If you are looking to avoid stress or want to have a more peaceful night’s sleep, see the list below and learn about the options. Most programs can be installed on both Android phones and iPhone (iOS).
List brings together apps to relax – Photo: Bruno Soares / dnetc
‘I can’t sleep’: discover 5 apps that help you fall asleep
Conversations in a cafeteria, rainy days, the noise of the fan: what kind of sound helps you to relax or fall asleep? The White Noise app, available for Android, helps to bring these listening experiences into your daily life. In a minimalist interface, the application allows you to choose between 16 types of sounds, including those mentioned above.
You can also create and save combinations of these different categories, simulating the experience of what would be a relaxing environment for you. For those who want to use audios to meditate, study or work, White Noise makes it easy: you can choose how long you want the reproduction to last, from one minute to eight hours.
White noise: sounds to relax – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Relax Melodies has a proposal very similar to the White Noise: to relax and sleep from a selection of specific sounds. Despite the slightly less clean and usual interface, the app, available for Android and iPhone (iOS), has some advantages, such as the possibility of combining musical soundtracks with sounds of nature.
It also features guided meditations and resources that help you remember bedtime, making it an alternative for those who have insomnia problems.
Relax melodies: create relaxing audios – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Calm is an app for Android and iPhone (iOS) that proposes to develop weekly meditation schemes based on your goal, which can be to relax, improve your focus or control your emotions. Some of these schemes are paid, but the program offers several free options and, therefore, can be used a lot without paying anything.
While a voice helps to conduct the exercises, relaxing images are displayed on the smartphone screen. The negative point is that the meditations are in English, still without translation, so it is necessary to know the language to be able to use it.
The app appears in the list of best of 2017.
Calm: meditation schemes – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
Learn to Relax MD is an application with a very simple and direct proposal: to play meditation audio in three different languages: Portuguese, English and Spanish. It only has buttons to change the language, pause playback and restart the process.
To supply the curiosity of those who want more content, the app brings a link to a psychotherapy website, where videos of lectures, books and contact information can be found. The program is available on Android and iPhone.
Learn to Relax MD: simple app with meditation in three languages and link to website – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares
I Love Hue is a good way to spend time, have fun and relax. The app consists of a game where the user needs to rearrange the color patterns of a messy mosaic. The soundtrack is very playful and relaxing, which helps to create an immersive and pleasant atmosphere. There are several levels and, for every ten points (or hearts) reached, the user unlocks a new one. Both iPhone users and Android fans can enjoy it.
I Love Hue: relax with color patterns and peaceful music – Photo: Reproduction / Bruno Soares