Searching online for ‘how to go to sleep’ and getting all sorts of search results in return? Let’s make this easy— if you need help falling asleep and staying asleep, think sleep sounds! Numerous scientific studies have made it clear that certain sounds promote sleep. From studies that show how listening to ocean sounds helps deepen sleep to studies demonstrating how listening to white noise can significantly help us sleep, we know sound can have a profound psychological and physiological effect on us, especially when it comes to slumber.
When it comes to our health, getting enough rest is critically important. According to Medical News Today, those who do not get enough deep sleep may be at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and experiencing cognitive decline as they age. When it comes down to it, getting sleep is a matter of quality over quantity. So how can you help yourself optimize your sleep cycle? As detailed by sleep researcher Dr. Dan Gartenberg’s 2018 TED Talk, playing sounds that mirror the brain’s delta waves specifically during the deep sleep stage may lead to more potential benefits regarding our health, memory, and ability to learn.
So how can you easily access sleep-promoting sounds? With Endel, a mobile app that generates real-time personalized sound environments to enhance sleep, focus, and relaxation that is now available for iOS users globally. This recently released tool empowers its user to ease the mind, minimize distractions, and help capture some valuable shuteye in a more relaxed environment. The app’s sound engine incorporates specially tuned noises to make distracting sounds and harsh interruptions less audible through sound masking.
The Berlin-based team of artists, developers, and scientists that developed the revolutionary app understands that sound has a direct impact on our well-being, affecting our heart rate, blood pressure, and state of mind. Users are given the option to select from four different sound modes based on their personal needs— Sleep, Relax, Focus, and On-the-Go. The app then automatically generates a distinct natural soundscape, which also adapts real-time to a number of personal inputs like location, time zone, weather, and heart rate. Download Endel at the App Store here or via the button below.