BedTime Helper is a collection of tools for those who have trouble sleeping. The app allows you to build a personalised routine of bedtime activities and notifies you when it's time to start your routine every evening. It also has a host of advice, and relaxation resources, such as audio files to guide you through relaxation and meditation.
How does it work?
Most psychotherapists will advise clients who have trouble sleeping to set and follow a consistent bedtime routine and get into bed the same time each evening. This practice is based on the principle of habit formation, the simple idea that the more we do something, the easier it becomes. Applied to sleep, it means that the more one practices the discipline of starting to prepare for bed at the same time each evening, the more this will enter their habit and help them have a healthy sleep pattern. This is not a quick fix, but it does work in the long-term.
At the same time, many other factors can disrupt sleep, such as worry and tension, or lifestyle and basic diet factors, so we have included in the BedTime Helper some practical advice and tools to help with relaxation and lifestyle changes.
-Bedtime routine builder
-Relaxation resources: 4 relaxation audios including simple mindfulness meditation, deep breathing and muscle relaxation
-Hints and tips for better sleep, including diet, bedroom and lifestyle changes
-Links to other resources
The BedTime Helper is a tool for self-help in mild sleep disturbance and should not be used to substitute the advice of a doctor or therapist. If you are concerned about your sleep, seek the help of a qualified professional. The information and resources included are to the best of our knowledge in line with guidelines from national health agencies and academic research. However, this is general information that may not suit your circumstances. It is your responsibility to use this information sensibly and seek professional advice if needed. Read more about what that app is and is not intended for in our Heath Information Disclaimer at http://www.psynovigo.co.uk/bedtimehelper-hid
Please read the full License Agreement before you download the app. If you don’t agree with it, don’t download the app. http://www.psynovigo.co.uk/bedtimehelper-tc