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How to sleep better

How did you sleep last night? Take a moment to think about your answer.

Sleep encompasses so much more than how many hours you lie in bed at night. A full night in bed can absolutely rejuvenate you or can totally deplete, depending on how you spend those hours in bed.

So, answer the question again: how did you truly sleep last night?

Sleep is perhaps the most important thing that we can do to boost our immune systems, heal our bodies, and store memories. So, why not make sure that you have the best night’s rest possible, every single night?

That’s exactly the question that we had and is one of the driving forces behind everything we do. We want to contribute to the world by improving immune systems, balancing emotions, and boosting the energy of all of its inhabitants.

After all, imagine what could be done if all of us were living at our fullest potential.

Our app combines powerful meditation techniques, soothing sounds to sleep by, and the power of your own voice to help you sleep better.

Why?

Because the research is clear on each of these things: they all help you sleep better.

Meditation Improves Sleep

Meditation is not new but the research on meditation continues to grow. One of the most highly researched areas of meditation is regarding its effects on sleep.

Yes, it’s true: meditation significantly improves your ability to sleep well.

Unlike a pill, meditation changes your brain so that you can sleep better on your own and for the long term. Structurally, meditation strengthens the area responsible for producing an all-natural sleep neurochemical, melatonin. Any weaknesses or abnormalities in this area of the brain will prevent you from getting restful sleep. By improving this area of the brain, you are better able to produce melatonin and sleep soundly.

Melatonin, though powerful, is not the only ingredient to great sleep. In fact, too much stress can render this sleep-inducing neurochemical virtually useless.

Meditation can help with that, too. A simple meditation practice (like, say, 15 minutes a day) can significantly reduce the effects of stress. Its immediate effects reduce production of the stress hormone cortisol, which then boosts melatonin production and rebalances many biological markers for a deep, natural sleep.

All this stress reduction eventually reduces both anxiety and depression, as well. While this is excellent news in itself, it is especially exciting for those seeking better sleep. Anxiety and depression are infamous for mucking up sleep patterns, thanks to the ruminating thoughts that clutter up your mind as soon as your head hits the pillow. A little bit less of that will help you fall asleep more easily at night.

Soothing Sleep Sounds

There is a reason why white noise apps are incredibly popular right now: they help many insomniacs fall fast asleep.

Once again, it all comes back to the brain.

Our auditory cortex is keen on picking up every single little sound that surrounds us. It is an evolutionary trait that has helped us survive the test of time, yet may now prevent us from leading a well-rested life.

As new sounds enter into our auditory cortex, our brains try to determine if the sound is crucial to our attention or not. The sound of something familiar, such as the dishwasher running in the background, quickly loses interest once your brain realizes that it is not a threat. But the new, intriguing sound of footsteps outside your door will peak interest and lead to an explosion of neural activity as your brain tries to determine the threat level of that new sound.

So, whether you are sleeping or you are wide awake, your brain is processing all the sounds around you.

White noise is the human solution to this natural problem.

By combining all the noise frequencies that exist, the actual sound that we call “white noise”, your brain is habituated to virtually all existing sounds. This means that it is less likely to be concerned by any nearby sounds that would normally wake you.

Pretty cool, right?

Not only that, but when you carefully select certain ambient sounds for sleep, you are able to manipulate your brain waves during sleep. So by selecting the calming sounds of an ocean, or the soothing sounds of wind, your brain matches the frequency of those sounds and slips into a deep brain wave that allows you to sleep more deeply.

This also, coincidentally, improves memory and critical thinking skills during wake time. So, basically, there is a huge incentive to using an app with built in white noise and soothing sounds to improve sleep.

We provide all of these relaxing sounds for sleep with our app.

Transform Your Sleep With the Jinglow App

The Jinglow app allows you to be your own person DJ at bedtime. Choose your favorite sleep-inducing music, design your own meditation, and record your own affirmations to create the perfect sounds to fall asleep to.

Truly, our app has it all.

Our team is pretty passionate about the Jinglow app. We are made up of scientists, engineers, psychologists, and super savvy 21st-century business people. All of our brains and passion come together in order to build something very special.

We don’t just love meditation; we believe in it. We don’t just love technology; we are excited by it. We don’t just love helping others; we are driven by it.

Together, we have built a science-based app that helps improve sleep, reduce depression and anxiety, and increase happiness.

Jinglow is the only app for all your powerful original creations including meditations, affirmations, and sounds to aid sleep.

All in one app.

 

Illustration by Tianhua Mao