Location: United States
Calm provides hundreds of sleep stories, guided meditations, and lessons to help users cope with stress.
A 2018 study in the UK found that 74% of people reported being so stressed they were unable to cope in the past year. Large numbers of respondents said the stress led them to unhealthy coping behaviours like increased alcohol consumption, self-harm, stress eating, and smoking.
Improved sleep and meditation are both scientifically proven to aid in reducing stress. Calm is a wellness mobile app that offers guided meditations, calming music, lessons, sleep stories, and breathing programs to give people the tools they need to handle stress.
The platform has a large amount of content for both beginner and advanced users – A new program is added every day. Guided meditations are available in a variety of lengths from 3 – 25 minutes and cover topics including self-esteem, managing stress, breaking habits, and calming anxiety. For users who want more in-depth options, 7 and 21-day programs are available as well as masterclasses.
The app offers a variety of other features that aim to help with relaxation. Timed, unguided meditation is available, music to help users focus or sleep, the ability to track progress through daily streaks and time spent meditating, and more.