A while ago a friend of mine (Hey Bob!) turned me onto the Brain Wave - 30 Advanced Binaural Brainwave App and I LOVE IT!
OK, I can't definitively say this is the best sleep app because I've
only tried this one app. But when you try something and it changes your
life, you don't have to keep searching!
MS causes me to urinate every hour - every hour! It used to be every 30 minutes, but
acupuncture has helped me extend that window. Needless to say, that
eliminates any shot of quality night sleep.
The very first night I tried this app, I only woke up once!!! You have
no idea how amazing that felt. Having used this app nightly for a few
months, I now routinely wake up about two times a night, compared to my
traditional four to six trips to le lieu, I am ecstatic! I now travel
with this app and won't sleep a night without it.
Let me tell you a little about it...
It's a steal at only $3.99!!!
You get this app through iTunes, so it's an Apple-based product, sorry Android users.
It's completely customizable! Change how long it runs (10 min, 20 min,
30 min, 40 min, 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours), the
background sound (I love the Ocean Waves & Forest), the level of
sound (brainwave vs. background), the type of program (Deep Sleep,
Dream, Meditation, etc.). There's even an alarm to peacefully wake you
from your slumber.
Because of the Binaural Tones (brainwaves), you're supposed to use
headphones. I tried for a few nights and they drove me crazy! Instead,
I got a travel speaker from Amazon for my iPad and that seems to work just as well. The iPad speaker itself didn't quite cut it.
Let's get technical...
I'd like to pretend that I know how this works, but let's get real. Here's what the makers have to say.
"How it Works: Brain Wave synchronizes your brainwaves with a specific
frequency by sending two different audible frequencies to each ear,
which, after being processed by the brain, are perceived as an inaudible
low frequency beat matching the target brainwave frequency. Various
states of mind are associated with different inaudible brainwave
frequencies, ranging from an alert and focused state of mind to deeply
relaxed, all the way to deep sleep, and can be induced with this
Brain Wave recreates these frequencies using the most
advanced multi-stage binaural sequences available, allowing your mind
you to relax and synchronize with your desired state. It achieves this
using our unique process called Progressive Brainwave Entrainment."
I don't really understand everything they are saying; all I know is that this app works!