We highly recommend giving Calm a try if you need help falling asleep. Our content includes meditation, stories, music tracks, and nature sounds that are designed to help you fall asleep to them. Below you will find our recommended app settings for using the app as you fall asleep based on the type of content you enjoy (click here for sleep content recommendations):
If you would like to listen to a music selection as you are falling asleep, we recommend using the Music sleep timer. After starting a music track, tap the player bar at the bottom of the screen. Next, tap the clock icon just above the pause button and select the amount of time you would like for music to play. The Calm app will close when the music timer ends. By using the autoplay settings, you can choose whether the same song loops or the next song in the playlist will play.
Meditations or Sleep Stories:
If you would like to listen to a meditation or sleep story as you are falling asleep, you'll want to adjust the Play sounds outside of app setting. This setting controls the amount of time that your chosen scene will continue playing after your meditation has ended. To edit this "Scenes" setting, tap the mountain icon on the top left hand corner on the home screen. Here, you'll see the Play sounds outside of app setting option listed at the bottom of the Scenes menu. For more detailed instructions, see our help article on the scene settings here.
You can also seamlessly listen to hours of our most popular Sleep Stories with our curated Sleep Playlists. Each playlist is about 3-4 hours long, and some of these playlists include a soundscape at the end. You can also set a sleep timer so the playlist will stop after a certain amount of time.
If you'd like to just listen to a "Scene," simply set the Play sounds outside the app setting to the amount of time you would like for them to play, and then turn your screen off. The background sounds will continue to play until the timer ends. For more detailed instructions, see our help article on the scene settings here.
For any of our programs, please do be sure to lock your phone screen after beginning your session. This will help to conserve your phone's battery as the session plays.