Start Your Sleep helps to block out noise

Catch some shut-eye with this soothing app.

We could all use a little rest and relaxation, even if it means catching a little shut-eye in your car on your lunch break. Start Your Sleep offers soothing sounds and a timer to help you sleep. We can't make any promises, but it's worth a try if you need something to block out noise.

Start Your Sleep is pretty easy to navigate. A simple menu walks you through the steps of turning your phone into a white noise machine. First, select a sound. The list is small, unless you want to pay to unlock more options. But, as is, you can choose from Ocean Waves and Seagulls and simply Ocean Waves. The More feature lists more background options, but again, you'll have to pay for them. The next step is to set a background, though we're not sure how this will help you fall asleep. Finally, you just need to select a running time, which runs from 10 minutes up to 45 minutes. We made our selections, plugged in our headphones and relaxed to the sound of ocean waves. Start Your Sleep offers a quick Help guide, though the app is pretty straightforward. You can also share your experience with the app on Twitter and Facebook.

Start Your Sleep has one job and it does it well, albeit with limited options if you don't wish to pay for additional ones. We recommend it for all users.

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