Ever wanted something that could help you sleep well, reduce stress and curb anxiety? Turns out there are apps for all three of those things. In this case, a white noise app might be all you need to finally get some rest.
Big sleep benefits
Can white noise help you sleep? It sure can! White noise drowns out jarring sounds, like a barking dog or that neighbour who listens to death metal at 2 a.m. Overall, it can help you fall asleep quickly and sleep more soundly. It also provides a soothing focal point for your buzzing brain that might otherwise be caught up with worries or dealing with a to-do list.
White noise for anxiety and stress
Getting the sleep your body needs is one of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety, but white noise can also be used outside the bedroom. For example, popping your headphones on with some white noise during your lunch break can act as a cue for your brain and body to relax and focus on something other than daily stresses. For more ways to give your lunch break a boost, check out: 3 Ways to Give your Lunch Break a Boost
Goes where you go
Whether you’re on a business trip, a vacation or visiting the in-laws (especially if you’re visiting the in-laws) it’s comforting to know that this sleep-inducing and stress-busting tool is just a few taps away on your phone.
Check out these apps below to get started:
- iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/white-noise-free-sounds-for/id292987597?mt=8
- Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tmsoft.whitenoise.lite&hl=en
- Windows: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/apps/white-noise/9wzdncrdfs44
Adam Bisby is a Toronto-based freelance journalist and father of two. His award-winning stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star and National Post newspapers, in magazines like Explore, Reader’s Digest, International Traveller and Canadian Family, and on websites including MSN, MSN Canada, and DontChangeMuch.ca. Visit Adam’s website for more details on his award winning work.