Meditation is an age-old practice that originated in the Far East and only came to the Western world in the 1700s. Slowly, it gained footing as more and more people understood the inherent benefits of it.
•Sleepcasts - Storytelling in soothing voices
•Wind Downs - Meditation and breathing to prepare the mind and body for sleep
•Nightime SOS - Guidance for waking up in the middle of the night
•Sleep music - DIfferent calming tracks to help you drift off to sleep
In the Ten Percent Happier app, users can find 500+ guided meditations and a specific section for sleep that includes relaxing meditations. Teachers include leaders in the field of meditation like Anushka Fernandopulle, Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. The only downside is that the features in the app tend to be pricey.
The meditation practices at Insight Timer are not limited to mindfulness. There are many types of practices available, including Insight Meditation, Zen, Vipassana, Breathing Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, Advaita Vedanta and more. While the meditation sessions are free, there are in-app purchases available to enhance the overall user experience.