Thanks to all our fabulous users for making Sleep Genius the summer hit of the App Store!
Here are a few time-tested tips for getting the most out of your Sleep Genius app. Our “Top 5 Tips for Sleep Genius Success!”:
1. Don’t Worry If It Takes a Little Getting Used To
Many Sleep Genius users who end up experiencing dramatic changes in their sleep patterns find that it actually distracts them from getting to sleep the first few times they use it. Sleep Genius works by entraining your brain waves to optimal patterns for sleep but it can take a few nights for your brain to get used to Sleep Genius. Give yourself at least a week to start seeing the benefits.
2. Don’t Go for Variety
Sleep Genius offers several different sleep programs to choose from (i.e. “Dreamscapes,” “Tranquility,” etc.) but this is not so you can listen to a different program every night. Sleep Genius works best through repetition of the same program as your brain becomes habituated to its repeated patterns and rhythms.
3. Stick With It!
Find the sleep audio program you like best and stick with it. The more consistently you use it, the better you will sleep. As you habituate with the music, your brain will “reset” to an improved sleep pattern.
4. Listen in Stereo
Many of the scientific algorithms in Sleep Genius work through the interplay of two speakers. For best results, place a pair of stereo speakers at the foot of your bed or near your bedside. You can also use headphones if you prefer.
5. Set the Volume Low
Some Sleep Genius users mistakenly think they need to be surrounded by sound for Sleep Genius to work. This is not so. Set the volume comfortably low — loud enough to hear clearly, but not so loud as to be intrusive.
Those are our top 5. Let us know what your favorite tips are for getting the most out of the Sleep Genius App in the comments section below.