Due to the lockdown everyone’s eyes are glued to their phone screen. The average usage of the phone by a person increased from 60% to 80% in a day. Keeping yourself fit in during the lockdown will improve health and increase immunity to fight with COVID-19 but we should not only focus on physical health, we have to keep our mental health also in check. Check – Top 5 apps for Healthy Lifestyle.
Simple meditation and little exercises can calm the mind and train it to focus on those things which are important in life.
As we are using the phone a lot, here are 3 apps for your device for training your mind for meditation and better sleep.
Headspace helps to meditate, you don’t have to be a pro meditator or anything to use this app. If you are a beginner in meditation this app will guide you through the handcrafted exercises. Just put your earphones on and dive deep into your mind.
How headspace helps:
- It trains and calms the mind in a few minutes of exercise.
- It helps the users to learn meditation, relaxation techniques for managing stress, anxiety.
- Sleep sounds of the application help to sleep peacefully.
Headspace is free to use but only limited courses are free. It comes with two different plans monthly and annually. You can take 7 or 14 days trial before making full payment. If you think the app worth your money then go for the plan you like.
If you are having trouble sleeping because your mind wanders in thoughts and in the morning you feel guilty for not taking enough sleep then you should try Pzizz. It helps you to fall asleep almost instantly. Soft background sound with voice guidance for simple breathing exercise will drown you in deep sleep.
Pzizz is featured in The New York Times, WIRED, Engadget, Gizmodo, Product Hunt, Lifehacker, Mashable, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, and more.
The app works by playing sounds that are made by the research they call it dreamscapes. It is a mix of sleeping sounds, voice-overs, and calm music.
The app is free to use with a classical dreamscape. If you want to use another dreamscape then you have to purchase the pro membership for the application. Same as Headspace it also provides a free trial of 7 days.
Calm is like Headspace it also helps to meditate.
- 10-minute program to help ease into the day.
- Sleep stories.
- 7 and 21 days programs for both beginner and advanced users.
- Breathing exercises.
- More than 30 natural sounds and scenes to use during meditation.
Calm is featured by TechCrunch, Tech Republic, Mashable, New York Times. Calm is free to download and use, and there are no ads. A subset of the programs and features are free forever. Some content is only available through an optional paid subscription.