Sound Sleep (Free)

Whether you are suffering with insomnia, or you just want the time you spend sleeping to be more effective you may want to check out Sound Sleep. The app uses sound effects that have a “subliminal” effect on your mind to help you sleep.

The app itself is pretty simple. When you open it up you’ll see a timer at the top of the screen. You can set the amount of time that the sounds will play by touching the “Set Time” button just below the timer. You can also set the volume of the “subliminal” sounds here as well.

You have the choice to listen to music of your own while you listen to the sleep sounds. To create a list of songs to play while you fall asleep all you have to do is touch the button in the upper right corner of the screen. You’ll be taken to a screen that will show your current list of songs to play.

To add songs to your playlist just touch the “+” button in the upper right corner of the screen. You’ll be able to search through all of your playlist and also scan through your songs by title, artist, etc.. Once you’ve added songs to your playlist you can remove them at any time by swiping the screen over the song you want to remove and touching the “Delete” button.

Throughout all of these screens, you’ll see a bar at the bottom of the screen that contains a play/pause button, and both a forward and a back button. The music and sound effects will even keep playing if you exit the app as long as you have iOS 4 installed on your device!

In addition to everything else, there are actually 3 different “sound” settings for sleep sounds to choose from. You can access these different settings by touching the button in the lower left corner of the screen. There are two of them designed for sleep induction and one that is designed to help you fall asleep when you are wide awake.

All other things aside, apps that use “subliminal” sounds to help induce sleep, lose weight, etc. are going to have different results on different people. The app is very easy to use though and the ability to use your own music and keep it playing when you exit the app are nice touches. If you’re suffering from some kind of sleep disorder you certainly can’t go wrong with free. So what are you waiting for? Head to the App Store and check out Sound Sleep for yourself today!