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Headspace: Meditation & Sleep

Headspace: Meditation & Sleep

Headspace for Meditation, Mindfulness and Sleep

Meditation made simple. Stress less, focus more, sleep better.

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  • img Community
    When my blood pressure spikes above 150/95 I use meditation to calm me down and lower my pressure. HeadSpace has been helping me with this for over 7 years. 20 minutes of meditation will bring my pressure down to my normal range.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    It’s hard for me to get a moment to myself sometimes, but when I do lately I’ve been making it a habit to meditate. The guided meditations in Headspace really help me to unwind and leave me feeling refreshed and renewed.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    7 days into quitting cold turkey might have you feeling anxious. But it helps to get into the right “Headspace” with 10 -15 minute guided meditations that will keep you mindful and focused on your goals.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    It can be hard to find inner peace when dealing with PTSD. Headspace guides you through 10-minute meditation programs so you can calm your mind and find clarity.  You can also find programs for dealing with other life challenges like anxiety, self-esteem, anger, and more.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Headspace is one of the best app to deal with anxiety in our monotonous life. It has really mitigated my habit of overthinking. I prefer this app to everyone who want to live much of a blissful life with no stress.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Taking just a few minutes out of your morning to practice mindfulness with guided meditation can make all the difference. You will be amazed at the difference of how you can handle unexpected stress or negativity. You will start looking forward to your “me” time with Headspace everyday.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Fibromyalgia is known as the fight or flight disease as your nervous system is on alert 24/7. Controlling your breathing and reducing your body's stress load has been shown to help reduce symptoms in many fibromyalgia patients.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Through meditation, Headspace can help you put a smile on your face every day. Spend just 10 to 15 minutes a day on Headspace and make yourself happier by meditating and learning to be more calm and happy. Get help with making time for relaxation and calming meditation, so you can start feeling happy and motivated every day.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Meditation and breathing exercises are some of the best ways to let go of stress and anger. With tracked progress, you can record how long you've spent on these exercises. It also offers a 10-day meditation course that will help you become more mindful and stress-free too.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Soon after a breakup, you are likely to go through a riot of emotions. Taking a meditation course can help ease this turmoil and let you become more mindful, reduce stress and more importantly, help you relax. The 10-day course should likely help you get back on track.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Kayleigh Smith
    I love this app and it is well worth the money. I use it every day, multiple times. It's developed to so much more than "just" mindfulness exercises. I particularly enjoy the bedtime yoga. I'd take off half a star if I could (4 stars wasn't fair) as it would be nice to be able to queue the bedtime features. For example setting sleep radio/soundscapes to play straight after a sleepcast without having to manually do this.
  • Facing down the rabbit hole Feb 12, 2021

    By KLC-MHFL
    I discovered Headspace on Netflix. My life is a series of invitations to succumb to fear. My husband is a practicing psychologist who is on peritoneal dialysis for 10 hours every night and works remotely with patients for about 10 hours every day without complaint. We have been waiting for a kidney for two years. I am optimistic by nature but even if this was the only focus for concern it would be a lot. Unhelpfully, the list goes on with equivalent issues. I can’t work; I need to be on call because I am the go-to for support. I occupy my mind and time writing a book and renovating every room of our home one at a time amidst being available for nine blended (mostly grown) children and 5 grandkids, many of whom have special needs. I am busy but isolated like so many due to covid-19. Trying the Headspace series felt like meeting air; filling the natural and effortless need to breathe. It has provided me with a new lens through which to focus on challenges and see potential. I incorporate it into my waking routine at dawn and it positions me for whatever happens throughout the day, and differentiates a space that is my own. I turn 61 this month and for maybe the first time in a while, life feels lighter and brighter. It’s not about what you fear or can’t control or even the fact of fear. It’s about the lens through which you interpret your fears or challenges and making them your strengths and allies. Thank you Andy :-)
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Ashley Ryan
    Good app, could use some modification. For sleep specifically it would be nice to have a playlist of things going during the period of time instead of only playing one item at a time and having to restart or choose somethng else after it ends. Definitely important for sleep. If this were a feature - 5 stars most likely. I could have sworn this was a feature many years ago. I wonder why this hasn't been made into a feature. I don't get that.
  • A Bright Spot in a Dark World Feb 11, 2021

    By Ashabashley
    You won’t regret buying a Headspace subscription. I often joke with people that Headspace is the one thing I would want to take with me to a desert island. If I were to cancel all of my subscriptions today, Headspace is the one exception I would make. I’m a high school English teacher, and our administration put together a month-long mindfulness education program for our students shortly after I subscribed. I had already raved to many of them about the app and the benefits of taking a couple of minutes out of their day to sit and be present. Lo and behold, Andy pops up on the next slide as our Ted Talk speaker of the day! On a more serious note, I suffer from debilitating chronic pain. I’m currently on long-term disability and a leave of absence from the classroom. Mindfulness, and the courses on managing pain, have been a tremendous help in my journey. Not only that, but I struggle with insomnia. My favorite part of Headspace, because of my (admittedly) vivid imagination, are the sleepcasts. I love falling asleep to Rainday Antiques. I can’t imagine doing anything but that ever again. I have learned to manage stress and anxiety in a way that I had never thought was possible. I have meditated in the waiting room of The Cleveland Clinic before my appointments. I once laughed at the idea of mindfulness and meditation. Now it’s an integral part of my life. It’s part of my journey, and I think everyone could benefit from it.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Clean AF
    It was an amazing app! not only was it really easy to use, but it also really helped me mentaly and physicly. The only part i dont like about it is that almost everything is something you have to pay for. To be quite honest i get why theres so much that costs money, but if they could make a few more actually decent features that app users could use for free, i would feel a bit better about this app.
  • The most useful thing I’ve done in 2020 Jan 18, 2021

    By Kindly38
    This app has given me tools to deal with constant change. This past year, I’ve needed to pivot every day to face some new challenge outside as an essential worker, and at home in isolation with my partner. The tools I Iearned to use to be present in the moment and to accept change has benefited my partner and colleagues at work as much as my own peace of mind. I have very little control over my environment, but I can see my reaction, accept the emotions that rise up, and move on instead of getting lost or bound by them. This app has also benefited me by helping me get through insomnia. Sometimes it helps me get to sleep in the first place. Mostly it gives me tools to use to calm my mind and body when I wake up in the night buffeted by anxiety or lingering frustration from the day. Lastly, this app has given me a language to express the emotional upheaval and troubling questions that I used to just call anxiety. Naming what makes me feel upset has brought clarity to what can feel like a tempest at the time and allow me to look at my thoughts or, rather, face them. After acknowledging them, I can let them go. Sometimes I’m better at that than at other times. Regular exercise strengthens my focus, my ability to pivot and refocus, and builds roads of calm and quiet that the brain finds easier to fall into and travel due to constant use.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By J. H
    I absolutely love this app. my favorite feature is the sleep casts. it's like getting a bedtime story every night. that sounds and visualization are very easy to follow. I've also been using the basic training, which I find very helpful. it's been an excellent guide. my purpose for this using app is to regulate my cortisol release. I can feel physical improvements in my body when my cortisol is under control, and this app has been very useful in accomplishing that.
  • It’s a Miracle App! Feb 8, 2021

    By jlhuggins
    This app has helped me so much! When I am suffering from stress, health anxiety, or fibro/stress related body pains I turn to this app and go through some meditations with the teachers. It’s an excellent way for me to relax. Calm my mind. Stop thinking about myself. And to recover in the moment. Hopefully in time this will help me heal, as previously I’ve just been getting worse and worse without any therapy since my therapist’s practice permanently shutdown from COVID. This has been a great help and is something I can just pull out of my pocket and sit in my bedroom for a bit to calm down. Well worth the 1 year subscription price I’ve paid. Thank you! 😊🙏🏻 *There is only one thing that I’d change. This would be for some of the workout audios. I need to walk a lot for a heart condition I have (which is a big cause of my health anxiety), and I’d love to see the audios for walks and runs to be a bit longer. The longest run audio I see is 20 minutes, when recommended cardio workout lengths realistically should be at least 30 minutes. I’d really like to have an audio similar to the bedtime audios that are lengthy, have soothing talk, and tips to reduce anxiety made to be listened while walking. And if there could be a variety to choose from. Overall this would be the only change I can think of. An hour long walk audio to help calm my mind. 😁❤️
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Silvia Elorduy
    I love this app, but I can't understand why the sleepcasts can't be downloaded. Also, I find Andy's voice a bit disturbing, specially for sleep related audios, the volume of his voice is not steady, sometimes it goes down so much I can barely hear him, and suddenly he will speak much louder (too loud). Luckily, there are more voices for the same audios now.
  • Grateful for headspace Apr 28, 2021

    By Discosuperflame
    I freaking love this app. My anxiety was starting to become bad again and I could feel myself falling into depression. I have some experience with meditation and mindfulness and it’s helped me in the past but I’ve never been able to stick with it for more than a couple of weeks at a time. Then one day while listening to Huberman’s podcast there was a month free trial and I decided to try it since I’ve always wanted to give this app a go anyway. WELL, let me tell you...this app is changing my life. I am proud to say I am on my 33rd day streak. I can feel myself overall being more present and aware throughout the day. Now, when I start to feel anxious I almost immediately catch myself and can begin using some of the tools and practice I’ve accumulated from headspace. I do want to add though, the key word is PRACTICE. Medication, like Andy says, is a skill and like any skill you must practice. By practicing enough, it does truly become second nature. I know it’s only been a month but I can already feel the difference and I am looking forward to the future. Thank you headspace team. P.S every little thing about this app is great. I especially love the different courses, the wake ups, the animation shorts, the sleepcasts, the focus music and yoga.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By J C-UK
    I had reviewed this as a 5 star but I have had to drop it to 2, given it consistently crashes suggesting 'something has gone wrong, try again'. This makes it very hard to do any mindfulness and is in fact stressing me out! Please sort this out, I haven't paid for a year subscription for something that ultimately is making it very hard to do the one thing it is supposed to help with...mindfulness. 🤬
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Jesse Ryan
    I've used this app for a couple years now and I love it. Recently it is constantly crashing and after 5 minutes of sitting in silence, I realize it's crashed again and I have to open it and restart it. Not really conducive to meditation to have to keep checking my phone to make sure it's working
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Millicent Dsilva
    I was not notified about my annual renewal of the subcription, which clearly states in the terms and conditions ,plus i was charged a day prior to my rewenal date. I decided to cancel the subcription!!. But i have already been charged and cannot access any of the facilities and im asked to pay another annual subcription fee. Disappointed!!!
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Lisa Frey
    Decreased from 5 to 2 stars due to constant crashes the past 2 wks. I tried reinstalling twice & crashes continued. Then it wouldn't take my PW or send me an email to reset PW so unable to email customer svc. Had to reinstall AGAIN to get it to take PW. What is up? Prior review of 5 stars: Headspace has been a very helpful tool in supporting me in consistent practice. It has fostered positive change for me over the past several months.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By Loreal Kelly
    Been using the app for a bit over a month. I am enjoying it, it's limited on the free version I use. I've added The morning routine to my schedule and it's helpful to relax each day. I had considered subscribing but not keen when NZ is being charged much more! On the USA site it's $48.99us(@30% off) which = $67.48nz, in the app it's offered to NZ people at $139.99nz, how this isjustified? Pretty disappointing team. If it were $70nz p/year and I'd sign up! AND ITS NOT A CURRENCY ISSUE! Do better!
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Lis Beth Duran Chaparro
    UPDATE: just a suggestion. It would be great if the app could be connected/linked with the chromecast... I love this app, helps me a lot to reduce my anxiety, managing my emotions and teaching me how to get to sleep smoothly... But, I MISS SO MUCH THE BRIGHT SCREEN!!! I don't like the dark mode and I don't know how to change it...😪 I'll give it back the 5 stars once it is fixed.
  • May 28, 2021

    By Gemma Moffa
    Crashes a lot mid meditation. Great content if you can get through 10 minutes without the "something went wrong tap to try again". I tried to just think of it as part of the meditation, having to stop several times and press play again but it's too often and too distracting.
  • If only... Dec 29, 2018

    By Studying for life
    At first I really loved this app and I didn't miss that some of the sessions we're locked and only for people who are subscribed but then I couldnt do the daily meditation feature because it started to lock all of them... I liked that with some packs you could do the first session to get a feel of what it it was about but then you would have to pay to get the rest of it. Because of this, for about six months, I was doing the basics pack (which is the only pack you get without paying) and so I didn't feel like meditating. I was losing all hope in this app until sleep by headspace came out. I have a lot of trouble sleeping and so this feature really helped me and I thought I could do as many sleepcasts i want but then..... As you could guess... It locked ALL OF THEM....now I can't meditate or sleep😔 if you have enough money to subscribe to this app, good for you because it's very nice and will help you a lot but if you can't subscribe, don't get your hopes up with this app. I just really wish it had more features for people who can't subscribe because in the end it leaves no options if you can't. If it had more options, I would be giving them at most four stars but because the don't, they're left with one. I really do wish I could keep this app but right now it's just taking up space😖
  • img Community
    When my blood pressure spikes above 150/95 I use meditation to calm me down and lower my pressure. HeadSpace has been helping me with this for over 7 years. 20 minutes of meditation will bring my pressure down to my normal range.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    It’s hard for me to get a moment to myself sometimes, but when I do lately I’ve been making it a habit to meditate. The guided meditations in Headspace really help me to unwind and leave me feeling refreshed and renewed.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    7 days into quitting cold turkey might have you feeling anxious. But it helps to get into the right “Headspace” with 10 -15 minute guided meditations that will keep you mindful and focused on your goals.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    It can be hard to find inner peace when dealing with PTSD. Headspace guides you through 10-minute meditation programs so you can calm your mind and find clarity.  You can also find programs for dealing with other life challenges like anxiety, self-esteem, anger, and more.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Headspace is one of the best app to deal with anxiety in our monotonous life. It has really mitigated my habit of overthinking. I prefer this app to everyone who want to live much of a blissful life with no stress.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Taking just a few minutes out of your morning to practice mindfulness with guided meditation can make all the difference. You will be amazed at the difference of how you can handle unexpected stress or negativity. You will start looking forward to your “me” time with Headspace everyday.
    img by Christina
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Fibromyalgia is known as the fight or flight disease as your nervous system is on alert 24/7. Controlling your breathing and reducing your body's stress load has been shown to help reduce symptoms in many fibromyalgia patients.
    img by Antonio
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Through meditation, Headspace can help you put a smile on your face every day. Spend just 10 to 15 minutes a day on Headspace and make yourself happier by meditating and learning to be more calm and happy. Get help with making time for relaxation and calming meditation, so you can start feeling happy and motivated every day.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Meditation and breathing exercises are some of the best ways to let go of stress and anger. With tracked progress, you can record how long you've spent on these exercises. It also offers a 10-day meditation course that will help you become more mindful and stress-free too.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Soon after a breakup, you are likely to go through a riot of emotions. Taking a meditation course can help ease this turmoil and let you become more mindful, reduce stress and more importantly, help you relax. The 10-day course should likely help you get back on track.
    img by David
    1 year ago
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    1. Something for everybody! Discover guided meditation exercises that take only a few minutes every day
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  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Kayleigh Smith
    I love this app and it is well worth the money. I use it every day, multiple times. It's developed to so much more than "just" mindfulness exercises. I particularly enjoy the bedtime yoga. I'd take off half a star if I could (4 stars wasn't fair) as it would be nice to be able to queue the bedtime features. For example setting sleep radio/soundscapes to play straight after a sleepcast without having to manually do this.
  • Facing down the rabbit hole Feb 12, 2021

    By KLC-MHFL
    I discovered Headspace on Netflix. My life is a series of invitations to succumb to fear. My husband is a practicing psychologist who is on peritoneal dialysis for 10 hours every night and works remotely with patients for about 10 hours every day without complaint. We have been waiting for a kidney for two years. I am optimistic by nature but even if this was the only focus for concern it would be a lot. Unhelpfully, the list goes on with equivalent issues. I can’t work; I need to be on call because I am the go-to for support. I occupy my mind and time writing a book and renovating every room of our home one at a time amidst being available for nine blended (mostly grown) children and 5 grandkids, many of whom have special needs. I am busy but isolated like so many due to covid-19. Trying the Headspace series felt like meeting air; filling the natural and effortless need to breathe. It has provided me with a new lens through which to focus on challenges and see potential. I incorporate it into my waking routine at dawn and it positions me for whatever happens throughout the day, and differentiates a space that is my own. I turn 61 this month and for maybe the first time in a while, life feels lighter and brighter. It’s not about what you fear or can’t control or even the fact of fear. It’s about the lens through which you interpret your fears or challenges and making them your strengths and allies. Thank you Andy :-)
  • A Bright Spot in a Dark World Feb 11, 2021

    By Ashabashley
    You won’t regret buying a Headspace subscription. I often joke with people that Headspace is the one thing I would want to take with me to a desert island. If I were to cancel all of my subscriptions today, Headspace is the one exception I would make. I’m a high school English teacher, and our administration put together a month-long mindfulness education program for our students shortly after I subscribed. I had already raved to many of them about the app and the benefits of taking a couple of minutes out of their day to sit and be present. Lo and behold, Andy pops up on the next slide as our Ted Talk speaker of the day! On a more serious note, I suffer from debilitating chronic pain. I’m currently on long-term disability and a leave of absence from the classroom. Mindfulness, and the courses on managing pain, have been a tremendous help in my journey. Not only that, but I struggle with insomnia. My favorite part of Headspace, because of my (admittedly) vivid imagination, are the sleepcasts. I love falling asleep to Rainday Antiques. I can’t imagine doing anything but that ever again. I have learned to manage stress and anxiety in a way that I had never thought was possible. I have meditated in the waiting room of The Cleveland Clinic before my appointments. I once laughed at the idea of mindfulness and meditation. Now it’s an integral part of my life. It’s part of my journey, and I think everyone could benefit from it.
  • The most useful thing I’ve done in 2020 Jan 18, 2021

    By Kindly38
    This app has given me tools to deal with constant change. This past year, I’ve needed to pivot every day to face some new challenge outside as an essential worker, and at home in isolation with my partner. The tools I Iearned to use to be present in the moment and to accept change has benefited my partner and colleagues at work as much as my own peace of mind. I have very little control over my environment, but I can see my reaction, accept the emotions that rise up, and move on instead of getting lost or bound by them. This app has also benefited me by helping me get through insomnia. Sometimes it helps me get to sleep in the first place. Mostly it gives me tools to use to calm my mind and body when I wake up in the night buffeted by anxiety or lingering frustration from the day. Lastly, this app has given me a language to express the emotional upheaval and troubling questions that I used to just call anxiety. Naming what makes me feel upset has brought clarity to what can feel like a tempest at the time and allow me to look at my thoughts or, rather, face them. After acknowledging them, I can let them go. Sometimes I’m better at that than at other times. Regular exercise strengthens my focus, my ability to pivot and refocus, and builds roads of calm and quiet that the brain finds easier to fall into and travel due to constant use.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By J. H
    I absolutely love this app. my favorite feature is the sleep casts. it's like getting a bedtime story every night. that sounds and visualization are very easy to follow. I've also been using the basic training, which I find very helpful. it's been an excellent guide. my purpose for this using app is to regulate my cortisol release. I can feel physical improvements in my body when my cortisol is under control, and this app has been very useful in accomplishing that.
  • It’s a Miracle App! Feb 8, 2021

    By jlhuggins
    This app has helped me so much! When I am suffering from stress, health anxiety, or fibro/stress related body pains I turn to this app and go through some meditations with the teachers. It’s an excellent way for me to relax. Calm my mind. Stop thinking about myself. And to recover in the moment. Hopefully in time this will help me heal, as previously I’ve just been getting worse and worse without any therapy since my therapist’s practice permanently shutdown from COVID. This has been a great help and is something I can just pull out of my pocket and sit in my bedroom for a bit to calm down. Well worth the 1 year subscription price I’ve paid. Thank you! 😊🙏🏻 *There is only one thing that I’d change. This would be for some of the workout audios. I need to walk a lot for a heart condition I have (which is a big cause of my health anxiety), and I’d love to see the audios for walks and runs to be a bit longer. The longest run audio I see is 20 minutes, when recommended cardio workout lengths realistically should be at least 30 minutes. I’d really like to have an audio similar to the bedtime audios that are lengthy, have soothing talk, and tips to reduce anxiety made to be listened while walking. And if there could be a variety to choose from. Overall this would be the only change I can think of. An hour long walk audio to help calm my mind. 😁❤️
  • Grateful for headspace Apr 28, 2021

    By Discosuperflame
    I freaking love this app. My anxiety was starting to become bad again and I could feel myself falling into depression. I have some experience with meditation and mindfulness and it’s helped me in the past but I’ve never been able to stick with it for more than a couple of weeks at a time. Then one day while listening to Huberman’s podcast there was a month free trial and I decided to try it since I’ve always wanted to give this app a go anyway. WELL, let me tell you...this app is changing my life. I am proud to say I am on my 33rd day streak. I can feel myself overall being more present and aware throughout the day. Now, when I start to feel anxious I almost immediately catch myself and can begin using some of the tools and practice I’ve accumulated from headspace. I do want to add though, the key word is PRACTICE. Medication, like Andy says, is a skill and like any skill you must practice. By practicing enough, it does truly become second nature. I know it’s only been a month but I can already feel the difference and I am looking forward to the future. Thank you headspace team. P.S every little thing about this app is great. I especially love the different courses, the wake ups, the animation shorts, the sleepcasts, the focus music and yoga.
  • Very good but expensive Jan 11, 2021

    By FortnitePro#1
    So I’ve been using headspace for quite awhile now and personally I think it’s great! But the thing is since I don’t have premium, I have to keep on repeating the same old things like the rain day antiques sleepcast I’ve heard that sleep cast so many times and now I keep getting annoyed with it. That goes the same with the other sleep stuff too like the sleep music I’ve heard “doze” so many times I wake up like every 30 minutes or so. Also goes the same with the two free wind downs. The first time I used the free wind downs I fell asleep instantly the second time after that I couldn’t sleep for ten minutes. So after that, I wanted to do a free trial for the premium but I didn’t realize I was short on money. Since most people do a free trial for like a week or so they cancel there payment the day before the payment is due. So I tried doing that but it asked for but then I realized they need to know my payment information before doing my free trial. I think it was because they don’t know if I’m gonna cancel my payment or actually do the payment. So yeah, I think this app is amazing it just needs to either lower down the price by like 3-4$ or maybe add one or two me free sleepcasts and same goes to the wind downs, and music. Thank You.
  • Now a Rewarding and Essential part of my Routine. Apr 23, 2018

    By SublimePastTime
    I’ve been using the app religiously for about two weeks. After a recent ADD diagnosis, I thought it would be a good idea to start working meditation into my routine, and was willing to invest some resources into the guided regiment on Headspace. The problem had been nearly consuming my life and I was pretty frustrated. I was skeptical of “guided meditation” in particular, because I thought that someone talking you through the meditations through your headphones might defeat the purpose. I also have trouble sitting still in particular. I have not been disappointed. The app explicitly states that it is not intended to treat or cure attention deficit disorders, and I did not expect it to, but it significantly reduced the the severity of the problem almost overnight. I am also a collegiate music student, and I saw a tremendous difference in my practice routine and quality of playing as well. The content is very well organized and the methodology/philosophy is explained very thoroughly in fun-to-watch animations. I feel the difference at work and among friends. I just now put the app on the main dock in my phone, right beside the phone, messaging, and music apps. It is now a rewarding and essential part of my routine.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Amanda Devens
    I had always thought meditation wasn't for me. I recently have been dealing with a lot of anxiety and stress and I figured let's give it a shot. Headspace is great they have different time lengths of sessions - I can listen in the morning or sometimes when I am stressed at work I go to the bathroom for 3 minutes and listen to a session. The classes have really helped me to re gain focus and remain calm/be less anxious. Thank you for making Meditation so accessible. :)
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Silvia Elorduy
    I love this app, but I can't understand why the sleepcasts can't be downloaded. Also, I find Andy's voice a bit disturbing, specially for sleep related audios, the volume of his voice is not steady, sometimes it goes down so much I can barely hear him, and suddenly he will speak much louder (too loud). Luckily, there are more voices for the same audios now.
  • Headspace is a excellent, but isn’t truly free May 17, 2021

    By VictorAllThingsTech
    I heard about this app on tv and saw ads in The Today section of the App Store. I decided to give it a try and it really does help me out. I feel less stressed, calm, and feel ready for anything. It’s like a guide or tool which helps push you to be a better you. So then comes the question, is it worth it? I think so. For instance if you have ADHD or feel stressed most days (maybe because of work or school) use this. Everything is not sunshine and rainbows. For one, $13 to me feels somewhat pricey. Other meditation apps that I found are cheaper than what Headspace currently offers. Another thing is that it lacks free content. There’s only very little that Headspace offers and it’s not a lot. It’s almost as if your forced into paying for a subscription in order to use it. I really didn’t want to do that and I have now canceled it since I felt that it was overly priced. Headspace is great and I may say that’s is better than most apps I’ve used. But I don’t like the fact that after going through the tutorial it locks most of the content Headspace offers you and forces you into a subscription that feels overly priced. Yeah, they give you a free trial but after that your pretty much forced. Offer more videos that are free and let people decide for themselves. If you do those things I may bump my stars to 5.
  • Too pricey for a college kid! Nov 25, 2018

    By Nick my name!!
    I love this app. I tried the free trial and loved it. The guided meditations really make the work easy and I found myself in a inducing a meditative state without lots of effort. They literally have a guided meditation for any situation or mood so it feels like their library is limitless. Unfortunately my free trial ran out and I bought a few months of headspace. In a way buying the app encouraged me to use it because I was spending my own money so that was good. However, when I moved into my first apartment I didn’t have enough money to keep my subscription going. I would love to buy headspace for life but I just don’t have $300 extra dollars sitting around to spend. I also feel that the subscription is pricey for something i don’t always want to use everyday. On days where I wanted to take a break from using my phone I lost my meditation streak which was disappointing. Sometimes I have a great day and don’t feel the need for headspace, but the subscription still takes the money from my pocket. On days when I really have a particular funky mood headspace is great because I feel like it can guide me through any kind of funk. I just wish it wasn’t so pricey. Buy this app if you like the meditations and have the money, but if you don’t have the dough, free meditation may be the way to go.
  • Jun 1, 2021

    By Kate M
    Pretty good, but the sleepscape wind down timing for breaths is all wrong. When the instructor says "in for four, two, three, four" and "hold for four, two, three, four", that's actually six seconds because of the extra words, which is harder to hold and distracting. It should be "in, two, three, four", and "hold, two, three, four", to keep pace with the actual timing of the breathing. Please fix this, for an otherwise great app.
  • Love this app!! Dec 1, 2020

    By Chachey
    So I started using this app because my boyfriend said that I needed to start meditating due to my high levels of stress (and how easily I get stressed and I have poor stress management) and my because I am very easily angered and to him I just overall seem unhappy with life. I am only 24 so my stress shouldn’t be what it is in my opinion. So I took his advice on meditation and did some research and found this app. I’m still in the free trial stages of it but I will most definitely buy is once it ends. The reason I give 4 start is because I wish there were more mindful activities because of my job. I wake up at 6 am and come home from anywhere between 5pm - 11pm depending on the day I have. So it would be nice to have more mindful activities where I can use the app an work or do things at home with out it being the same thing. Or more on commuting. I’m driving all day long so to have something I can listen to while driving that isn’t music or just for a commute home would be nice. But other than that I have no complaints! I love it and I hope it gets me where I would like to be. And that is to be happy and content with my life as it is now. And not get so angry with things. I am really excited to keep using this app!
  • New to Headspace Old to meditation Apr 16, 2020

    By fawayadventures
    I started meditating in high school during my senior year when I did a solo project on the Dalai Lama and Thich Naht Hanh. Meditation was rejuvenating and grounding. Fast forward the next 15 years and meditation was lost to the hustle and bustle of life. My work recently offered a trial of Headapace to a select few prior to launching for the entire team. I immediately signed up knowing although my current mind stated, “you don’t have time for that” but my deep mind stated “you need this!” And here I am remembering again the importance of living in the moment, taking in and appreciating the sounds, smells and feel of the world around me. Meditation got me through some very tough times as a teenager when I nearly lost my mother to a brain tumor and my father to mental illness. Now with the coronavirus pandemic, job insecurity and political unrest I again need to ground myself. Headspace allowed me to treasure again the here and now, to not only calm my flighty mind but feel my body the aches and tension releasing it. Just like physical health you must make the time to nourish your brain. 10 minutes a day is reasonable and will make a world of difference! Thank you Headapace for reminding me again to live in the moment and treasure the beauty of every day.
  • Mediation is surprisingly awesome! Dec 28, 2018

    By cagueni
    Headspace has provided me with a way to cope with some of the anxieties of work and school life. I really enjoy that sense of “me-time” just spent focusing on my thoughts a feelings and dealing with them in what I feel is a healthy way. I somehow feel different after every session, more relaxed, more “centered” if you would. I don’t really have trouble going to sleep but some days my mind travels a mile per minute with thoughts of things I have yet to do. I find the sleepcasts they offer to be helpful during these times. The soothing sounds help me focus on shutting my body off for the night. I would recommend just listening to the casts they have available for unsubscribed users and seeing how you feel. The only gripe I have with the meditations they offer is that all of them seem very similar. They have many different packs that are supposed to cater to a specific area but this is only an illusion of variety. All meditations offer the same sort of exercises like focused breathing and mindfulness. I just wish that there were more exercises to make use of. Otherwise, I just can’t justify purchasing a yearly subscription for this service.
  • An amazing app behind a pay wall Jul 31, 2019

    By Omegabuster125
    This app....is just amazing. It has everything that allows for a relaxing experience for those who have dealt with stress, of any kind, throughout their livelihoods. But at a cost, as effective as this app is, I would love to continue using it without having to worry about the subscription fee. Do not misunderstand me, I am not saying they do not deserve the funds to continue their efforts of reducing stress. Especially with how fluid and colorful the tutorial’s animations are and how silky smooth Andy’s voice is during the session. But I wholeheartedly believe that this app can reach its full potential if it was provided without a charging fee. A lot of teenagers, including myself, have a hard time dealing with their stress by themselves. They usually have to rely on depression medication and therapy sessions which even then, is not as effective due to the costs of these options. This app can possibly outmatch both options at once, if it was not facing the same issue. As it is, the app is fantastic in its performance of reducing stress and I highly recommend it to those who are interested.
  • Great app, but only one voice (sort of) Jun 5, 2019

    By nicknamenickleback
    This app has a lot of different courses ranging from basic 1, 2, and 3 to a “reframing loneliness” course etc.. The range of content is great, but my issue is that apart from the basics 1, 2, and 3 courses, as well as some walking meditations (voiced by a woman) everything I’ve heard so far is all done by the same guy. He has a job to do, to make sure he is a serene and calm presence, talking into your ear. But how he says things comes across as not being genuine at times. It’s totally random, and thankfully doesn’t happen too often, but sometimes I’ll have to skip one of the sessions because I just can’t relate to the way he’s saying things. It’ll come across like he is trying too hard to sound calm in his ‘sexy meditation voice’. He seems like a genuine dude, I think that just the sheer amount of courses they made sort of forced him to create habits in the way he says things, I speculate that it’s dependent on how many he had to record at any given time, but who knows. Overall this app has helped me greatly, but what I mentioned above still bothers me.
  • Great features; trouble with record-keeping Dec 17, 2020

    By Carlyey
    The meditations are great, and I’ve been finding the focus music feature really great for listening while working; it’s at least as good as the ambient music I typically listen to. My only complaint at the moment is that listening to the focus music counts toward minutes meditated, and then to Apple Health mindfulness minutes if you have that option on on. So if I listen to 3 hours of focus music while working, plus one morning meditation, it seems like I’ve meditated for 185 minutes, when I’ve really only done 3. And it seems to count the music toward my streak, too, which doesn’t really help me keep track of my progress in building a habit of mindfulness. Listening to focus-helping music while working—something I’ve always done—is totally different than actually meditating. It’s not a dealbreaker, of course—I can manually keep track—but it would be nice if the app let you distinguish between what’s real time spent with mindful practice, and what’s just listening to music while working.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Ashley Ryan
    Good app, could use some modification. For sleep specifically it would be nice to have a playlist of things going during the period of time instead of only playing one item at a time and having to restart or choose somethng else after it ends. Definitely important for sleep. If this were a feature - 5 stars most likely. I could have sworn this was a feature many years ago. I wonder why this hasn't been made into a feature. I don't get that.
  • May 30, 2021

    By Clean AF
    It was an amazing app! not only was it really easy to use, but it also really helped me mentaly and physicly. The only part i dont like about it is that almost everything is something you have to pay for. To be quite honest i get why theres so much that costs money, but if they could make a few more actually decent features that app users could use for free, i would feel a bit better about this app.
  • Jun 20, 2021

    By Tamara hxxd
    I love this app so much, it helps me get to sleep very quickly and easily. The only issue I am having is the recent crashes. I listen to rain day antiques every night and the last 3 nights, the sleep cast has been crashing every 2 minutes without fail and says " something has gone wrong, refresh." I cannot sleep when I am checking and refreshing the sleepcast every 2 minutes. Please fix this soon. Otherwise the app is great. Edit; I have reinstalled and haven't has any problems yet.
  • Jun 5, 2021

    By Tinamarie Sweet
    I'm rather lucky as I took advantage of the one year free promotion they had for premium.🤗 😁🤗 As it is a bit expensive. Anyhow, great content, organized, and very helpful. I started meditating on a daily basis by using this app as a guide. Now I'm adding a daily exercise routine as well! So in short the app definitely helps you better yourself if you put forth the effort. I highly recommend the application to anyone whether they are new to meditation or not. As you're able to tailor the app.
  • Jun 9, 2021

    By Kendra Beseler
    I love this app except that the promised meditation times are only the time you are actually meditating, not the entire length of the program. As a result, I either have to fast forward to the end or guestimate how long it actually is in order to fit it into my day. This has irritated me since I started using this app a few years ago, but I'm finally saying something as I'm noticing a ton of really cool enhancements in the app and I'm hoping they will consider changing this in the near future.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Aya Bara
    The content of this app is honestly great and the UX used to work really well, but lately it's been giving me errors multiple times during meditations, even relatively short ones. I can expect 2-3 interruptions (where the meditation stops playing and I have to unlock my phone to refresh it) during a 10-15-minute meditation, which really detracts from the experience -- and the point. If this could be fixed, this app would get a revised 5 stars.
  • Great resource! Jan 15, 2021

    By zigalellium
    This is really helpful! The only reason I didn’t give a higher rating is because there’s a strong overlying tone of a sales pitch there. Which is unfortunate, because I think people would be able to see the value easier if there wasn’t a push for money after every meditation and for many of the things on the app people would want to explore. Kind of stalls progress of the meditation itself when you’ve just worked so hard to pull yourself back, only to be instantly asked for money right after. From a company stand point I also think it would be more beneficial to work on building value and then freely offering the option to see what monthly costs are and also show a detailed description of what’s involved with a paid membership. I know this has worked well financially for other services and I’ve seen increases in sales by simply looking at things from the customers perspective. And I feel like the customers perspective is a miss here :( However quite and easy fix and overall this app is amazing! It not only teaches the basics of meditation, but teaches different techniques as well. This makes it good for beginners all the way to experts. I truly believe that the basis of this app is pure in intention and I can see what a help it is to many people who walk the path of life.
  • A great app. Needs work Jun 9, 2021

    By Antiduplicity
    I give this app 5 stars because the build of this app, the contents of this app, the flow of this app is great. well done. Every app can be improved and this one needs work in some ways 1. the watch app: the only thing I every get on the watch app is a 1 minute "breath mini". the watch app is basically useless. Why can't I see my today screen on the watch and start my various mediations from the watch. the watch app gets 1 star. 2. Shortcuts: on the iphone I have setup a sleep schedule. On the "good night" screen I am given the option to run shortcuts. Headspace offers a few shortcuts that can be called from this screen. One is the nightly "sleepcast". the sleepcast is supposzed to be different every night. It is different on my today screen, but the shortcut always plays the "Rainyday Antiques". therefore the shortcut is useless. this part of the app gets 1 star. Lastly, the philosophy behind this app is mindlessness. It is taught as a universal fix for bringing the mind to a place of ease. As such it is a religious philosophy. I think they need to be more open about this and they need to state that the point of this is to alleviate suffering. This app looks like they did version 1 then stopped before finishing the details. Shortcuts must work for this app to be fully functional
  • Great app however... Jun 18, 2019

    By carolineehall91
    The gamification of this app is counterintuitive. For example I had a streak of over 100 days. I was so proud of that and it kept me motivated to continue. However my streak got wiped and I’m not even sure why. My boyfriend joked that this app that’s supposed to help me relax and reframe thoughts has me upset because I missed a day. If I look at my journey I see that each session date is sequential and doesn’t miss a date. This is the second time this has happened to me. I don’t know why my streak gets erased, and sometimes I feel like it adds a day randomly. I don’t think this would bother me so much if I wasn’t paying for this. And I know that this feature of the app is the least important aspect or function of the app. But for a product that’s supposed to help you practice mindfulness and acceptance this doesn’t help the users. Now that my streak has reset for the second time I felt the need to review. I hope you can fix this bug. Or at least let users know how the streak is measured, because you can meditate each calendar day but that doesn’t mean it counts for your streak.
  • Was hoping for more Jun 9, 2021

    By Drnkdrrck
    Not every technique works equally well for everyone, and I feel like they put an over emphasis on the body scan (which is admittedly one I’m not particularly fond of). They have courses like “dealing with anxiety” or “managing anger”, but they’re all essentially the same: “here’s some basic advice you’ll get from every therapist for 30 seconds, now let’s do 20 minutes of body scan.” I don’t feel like they really apply the meditation to the issues often enough, but the advice is decent. Also, in the beginners courses they mention a lot of abstract concepts that are supposed to help you but they don’t explain them very well or reinforce them very often. So half the time I find myself thinking “Wait, what does he mean by that again and how was I supposed go about it?” There are enough great meditation pointers though that it’s been super helpful to get over some hurdles I was struggling with and the voices are very relaxing. Unfortunately the content is a bit sparse given how much stuff they have posted and it can be difficult finding the gems when there’s so much filler to wade through.
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By J C-UK
    I had reviewed this as a 5 star but I have had to drop it to 2, given it consistently crashes suggesting 'something has gone wrong, try again'. This makes it very hard to do any mindfulness and is in fact stressing me out! Please sort this out, I haven't paid for a year subscription for something that ultimately is making it very hard to do the one thing it is supposed to help with...mindfulness. 🤬
  • Jun 22, 2021

    By Jesse Ryan
    I've used this app for a couple years now and I love it. Recently it is constantly crashing and after 5 minutes of sitting in silence, I realize it's crashed again and I have to open it and restart it. Not really conducive to meditation to have to keep checking my phone to make sure it's working
  • Jun 6, 2021

    By Lisa Frey
    Decreased from 5 to 2 stars due to constant crashes the past 2 wks. I tried reinstalling twice & crashes continued. Then it wouldn't take my PW or send me an email to reset PW so unable to email customer svc. Had to reinstall AGAIN to get it to take PW. What is up? Prior review of 5 stars: Headspace has been a very helpful tool in supporting me in consistent practice. It has fostered positive change for me over the past several months.
  • Jun 10, 2021

    By Loreal Kelly
    Been using the app for a bit over a month. I am enjoying it, it's limited on the free version I use. I've added The morning routine to my schedule and it's helpful to relax each day. I had considered subscribing but not keen when NZ is being charged much more! On the USA site it's $48.99us(@30% off) which = $67.48nz, in the app it's offered to NZ people at $139.99nz, how this isjustified? Pretty disappointing team. If it were $70nz p/year and I'd sign up! AND ITS NOT A CURRENCY ISSUE! Do better!
  • May 28, 2021

    By Gemma Moffa
    Crashes a lot mid meditation. Great content if you can get through 10 minutes without the "something went wrong tap to try again". I tried to just think of it as part of the meditation, having to stop several times and press play again but it's too often and too distracting.
  • Jun 8, 2021

    By Millicent Dsilva
    I was not notified about my annual renewal of the subcription, which clearly states in the terms and conditions ,plus i was charged a day prior to my rewenal date. I decided to cancel the subcription!!. But i have already been charged and cannot access any of the facilities and im asked to pay another annual subcription fee. Disappointed!!!
  • Jun 2, 2021

    By Lis Beth Duran Chaparro
    UPDATE: just a suggestion. It would be great if the app could be connected/linked with the chromecast... I love this app, helps me a lot to reduce my anxiety, managing my emotions and teaching me how to get to sleep smoothly... But, I MISS SO MUCH THE BRIGHT SCREEN!!! I don't like the dark mode and I don't know how to change it...😪 I'll give it back the 5 stars once it is fixed.
  • If only... Dec 29, 2018

    By Studying for life
    At first I really loved this app and I didn't miss that some of the sessions we're locked and only for people who are subscribed but then I couldnt do the daily meditation feature because it started to lock all of them... I liked that with some packs you could do the first session to get a feel of what it it was about but then you would have to pay to get the rest of it. Because of this, for about six months, I was doing the basics pack (which is the only pack you get without paying) and so I didn't feel like meditating. I was losing all hope in this app until sleep by headspace came out. I have a lot of trouble sleeping and so this feature really helped me and I thought I could do as many sleepcasts i want but then..... As you could guess... It locked ALL OF THEM....now I can't meditate or sleep😔 if you have enough money to subscribe to this app, good for you because it's very nice and will help you a lot but if you can't subscribe, don't get your hopes up with this app. I just really wish it had more features for people who can't subscribe because in the end it leaves no options if you can't. If it had more options, I would be giving them at most four stars but because the don't, they're left with one. I really do wish I could keep this app but right now it's just taking up space😖

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