Popular resources for managing your sleep

Browse the popular resources below for a tool to help improve the quality of your sleep. From soundscapes and meditations, to CBT or blue light filters; find out what works best for you.

#1

Be Mindful

Be Mindful

Be Mindful is a unique, clinically proven and NHS-approved online mindfulness course. It helps people achieve lasting reductions in their levels of stress, anxiety and depression through learning to practice mindfulness techniques in daily life.

Benefits:

  • NHS-approved flexible online course, accessible via phone, tablet or PC
  • Significant and lasting reductions in stress, anxiety and depression
  • Proven effective by clinical research studies and high satisfaction ratings
  • Assess /  monitor your levels of stress, depression and anxiety along the course
  • Mindfulness skills that last a lifetime

#2

Meditainment

Meditainment

Benefits:

  • FREE and lifetime access to an online library of 20 guided meditations
  • Meditainment is a Web App, meaning you can access all the amazing meditations on all your devices, including mobile phones and tablets
  • Ideal for beginners
  • You do not have to enter any payment details to enjoy the library

#3

Headspace

Headspace

A mindfulness and meditation app with hundreds of guided meditations for everything from stress to sleep. 

Headspace currently offers a range of free resources to help support you during the COVID-19 outbreak including resources for healthcare professionals.

Benefits:

  • Free trial
  • Easily accessible to complete beginners
  • Available as a browser or as an app

#4

Calm

Calm

A mindfulness and meditation app offering guided meditations, breathing programmes and 'Sleep Stories' to help de-stress and clear the mind. 

Benefits:

  • Free trial available
  • Good for beginners who don't know where to start 
  • Daily reminders to keep you on track

#5

Twilight

Twilight

An app that filters out your phone's harsh blue light to reduce eye strain and help you sleep better. 

Benefits:

  • Free
  • The screen dim is very strong
  • Operates automatically, depending on your location
  • You can adjust the intensity of the dim and blue light filter

#6

Pzizz

Pzizz

An app that plays selected sounds with soothing voiceover to help you get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. 

Benefits:

  • Free version available
  • Easy to use, with just two basic functions ('Nap' and 'Sleep') for minimal distraction
  • Works offline 

#7

YouTube - Sleep Meditation with Jason Stephenson

YouTube – Sleep Meditation with Jason Stephenson

YouTube can be a great resource for music and meditations to help you get to sleep - this particular channel is popular for its guided meditations. 

Benefits:

  • Free
  • Good for beginners
  • Videos range from 10 to 120 minutes
  • You can focus your thoughts on something while you fall asleep

#8

Sleep as Android

Sleep as Android

A smart alarm that monitors your sleep patterns to improve your quality of sleep and wake you up feeling refreshed. 

Benefits:

  • Free
  • You get detailed feedback on your sleep patterns