US – The Loóna app uses interactive storytelling in the form of sleepscapes to help people wind down and fall asleep.
Combining interactive colouring with ambient music and guided storytelling, the sleepscapes provide a holistic and healthy method of winding down at the end of each day. While many sleep apps focus primarily on aural relaxation, Loóna integrates visual stimulation as a way of reaching a meditative state.
‘The idea with Loóna was to use technology for good – to boost people’s wellbeing by helping them prepare for sleep,’ explains Eugene Nevgen, the apps's co-founder. ‘This isn’t just about functional techniques like breathing and counting exercises, but an inspiring and magical experience using art, stories and music to transition the mind from day to night.’
Although technology is notorious for contributing to unhealthy sleep habits, we’ve previously identified ways that digital tools can help people to relearn positive sleeping patterns.