Amazing sleep app
I subscribed to Calm and like their stories. The ones offered here allow the option of background sounds additionally. This is a truly life changing app. I got used to going to sleep to stories with that other app and tried this just before that renewed, which is more expensive than this app. This has taken its place and offers more around sleep specifically versus straight meditation. The options with the free app are great yet subscribing opens all the past offerings. Amazing amazing amazing with different voices and accents so you have plenty of choice. Additionally, this app offers a darker screen that is conducive to use in the dark before bed. Never harsh or bright. The pictures are soothing and relaxing and add to the calm you feel using this app. Sure, use the free one yet subscribe to support the app maker and have many more archives to explore. Excellent. Soothing. Calming. Helps me fall asleep especially when away from home. I don’t even need anything at home to fall asleep just feel comforted hearing it and having it as a routine for sleep. Sets a totally amazing mood. My spouse listens with me and has also gotten used to it in a good way and finds it soothing and comforting.
This app has been really helpful! I used to lie awake at night for at least an hour because my mind is going a mile a minute but now I fall asleep a lot more easily. I do have a couple suggestions though:
1. Would love to be able to see more of a historical timeline that tells you which story you listened to on which day and what time you started it. Right now it just gives you a streak number which tbh is a bit stupid because it isn’t always accurate. I’ve listened to stories before and then it doesn’t count them for some reason so my streak resets.
2. This happened to me last night for the first time but I guess I ran into an error in the middle of the story. I don’t know the specifics because I was sleeping when it happened but essentially, the story stopped at some point and then it just kept playing the soundscape in the background. Which is fine, I don’t necessarily have a problem with that if something goes wrong. However, it continued past the length of the story and just kept playing. And that’s the part that I think needs to be fixed because it ended up waking me up in the middle of the night which kind of ruins the whole point of using this app in the first place to fall asleep properly.
I am trialing both the Slumber App and the Calm App. I really love them both but I keep coming back to Slumber. I love that you have full control of the background sound effects. It’s also lesser expensive then the Calm App. They have a much broader selection of my favorites, Soothing Nature Sounds. The sounds are so incredibly crisp, sharp, realistic, hypnotic in a 3D sense and the selections aren’t your typical sounds you find in every other app. They really stepped outside of the box and put much time and emphasis into it.
I hate going to bed at night for my own personal reasons, however the Slumber App makes me EXCITED to go to sleep every night! I can’t wait to try out a new sound theme or cozy story when my head falls to my white down fluffy pillow:)) You have nothing to lose to just to try it out for 7 days for FREE! It’s really easy to get out of it if you choose not to keep it. I bailed on the Calm App after my trial and it was as easy as one click so I’m sure it’s the same protocol with this one, but trust me,,,,you’ll probably want to keep it:)) I’m definitely keeping this one! You guys saved my sleeping life! Thank you!!!
LOVE this app BUT
This app is fantastic, the stories help my brain focus on the narrative rather than a bunch of inner chaotic thoughts, which helps me fall asleep. I especially love The Birds of Yosemite, which seems to be a reading of an actual published journal of some sort. And it has such rich and beautiful descriptions and the narrator does a wonderful job. The optional sound effects & mixing are also very subtle & pleasant. HOWEVER I have to knock my review down a whole two stars because there is such a small handful of free episodes. Only someone with a superfluous amount of spending money would pay $10/mo for a single sleep app, as much as it may help their (my) chronic insomnia. I would love to fall asleep to more nature journals, or more simple stories like The Cats Journey, but there has not been a single new free episode in the months I’ve had this app. And the problem with listening to the same stories over and over is that your brain starts to tune them out because they are familiar, and instead becomes overrun with thoughts once again and stays awake. If the devs would consider at least releasing ONE new free story for every 5 or 10 new locked stories (new locked stories get released at an impressive rate), I would easily give the app 5 stars.
Favorite Sleeping App
Slumber is my favorite app that I used and I would give it 5 starts for the free version of it. I feel like my availability and freedom throughout the app was very nice for the amount I “paid”. In this app I got to listen and experience music of my choice to fall asleep to. I never thought I could go to sleep so easily with music playing, but it really worked. I got to choose which sounds stood out more and how loud it was. I got to choose from ocean, rain, fire, birds and much more. My personal favorite was the rain and fire. This app helped me go to sleep faster because my mind was focused on the sounds rather than then my thoughts. I also got really good sleep because I had no dreams that I recalled which means no nightmares that woke me up like I usually have. In general, this app was great for $0 and helped me sleep better. The only thing I would recommend is a little bit more availability for the free users in the “just added” category. Lastly, the overall appearance and set up of the app was easy to use and very relaxing and satisfying to look at with the color choice.
One time, and it's amazing! Read this!
I had a little trouble falling asleep to the "Leaf in a stream" because I had trouble not thinking about other things, luckily during the segment it relaxed me really well even though I was in the car, close to the end it talked about having random thoughts drift away like clouds in the blue sky, 2 mins before the end I was asleep in a car, with my seat barely leaned back. The only reason I woke up (Just now July 17th around 9:50) is because my dad played the baseball radio station. I loved just listening to it. And it gave me like a 2 min dream that I don't remember much, but I know it was soothing. After my dad played it on his phone I immediately downloaded the app, because it takes me awhile to fall asleep on a daily basis. I recommend this especially for road trips when the car is quiet with headphones. I plan on using this app many times more.
THANKS YOU SLUMBER!
-Anna's Ratings and Reviews
A life saver
By Allie Paez
I wanted to wait to write this review to see if this app really worked and if it’s true that it gets better the more you use it. Boy am i glad I waited. I have been having trouble falling asleep at night and wanted to try a natural solution vs medication and started listening to different sound machines on some streaming services. They weren’t enough and I still had trouble falling asleep. When I first started listening to the free sleep meditations I thought it was so silly but I felt my body listening to the soothing voice and actually relaxing. I don’t remember how the story ends because I fell asleep. Now after 56 nights using it I fall asleep in the first 3-5 minutes of putting it on and seriously considering the full version which is only $40 a year ($3 and change a month). I am so happy I downloaded this app and look forward to having good night sleeps for the rest of my life!!!
I was very hesitant to pay $45 a year for an app I was unsure if I’d consistently use. On top of that, I felt like the week long trial wasn’t enough time for me to determine how well this app worked. Well, I decided to risk it anyway and I am so glad I did. This app puts me to sleep within 30 minutes, and now my fiancé can’t sleep without it, either! All of the narrators have soothing voices that somehow magically put me to sleep. I love knowing that every night, no matter how wired my brain is or what my sleeping pattern was like the night before, I can always rely on this app to get me to fall asleep. The last time I dealt with insomnia was the reason why I downloaded this app— I haven’t dealt with it since! My mind is able to relax and slow down thanks to this app, thus helping me to fall into a deep slumber. I love this app and have recommended it to all of my family and friends!
By makyla's reviews
This is the best app EVER. This might be the only app that actually makes me go to sleep and I ADORE IT. Being a tween girl, it’s hard to fall asleep at night with all of the notifications u get on your phone. But when u get this app and put your phone on do not disturb ITS AMAZING. I do have one complaint tho, this app has story’s u could listen to while going to sleep. BUT! Not all the story’s are free, it’s upsetting that u actually have to pay or do a free trial. Like I said being a tween, u don’t get everything you want. Especially if it cost money. I know this is the only other way to make money but with an app like this, the LAST thing you wanna do is pay for your sleep. I want to be a game developer when I get older. I understand that payment choices are ads or paying constantly. All I ask is if u could make more things free. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK 👍🏽👍🏽
I’ve always been a light sleeper, and have had terrible problems falling and/or staying asleep since having children over 12 years ago. I’ve tried pills, pillows, counseling, meditation, music, boring audiobooks, etc with only fair success at best. I also rarely pay for apps, and this is the most expensive app I have ever bought! But I was desperate to get some decent sleep. At first I wasn’t successful with this app, but after trying different things the app offered, including things that I didn’t think would work, it’s been great! I usually fall asleep fairly quickly, and even better, when I wake at 3 am, it gets me right back to sleep (rather than be awake for 2 and 1/2 hours and then have to get up at 6:00 like I did for years). It’s not perfect 100% of the time, but it is by far the best “sleep aid” I have tried.