Then try: Sleepcycle
Because waking up gently is all about timing. This alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns, using movement tracking and sound analysis, to wake you up at your lightest sleep so you can start your busy day feeling naturally rested.
Then try: Mend
Going through break-ups and separations aren’t just for your formative years, they can impact you in the same ways as an adult too. This app guides you through your heartbreak, using scientific research, yoga, nutrition and mindfulness to offer you support that will sooth your post-breakup body, mind and soul.
Then try: 8fit
This app recognises that fitness isn’t one-size-fits-all and tailors your exercise programmes, meal plans and goals according to you. Rather than being a quick-fix to shed a few pounds, 8fit has a long term outlook that will teach you how to turn healthy eating into a healthy lifestyle. And with a body of evidence linking diet and mental health, there’s hope that a balanced mood can be helped along by a balanced diet.
Then try: My Possible Self
This clinically-proven self-help app builds a plan for you based on an initial assessment, so whether you’re feeling stressed at work or struggling to manage anxiety, your goals will be tailored to helping you with your current struggles. You’ll be given learning modules to work through, established forms of therapy and the option to privately keep track of your daily thoughts and feelings, by adding diary entries and photographs.
Then try: Headspace
Possibly the best known of the bunch. This meditation and mindfulness app makes things simple, calming your mind by tailoring your meditation style according to your needs. Choose from hundreds of themed sessions, from stress to sleep, or try their bite-sized meditation designed to fit in with busy schedules, they even offer SOS exercises for times of sudden melt down.
Then try: Noisli
In simple terms this is a background noise and colour generating app. The high-quality sounds can be selected to help you focus while you work, just as easily as they can relive anxiety when you’re feeling stressed, or help with relaxation before you sleep. Its colour changing backgrounds offer you the healthy benefits of chromotherapy, too.