Believe it or not, your smartphone can be turned into a very useful sleep machine with minimal effort! According to Popular Science, when a sound wakes you up it’s the sudden change or inconsistencies in noise that jolts you out of peaceful sleep. While you are asleep, your hearing remains engaged and your brain is still very aware of the sounds around you. Outside and indoors noises can disrupt your sleep cycle by causing you to wake, move positions, or abruptly shift between stages of slumber.
So how can you mask these disruptions? Meet Endel, a mobile app created by a Berlin-based team of artists, developers, and scientists, generates real-time personalized sound environments to enhance sleep, focus, and relaxation. This recently released tool is now available for iOS users worldwide and empowers its user to ease the mind, minimize distractions, and help capture some valuable zzz’s 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.
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. Endel’s core algorithm is based on circadian rhythms, sound masking, and pentatonic scale. Install Endel for iOS here or via the button located below to enjoy personalized, soothing soundscapes that help you focus, relax, and fall asleep!
Clear Night Playlist Preview
Cloudy Night Playlist Preview
Rainy Night Playlist Preview
Foggy Morning Playlist Preview
Cloudy Afternoon Playlist Preview
You can also opt to plug your smartphone directly into external speakers for additional volume control options or simply throw on a pair of headphones and enjoy access to various soundscapes without disturbing others. Better sleep can be achieved with the simple touch of your finger on a smartphone screen. Now you can turn any place into an oasis and easily drift off into dreamland!