Caregiver stress: What are some apps that will help me reduce stress and fall asleep?
What are some apps that will help me reduce stress and fall asleep?
Products mentioned in our answer below are provided to inform you about the types of technologies available and have not been evaluated by CanAssist. They may or may not be appropriate in your particular situation.
You certainly aren’t alone. Providing care for others can have a significant impact on one’s physical and mental health. In fact, a 2013 Statistics Canada study called Family caregiving: What are the consequences? found that 55% of people caring for a spouse experienced sleep problems and 74% reported feeling worried or anxious.
We’ve provided direct links to a few examples of popular sleep apps below:
- Sleep Easily Meditations by Diviniti Publishing – a popular free app for iPhones and iPads that gently guides you through every step of the way to relax your whole body and mind. In-app purchases cost about $4 (U.S.)
- Sleepo: relaxing sounds by Relaxio is a free app for Android devices that offers a library of relaxing sounds, including those found in nature, city sounds and white noise.
- Deep Sleep with Andrew Johnson is available for Apple devices and costs about $3 (U.S.). Deep Sleep uses step-by-step instructions to guide you in meditation and relaxation.
You may also be interested in visiting the Ability411 resources page, which offers some useful information on caregiver supports in the community.
Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional support and information.