Headspace: Meditation & Sleep

Version: 4.1.1 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 2 - General Health
Country: GB
Category: Relaxation Techniques, Sleep Hygiene, Stress and Anxiety
Released: 11/02/2012
Updated: 03/07/2020
Version: 4.1.1
Size: 12mb
Developer: Headspace Inc.
Reviewed On: 09/07/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 85%.

It was assessed as a Level 2 App. These apps are focused on general health. They may collect data and they may have a number of more advanced features. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Effectiveness as well as the User Experience domains.

This App doesn’t collect any data and it is therefore only assessed and scored based on its performance in the User Experience and Clinical Assurance sections of our review.

Data Privacy
Not Applicable
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Clinical Assurance
39/40
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User Experience
26.2/30
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Developer description
Learn the life-changing skills of meditation in just a few minutes a day with Headspace. Find hundreds of sessions on physical health, personal growth, stress management, and anxiety relief. They are all designed to help you stress less, focus more, and feel better. Download Headspace to meditate anywhere, anytime and start living a healthier, happier life. About Headspace Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness. It can help you focus, breathe, stay calm, and create the conditions for a better night’s sleep by practicing meditation and mindfulness. When you need some stress relief or lessons on creating a better sleep cycle, Headspace can help. Just download this free meditation, mindfulness, sleep app, then sit back and breathe to relax. What this meditation and sleep app does The Headspace meditation app teaches you how to breathe, meditate, and live mindfully. There are exercises on everything from managing anxiety to stress relief to breathing, happiness, calm, and focus. Even if you’ve never meditated before, the free Basics course will teach you the essentials of meditation and mindfulness. In the Sleep by Headspace experience, you’ll find sleep meditations, relaxing sleep music, and sleepcasts to guide you to a place of rest. Sleep by Headspace was built around the needs of restless sleepers — the screen is darker and buttons are easy to find. Use it if you have trouble falling asleep or problems with your sleep cycle. What themes the meditations cover Courses: Each course has a series of guided meditations designed to help you skillfully manage various topics and form healthy habits. Learn techniques to control how you breathe, deal with feelings of anxiety, get some stress relief when you’re being hard on yourself, or relax your mind during a stressful day. ○ Stress & anxiety relief meditation: Managing Anxiety, Letting Go of Stress, Restlessness, Navigating Change ○ Falling asleep & waking up meditation sounds: Sleep, Restlessness ○ Personal growth meditation: Relationships, Self-Esteem, Kindness, Happiness, Acceptance, Appreciation, Balance, Patience, Generosity ○ Work & productivity meditation timer: Finding Focus, Prioritization, Productivity, Creativity ○ Life challenges meditation: Transforming Anger, Handling Sadness, Dealing With Regret, Self-Esteem, Grieving ○ Movement & sport meditation: Motivation, Focus, Training, Competition, Communication, Analysis, Recovery, Rehab, Concentration ○ Physical health mindfulness training: Mindful Eating, Coping With Cravings, Pain Management, Pregnancy, Coping With Cancer ○ Student guided meditation: Dealing with Distractions, Leaving Home Sleep by Headspace: Create the best possible conditions for restful nights. Includes: ○ Sleepcasts – add a little happily-ever-after to your bedtime routine with these guided meditation paired with relaxing sounds for sleeping ○ Sleep music – create the perfect atmosphere to relax and sleep with sleep meditation music and sleep stories ○ Wind downs – guided exercises to prepare mind and body for sleep Headspace Guided Meditation for Kids: designed for younger meditators. Topics include: Sleep, Wake Up, Calm, Paying Attention, and more. Subscription of Headspace Plus Subscribe to Headspace Plus and get access to the complete Headspace Library, which has hundreds of guided meditations, mindfulness training and breathing exercises to help you meditate anywhere, anytime. ○ Over 40 courses on themed meditations for specific topics like stress and sleep ○ Dozens of one-off exercises designed to add more mindfulness to your day ○ Super-short mini meditations you can do anytime. Great for busy schedules. ○ Sleep by Headspace helps ease the mind into a truly restful night’s sleep
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