By Erin Kowtko
In my humble opinion, one of the greatest joys in life is a deep, restorative night’s sleep. After a satisfying rest, you awake rejuvenated and ready to take on the adventure of a new day. Life and work’s joys and challenges are easier to handle with a full tank of energy. That said, this glorious experience is a struggle to attain for some of us. Personally, I’m a light sleeper and can hear a pin drop in my apartment. In a conscious effort to get better rest, I stumbled upon a really cool app that has worked like a charm for me. I hope it will help those of you also in need of a little assistance in getting your beauty rest!
“Bed Time Fan” by Ellisapps is exactly as it suggests. It provides white noise that a typical fan makes. It’s a simple, easy to maneuver app that has three volumes: low, medium and high. Another helpful quality is that it has a timer. If you need help getting to sleep and are fine at that point, set the timer for your as long as it usually takes until you generally drift off to sleep. For those of us who need the noise all through the night, it will run as long as you need it to run! That said, I have always kept my phone hooked to the charger when running this program thru the night. This is handy and portable, which is perfect for when you travel. Best of all, it’s free! The app is compatible with iPhones and iPads and can be viewed on iTunes. The one downside I’ve seen to this app is that there are ads that will occasionally pop up prior to beginning your session. It’s not been a deal breaker and it would likely go away if I wanted to purchase the app for $1.99. Other than that, I have not found any other negative attributes.
I hope this app helps you on your quest to achieve your well-deserved rest. Here is a pic to inspire you as well: My 1-year-old niece, Vivien Marie Kowtko, fast asleep.
Erin has years of experience in the healthcare and non-profit sector. She brings her skills and passion to benefit Network 1’s team, clients and partners. She strives to provide the best service and solutions to her clients so they can achieve greatness through Worry-Free IT.
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