The Calm app utilizes scenery and meditation to help induce feelings of calmness and relaxation. The ‘Meditation’ feature introduces novice users to meditation and may also help experienced meditators improve their approach. The makers of Calm stress the importance of a healthy sleep schedule in promoting inner peace and physical movements in improving mental health. They also note the role music can play in easing our minds and improving our focus and sleep.
When attempting to reach a calm state of mind, too many components may produce the opposite of your intentions. This is not an issue with the Calm app, as its four focus categories easily separate what the makers believe are the most essential elements to achieving mindful relaxation. Mindfulness is widely used in meditation and thus serves as the first feature in Calm. It’s difficult to relax when you don’t practice healthy sleep habits. If you are unsure if your sleep is healthy, Calm explains the differences and how to achieve optimal nighttime recuperation.