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App of the Month: Sleep Genius

Every person has those times where they just can’t fall asleep. It could be because you have a lot on your mind, your jet-lagged, or excited about the next trip you have planned. A lot of people would use this as an excuse to buy some cool new bongs and smoke some cannabis to take advantage of the fact that cannabis can be sleep-inducing. Personally, I have tried a ton of different ways of falling asleep. I have also tried a ton of different apps, but none really worked.

As I was looking at some other apps to try I ran across one called Sleep Genius. I honestly didn’t think it was going to work because all the other ones I tried didn’t, but surprisingly it did. The app is free if you want the Basic version. They also have a more Advanced version for $4.99.

Revive Cycle Alarm courtesy of Sleep Genius App
Revive Cycle Alarm courtesy of Sleep Genius App

The app has a revive cycle alarm that can wake you up using different sounds over a short period of time. This is to help decrease stress level. Rather than hearing an alarm to wake up, you can hear birds chirping to calming music. It has a lot of great features that are beneficial to your sleep and overall your health.

Sleep Genius pic courtesy of Sleep Genius App
Sleep Genius pic courtesy of Sleep Genius App

I have the free version and have laid in the bed wide awake with no sleep in sight. I put the app on and put some headphones on. It can be set to play for 90 minutes, 180 minutes, or infinite. I either do 90 or 180. I have woken up in the morning wondering when did I even fall asleep.

I have also had other friends try the app and they have told me they knocked out and slept through the night. So it is not just me.

I haven’t tried it on an airplane because I typically fall asleep on one. If you have a hard time, maybe it will help. It seems like it would also help your biological clock get back into a routine if you are jet lagged.

Sleeping is really important so this is definitely an app that should be downloaded. If you want more information check out their website Sleep Genius.

Have you used any apps to help you fall asleep? Have any of them worked?

Disclaimer: This is an app I personally use. My opinions have not been influenced.

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  • Adanna

    I haven’t used this or any other apps to help me fall asleep but I like to listen to ocean sounds or classical music when I have trouble sleeping. My daughter also goes to sleep with music (but no headphones) thanks for sharing.

  • LaShawn Wiltz

    I might try this. sometimes i have insomnia and this would really help at those times. Thanks for sharing!

    • Holly Dayz

      Yea, try it out. Let me know how it goes.

  • Amber

    Wow! I’ve never heard of this! Usually my meditation app does the trick when I need to fall asleep. I use Calm or Simply Being. Cool to know there are apps specifically for sleep!

    • Holly Dayz

      Give it a whirl. Let me know if it works for you. It also has the revive alarm so it is a more natural waking then the alarm clock. I haven’t used that part yet, but maybe I should since I have been scared out of my sleep with the alarm clock before lol


    I’ve never heard of AppGenius but I usually put on a podcast on calming music when I have trouble falling asleep. I may have to give this a whirl.

  • MJ (@FABHauteMama)

    I will definitely give this app a shot. My insomnia has been crazy for far too long. Hope this works. I’ll be turning it on shortly!

    • Holly Dayz

      I hope it works for you!

  • Starkey

    OMG…this is the coolest thing ever! I don’t usually have any issues falling asleep, but it’s great when you have a lot of thoughts running through your mind. I usually watch television with the sleep mode on then fall asleep in the middle of a show. I may try this one day.

  • Holly Dayz

    Yea, that is when I use it most, when I have a ton of things running through my head and I really need to get some rest. I have seen a lot of articles were sleeping with the TV is on is actually bad for you. I do it myself sometimes.

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