required to navigate from one screen to the next, making it a good app for elderly smartphone or tablet users who often find themselves asking someone for help with their apps.

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