I go to sleep quickly but once I wake up in the middle of the night, I’m awake for the day. The little black box emanated soothing sounds which supposedly would put me to sleep and keep me asleep. It didn’t. But something else did.
Melodies On The Mac
Earlier this year my wife bought an app for the iPhone which also claimed to provide relaxation and better sleep through background sounds.
This one worked well and did a good job of helping me to stay asleep. Relax Melodies is also available for Mac users in the App Store.
What you get is sound. Ambient sound, specially constructed to help soothe your brain with a mix of melodies.
Whatever they’re doing to the 100 or so sounds in the mix makes it easier for me to fall asleep, and does a better job of keeping me relaxed for a few hours so I stay asleep longer.
Use the ambient sounds already in Relax Melodies, or mix and match your favorite sounds and adjust the volume to fit your mood, tastes, or ear.
The app comes with built-in alarms and timer which you can use to wake up slowly and gently (no blaring radio station for me, thank you).
To say that Carol and I got hooked is an understatement. The little black box of sounds on the night stand wasn’t doing the job.
She found a free version of Relax Melodies for her iPhone and we started with that. It was good enough that we were hooked into the paid version, and then went for the Mac version because it powers a healthy set of speakers in each room of the house.
This is one that gets plenty of five star reviews on the Mac App Store and deservedly so.
There is a downside and it has to do with the mixing and matching of ambient sounds. Use the nine off-the-shelf favorites included first. As to mixing and matching sounds, it’s a lengthy trial and error process.