Apps for Sleep

White Noise Box App

By: Skunk Brothers GmbH

Cost: Free

This app provides several high quality white noise samples that individuals with ADHD can use to increase their concentration by blocking out distracting noises in their environments.

“White Noise Box features all of kinds of quality noise samples, helping you sleep, reduce stress, increase privacy, mask your tinitus, increase your concentration or simply block distractions. This application features high fidelity white, red (brown), violet, pink and blue noise loops, as well as various nature sounds.”

Pros:

  • Free and simple to use.
  • Provides an oscillation feature that varies the volume.

Cons:

  • White noise might not work for everybody.
  • Experiment with each one to meet individual needs.

Available for iOS and Android.

Visit the White Noise Box website.

Relax Melodies and Meditation App

By: iLBSoft

Cost: Free

This app allows the user to select and mix sounds to help them relax and fall asleep. Sounds include melodies, rain, ocean, wind chimes and waterfall. This app also has a white noise option for drowning out background noises.

Pros:

  • Very simple to use
  • Has an alarm
  • Allows you to mix several sounds together to create custom relaxation sounds (you can save these mixes as your favourites)
  • Has a sleep timer so that the app will turn off automatically while you are sleeping
  • Can be an effective component of good sleep hygiene, which is crucial for individuals with AD/HD

Cons:

  • Users need to upgrade ($2.99) to the premium edition if they want to receive more sounds and the capability of adding their own music to the sounds mixes.

Available for iOS and Android.

Visit the Ipnos website.

Sleep Time App

Sleep: Sleep Cycle Smart Alarm Clock Tracker

By: Azumio Inc.

Cost:
Free

This smart alarm clock analyzes your sleep and wakes you up at the perfect moment of your lightest sleep phase. The sleep lab component analyzes your sleep cycles and average amount of time spent sleeping. This app may be beneficial to individuals with AD/HD who want to increase time spent sleeping and wake up feeling refreshed.

Pros:

  • Simple and easy to use.
  • Also has music that you can fall asleep to.
  • Learn more about your sleep patterns.

Cons:

  • Users have to develop sleep hygiene strategies on their own.
  • The app only monitors sleep time.

Sleep Time is available on iOS and Google Play.

Visit the Sleep Time and Azumio website.

FreakyAlarm App

By: Enrico Angelini
Cost: $1.99

Have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning? I like what FreakyAlarm says: “Beautiful. Evil. Effective.”

If you ignore your current alarm, snooze through it, or tend to shut it off, then this app might work well for you.

When it goes off, the first thing you have to do is to solve math problems to disable it. If you don’t disable it, it will go off every minute. One of the best features is the “Get out of bed” option. The app requires you to scan a UPC or QR code (that you choose) to turn off the alarm.

This is a great way to get you on your feet and get the blood flowing to the prefrontal cortex.
Pros:

  • Comes with options of how to shut off the alarm.

Cons:

  • Currently only available on iOS.

Visit FreakyAlarm now.

Pzizz App

Price: Free, with In-App Subscription for premium content and features ($4.99 per month, $49.99 per year, or $119.99 per three years)

Sleep can often be illusive for those with ADHD. This app has received attention from the ADHD field and has science to back up what it promises.

You can read more about the science of the app on the Pzizz website.

This app says that it can help you to fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed

The app is available for iOS and Android.

Visit the Pzizz website.