Smartphones often carry the blame for shortening attention spans, higher levels of anxiety and sleepless nights, but they also carry the apps that could provide the solution.
Find out which apps could improve your concentration and help you to relax.
Writing for LV= Love Life, tech journalist James Day (@James_A_Day) asks regular users to review some of the best brain-health apps on the market.
Some apps cover multiple scenarios, but self-help guru Andrew Johnson has individual £2.99 downloads to single out relaxation, power naps, deep sleep, weight loss, positivity, pregnancy and more.
User Stephen Graves is a fan and says: ‘Andrew’s soporific tones lull you into a trance. Individual apps address specific needs – some are practical, like ‘quit smoking’ or ‘public speaking’. Others veer into Paul McKenna-style wish-fulfilment like ‘Visualise Success’.’
We can’t promise all the apps we’ve selected will work for you, but in true Paul McKenna style, we hope you’ve been hypnotised by the choice.
 Sophie Bethune, Elizabeth Lewan 2017. APA’s Survey Finds Constantly Checking Electronic Devices Linked to Significant Stress for Most Americans, 2017. American Psychological Association, https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2017/02/checking-devices