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Capri 555 - Calm Turned My World Upside Down
This app absolutely changed my life. So much so, this is my first and probably only review on the app-store that I will ever write. I wanted to review Calm just in the hopes that someone from the team will see because I wanted to thank the Calm creators for saving my life. This has been the hardest year every and I was in a very dark place and hit my rock bottom. I didn’t want to be on this earth anymore, so I thought, why not try meditation? I have nothing to lose. I downloaded Calm, stuck with the 30 day intro program and I am hooked. I’ve had it for a few months now and I can’t say enough good things. I love the layout, the speakers, the variety, the scenes, everything. Meditation has taught me how to slow my mind and think about things from a different perspective. I have become self-aware and I am so grateful that I am learning these things now because I have already seen such a large improvement in my mental health and happiness. Thank you Calm creators, and thank you to whoever is apart of your marketing team because you saved my life! My only suggestion for an update to the app is a queue so you can set up multiple meditations to listen to in a row, for those of us who like to binge meditate :) If you are unhappy with your life, please just give this app a chance. It could be the answer you’re looking for. It could be your light in the darkness.
calm girl10 - So relaxing and amazing
I absolutely love love love this app!!!!♥️ once I could not go to sleep so I turned on some of the calm music and I fell asleep 10 minutes later. I was amazed. I have been getting better sleep since than. Also whenever I am feeling stressed or anxious about someone or something, I listen to one of the daily calms or the next day on the meditation trial. Right away it’s as if you were brought into some beautiful relaxing world where there are these voices saying “It will be ok no matter what. This will pass.” And it does its amazing how calming and peaceful this app is. Next, mood check in. The mood check in helps me express and release good and bad feelings and thoughts. Enjoy the good ones and let go of the bad ones. It even gives you a chance to write a little about them. It’s like your own personal diary, but way better. Last but definitely not least, I Believe this app can make you a better person. To be happier, to live life longer. It can be a real life changer. And just know that it’s never to late to start fresh again. It’s never to late to change yourself. But most of all, it’s never to late lo be the big change in the world, that you have wished for. And calm can help with all of that. This is a total recommendation for anyone.
YourLocalCalmUser - Calm Review
I really don’t like how you have to pay to get good stuff. That makes me stressed which takes away the purpose of the app Calm. Now, I understand that, with all of the items this app has, it has to cost money, but maybe, you could make more stuff free, like maybe a seven day program or something. Maybe that would hook more users and convince them to pay for the rest. Just a thought. Without paying, the only things you really can do are the daily check ins, the little reflection thing, and a timed meditation. Once someone gets bored of that, they’ll probably delete the app. You need a better way to get their attention. For example, I got the Sleep Cycle app, and I am very happy about it. It does have things that cost money, but not nearly as much money, or as many things that need money as Calm does. Most of the things in Calm cost a lot of money, and the things that are free are the things that aren’t the most helpful. Maybe this is an advertisement tactic? I’m not sure. However, in the Sleep Cycle app, the only thing that costs money is the Statistics which, honestly, I probably wouldn’t use that much. Also, it’s a lot cheaper. The things you can do without money are really cool; download the app to check it out! Over all, I have to give Calm three stars because of this, and it’s not just because it costs money, but also because of the amount of things that cost money and how much it costs. Sincerely, your local Calm user
CaylieHan - Sleep, anxiety, & life saver all in one app
Honestly, I had come to a point in my life where I insomnia and anxiety were at an all time high , I was on anxiety meds, sleep meds, anything they could do to try & get my anxiety and insomnia under control & even when the pills weren’t really helping, I decided to try this app out because even doctors had recommend it, while yes- price tag can seem like a lot, BUT I used this one night while my anxiety was setting in and I was asleep half way through the sleep story and when I woke in the morning I was in disbelief. Nothing, I mean nothing had helped me until I found this app. The meditation & sleep stories are amazing. I am so grateful for this app. Now, the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars would be due to a recommend I have for the creators, they should create a watch or something that can track your sleep & in the morning provide meditations, music, sleep stories that reflected how you slept the night before. For example, if someone woke up a lot, or of people were waking up frequently and having a hard time going back to sleep & maybe making suggestions for a meditation they could choose that one as more personal, or for anxiety with sleep or sleeplessness, things like that. I don’t know that would be my only recommendation, but overall and amazing app that’s worth the price.
rknaakable - Worth so much more than I ever imagined
This app has had an incredible impact on my mental health and overall quality of life. It has changed my perspectives and state-of-mind in ways that have been beneficial to every aspect of my everyday life and well-being, in a countless number of ways. By committing to the habit and genuine effort to a mere 10 minutes of meditation a day, I have observed a significant change to the way my brain works and handles day-to-day tasks and situations. I have gained peace-of-mind, appreciation, more quality and meaningful time spent with my family, the ability to approach things in ways that are more practical and productive and less stressful.... And this is just to name a few ways meditation has been useful and life-changing. My 10yo son insists on using it before bed every night in order to help him unwind and get a better night’s sleep. I use it for tension relief and to soothe migraines, or to calm myself down when I’m angry or upset. The mind is so powerful and can truly enhance one’s quality of life and well-being in ways you could never imagine possible. By obtaining a better mindset and maintaining the ways in which your brain works and thinks, you can come to realize what sort of impact it can make on your overall health, happiness and life.
amberkaymccoy - Helping High School Students Stay CALM
I am a high school teacher at a high preforming high school in my area. My students are often so stressed out and sleep deprived I feel so helpless to help them. This year I decided to dedicate one day a week to meditating before we started class. We do this every Thursday for the first 10-15 minutes of class. The response has been so positive from my students I am thinking of doing it two days a week next year. The students LOVE Thursday!! They have told me it’s the favorite part for their week. Some students have even gotten the app for themselves. I have heard so many times this year, “I needed that!” or “I needed to hear that today.” After on session one of my boys said, “Man I was so upset about losing those 5 points on my English test and now I have let it go. This really works. What did you all think about?” You know you are doing something right when teenagers open up and start talking. Thank you for this product and allowing me the opportunity to give my students at least 15 minutes a week to destress, calm down, learn to love themselves and just breath! Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me and my students as we take this CALM journey.
a ds42gme - Pls read
I have had your app since my middle school years. I’ve got to say, your app was AMAZING with 15 sleep stories and 2 and 1/2 meditations, this wasn’t a problem for me because I also use headspace. Yes, they're your competition but I wasn't choosing sides. Anyways, over time you guys added feature that you really focused on for 2 weeks at a time and just gave up on it. Next, you decreased the amount of sleep stories which was ha a huge problem for me because I was NOT getting enough sleep to keep my grades up. It got so bad that I stole my mother's phone just to sleep (she Had the Premium subscription). So I was like, ”ok, I'll just use headspace ONLY for sleep and calm for meditation. Then, you took away the 7 days of calm AKA: YOUR MAIN TRIAL AND ONLY TRIAL MEDITATION LEFT after you premiumfied the 7 days of something (forgot). I mean like BRU, I have other options. I started using headspace which is a great alternative if you don't have much money. I recommend bringing back some stuff from premium and reduce the price. To counteract this, put one 15 second ad at the beginning. Of every session of meditation for people without premium. Therefore, there is more than one reason to get it and it's CHEAPER. That's a win-win situation. I hope you come to the right decision. Whatever it is, I probably wouldn't stop using the app. Thank you for your time.
SweetnessandLight - Review of Calm
I really am indebted to Calm for working in my life during this pandemic helping me w my emotions, sleep help and maybe keeping me at a level arresting the memory decline that seemed to be coming on w it’s debilitating force. (I don’t use words like fighting it because most things should not be put into adversarial roles) I wish I had more from our guide Jeff on how to meditate. I really relate to his presentation because he seems quintessentially California to me. I’ve been meditating since I was 6 or so, brought up Vedantist Hindu, born Jewish and am now a ChristianI am an aging hippie. I meditate w my cat on my lap, I simply press my hands on her sides and she grounds me and then is the anchor; her occasionally purring. I love the pictures and the nature scenes. By the way I have been meditating every single day since November. If I might be of assistance, I’m not sure how maybe I could do a Spark or something. I wish there were Something way to dialog - I have been on the site. Maybe I could look more deeply into community of Calm. Thanks for saving my life as a process. This is one place I like to be every single day (sometimes night) contact me if you are interested in my story of success.
TinySenshi - Sleep Stories are AMAZING!
This App is my absolutely favorite to use when I’m going to sleep. I got it solely for the sleep stories and I’m absolutely obsessed. It’s like being a kid again and getting a beautiful story read to you by a soothing voice. While I use the app mainly for sleep stories I’ve used the meditation, background music, and breathing exercise options on the app as well. I used to use Headspace for a lot of my meditation sessions but with Calm having so many additional features I switched over fairly quickly.
The only problem I have with this app is that I can’t set up a playlist/cue of the stories I want to fall asleep to. Sometimes I can’t fall asleep right away so I have to go through the process of unlocking my phone, setting up another story, and trying to settle down once again just to set up another story to be read. It quickly becomes irritating, especially on nights when I can’t fall asleep easily and have to go through the process of setting up an additional three stories and eventually giving up in the end.
So if that can somehow be added then it’ll get my full 5 stars. But having nights where I’m on and off my phone throughout the night definitely makes me feel frustrated enough to keep it at 4 stars.
Cntygrl - Meditation app w/ you in mind
I recommend this app to anyone looking for a meditation app. I have even given gift subscriptions to friends looking to mediate because they are so in tune with their clients needs. They are always looking at feedback, offering content to meet needs and finding things to offer I didn’t even know I wanted. The narrators are wonderful & plentiful so if one doesn’t cut it for you, you can change. There is also calming sounds, perfect sleep stories and A daily check in to see how you feel and offer suggestions on what might help. Their Master classes are great for learning things like mindful eating, better sleep, how to relax, and even improving your performance in life. All star narrators like Lebron James, Matthew McConaughey, Lucy Liu, Bindi Irwin, Bob Ross, Jerome Flynn, Leona Lewis, Jason Kidd & more read sleep stories & give advice on how to improve aspects of your life. Sabrina Carpenter & Sam Smith give music mixes to help you sleep or relax. They even have a calm body to help you wake up, warm up/cool down from your workout, reset for the afternoon and wind down for the evening. This app is for your whole body not just your mind. Keep up the amazing work Calm. This app is worth every penny.
Gabbyellen - Love This App!
I am a lifelong insomniac. I spend most nights staring at the ceiling for an hour or more before I fall asleep if I do at all. This app has helped so much in getting myself into "sleep mode" and calming down & stopping my brain from rewinding the day or cycling through the next day's schedule. I occasionally listen to music but I mostly stick to the readings. My only request is to get Matthew McConaughey to do more readings! I have tried listening to others and they just don't work. I'd say my biggest complaint is they are all reading as though they are reading to an audience that's awake and aware. They are either too loud (even on the lowest setting) or reading with too much inflection which excites one rather than lulling one to sleep. MM knew his audience and his reading is in a very soft tone, his voice is calming and relaxing and he also seems to lower his voice as the story goes on, barely above a whisper by the end. All in all his is the perfect presentation and the only one I can fall asleep to! So please keep this story in rotation and if you can convince him to do more, please do! Otherwise I am content listening to the same story night after night.
Alice Valkyrie - Free features aren’t bad, but a few issues.
I recently re-downloaded this app and like the free features (when I downloaded it years ago one of my favorite features was “Scenes,” so as long as I have access to those for free, this app will stay on my phone). However, it’s a bit annoying that I now have a “Daily Calm Perception” notification on my screen that is locked and that I can’t remove. I don’t purchase app subscriptions, though I would be more than willing to support this app by individually buying content I was interested in as one-time purchases). If you don’t plan on allowing users to buy content separately, can you please at least give us the option to only view non-subscription content if we wish (with no content we can’t access clogging up the screen)? I read another review stating that some of the music was available to non-subscribers. It all appears locked for me. Can you clarify please? Also, are all 7 days for any of the meditations unlocked for free users? I just listened to the first day of “7 Days of Calming Anxiety” but I don’t think I can listen to the second one (or even repeat day one w/o subscribing, which is a bit ridiculous IMO). Please consider alternative payment models in the future. I’d love to support the app, just not with a subscription.
Sellsews - helps u sleep, app needs options for personalization
I have had this app for more than a year and have very much enjoyed listening to many stories, perfect for lulling you off to sleep. I enjoy/prefer non-fiction stories and have heard all offerings multiple times. I find the whispered stories super creepy… But maybe thats just me. I haven’t listened to any music selections.
For the high subscription price though, the app should be nearly perfect, when in fact there are features missing. First, I wish that they would allow you to remove the stories that you don’t care for from the “playlist” so you wouldn’t have to sift through them each time you look for something you want to listen to. Additionally they are EXTRAORDINARILY SLOW to add new stories so consequently I have listened to the same “favorite” stories many many many times. I wish also that there were an option to list stories by “newest” so if they do add a new one it will readily be evident. The “nap” stories should not be listed with the “sleep” stories, since those have a “wake up” feature at the end.
With a few minor tweaks to allow a user personalize their preferences and more frequent content updates, this app could be exceptional.
Mr.BLT - Hooked on Day 2...
This morning I woke at 4am in an unfamiliar state of presence and ‘calm’. I drank water, started reading The Power Of Now (Eckhart Tolle), and after the introduction simply knew in that presence that I wanted to say hello to me, to consciousness, to the now. I put down the book and played Day 2 - How to Meditate on this app I had just downloaded yesterday. I am now finding my Homebase, through the calming inspiration narrated by Jeff Warren, and when I opened my eyes I was filled with such peace in this moment (now 5am) that tears welled up. I embraced this expression of my self and felt pure joy. This moment demanded a review of this app that I am grateful to invest in after my 7 day trial. Everything else I enjoy about the logistics, user-friendly UI, and clean beauty of the app itself are all cherries on top of what I gained internally after only two days of meditating...breathing...feeling. Thank you, developers. I am humbly grateful for your inspirations.
On that note, my one request would be to incorporate the ability to Bluetooth or google cast the sessions and what not. I’d love to play it through my tv when resting in bed or Bluetooth speaker when sitting by the pool! 🥰
DownInNYC - Life changing
I found this app because someone I know recommend I try it for the sleep stories. I’m
a very busy person and my mind tends to race and sometimes I just can’t turn it off when I’m trying to sleep or relax. I tried one of the free sleep stories and I sacked out pretty quickly. I also tried the free background soundtracks and music when I was trying to concentrate. All worth the price of free admission. But then I tried the mediation. I’d always thought of meditation as new age mumbo jumbo. But many of the smartest people I know all have stories about when they started doing it and how it changed their life. So on a uncharacteristically unbusy Saturday I decided to try the meditation course. And now I realize how simple and profound it all is. It’s essentially just having then skill to not let your thoughts control how you feel. Not letting your emotions get the best of you. Once you can control your impulses, you are a different person. It’s really life changing. This course starts slow and you can see real benefits after a week or so. I know have my own story about when I started meditation and when my life changed for the better.
jtr4fa - Grateful for this app
Over the last 5 months, I’ve been on a journey of personal growth. There was a lot that I was complacent about in life and I was tired of it. At the beginning, I had heard from my brother about meditation and all the benefits of it. I was half-invested, not sure if I believed all the claims (I hadn’t read any studies). So, I tried it a couple of times, but hadn’t had that meditation where it clicked yet. After a couple months though, I did some more research and started to meditate more regularly.
While I am finally feeling more comfortable meditating alone, Calm helped guide me the entire way. There have been so many days where the messages and techniques from Calm have been extremely impactful on my life. The creators of this app did an absolutely fantastic job. And that’s not to say that the ultimate goal is to only meditate by myself. After a couple of days of mediating on my own, I love to come back to a guided session of the 21 days of calm and hear a message/lesson again.
All in all, I highly recommend using Calm if you want to learn great techniques of meditation and also be inspired to improve and grow as a person.
Tulicat - So effective, a help in healing, in finding peace
I LOVE this ap. I had a near death experience (NDE) a little over a year ago. The emotional path that can follow was a little tough, as was seeing and feeling the imperfectness of being a human more intensely. Thanks to a few friends who had raved about meditation apps at a family reunion (not mine), I search and found this ap a few weeks after the NDE. I love the effective, short Daily Calm meditation (~10-12 minutes), so easy to fit in, so effective in creating a calming break for the mind which can bring at least a moment’s peace, and can also help bring a much longer peaceful perspective reset. There’s even a three minute emergency meditation, nighttime sleep meditations, specific areas of interest series as well as wonderful option of Master Classes. Check it out. My longest streak (it tracks this for you) was 27 day, just after the NDE, but some were just a day or two before I miss a day or two.
Focusing on the breath ... your breath ... following it. So effective. And the reflections at the end, with the beautiful daily picture ... are daily gems. Thanks to Tamara Levitt, thanks to Daily Calm.
Thea Boodhoo - One year, huge difference
I picked up Daily Calm after I realized my insurance had such a high mental health deductible that it would effectively never cover weekly therapy sessions. So I looked for other ways to get through a really stressful series of major life events including the death of a family member. I thought I’d try meditation. I’ve been using this app to guide short mediation sessions about an average of four times a week for over a year and it’s genuinely helped me. I can honestly say I’ve gained a life skill that I use every day even when the app is closed - closing my eyes and focusing on the breath for a few seconds even while I’m on the train or in a waiting room or about to go to an intense meeting at the office. This app isn’t the only way to gain that skill by any means, but it’s the one I picked up and it’s been pretty great. If you’re going through a hard time, the other things that have helped me the most with the depression and anxiety are gardening, hiking, in-person tabletop gaming, and cannabis microdosing. Crazy sounding combo, I realize, but I’m in *such* a better place than I was a year ago. Thanks for helping, Daily Calm.
Mr brake your back - Pretty cool app
This app was created to help people who are struggling with anxiety, daily stress, sleeping problems, or even depression. The app has many different resources and techniques given to help people. It has breathing exercises which can help people who are dealing with anxiety or stress. These breathing techniques are proven effective by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. The app has calming music to listen to while doing work or to help fall asleep. For someone who is struggling with depression the app gives many tips with the focus on mental health. These tips are how to maintain a strong mental health. I downloaded this app since I saw a lot of advertising for it. My first impressions of the app were just okay. Once I figured out how to navigate around the app and use all of the features I began to enjoy it more and more. One of my favorite features about the app is the stories to help you fall asleep. One of the parts of the app that I did not like very much is that you have to pay to get a majority of the features. Although they do have a free 7 day subscription, I feel that you need to use it longer to get a good effect from the app. Overall I think that app is pretty cool and interesting.
RipplesGuy - Elegant. Useful. Compelling.
I’ve been using Calm for about two years now; It is hard to believe I’ve logged several hundred meditation sessions. My mind still wonders. A lot. AND: I’ve strengthened several key muscles: concentration, clarity, equanimity, friendliness (which I learned about from Jeff Warren’s incredible 30-day meditation course included in the app). I’ve recommended this app more than any other (I’ve tried, enjoyed, and positively reviewed several of the popular meditation apps), and I’ve heard from even occasional meditators that it has improved their skill and outlook. Another thing Jeff taught me: you don’t measure how effective/useful meditation is based on how many times your mind wanders when you sit, you look at how often and how smoothly you find yourself applying the concepts and activating the muscles you gain from sitting. The number of times I smile and notice something in a typical day is in the dozens. This app has definitely enriched my daily experience. It is worth trying, it is worth paying for, it is worth prioritizing in your life. (May you be happy; may you be strong; may you feel like you belong.)
Emmie Eaton - I need Daily Calm every day
Ever since I tried the free version of Daily Calm I knew it was exactly what I needed. I have used the premium subscription for a year now and Calm has more than met my expectations but exceeded them by far. Every morning I am in guided meditation with Tamara and then I do the gentle morning wake up stretches which have made a huge difference in the pain I used to have from my back issues. I do the chair stretches at work and the back care exercises when my lower back is hurting. I also listen to the sleep stories every night and fall asleep before half the story is over. These stories are so soothing and relaxing. And there are so many different stories and meditations to choose from. I can’t wait to delve into the talks given by experts regarding mindfulness and breaking bad habits, etc. I just wish I had more time to spend on Calm because I enjoy it so much. It has been worth every penny and i just renewed my subscription. Daily Calm is exactly what I need on a daily and nightly basis. I absolutely love it and look forward to another year with these wonderful people in this amazing app.
Charlene V. - Revolutionary Sleep App - Must Get!
Forget melatonin and L-theanine pills. This app is all you’ll need to truly unwind, relax and fall peacefully asleep in no time. There is a variety of stories and meditations for pretty much every taste and style to put even the most persistent of insomniacs to sleep. With soothing, calming voices like Tamara Levitt’s and Eric Braa’s you are all but guaranteed to completely let go of your stressful thoughts, relax, and fall asleep in no time! While this app is great as is, I do have some suggestions that could improve it even further and bring it to the next, absolute highest level: 0) allow for bookmarking, or better yet, make the app remember where you left off in a particular story if you try a different story half way through, but then decide to go back or if you close the app and want to go back to that story you started 1) allow the user to preset the ‘stop time’ on longer meditations/stories. 2) allow sorting of all content by length of time 3) allow stitching of different clips (i.e. so users can piece together their own content from existing clips). Thank you and keep up the great work!
HeatherRocks999 - Much Needed Self Care in a Pandemic World
I don’t know how I would be making it through the Covid 19 stress without this app. As someone who struggles with anxiety even in the best of times, I decided to try this app out to deal with the stress of the pandemic. I am so glad I decided to pay for full access to all of the features! I am learning how to meditate in ways that will benefit me for the rest of my life. I have recommended this app to all of my friends. The targeted sessions for different aspects of life (stress, sleep, anxiety, etc) are so helpful. There are meditations that are very short for when I need to be centered quickly to deal with a difficult situation and meditations that are longer for when I have time to do a more intensive session. A nice bonus is the relaxing music that I play while I’m working to keep a peaceful vibe throughout my work day. Unlike some meditation instructions, this app does not push any agenda that is targeted toward or against any particular faith, which I know has turned some people away from meditation apps in the past. I am so grateful for what this app has brought to my mind and spirit!
Opiewanobie - 21days of Calm ... and so much more
Do you experience any stress in your life? Or, perhaps your life is spinning out of control. Or, if not, you may find yourself somewhere in between. The Calm app does not solve life‘s problems but it does help reframe them to give us a better way of living with and living through our problems. One of the greatest features is the Daily Calm which is a 10+ minute meditation. This does not mean zoning out to some strange mantra and pursuing another mystical realm! Instead, the user is guided through various styles of mindfulness. At the conclusion, guidance is given on how to approach life or reframe our issues in order to better live life rather than life dominating you. If you do choose to subscribe, there are probably hundreds of targeted series (and growing)-/ everything from sleeping better to dealing with relationships with others, dealing with loss and even dealing with yourself. Using this app consistently (I use it frequently, not daily—I sometimes forget or get caught up in my business!) will surely help you not control your life but learn to not be controlled by your life.
Furrilius - Daily sessions to look forward to
I never knew much about meditation until a mentor introduced me to the practice. It is exactly that, a practice. I found it difficult at first to stay focused but found that it came more easily the more I did it. I became hooked and noticed the positive impact it had on all aspects of my busy, hectic life. I knew I wanted to continue guided meditation and my mentor recommend finding an app that I liked. After trying free-trials of several apps I knew hands down this was the one for me. The selection of background sounds, and her soothing voice were exactly what I was looking for. The length of sessions are sufficient to fully relax and recharge yet not too cumbersome to fit into a busy schedule. I come to look forward to the sessions at the end of each day as my “me time.” I like that there are pre-programmed sessions aimed at specific topics or goals and there are daily sessions as well. The fact that the app keeps track of my progress helps to keep me motivated to never skip a day. I can’t say enough good things about this app, well worth every penny!! I am hooked.
kgrfree - Love, love, love!!
I absolutely love this app. I’m a Christian and a senior in college. Previous meditation experiences have made me so uncomfortable because they ask me to recite something or meditate on something that goes against my religion. This app doesn’t do that! Also, I struggle with the epidemic in out world of Hurry Sickness (google it. It’s a thing.) I do too much, say yes to too much, worry myself, stress myself out, and don’t give myself quiet time. This app reminds me to care for my heart and brain. I meditate daily, every morning using the daily calm. I then do a timed meditation and spend time in prayer and meditating on my God. Starting my day like this makes me so prepared to deal with the hurry of life. I also do at least one other meditation throughout the day. I love the sleep meditations. I haven’t tried the stories yet, and I’ve been using this app for several months. I think I’ll focus too much on the voice and story to fall asleep. So! I just do a guided sleep meditation. I have no requests for how to fix this app. The price is reasonable and I’ve had no issues with the app. 10/10 recommended!!!
Madelyn Michelle - Most meditations guided by the same person
After having calm for several months now, I’ve enjoyed exploring to the variety of content from masterclasses to music to meditation. I also like the approach calm takes in encouraging you to develop your own daily practice of mindfulness. However, the main reason why I purchased calm was for the large library of meditations. However the bulk of new meditations come from the daily meditation which is always guided by the same person, Tamara Levitt. She also guides many of the meditation series they have available. Unfortunately I don’t enjoy how Tamara does her meditations and I find them more distracting than helpful. Because of this I find myself avoiding her meditations and whenever there is a choice for another voice I’ll pick it, but there are only so many of these. And, if you’re not doing the daily meditations, it doesn’t take too long before you feel like you’re running out of content. Calm is great if you enjoy Tamara’s meditations, but your kind of out of a deal if you don’t. I just think its unfortunate that there isn’t more variety in the voices available and authors coming out with new content. My wish would be for calm to at least have a second choice for the voice of the daily calm.
DisturbedRules - Helped Me Through A Crises
My father died March 4, 2019, of vascular dementia and Parkinsonism. This app got me through a year of grief and anxiety - the likes of which I had never experienced- so deep was our hurt watching our father die so slowly and losing him bit-by-bit over time. His sickness was made more stressful because my parents live in another state and I was driving 12-hours every weekend to get to them. Plus, I was in grad school, working full-time and had (still do) very involved children in both high school and college. Beginning last summer, the grief and worry was becoming so great that I couldn’t breathe. My mind was racing so fast, I couldn’t sleep. Even using prescriptions to sleep and relax, I knew I needed more help so went online, really, sort of desperate. I found “Calm.” I didn’t miss many days meditating after that. The sleep stories replaced my prescription meds for sleep (eventually), and Calm was an anchor as the end for Dad got closer and when he died. As a college professor, I recommend it now to all my students. I see Calm as an essential part of my healthy life.
bioeric - Great, but limited content, needs more
This app has really changed how well I sleep. And for that I am truly grateful to the developers. They definitely deserve all the accolades the app has been receiving. I do have one major criticism thought that I wish I could get them to pay attention to at this time. They apps content is very limited in comparison to other similar apps. The major area of limitation is the sleep stories section. There are only a handful of sleep stories that can not even get you through a month of nights without having to listen to the same stories over and over again. Many users I know are focusing in on the sleep stories section because they work. However, all have the same complaint as I do; just not enough stories and having to listen to the same stories over and over again. Hey for little kids, this particular flaw is fine. Heck, I have read the Fantastic Mr. Fox to my youngest literally over a 100 times to get him to sleep. For us adults, the developers of calm need to realize we need more variety in our sleep stories. If this app only had more, I would be elated to change my rating to 5 out of 5 stars without a days hesitation.
AJayneDyer - The app is wonderful, but lacks variety.
I got a year of premium on this app and absolutely adore it. The depth, care, and detail that went into making this app the best of its kind are not at all lost on me. It’s been very helpful to me with managing sleep and anxiety, really to life-changing levels. But I find my biggest complaint and the thing that makes me go through bouts in which I stop using it altogether is the lack of variety in narrators. Tamara Levitt is used to narrate a very large number of exercises and while her voice is positive and upbeat—she really is lovely, I’m sure!—it’s not AT ALL relaxing and totally grinds on my nerves. I literally cannot listen to any audio that she does in this app and as I said, there are many. It’s really disappointing. I’ve found the male narrators, specifically Elisha Goldstein, have a slower cadence and a much more relaxing tone that allows me to decompress and stop my anxiety attacks or drift off to sleep. But repetitive listening of certain audios can lead me to memorize it, which I find has me anticipating the words rather than absorbing them. I would really appreciate more frequent updates to the “cast” in these audios, especially ones for sleep and anxiety management.
bbrockit - Should not claim to support Family Share
Like many expensive subscription apps Calm claims to support Apple Family share. However, In-app purchases and subscriptions cannot be shared, so no, your purchase of Calm cannot be shared. Only the free portion (accessible for 1 week) can be shared—which is of course unnecessary since family members don’t need family share for something that is already free. Family members would actually be better off downloading it directly because the free access only lasts one week so they’d at least get their own trial period instead of whatever remains of a family member’s. There is fine print in the App Store which says that Family Share does not support in-app purchases and subscriptions, but nothing in the app itself will tell you that your $70 one year subscription cannot be shared with a family member or significant other. It would be simpler and more honest if Calm would opt-out of Family Share so it would not display that capability on their App Store description as Family Share is only relevant and useful for one-time paid apps. You have a very nice app otherwise.
Pagdbdndksklakandb - Sunshine
I am loving Calm. It is perfect for where I am right now. I love the 10 minute daily calm. I look forward to the new topic each day and 10 minutes is a very manageable amount of time even in my busy schedule. I am working through the 21 day beginning meditation series as well. I like that I can do the daily calm each day and then add a 10 minute beginning session when I have time. Tamara’s voice I find very pleasant and reassuring. I like being able to choose some soothing background sound like birds chirping or fire crackling. And finally I am enjoying the sleep stories and find they are helping me fall asleep more quickly in the evenings. The only negative is I’m not too fond of the music selections. I find most of the music to be somewhat jarring and irritating rather than soothing. I would love if some peaceful soothing music were added as options. So right now I just don’t listen to the music. Overall, this app has been fantastic for helping me learn to quiet my mind and stop destructive thought loops. I am definitely feeling calmer and more present than ever before.
Avasherry234 - Amazing but....
Okay, I will be honest this app is so relaxing. At first, I thought that it would be some kind of boring app that wouldn’t have any use— well I was wrong. This app is so good. There are different types of meditations that you can do for seven days, sleep stories that will make you fall asleep, classical music, relaxing backgrounds that you can change anytime, yoga lessons, and to just breath normally. I started about a week ago, and I have been so relaxed after that. I don’t get as mad when my lil sis hides in my room and steals things, I don’t get as frustrated when my parents ask me to do double chores with no extra allowance. But there is something that I will have to point out before you download this app— most of the things are NOT free! Most sleep stories are not free, most meditation thingies are not free (you can only have one sample then every other day is locked, ask of the relaxing music costs money, it is the same for the yoga. You need to buy a year’s worth of unlimited pro, month, or week. To me it is kind of unfair, but they still allow a few sleep stories and I can get relaxed even without the pro needed.
Mrs zamayoa - Worth every penny
It almost seems like everyone in the world has anxiety and depression nowadays. I dont want another problem like addiction to drugs so I was endlessly in search of alternative help. I just want to be more in control of my emotions. Hormones play a big part in my emotions. An instance that makes me furious, sad, depressed, hopeless, and aggravated one day could be the same instance on another day and it wouldn’t bother me a bit. Due to my fluctuations in emotions due to hormone changes I didn’t want to take pill(s) daily. So I stumbled across this app and gave it a try. NEVER LOOKED BACK. It’s wonderful for stopping me in my tracks and calming me down. But you do it often and the lessons follow in your life. I love love love the coach’s voice. I am a private person and don’t share my feelings which is helpful to some, but I don’t need to when I practice with the help of this app. You can choose how much time you want to spend. A lot or a little. There’s even an “emergency calm” selection, I haven’t used but am saving it for when I need that best friend to say “everything is going to be ok!”
Lizzie_1908 - Once you get past the subscription, the app is amazing!
I was skeptical at first because of the prices for the subscription deal, but my dad did the math and it’s actually not as bad as it looks. Still a bit pricey, but not bad. My dad used to be a computer programmer, so he knows why people use the subscription payment model. I’m using the app right now and it has helped me so much! I have really bad anxiety and cope with distractions poorly.(I’m medically diagnosed with A.D.D. and Asperger’s syndrome.) I have a better understanding of why apps do things like this. I mean, if you were a developer and made something that helps people, wouldn’t you want to have something in return? I think most people would agree that they wouldn’t want to make a product and have people not pay for it. Gotta pay the rent somehow. I’m still not a fan of that kind of payment system, but I’m more informed about it thanks to my dads former experience of being a computer programmer. Like it says in the title, once you get past the subscription, the app does its job beautifully.
Seashell60 - Thankful and learning each day to be Calm
My doctor had shared with me about the benefits of meditation.... I needed something to help when I was anxious as well something to help me relax. Shortly after that doctor visit I found the Calm app. It's been almost 2 years. It had been a stressful day and there was an introduction to the app and I took the 10 minutes and did the breathing and really focused on relaxing. I went back to work and I immediately told everyone about Calm.... I have been using it ever since! The time I meditate is my time to focus, to breathe and to just be in the moment. I had horrible insomnia and started the body scans... I tried the sessions without buying the subscription but soon found that I wanted more of the sessions after I did the first; so I bought the subscription and have never regretted it once! It's been a godsend. I love the bedtime stories and the daily Calm.... there is so much on this app that has helped me. I love that the app is adding new things. Thank you Tamara for sharing and helping me bring peace and calm into my life!
Dia diamonde - More narrators please
This app has been incredibly helpful for me; the focused texts are simple enough to be absorbable / not distracting in a state of meditation, when you need it most. The 7 days series is excellent. The texts themselves are poignant with the exception of some cultural references Ive heard (honestly, I don’t think this is any place to mention what Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls thinks) - trying way too hard with that.
My main issue which has kept me from being able to use about 50% of the guided meditations, including Daily Calm and most other practices, is that I just can not bear the speaking voice of Tamara Levitt. I’ve tried & tried and i just can’t. It it is probably just me but she really rubs me the wrong way in how mushy and drippy her voice is...it comes across as disingenuous but I realize that the intention is exactly the opposite. It would be really nice to have at least one other choice for each program - ideally the other one would be more neutral. It’s a pity because I like the content very much, but otherwise, with no adjustments of added narrators it will probably keep me from renewing my subscription.
Teagan 123456789 - LISTEN
I really like your sleep story’s everyone I started I’ve been at least getting to fall asleep faster but I know you can’t do much about this but I just can stand the guy who is in most of the story’s I want to read, his name is Alan sklar or something like that and some other boys I can’t remember the names of I just want to tell you so maybe you could make most of them girls because I think they have a more smooth voice witch in Science is proven to be better to listen to at night and it soothes people to listen to witch in most cases reacts to better sleep including me but in all I think you app is helping millions in ways you can’t imagine better sleep can help with better minds you could save lives if they have better minds they can think before they end there life sleep is extremely important all you need to do now Is get a good add that will intrigue people that need help and they won’t just turn the volume down on the adds they will listen. Please take this into consideration I’ve already lost someone to choice of death you could save people from that. Yes it might seem impossible Just TRY.
Valholla03 - I can't rate this app highly enough!
1st off, I TRULY appreciate the app giving me time to try its features before asking for an App Store review. I absolutely HATE when you've used an app for all of 5 minutes and then it asks you to rate it. Absolutely awful, how would I really know? This app gave me the time to explore it and use it for a good week before asking for a review. Bravo!
As far as the app itself, by session 7, I REALLY zoned out into the meditation and almost put myself to sleep I was so calm. I remember when I first began I was anxious to check when I would be done. But by the end of the week, I was surprised we were done already. I'm excited about that.
The music is calming, the guidance is very calming and helpful. And it's very easy to use and I love the reminder and quotes at the end. Again, I can't rate this app highly enough. I hasn't even asked me to upgrade to the paid version yet so I don't know how much it costs to continue meditating but I sure hope I can afford it. They deserve being compensated for the labor of this app!
penguino🐧567986543 - Great app but lots of $
I love the app! But that’s a lot of money. I think there should be an app that thinks about the people using it more, because some people can’t afford this including me. I’m trying to look for a app that helps with my anxiety and this app is great but I don’t have the money to get what I need on this app. This seems like a little much to charge $70. This helps people’s stress, anxiety, depression, and more. There are a ton of options you can use which is great if you have $70. You should have more free things and give more price options. Like you could have a certain amount of money for a week or a month or even even a few months, not just charge to only get it for a year. And you could lower the price for a year even if it’s just by a few $. This might attract more people to the app and you would make more money. You would probably get better ratings too. If you have the $ to spend on this app spend it! It’s not going to be a waste of your $. This has sleep stories for people of all ages including kids, it has all different kinds of sounds, it has meditation, and it has breathing exercises. GET THIS APP if you have the money to spend for it. It won’t let you down.
Dinomarin - I have finally found an answer.
I have had anxiety for about 7 months and recently, has been growing. I try to do as much as I can to calm myself down when I feel anxious. I have seen ads about this app before, and wasn’t really convinced at the time. However, I recently was shown an ad and thought to my self if I should get the app. A few minutes later, it’s on my phone. I really admire the people behind this game for creating an app for people like me, and it makes me feel hopeful that there are still people out there who care about others like this. I also really like how even though they present you with calm premium, that they still have many options to choose from with out spending a single penny. So, to conclude my review, I just want to say how I think this app will help me. I am going to continually come back on the app for at least a month, and I can foresee me feeling better because of it. I believe this app will help me a lot, and I would like to thank the creators again, for making this app.
Franki1459 - I’m sleeping soundly again!
I love this app! I was struggling with anxiety and restless nights as I am working full time and going to school full time and couldn’t seem to quiet my mind at bed time. The meditations, sleep stories, and ambient noise have all helped me tremendously. I’m getting the best sleep since I can remember.
I do have one suggestion, though. As they are meant to do, the sleep stories often get me to sleep, but once the story ends, it is just silence. The ambient noise helps me to stay asleep, but I can’t find a way to have the ambient noise begin once the sleep story or meditation session ends. It would be great to be able to make a playlist of sorts where ambient noise automatically kicks in at the end of the sleep story or meditation session. That way, if I’m already asleep or very close to it, there is no need to go back into the app to turn on ambient noise, risking the light from my phone putting back to an awaken state.
Thank you, Calm! Everything else about this app is fantastic and has truly benefitted me and my mental health.
Nat the Bruce - Insomniac
About two years ago, I was diagnosed with severe depression and anxiety. You know how it goes. Even on meds now, I still have bad days. Well, for about a stretch of a month now, I’ve been having awful nightmares. I’ve always had trouble sleeping, but it was getting to the point where I had /maybe/ two hours of sleep a night. It wasn’t even good sleep; it was the kind where your body is asleep, but your mind is awake, so it leaves you feeling like you never slept in the first place. Then I remembered that my therapist had recommended this app for me. Now about a year ago, on my old phone, I had the app but never used it. Smart, right? Well, I downloaded it again, and when I went to bed, I put on one of the free stories. The next thing I knew, I was waking up, perfectly rested and actually tired from being asleep! This is the first I haven’t had a nightmare in a month! I think this app hit me with a melatonin nightstick😂
But in all seriousness, thank you so much. It’s been fantastic so far, and I’ll continue to use it.
🌺🐘Elephants4Ever🐘🌺 - Too many locked things
Today I found myself in a EXTREMELY stressful situation and I needed to be calmed down. I decided to download this app because I couldn’t take it anymore. I read the reviews and a lot of people were complaining about the locked features. I thought it couldn’t be that bad. I was wrong. Almost everything helpful is locked. I found myself not only stressing out about the situation I’m going through but this app. Now I know it’s not a lot of money but even if it’s like a couple cents a month, I stress about it. I’m not poor or anything it’s just that I have a lot of anxiety. I mean a lot. This isn’t a very helpful app if almost everything helpful is locked. All the music is locked which would help me the most. Very disappointing but I gave it an extra star because if we had some helpful things, it would be an amazing app. I saw a response to a review like mine saying that they make it so expensive so they can keep building the app. Omg these people who made this aren’t very smart. Have you seen all the 5 stars? If you make it cheaper, there will be more people buying the app and then the reviews won’t be as bad and you’ll have even more money. $70 is just outrageous.
boo boo ba boo - I love this it’s so calming
I love this is so calming it calmed me down because I was mad at my sister she was annoying me and so was my dog Sophie my dog Sophie was annoying me to so when I did the calming you down thing I was so calf I didn’t hurt my sister or my dog 🐕 so thank you for making this please make more things like this game and whoever made this I was am going to tell you you did a very very very very very very very good job i’m just telling you that I love love Love love Love this game. Please please please make more games like this. I am just saying I needed this app to erase all my thoughts I was having A lot of stuff going on in my head but that changed when I listened to the meditation it cleared all of the thoughts that were in my head so I just really really wanted you to make more apps like this one. Just one thing you need to change well I don’t have premium and you need to bring stuff back for the people without premium like me all the other things I love love except the premium thing that’s the only thing that I hate.
the_imperfectionist - Awesome!
I am a busy mom. I work full time. I travel. I have struggled with worry, rumination, perfectionism, some anxiety, and poor sleep, for years. Even more-so after becoming a mom, which comes with a whole new set of worries for another person! I have tried through the years to get myself into a routine that includes meditation & relaxation, but always fall off track. THIS app allows me to plug in any time I want, and seek a brief meditation on a topic that I am most in need of at that moment. Whether I’m stressing over a big presentation, or having trouble with connection, the list of guided meditations is plentiful. Or I can just go solo one day (unguided) to the tranquil sounds of the scene of my choice. I also now love doing this...I open the app, choose a scene, usually a nature scene (with audio), set preference for scene to function while app is closed, connect it to my Bluetooth speaker, and let it play while the phone is displayed right in front of me on my desk working from home. Def try the premium trial. It’s worth it to go premium.
Redhorsechick89 - This app is fantastic!!😍
I’ve been under a lot of extra stress since this whole pandemic started. I suffer from anxiety, depression and PTSD and I take supplements to help with the symptoms and normally they work well but lately I’ve been having more anxiety attacks and I was doing some free meditation tools and they worked but they only had a couple of options. I had heard of calm but always thought I didn’t need it . I looked at the app and all it offered and was blown away so I decided to sign up for the free seven day trial . It’s only been one day into the trial and I’m definitely keeping it! It’s helping me stay calm and focused and they even have stuff for kids so both me and my daughter can benefit from it 👍🏻 . I highly recommend using this app! They have guided meditations, sleep stories, music, nature sounds, classes on various topics and even fitness options. It’s amazing what you get for the yearly subscription price. In my opinion, it’s worth it if you struggle with any type of mental illness or have even occasional stress.
Liv.into.purpose - Breathing changes your life
Having used this app for a couple years now, I have some experience that has changed me. I have learned that breathing well is as important as good blood flow in your veins. People don’t naturally think of it as important because our brains do it unconsciously and we don’t have to think about it. But when we stop to take a moment and breathe, we find that heart rate shifts, emotions are regulated, and perspectives change. It actually feels quite miraculous.
As a Christian, I know that many people are leery of (even the word) meditation. However, it is my joy to carry the message of truth regarding meditation. Meditation (ie using my own breath) has carried me through hard times and bolstered my energy when I’m weary. It is using the body and breath to be the recharge, the Gatorade, if you will, to the soul. Even Job 33:4 says, “the Spirit of God has made me, the breath of the Almighty gives me life. “
Breath is profound and simple all at the same time. Our breath is a gift and I believe a life lived well, tends this gift.
T.R.R. - Helpful in managing IBS
I was recently diagnosed with IBS. My GI recommended doing daily meditations to help relieve some of the stress and anxiety that can exacerbate my symptoms. I read some research articles on the topic and found one included in the American Journal of Gastroenterology which showed that meditation significantly improved symptoms in women with IBS. I decided to give meditation a try. As a busy medical student, I wasn’t sure if I would have the time to make meditation a daily practice. I have made time for meditation each day since my diagnosis 2 months ago and have found it to be very helpful, especially when I am having a flare-up. It really has allowed me to break that vicious cycle of symptomatic exacerbation worsened by anxiety about my symptoms flaring up. Obviously, other lifestyle modifications (e.g. diet, exercise, sleep, and even medication) might be necessary to control and/or alleviate symptoms. I have had to make other lifestyle modifications too. Thus far, meditation has been a very effective aid in my IBS management. I highly recommend the Calm app!
Awsome Kitty! - AMAZING APP but... the premium... -the app that helped me
This is a must have app if you have bad anxiety like me and other things but there’s just one little problem.... THE PREMIUM I got this app recently and I’m already loving but there’s ones that I think are really cool but it says start 7-day free trial and if I forget about having it then I sorta wasted my money for nothing. But I also had a little suggestion, you could still have the trial and that stuff but I was thinking of like having a little thing were each time u do one you get like 5coins and you can use them to unlock more and maybe still have some free and but ya, like make it to we’re you can unlock more sessions and stuff by like saying yay you got 5 coins great job! Just to like be like good job you completed a session, just to like make them feel happy, so ya that’s what I have to say but other than that this is a must have app hope you guys take my advice and I hope this app will have and update about my advice thank you tho!
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Sophie Wilkie - Calm great for Early Childhood settings
We use the Calm app each day as part of our Early Childhood setting. We have been listening to the audio stories at rest time for children aged 3 years up. We engage the children by asking them what story the would like to listen to. Over the next 4-6 weeks (4 year olds) we are listening to “The Big Bad Wolf Learns Anger Management”. We have been practising deep slow breathing before rest time each day. We follow up with group discussions on what steps to take when our bodies start to feel angry. I ask “how does it feel when you start to get angry? Each child role models how their body tenses in various areas. We talk about walking away and calming down by either drinking some water first then deep breathing or just deep breathing if able. We discuss the fact that people cannot talk or communicate when angry, only when calm. Calms Soundscape and other sleep music have been utilised for babies and toddlers sleep times. As an Educator I have used the masterclasses as professional development and my own self improvement and wellbeing. I highly recommend utilising the Calm app in every Early Childhood setting so as to assist with rest, relaxation and teaching emotional intelligence.
Christina Melbourne - Learning by letting go
I love the Daily Calm 10 minute sessions which I start with every day, then follow up with one of the '7 days of ...' series. The best at the beginning was the 21 days of calm. Also useful were 'self-esteem', 'focus', 'gratitude', 'happiness', 'calming anxiety' and other guided meditations. All can be repeated, as often as you like. Also on offer are various timed and unguided meditations with bells etc as prompts to return to the present moment. I have developed a habit of using the Calm app to do about 30 mins of sitting practice each morning, and keeping notes of my thoughts. Together with reading and networking with new friends from Mindful in May and now Mind Life Project, (Elise Lew, Melbourne, Australia), I have been calmer, happier and more sociable in everyday life. The wise quotes from contemporary Buddhist thinkers are also useful signposts on this new trail.
I have just subscribed to this app for a second year, as a promise to myself to continue this highly beneficial and wonderful practice. Thanks Tamara Levitt for lending your soothing, reassuring voice to the excellent directions in this program. Many thanks, Calm people for this app.
Christina Perrett, Melbourne, Australia
Corp-Sales-Exec - Life changing - busy Corporate Sales Executive
I have a type-A personality, who is a high achieving corporate sales executive. I'm also a parent of a child with special needs so life is very busy. In 2014, when work and family life did not shape up the way I had planned, I reached the lowest point of my life. I wasn't able to sleep and couldn't function normally. I was frequently forgetful (e.g. did if I off the lights 2 minutes ago?), was diagnosed with anxiety and and my ability to think and process ideas slowed down considerably. I took half a year off work, visited countless doctors and psychologists and consumed anti-anxiety vitamins. This helped me get back to work, but the side effects of the vitamins, primarily memory impairment, was unbearable. Seeking natural remedies for a solution, I turned to meditation. I was referred to Calm by one of my doctors. After 6 months of meditating twice a day with Calm, I no longer take any anti-anxiety vitamins, I'm on top of my career and I'm present when I'm spending time with family. My sincerest thanks to Tamara Levitt and her team. You've definitely changed my life and I'm very thankful.
everynicknamefkntakenliars - Worth the money
I gave this app a try about 6 months ago when my work routine completely changed, and I needed to start work at 3am rather than 3pm. I was struggling with anxiety alot and this helped more than I could have imagined. It’s not just calming, if I use when i go to bed, theres only been two times I haven’t fallen asleep before the end of the Daily Calm. Tamara Levitts voice is so soothing and genuine, I really like the guided breathing, and sometimes I use the sleep stories too. Tbh there is alot more features to the app than I even use and its still worth it to me. Everyone who is crying about $80 for a whole year of using this app, must have never really felt true anxiety or chronic sleep difficulties... you would pay it for one night of peace sometimes. It only seems like alot of money when there’s so many free apps available, but you have to consider what you’re getting in return. It’s well worth it.
mindless323 - Potential
I like this app and it helps with my anxiety but sadly recently it fell into the hole that is auto replenish subscriptions. The app may be free but you can’t do shoit without the subscription(80$) and when you start the free week trial if you don’t cancel within 24 hours before it is complete it automatically makes you pay the 80$ which is a scam and I’m pretty sure that’s illegal(I might be wrong I’m not sure)the fact that you get about 5 meditations in total if you don’t pay is just rude and the subscription doesn’t go away if you delete the app. So staff at calm please make it free again. I do recommend getting this app if your willing to pay the 80$ annually but if you aren’t and are there for the free trial and delete the app 24 hours before your week expires otherwise you’ll be charged and you won’t get an email or anything it just takes money from your bank account. I for one am willing to pay that much to help with my anxiety. It is also helpful if you struggle getting to sleep.
Sorry this review was so long
kawaiicelia - Stupidity is a crime
I don't usually write a review, and this is not exactly a review about Calm (it's a fabulous app, by the way!) - I just wanted to address all these dumb people who gave Calm one star because the app charged them after the end of the free trial. Well HELLO, that's clearly stated on the app listing (see above - go on, scroll up) and also BEFORE you click on the 'Start free trial' button. You got charged for downloading the app? Oh come on, that's not true. It's free to download the app, but if you choose to do the free 7-day trial, it's clearly stated that you need to cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the trial period. You don't know how to cancel? That's your fault, not this app's. Here, let me help you: go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > click on your Apple ID at the top > View Apple ID > Log in > Subscription > Choose the app subscription you want to cancel > Cancel Subscription. You're welcome.
Organized one - The Best App Ever - Absolutely❣️
This app has the potential to be life changing, particularly if you can’t sleep, suffer from anxiety, find it difficult to relax Etc..because it helps with so many of these ‘issues’.
The ‘sleep stories’ help to soothe an agitated mind, you can use it to meditate or simply to just listen to the music or sounds if you want to relax or focus.
The app itself is very easy & intuitive to use, beautiful to look at and totally reliable❣️
I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who needs/wants to feel calm, focussed, soothed or uplifted.
The next time I pay for its renewal, I will elect for the ‘lifetime use’ option and not just the yearly renewal amount - it’s that good. I know, that I want to use it always❣️
I have never written a review for an app before where I have been so positive however, when you find something so good 😊 I really believe it’s important to give ‘credit where credit is due’. The developers of this app have obviously spent much time, trouble, money and effort in producing and providing such a quality product, it’s good to let others know about it❣️
I am not an affiliate or anything and am not getting paid in any way for providing this review.
I hope, you enjoy using it as much as I have❣️
Bel26 - Better sleep, better mental health, excellent content quality.
This is the only subscription app I pay for. Willingly. I *love* that the speakers talk in normal voices. I've listened to a lot of guided relaxation type things and I hate w h e n s p e a k e r s d r a g o u t w o r d s. Or have reverb behind them. It makes me angry, not relaxed. In the Calm app the speakers just talk like normal, calm, people.
Last night I was highly stressed, I used the 10 minute 'emergency calm' meditation and it worked. Instead of spiralling I became calm enough to fall asleep.
The only negative is that the meditations tend to be very general. I wish they'd do a range for serious specific problems such as chronic or terminal illness, disabilities, suffering bullying/violence, in an identity crisis etc.
I spend more than $60US a year (the subscription fee for this app) on medication to help me sleep. This app saves me money by helping me to fall asleep without medication. I've also been using the meditations to help with my anxiety as I will soon be going off my anti-anxiety medication (which hasn't been helping much, anyway). I particularly love the story about sheep. Stephen Lyons and Alan Sklar have such soothing voices, I hope they do some more stories soon.
Shelberto Senorita - Gentle boot camp for the mind
Plenty of people run or go to boot camp classes for the sake of their mind... a great way to empty the head and sleep well that night. While that’s great (for body and mind) it’s incredibly valuable to be able to create calm and quiet within yourself wherever you are - at work, on a bus, anywhere. Calm has great daily meditations to help us learn to do that, in a way anyone can do (my 3 & 6 year olds love some of the sleep stories and meditations too).
There's lots included in the free version, and a heaps if you subscribe (including walking meditations, Masterclasses on breaking habits and anxiety other great topics). I now wonder what took me so long to properly try meditation and why so many people I know don’t find 10 minutes or so to fit it into their day/week!
Herbz1993 - Absolutely Amazing
This is definitely a tool you want in your tool belt. I was first introduced to mindfulness meditation a couple of years ago to help manage anxiety and depression. I experienced some benefits but I always seemed to let it slip. I can’t remember where I stumbled across this app but it blows absolutely every other app out of the park. Now I’m actually wanting to meditate and create that good habit.
I’m a web developer and so I really appreciate the UI/UX work that has also been put into the development of this app. Loving the clean, simplistic interface. Keep up the good work guys!
One thing I do wish I could do however is reset series e.g. I have finished “7 days of calm” but I would like to clear the progress back to 0% so I can keep track once again.
Minenko.lb - Zennnn
I used to do meditation all the time before bed but stopped doing it because I found it just wasn’t helping anymore. With my anxiety back in action, I’ve been desperate for some relief and needed to start practising mindfulness again. I kept seeing the Calm app pop up on social media so I finally gave it a shot and honestly it’s best app there is. Even just the background scene sounds helps bring my anxiety down and I can listen to it whenever I need to and people will just think that I’m listening to some catchy tunes, even at work. I just completed the first stage of the 7 days of calm meditation and it helped me so much like holy moly. As soon as my pay comes through, the first thing I’m doing is purchasing the premium app. Gonna get that zennnn!
mads260 - AMAZING
I use this app when I’m feeling particularly anxious and having a rough time getting to sleep and I can not tell you just how wonderful it is! It has many features that just make the app so easy and stress free to use for example I love that you can have a background sound going (for example rain) and be able to still turn your phone off and the sound carries on! (Some apps the sound turns off when you turn your phone off making it hard to use if you want it while your trying to sleep) There is a large selection of sounds to be able to choose from and not have to pay it’s just great I can’t tell you the amount of times it’s helped me :))
onedayyoullsee - App crashes and wigs out strangely
Who doesn’t want to be calm? This app has beautiful aesthetics and quality content, but when it shuts down in the middle of a meditation or sleep story all calm goes out the window. It also has the ability to play multiple content at once so if the screen gets touched accidentally you can have several things playing at once but no interface to turn each one off so you have to shut the whole app down and start over which takes time and patience. The sleep stories are my favourite thing about this app. I listen to them in the day too because I need something beautiful to listen to but they can randomly stop and crash the app too. Something about the music section too doesn’t play seemlessly and can get stuck and either shut down or just pause itself. I really hope these bugs can be transformed so I can truely enjoy the use and benefits of this app because there are many.
rus74cha69 - PREMIUM
I feel like a lot of apps have premium, and that really annoys me ... if people pay - they get more advantages and things for them. I think that if you’re a kid then getting premium is not an option. Parents might be able to pay for their kids premium, but usually don’t. Children can’t pay money (especially if they’re around the age 6+). This app is premium inside out for some of it ... for your sleep/bedtime stories - only have a few stories and all the other ones are locked.
Having premium is an advantage that is awesome and you get to have great stuff! But if you can’t pay and have premium on your app, there aren’t many things you can do (this app is pretty big on PREMIUM)
P.S. Sorry if I say premium a lot (there isn’t any synonyms that would really fit in).
Lozdawg.Kodawg - It used to be a great app
I loved this app. I used it everyday for years. It helped me with my PTSD, my depression and anxiety. It helped me to fall asleep when my memories were wreaking havoc and it helped me stay grounded during moments of flashbacks.
But I am so disappointed to find out the new limitations. You used to be able to access so much more for free but all apps these days are asking you to pay ridiculous prices.
As someone who is a full time university student, part time aged care worker working shift work to make ends meet, living out of home and with an assistance dog and therapy, these prices are unaffordable. I use to recommend this app but I will not anymore. If you’re going to promote wellbeing, happiness and better mental health by using this app - don’t make it so expensive
You are now stating to people ‘if you want to live a better life and reduce anxiety then you better have money to pay for it.’
You should be absolutely ashamed of yourselves.
loz513 - Wow
Hi I’m a year 7 student, who has experienced many issues in the year of 2019, this year my parents split witch caused a lot of family problems and anxiety. Shortly after this my grand farther had a stroke and is now lying on his death bed. And of cause this created lots of anxiety witch then created sleep problems.
My therapist then showed me calm, I downloaded it but never actually opened the app. Later I wasn’t sleeping at night so I remembered her words and tried the app. After doing that I admittedly paid for the the subscription and now use it every night witch helps me fall asleep with a full 9 hours of sleep instead of 4-3 with waking up constantly with anxiety.
Amazing app recommended.
BREE E B - By far the best meditation app that I have tried!
I am not being payed to write this review, I genuinely wanted to do it on my own without any incentive. I can’t say that I have tried any other meditation apps, because I haven’t. However, for someone who has generalised anxiety disorder, I have felt relaxed after every meditation so far! This is my third day using the app and although I still have a long road ahead, I am already feeling the benefits! While situations used to frustrate me, I allow myself to feel the same feelings but redirect my focus onto external stimuli such as the tv, a sensation in my body or other sounds.
Thank you so much calm, I only have good things to say!!!
Francis Winifred - Amazing app just one thing could make it perfect
This app has saved me in so many ways. This app is beyond worth its price. It’s worth it’s weight in
Gold. The sleep stories help my insomnia and ptsd trauma dreams. The daily calm is amazing and helped me deal with so much trauma and self doubt. I never thought an app could help me become a stronger better person but it has.
One thing I think could be really useful would be a journal option. The mood check in and such is great but I find when I am in that space I want to journal but I don’t want to step away from the vibe I get while using the app. Could it be an option to have a journal section at all? Even if it was a complimentary app. I just think it would be really useful and healing.
lucyliu77 - The best app I own
I’ve suffered from depression anxiety insomnia substance abuse etc etc. medication didn’t work, and a constant sense of disconnection with the world around me made things sometimes feel unbearable. Until someone recommended this app. I can’t even start to describe what difference it’s made to my life, my self love, and the way I see life & my new found gratitude for it. Simple ten minutes a Day has made a world of change. I’m able to not only cope with distressing moments that is life sometimes, but I literally look forward to learning something new everyday and to see things more lovingly and beautifully. Thanks for your soothing voices Tamara and M. McConaughey 👌💕
pietajoh - Truly helpful!
I have using this app, only a couple of months. For a while, I was not consistent. Each day, I listening to the Daily Calm, sometimes the sleep stories, and listen to the Masterclasses provided, I understand and appreciate more.
The nuances come, by being consistent, which would seem obvious. It takes practice to understand and enjoy those nuances. The difference it makes? Better focus, easier to calm and centre myself, sleep better, and the list continues to grow.
Thank you so very much, for the work, which happens here. There is magic in that, you just need to turn, to be curious. This time, curiosity is rewarded.
Dang.er - Helps me sleep
I have a lot of issues settling down and the sleep stories really help me relax. I really enjoy the voices of Tamara and Anna.
I received 4* as I receive audio crackling through my speaker on just this app. I have played many other apps through my speaker and not have this happen. This is a daily occurrence with calm. I am unsure if this is a common or known issue.
Additionally, having more subscription options will be very beneficial instead of committing to a 1 year subscription. I am lucky enough to make adequate money to be able to subscribe. I hope that I’ll receive a prompt reminding when my subscription is almost over instead of having it automatically debited from my account.
basilimobile - Polished app with plenty of options
As the heading says, this is a really slick app with loads of features. I use it daily and any time I try other similar apps I realise how good it is.
Having said that, I'd like to see a few tweaks to make it an even smoother and more relaxing user experience.
I love the Breathe option and use it daily, but I'd love to see it with time limit options and end bells like the timed meditations - I currently keep an eye on a nearby clock which isn't ideal for focus. I'd also like to be able to favorite a Breathe time option and have it added to my other favorites for quick and easy access so that I don't need to constantly switch screens and scroll down for different meditation options.
I think all the meditations should have a 5-second count-in timer before the session begins so that there's time to get into position and composed before starting.
I think the selected ambient track should continue for a few minutes after the session ends and not cut out abruptly. Earlier versions of this app did this and it was a whole lot more relaxing than it is now.
TalktoFJ - I don’t believe all these 5 star reviews are genuine
I can’t comment on the apps actual value when you pay, but here is my experience with the free version. I rarely ever review anything unless I am really happy or annoyed. Another sucker you in for a subscription error.
Save your cash, download some nature sounds or use free guided meditation podcast.
My problem with this app is its billing approach ethics and upfront pricing transparency
Ok here’s the true deal with loading this app and what you are not told until you’ve wasted heaps of time. Firstly it’s not “truly” free and by the time you have worked this out you are probably in “lifetime email SPAM circle” you can’t get out from. Caveat Emptor - more junk email
1 - You get suckered in to giving them your emai and you get almost nothing of worth for it. Now you’ll be spammed forever
2 - You are then invited to a free 7 day where you give them billing details and that’s it - 7 days free and then you are smacked so make sure you are on top of it.
3 - Here’s what got up my nose. I get an email from them. I reply to the email telling them I am between jobs, can’t afford the app and would like to be removed from their mailing list. What to I get an automated response - go to Q&A section.
Now I can expect “Calm” SPAM forever.
CRSmith1981 - Enlightening
This sort of thing has never been me. Never! However, lately I’ve encountered a lot of extra stress and there was a weight that was pushing me down in to places I didn’t want to be. I don’t know how I heard about this app or why I thought to try it yesterday but I downloaded the it and after only two days of using it, I feel different. It’s not all the time, of course, just while I’m listening to the sessions for now, but I truly feel this could change things for me. It’s accessible, easy to use and has so many different features and options I feel like it will be a daily escape. Amazing 😌
unicorn take me - Perfect!
Well I don’t really know what I’m gonna say 🤷♀️ so um yeah..I love this app so much so many new ones my favourite sleep stories are.. Sleepy Sunday,The Witch Of The West Learns Mindfulness, The Big Bad Wolf Learns mind management (I think that’s what it’s called), The velveteen Rabbit, Anyway moving on my favourite narrators now there’s a lot! So grab a snack 🍟 a drink 🍸 and your ready! Keegan Connor Tracy,Tamara Levitt, Anna Acton and last but not least Andrew Martin (of course I can’t miss out my sleep story Sleepy Sunday) Anyway Calm have a question how do you do sleep stories I would absolutely LOVE to know thank you for your details calm and ESPECIALLY to all the narrators who put all there effort in there sleep stories. Peace!
JocelynMhm - Incredible
I’ve been diagnosed with anxiety and insomnia so most nights are quite challenging for me to switch off before 2am. I’m only new to this app but both times prior to using this app I’m almost pulling my hair out trying to force myself to sleep. I’ve got two kids so I need the sleep. Both times that I’ve listened to the music for sleeping I have actually woken up the next morning feeling great with no recollection of even fading off. Unlike other apps with sleep music I usually have to mentally unwind my way of thinking to even get this close. This app is seriously so good. Thank you for helping keep my sanity.
valm caused stress - Your not taking my money
Looking at free trial, let around app had to give email, create password. Then told I’d joined and paying yearly subscription. I did not agree to join did not want to join. No where to contact to cancel or opt out. Emailed 5 times to stop this process. Had wrong email Address on app under “support” never went through. A sham
A mess. Don’t go nest this app. A con to take your money without your permission. I stipulated that Calm was Is not to take money from my bank account. They do not have my convent to do that. I spent 2 hrs on this mess this morning only to end up having anxiety attach & needing to go to
Doctor. My Mental Health has taken a battening trying to get rid of Calm who have made it nest impossible. I wrote I CANCEL OPY OUT & STOP. Haven’t heard s thing. Shocking app. Don’t go near. Vicki
Now again I can’t seem to send. What a joke and a disgrace.
Kdayze - More premium payment options needed
I love the Calm app. It is well designed and succeeds in it’s mission of slowing down the user. The reason for missing a fifth star is the payment options. You only have one if you want to unlock premium content and it’s $60 for a year which will automatically renew if you don’t cancel it in a years time just before it is debited again. It feels slightly underhanded given that unless you set a reminder most people would forget this. Also, rather than commit to $60 I’d rather commit to a month at a time or 3 month options. This would most likely lead to more people purchasing premium content.
Dommy T Loves to Sew - From anxiety, stress and overwhelm to calm and in control of life again!
After being ill for quite some time and busy with young children and life in general, I fell into a big hole of anxiety, stress and overwhelm. I constantly felt like I was too tired, too busy and too overwhelmed with everything I had to get done from day to day. I wasn't getting much done at all! Calm has helped me to slowly regain control of my life and climb out of that hole. I feel calmer, more in control and able to tackle any issues that pop up in life.
Tamara's voice is perfect to listen to in the morning! Absolutely love the Calm app!!
mybroooooo - Good review
To bad it isn’t free. If there wasn’t a membership needed to get to all of the experiences, I would use this app much more then I already do. I only just got the app but so far (other then the money wanting) it is a good journey. Maybe include more rain and water sound tracks. Also maybe a choice between male and female voices for each sound track. It then gives an option, I prefer the different voices for different sound tracks. Another opinion is that there could be a space for sound tracks listening at the moment. Because I can’t find the ones I’m listening to. I have to keep restating different ones haha. Good luck and good job!!
Ontheway1 - Have a look
I would recommend anyone has a look at this app and trials the sessions. It's your meditation and mindfulness coach at home. It's a collection of sleep stories for your kids (and insomniacs). It's self care and self coaching for daily common struggles in life when you might be too afraid or ashamed to discuss them openly.
I love the pace of the meditation and coaching series ie there's a 7 day program to build self esteem. And you can't skip a recording or fast forward, so you're left anticipating what's on the next tape tomorrow.
It's an excellent product for others to learn optimism, and practice slowing down.
Spring rays - My little sleep helper!
Am almost at the end of my seven day trial and have definitely felt that this app has started to have an effect of my thought patterns. It's really unintrusive in terms of allowing the user moments of calm with out dialogue in between guidance which makes it very relaxing!
This is great for the evening sleep sessions. In the morning when you're out of bed and sitting up or on the commute it's just great for opening your mind to the day. Even checking in to your state of mind during the day helps a lot.
Also LOVE the seminar sessions that go into detail on things like screen addiction and suggest positive changes one can make to their behaviour to avoid falling into the trap of damaging habits.
Can we please have a meditation for long distance travel to help listeners on long haul flights?! To get you into a positive mindset for 24 hours in economy class (aka hell)? That would be amazing!
Thanks guys for a brilliant app. I'll be paying for a year subscription soon :)
James filament - Changed my life
I’d always read about the benefits of meditation, but I didn’t realise the extent to which it would change the way I operate in my day-to-day life. Most notably with some of this app in particular’s series’ on stress and anxiety, Calm has altered the way I view and respond to my own internal emotions, and external obstacles as well. I’m very guilty of letting my emotions snowball, and can often make mountains out of molehills. The skills I’ve learnt from this app have allowed me to control and direct my emotions in ways that are healthier, better, and easier in the long-term. Can’t recommend it enough.
Raine BowGirl - The Practice of Mindfulness invites Peace of Mind
Life is full of changes, expectations, the unknown, it can be scary and make one feel anxious or wonder what is the purpose of life... Since discovering this App I’ve been practicing everyday and I do a number of sessions a day. Before discovering this App my anxiety was severe and I felt adrenaline rushes and I also had insomnia. I felt the pressure of work and the changes in my personal life. I wanted to find ways to empower myself through practices such as mindfulness and exercise and eating well rather than become a victim of anxiety and prescription drugs. I am embracing change and self love and I am much more present in each moment. Life is beautiful and change is welcome 🙏 xx
The app has many amazing programs and functions and the imagery is stunning along with the soothing sounds. I also love the narrators voices as they truly allow you to relax into each session.
Thank you - this app has helped me immensely and I am truly grateful xx
RN tragic - Great app, worth the money
I almost always just get free apps Ann am sceptical about paying for them. The Calm app has made me rethink this as it is so good. The app is easy to navigate, the range of content is wide enough for lots of different preferences (including voices that you prefer to listen to). I signed up for the sleep stories but the meditations, body exercises and master classes are really cool too.
Tamara Levitt is an amazing woman - all the meditations she does (including the daily calm) are really good.
I’ve recommended the app to lots of people (and I have no affiliation and don’t get any discount/ benefit for doing this)
ClaudiaMonkey - Definitely worth the money!!
I have always suffered with insomnia and just struggle to stay asleep during the night. In the few months that I have used Calm it has helped so much, it makes falling asleep so much easier and faster with your mind only focused on one thing at a time. My favourites are the stories. Especially the Matthew McConaughey story called wonder, his voice is so soothing to listen to.
Only thing I would love more than anything is to have more Matthew McConaughey stories as I am starting to get bored of Wonder
Otherwise an amazing app and I highly recommend!!!
NadiykaS - Great app, but needs a sleep timer!
Am really enjoying this app, especially the high quality meditations and calming music (excellent for getting into the zone at work). I love the variety of narrators (unlike some other apps where it gets a bit tiring listening to the same voice). The only thing I wish it had was a sleep timer for the sleep stories so I could set it to play say 10 or 15 mins and then switch off (just like in podcasts and audiobooks). Instead as I'm dozing off I have to fumble around for my phone and have the bright light shine in my face to switch off the sleep story. Besides that, great app.
Contened Aussie - One of the best Apps
The Calm App has improved the tenor of my thinking & therefore has improved my experience of life. Slowly, over time, I have learned ways to become aware of those old habitual thought patterns which have dogged my life & not served me well. I have become a regular user of the app for over 18 mths. I pay an annual fee for the full service & am more than happy with the way it works. With music, sleep stories, master classes & a helpful array of meditations, it has become an encouraging companion on my journey. I am grateful to Tamara & the team at Calm for helping me find a happier life.💕
MidDownWind - Instant impact
Having just completed my first 7 days of calm, without any expectation, I wanted to report that this has coincided with 7 nights of amazing sleep. As a bad sleeper (only a handful of hours and restless) I have been going to bed relaxed and tired, looking forward to what I somehow know is going to be a great nights sleep. Honestly only just put the two together as I woke up this morning.
If it’s mindfulness contributing to this change, then it is truely a game changer.
I follow your program in the morning and then go about my day as per normal.
Interesting first few days....
stressy and depressy - Better than most, and I’ve tried everything.
I have tried to get into mindfulness in so so so so many ways with so many apps and books and all kinds of stuff, even a real life class lead by a psychologist, and I have found this app is better than most. I find it so much more engaging than other apps. Everyone on here is targeted to curtain issues and with such a range of choices I’ve found that when I’m struggling with different issues I always have something to help. My favorite section is the breathing exercise. 11/10
TachG - Finally an app that works for me
I’m extremely hyper, dealing with lots of emotional issues and this app is the first one I’ve used daily and works for me. I actually look forward to my daily calm, Sonder was wonderful! Everything about this app is perfect, the daily option, the other choices, sleep stories, the music - just beautiful. And please stay the same and not get too greedy as it’s affordable at the moment, so please keep it that way and I’m sure this app will keep getting referred as it was to me, and I will continue to tell others. Thank you.
SuperPrime - Has impacted my life
I use this app nearly daily, and I feel better in the rest of my life because of it.
I use it for occasional meditation, and to help when I need to distance myself from general anxiety and stress that builds up during everyday life.
I use it some nights, listening to ‘sleep stories’ to give my mind something to focus on, allowing me to fall asleep when I need to.
Some night’s I use it to help put my kids to sleep, as they love the kids sleep stories mixed with the lullaby’s and gentle music.
A versatile and impactful app. Thank you
reinforcements - Mostly awesome mediations, want more control over narrators
I’ve tried a bunch of different meditation apps and Calm is by far my fave. The diversity of meditations available for different scenarios is impressive, particularly their sleep collection. The one area I’d love to see improvement is allowing you to filter mediations by certain narrators. I really cannot relax to Tamara Levitt’s voice (nothing personal, just not my style, a bit too “performative”) but the content of the mediations she does is good. I like that on some mediations you can pick from two narrators and more of that would be terrific. Great app, definitely worth the money.
NadMiaRos - Product enhancement suggestions
Would be great if there were some Om chants to play during meditations. Also being able to see which meditations you’ve already played without having to favourite them, particularly in the themed series of meditations would be extremely helpful. And being able to be taken to the whole series of meditations in a set from one favourite in that collection would be useful, so you can see the list and choose accordingly, rather than having to search for or scan through the categories all to find a themed series.
K10Kosmala - A little every day is the trick 😊
Super glad to have my Calm meditations back up and running. Had recently had some trouble getting Calm to load without crashing but with the phone upgrade from a 6 to a 10 due to my husband upgrading his phone Calm is back as strong and peaceful a guide as ever.
Thank you for the ever increasing content options and mostly for the daily meditations that usually are perfectly timely (especially the ones I question every now and then when I see them come up). Namaste 🙏🏻
Emoji lover <3 911 - Must have app
Im not the kind of person who would write a review but after doing the 7 days of calm , I wanted more ! So I subscribed. I was never a believer of how effective mediation could be. I have tried other apps similar to this but I have found this one to be so awesome and effective , I can relate to a lot of things they say , I love using calm every day as it helps me have time to my self, I can focus on the rest of my day and feel good. Love this app it's a MUST download , if I haven't convinced you try it for yourself , it's addictive ❤️❤️❤️
the madhatters mistress - Seems to have issues
I downloaded this app to try but when I went sign up a new account I kept getting a try again when your internet is faster error message. There isn’t anything wrong with my internet speed. I switched to my 4G and got the same message. Then I tried to subscribe to a new trial and that went ok but I couldn’t listen to the locked stuff as it kept saying I needed a subscription. So I clicked on the free trial button again and it said I was already subscribed. So then I tried signing up again and had the same error as above. I’ve never experienced an app that was so difficult to sign up to or required a super fast internet connection when 4G or nbn speeds aren’t good enough. Will uninstall and unsubscribe.
phsiro - Great app, recommended
I find this app helpful to implement strategies for general anxiety disorder. It is worth trialling and experimenting with the different meditations, series, and sleep stories. Don’t be put off by one that doesn’t work for you, as there are many other options.
I would like to see in further updates a way to search for different meditations relating to keywords. Sometimes it is overwhelming the amount of options and it’s hard to find the best meditations for a given situation. For example, I could search different emotions or thoughts and a meditation is recommended. Thank you.
Laurenanna97 - Suggestion
I love this app so much. I have such trouble sleeping and this helps so much!
I give it 4 stars because unfortunately there are just never new stories for free, and I just can’t pay $60 even though it’s for a year. There are so many stories I would love to listen to like Alice in Wonderland and The Velveteen Rabbit but I just can’t pay that much straight away. And I would love to try for 7 days free but then it will take $60 from me. I can’t let that happen. Please unlock some great stories even for 24hrs at a time so I don’t have to listen to the same story every night. Thanks.
Bodeisha - It’s been my Saviour!
I have had the calm app since I had my breakdown 18 months ago and couldn’t have got through my journey without it. I love the sleep stories and am now participating, meditation & journaling my mood daily. I would like to hear more sleep stories on places/nature/animals and have some stories lengthened. Also, I would love to have some more sleep stories running back to back, like the 3 stories by Alan Sklar. My grandchildren now listen to Calm Sleep Stiries, it really helps them & they love it also. Thankyou Calm.
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T1g3r W00d5 - Best Meditation App
I've used a few meditations apps and I've found this is the best, so far.
Tiffenerkies - Reduce your insane prices
Most people who are stressed out and not sleeping are like this because money is an issue. Your app is nice and the Sleep stories are cool, but even at the cheapest cost option it’s RIDICULOUSLY priced. $72 a year billed in a lump sum? $400 for a lifetime? With the amount of people who would buy the app if it was more reasonably priced you could still afford anything you might need. Greedy. If Mr. Fry costs that much consider hiring someone more cost effective.
Emjeebee - Great app!
I just wish I could set more than one reminder!
ENilyyyy53 - Overpriced, amazing but cannot afford
Amazing app but ridiculously expensive and offers no lesser option than full access- either pay 400$ to have it for life or 15$ a month - there is very little free content and no option to unlock certain things (I.e. I would totally pay like 5$ a month to just have the app partially unlocked, but there is no option. Or like $2.50 to unlock one specific meditation) it's so all or nothing and if you don't have the money to invest in this, then you can't really use it for more than a week unfortunately:( HUGE bummer because this is the best app on my phone but it's simply not accessible, I don't have any extra hundred dollar bills lying around.
iris675 - Beware
I cancelled at day six of the trial. They charged my card for the full year subscription on day 7. They will not issue a refund. Stay away.
quellebelle892 - Can I get my money back?
My phone was malfunctioning and i haven’t been able to stop my trial before the purchase went through. I didn’t get any email confirmation or notifications to give me a chance to opt out which makes it miserable for me to keep track.
You are badly bruising my bank account and I do not feel calm about that!
Italo canadese - Anna
The person who talks as an amazing calming voice! She makes the apps a jewel for anyone who's on a spiritual quest!!!
bufrsdhgswwgimbr - Thiefs!
Such crap! Charged the subscription without a warning that my trial was ending and when I tried to reach their support it was impossible! Do not do the trial unless you’re sure you want to pay the 70$ because they’ll charge you without warning!
TKTKTKTK15 - Gouging money from those who need help.. sickening
All apps like calm seem to charge insanely high fees for their services.. $400 for this app.. come on!
Why do they do it? Well it’s simple, they know some people that actually have issues and need a stress relief will at times pay anything to try and get it.
It’s a pretty sick business practice considering a lot of these people are stressed due to money issues.
Do not support developers like this.. otherwise we will not see a stop this.
Madeline Stokes - Gave me anxiety lol
too much going on, and then asks for payment instantly. deleted
Eqwgfkl - STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP!
I downloaded the app and realized they wanted a stupid $72 subscription so I deleted it right away. Soon after I got an email from them asking me enter the password for my email address. I tried to deleted it and it wouldn’t let me. I turn the cell off and on without success. Meantime the warning about entering the password kept on popping up. I had to delete my email address from my phone ! STAY AWAY FROM THIS APP!
ieidjjd - Too expensive
Lower your prices
Marjorie Vasquez - What a joke
The download of the app is free, but nothing in the app does.
Mekylaajayy - Money cost
I’m giving this a 1 star only for the simple fact that if someone is going through a hard time. We shouldn’t make them pay to help them feel better. Sometimes it’s money causing the pain and heart ache sometimes it’s not but not all ppl that need help can’t afford to pay
LTManzana - Misleading app
This app should be classified as : “in app purchases”. Most of the content is locked and you are required to pay to unlock it. When I say most of the content it means that only three sleep stories are available and only one series of a 7-day meditation plan -super basic and short- is available for free. So misleading and disappointing.
UncleBud83 - Pay to use bs
Just another app that’s hyped up pay to do everything. Any app that has this much advertisement is always full of scams. Don’t waste your time.
ash-van - Battery drain
Drains a lot of battery with background activity that can't be turned off
Sharon Can - Calm on Command
As one who is amidst conflict and crisis in my work as a mediator and trauma specialist, Calm offers me the ability to call upon grounding or calming techniques to focus or destress on command. Whether starting my day, before I enter into a stressful meeting, after completing a challenging session or at the end of the day, Calm offers a wide variety of mediations and practices to stabilize, comfort and rebalance or self care so that I can maintain my own resilience and offer my best self to clients, family, friends and community. With gratitude, Namaste
rheppner - Harry Styles
Harry’s part of this app so um yes I’m downloading ✨🌿😻
Skyogurt - Exploiting Mental Health
Okay I get that to run an app their needs to be some costs. So having limited access was okay because I could at least get my short breathing exercises when I have an anxiety attack.
However, now Breathe has changed this completely by requiring you pay for a very expensive yearly membership! I was super choked tonight when I couldn’t listen to the meditations that help me sleep at night.
For a lot of us with mental health issues, who are already on tight budgets, more the. 80 dollars a year is not affordable.
Pretty disgusting that instead of looking at your user base you take the time line your own pockets instead. So for all of us with mental health issues who depend on your app, thanks for nothing.
miranda247 - Horrible, anxiety inducing
Horribly overpriced, downloaded this horrible app for a week then suddenly your hit with an $80 bill after literally a few days, how is that fair ? Now it’s like pulling teeth trying to get a refund, if I even get one. Of course they will fight you the whole way to take your money. Stay FAR away from this app, it will give your more stress than when you started off. I wish I could give negative stars.
bvein - Automatically billed for one year!
I tried this app once and wasn’t really into it. I missed cancelling the automatic renewal and it billed me for one year! This is so extreme for a first subscription. Incredibly disappointed in this app. Looking for a refund because I won’t be using it.
Sehrish Afghan - Too pricey
This app is too pricey. Anyone can find all these on youtube or other sites. I will not be spending my money on it
lemon67 - Brutal
The worst, essentially the exact polar opposite of meditation or mindfulness. I’m sure the owners of this app are calm driving around in their Lamborghinis, sipping on fine whiskey, paid for by the infinite stream of anxious people. Ridiculous.
Mgccllhc - They keep asking for feedback
They keep asking for feed back and pushing notifications. Very aggressive for a calm app. $$$$$
Jessabella gurly - Amazing-but terrible price...
I have been using this app for over a year, using the same relaxing melody to help me fall asleep
When needed. Then all of a sudden I got a new phone, and when trying to use this app again it’s asking for a $72 payment and my melody is now locked??
Very disappointing as I truly loved this app but at $72 a year that is just not feasible...
-Steffie Sue- - Lifelong skeptic transformed
I’ve never tried meditating, and have been sceptical of it’s powers my whole life. But after watching the Netflix series “The Mind Explained”, and saw the scientifically proven effects that mindfulness has had on the brain, I downloaded this app and tried the first session immediately. I suffer from mild occasional anxiety, and was experiencing anxiety just before my first “Calm” session, and was just amazed at how one session melted away most of my anxious feelings. I’m now more of a believer in the power of mindfulness, and looking forward to tomorrow’s session and incorporating the practice into my daily life.
valixiar - Too expensive
I love this app, I would gladly pay for it but not at the ridiculous prices they’re asking for. Even if they offered a monthly rate I’d be more willing to buy it. Nearly $80 up front is too steep of a price to pay.
Bella Swan 878 - Calm
Hate it don’t get it ok! Waste of my time! Don’t listen to any other comments! It is so bad you will die! Not recommended for all ages! Don’t get it!
Stuwhywho - Great sleep aid!
I have a problem with falling asleep and this helps me shut down at night.
Ri Anticon - Love it
It is my grounding and it has gotten me through more moments good and bad, that I can count!
I’m a lifer lol 🥰
🧟♀️🧞♂️🧛♀️ - eh
only download for our king harry edward styles and i got to listen to dream with me for abt a week and then i found out u have to subscribe to it to listen to harry soooooo
Darrin902 - Poor customer service
I cancelled after free trial but still got charged can’t get a refund from Apple warning stay away from this app
Scottyf - Pricy
Way to much cost for app
Sexaytantan - Expensive
I was just starting to like this but 76$ a year? That’s a little crazy. I’d rather do a monthly subscription than pay a whole year upfront.
Also, the fact that there is no available content on the free version is horrendous. It looks like the makers are having a difficult time with people unsubscribing before the 7 days is up so I don’t trust them enough to try the 7 days for free.
If you want more people to use the app you need more content that is accessible without the trial.
If I could give this zero stars, I would.
hazarpanc - Free Trial Scam
They know that people forget about subscriptions. They charge you a full year’s fee at the end of 7 days trial. Stay away from this app.
namdaq - Got charged before the trail even ended 😡
Man, I am so angry. I just got robbed. I got charged before the trail even ended
Non creative nickname - No more free content anymore. Not even one thing
It was great until you took away everything single free content even if it was slim pickings. Now you can’t listen to anything unless you purchase the overpriced membership. I wouldn’t mind paying something but not that much. This is a mental health app right? But so many of these apps seem so greedy and take advantage of mental health. “You want something to help ease you mind in today’s crazy society? Well just pay an arm and a leg and your soul, that’s all and we’ve got you”
Profiting off mental health. Nice.
Mikcro77 - Best app on my phone
I use Calm daily and it has helped me immensely. I look forward to hearing Tamara's soothing voice every day! Keep up the great work it really makes a difference!
dakman1234 - THEYLL SCAM YOU DONT EVER SIGN UP HERE
So I have a story for you guys, also have all the photo proof of how this app scammed me $86... and then ANOTHER $146.... against my consent.. twice. The first time I contacted Apple care and got refunded the money that they took out of my account after I already cancelled my subscription. Then after that I delete the app... ONLY YO GO TO MY BANK FOR A CHARGE OF $146.... WHEN DID I EVER AGREE TO THAT?! ABSOLUTE WORST customer service EVER with this app, honestly it could be an ok app but I could rate the customer service 0 stars I would. I would like to know why they keep charging my card when I haven’t subscribed to ANY of their options. Do NOT give them your card information stay FAR AWAY from this app
Haley.345 - Awful
This app has been driving me insane I spent $70 by mistake. I can understand why this would sound like my fault because I have clumsy fingers some may say. But I have been trying to get a hold of this company and of my Apple account and I’ve gotten no aid and no help with trying to renew my annual subscription get a refund. If you think this calm app will help you with things like anxiety it will not. All it is, is music and meditation guides to help you, which it does not help. This app is toxic and should be taken out, I am very unimpressed with the disorganization of this app and the payments that it requires because it is not a free app it costs money for something that is completely useless, and you can fine for free on Google or any other free app it is not as trashy as this one.
Jdg2015 - Amazing
I love this app! ❤️
dfletch14 - SCAM
WHY TF is it so much money, like its okay but holy no wag for this price, like 72$ per year and 400$ DOLLARS for life like thats a lot of money even for mr.greedy over here
N0t Calm - Not good..
Unless you can pay the $90/year to unlock all of the different stuff then it’s pointless. It’s discouraging seeing 99% of access being locked away from everyone besides premium users.
MacO4 - Sigh :(
Now even the sounds aren’t free. I’m uninstalling. There are better apps out there with free features.
calm-sucks - No Content Free
So, I basically never write reviews - this is actually my first, which should tell you something about how garbage this app is.
I downloaded it and refused the 7 day free trial, because I don’t feel like having to commit to 72.99$ plus taxes after it’s over.
Yeah, there’s basically zero content for free. Know what you get? One “how to meditate” and one “train your mind”. Also a mood tracker of a sort (of which there are better, FREE apps - check Daylio or eMoods). It seems like, going through the reviews, this app has made less and less available for free.
Can’t actually review the content because some of us don’t want to commit 80$ to something sight unseen, and every review says *not* to do it because they don’t send an email reminder that your trial period is nearly up (typical of money gouges like this). Most of the very positive reviews seem to be from years ago, and nearly everything recent is a 1 star. That should tell you something.
Easily one of the fastest deletes after a download I’ve ever had. Don’t both with this app. It’s just trash backed by people who want fat stacks.
RobynAlexander - Disappointing lack of free content
I used to listen to the one free sleep story all the time and found it really helpful. Unfortunately there are now no free sleep stories and the premium app is too expensive.
What’s the point of making an app available for free just for everything in it to be premium. At least be up front and price it accordingly in the App Store.
Glitch_Wolf12 - Lies...
Saying it has in app purchases is fine... but not when EVERYTHING IS LOCKED and it’s not fair :( I loved calm but now- I can’t afford anything plz fix
pineapple2032 - You have to pay for everything
I was excited to download this app and get some support with calming anxiety and was really disappointed to find that pretty much everything is locked unless you pay $80 a year for a subscription. I get some levels of in app purchases but it’s hard to find anything helpful that’s not locked. It’s also not easy to search for things that don’t require you to pay. Disappointing.
Jayzee 0906 - Could of been a great sleep aid app if reasonably priced
So what appears to be free is only available with a membership and then to access the programs you want you also have to purchase the premium app at a premium price. Value of program is about $4.99 a month not the $19.99 they are trying to charge customers.
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Sweet Cupping Cakes - Solved my insomnia
I never, ever write reviews. But I am SO grateful for this service. I had awful insomnia for the longest time. I’ve been using the Calm app for a month and I recommend to anyone who will listen. It just takes 10-30 mins of sleep stories and I’m out for the whole night. It’s been such a blessing. I don’t use the meditations or ambient noise, it bugs my husband, but I just go to bed 30+ mins before him and by the time he comes up to bed I’ll be out cold. I will happily recommend this app to any friends and family that struggle with falling asleep. I love the sleep stories. The price tag is well worth it and I use it almost every night. I wish Matthew McConeghey would do more of them that were less distracting because his voice is soooo soothing but his sleep story is like distracting because of the content. I love the Jerome Flynn stories though, I listen to them frequently. I wish you would do more of the Alice in Wonderland series, it’s sooooo soothing. Thank you for such a great service!
jenna11d4 - I love this app!
I struggle with anxiety and insomnia. I've meditated on and off for years and felt better but recently had lost interest in my usual mantra meditations. I'd been thinking mindfulness would be good to try but couldn't quite get myself to spend hundreds of dollars for official classes. A friend told me about Calm and I decided to try it. I was surprised by the high quality of the instruction. It's like having a guru, therapist, and wise friend all in one. After a week I decided to pay for the full version. Incredible value for money. I've meditated every day for two months and been able to bring mindfulness to many areas of my life - my job, eating habits, and social interactions. Those are all still a work in progress but becoming more aware of how my anxiety affects me in those settings is a huge first step. I also love the sleep stories and music. I love knowing that if I wake up in the middle of the night I have this great tool to help me break the gerbil wheel of worrying thoughts and fall back to sleep.
MEW2941 - Game changer
I have been using Daily Calm for over a year. I don’t always meditate everyday, other days I meditate several times a day.
Daily Calm has taken the “ugh” out of meditation for me. It helps me slow my mind down. It helps me sleep and/or get back to sleep. It helps me with anxiety when it comes up. It guides me through certain difficult situations. I love the tools that are added. I’m a huge fan of the Spark conversations. I like the daily check in feature - it helps me get grounded on my current state of mind. I love the gratitude checklist. The new daily reflection feature allows me to put the mindfulness to work in my relationships with myself and others. The various meditation series are also really helpful. There are series on gratitude, emotional resilience, mindful eating .... there are so many!
I also love that Daily Calm refers to meditation as a practice and allows me to use it at my pace and comfort level. Meditation is a practice and it’s helping me navigate the ups and downs of daily life.
rytheguy420 - Letdown
I have insomnia, and a friend suggested I try Calm. I figured no harm no foul, worst case scenario it doesn’t help at all. So I’m all excited to maybe get more than the usual hour or two of sleep, I download the app. And boom, I’m supposed to pay $70 for a subscription just to sleep better. As someone who struggles with a sleep disorder, this just seems like being taken advantage of so someone can sit back and make their money. Also, with COVID-19 going on and so many people such as myself out of work, the least you could do is offer a promo, or something more enticing than 7 free days. A week is literally nothing when you have to pay a YEARLY, not monthly, subscription, especially for the price. I just don’t understand how someone’s well-being and mental health can have a price tag, much less how anyone could exploit that for their own gain. Extremely disappointed, but also not trying to change anyone’s mind. Try it for yourself, and if you have the money to spend, it appears that the app works judging off of other comments I’ve read. I just think the app could be even more accessible with either a lower subscription price, or the ability to listen to some of the stories without having to buy premium.
OhNoItsGin - Long time user with feedback
I’ve subbed to Calm for several years now (current streak 620 days so I use the app) and while there are more repeated daily meditations than there seem to be fresh ones, it’s ok. I get it, content takes time and resources. But... the unicorn status of this app and its pricing structure seems to emphasize the ultimate goal is to make oodles of money over delivering on the mission and stated aims of the app. This is sad... I get you want to make money, but it’s just not right to limit the free trial so strongly and to continue to price gouge subscribers when the app isn’t as fresh and slick as it used to be. It’s bloated with so many aspects (calm kids, masterclasses, sleep stories, music, and meditations) that it’s almost trying to do too much. Please add a search function because with all the content it is hard to find the simple body scan or loving kindness meditations easily. Yes they are favorited but after so many years even my favorites are bloated! To anyone offended that calm pulled advertising from Tucker Carson I suggest the loving kindness meditations...
Wildhoney1214 - You need this!
Two days ago, I ran into a specialists office panicking over clogged ears. Stupid, right? That’s how anxious, panicky people are. We think we are dying all the time. Went to bed with clogged ears and anxious. I was hoping a good sleep would calm me down enough for the next day. Nope. Woke up more anxious than normal with those clogged ears. While driving to work, I had a sudden urge to go to the ER and beg for anything to calm me down. I am one of those people who does not want medication, but I was desperate. I saw Calm on a commercial last night and didn’t think it would benefit because I was in bad shape. I tried the free version and it was ok, but i wanted more and I’m glad I did. I did the first day of 7 days of calm today and it helped me immensely. I no longer felt like jumping out of my skin and i got some relief. Every now and then, I feel a little anxious but I can now calm myself down and get back to work. And this is just day one. For those who are suffering greatly, keep and open mind and try this.
Liquid Neon Ian - This App Saved My Life
About a year ago, I was teetering on the edge of what felt like insanity. I had just moved to a new town, had no friends beyond my significant other, I was struggling to find work, I was deeply depressed, and considered suicide at one point. I was searching for help outside of what I knew, so I tried downloading this app. I accidentally purchased a years membership and was initially infuriated by the sudden lack of funds, as I was also struggling financially at the time. Little did I know, that this would be the start of one of the most important journeys I have ever embarked on. I started out slow and found that the daily calm meditations were helping me look outside of my own perspective of how terrible I thought life would always be. Today, I meditate daily, sometimes with the app, and sometimes without. I never imagined that I would be able to fit this into my daily routine, but I am so happy that I paid for that membership. I will definitely be renewing it for years to come.
Stacey99707 - Changed my Life!
I stumbled blindly into using this app. First was to help me sleep with the sleep stories and now for the past 7 months using the meditation section, it has changed my life entirely! I’ve literally been reborn. It was a painful transformation as I let go to all that held me back. All that I was before has grown so much. My perspective has shifted and I’m no longer so frustrated when things don’t go as expected. I am now just breezing through life and things just seem to fall into place when I least expect it. Not fighting the flow of life anymore thanks to this app. I have a committed daily practice now and I don’t ever see it going away. Now if I could ask for one thing it would be a section added for fertility. None of the other fertility meditations are seem as good as these are. I can only imagine how well this app could do them and the woman who could use the support and guidance through trying to conceive to birthing a child. Please please add it to the app. 💗
Love Them Cards - Very Satisfied
I had been wanting to start meditating and wasn’t sure where to begin. While telling a friend this, she told me her holistic physician had suggested that she try the Calm App. I downloaded the app and began my Journey with Calm. It was a stressful time in my life. I wasn’t sleeping well and my thoughts were going so fast through my head. I used the sleep stories in those nights I had a hard time falling asleep or when I’d wake up and couldn’t go back to sleep. The sleep stories were very helpful. I also started meditating 10 minutes a day. There are a wide variety of meditations even on the free version. The app also helps keep you informed on how often you are using the App. There are specialists in different fields that do informative series. I could see how I was using my skills that the App taught me to help keep myself calm and present through the day, so I subscribed for the year. This opened up even more features. You have nothing to loose by trying Calm and everything to gain.
cybered27 - This app is a lifesaver
I have a lot of trouble falling asleep. Since I began using the Calm app, I can listen to a sleep story, and by the end, I am relaxed and drifting off to sleep. I have really enjoyed the calming voices of most of the storytellers; however, last night, when I listened to Candace Rardon’s narration of the Temples of Shodoshima, I found her voice to be too high-pitched to promote sleep. I kept listening only because I found the content of the story interesting. I would suggest that narrators modulate their voices to a lower, more sleep-inducing pitch. Anna Acton is a good example. Her voice is wonderful. She narrates perfectly, is very relaxing to listen to, and modulates her voice at the end of the story to help you fall asleep. I also especially love to listen to Matthew McConaughey, whose voice is very calming. Please give us more from him. In addition, since it takes me a good while to fall asleep, I would appreciate more longer stories, about 40 minutes in length. I do highly recommend this app.
Gizzerella - Progress is slow but I am enjoying the steps along the path
After a year of nothing but stress, I felt that I needed a way to take control back and give myself some peace of mind, calm and some sleep. I tried the free version for a few weeks and loved it, so I went ahead and purchased it, and haven't looked back. I usually do the daily meditation in the morning and one of the program meditations at night, followed by a sleep story. While I still feel that I am not sure I am any better at meditating, I do feel more at peace and calmer.
I do wish for 2 things for this app: 1, that they tell you or give you an idea of what to do with your mind's eye once you close your eyes. For me, it is worse than my thoughts. But my husband and I came up with 2 different "views" (i.e. a meadow near a brook with dandelions to put my thoughts on and "blow" them away during my next breath - the visual of seeing them float away helps put them to rest). Now that I can focus on that I can focus easier on the breath.
And the 2nd thing I wish this app offered was a dairy of some sort. At the end of each session, you ask how it was, but I want to also comment on how I was - was I distracted, or did I feel that I improved. Being able to see the progress helps the progress along. It also would be a good thing to look back over and see if certain lessons need to be re-explored.
But even without those, I think the app is great and have enjoyed using it.
Bethangelbug - Price!!!
Why do you have to charge $70? I loved it two years ago when it was cheaper. I got sick and had to let it lapse and now I go back to get back to the app to find it’s now so expensive. You won’t even look at my comment because you’ll see all the other comments and skip mine because it’s solely about money in an already greedy world. You don’t even offer a monthly plan. Otherwise, I would have given a five star!!! But the cost turns my stomach on principle! There are many people with high anxiety and insomnia that this app might reach and help, and you’d be doing such a great thing for those people if this wasn’t so expensive all upfront! I thought that was what Calm was all about....helping! I’ll look for another 5 star app! I will be deleting this app. You even took away the content I downloaded from when I had paid!!! I know you have to make money, but $70 and no way to do a monthly plan means you’re going to loose people. But with all the 4’s and 5’s, you won’t care about and comments that have to do with pricing as I’ve seen your stock answer to the other complaints about the same issue!! So people who can’t afford don’t count to you! Until they do, you’ve lost my business!!
Caw- - Very poor performance
I’ve had this app for about 2 months and absolutely loved it until recently. When I purchased it something happened and they charged me twice for the app. There wasn’t a way to contact them so I asked my credit card company to reverse the charges and they did. Coincidentally at almost the exact time that the charge was reversed my app started performing horribly - it started killing my battery, literally to zero, after only playing 1 story. For example, reviewing the battery usage indicator on my iPhone 10 says I’ve used the app for 1 hour and used over 80% of my battery. I have restarted my phone numerous times, loaded all the Calm updates, and have reported the issue to them via their help center. I don’t believe in coincidences - I haven’t seen any reviews here that indicate this is an issue with anyone else. This app developer must be a rouge programmer in his/her garage - scary stuff. I’m going to get another refund if this performance problem doesn’t magically disappear. And then I’m going to develop an app just like this to sell for a much cheaper price and compete with this product. Shame on the price they charge for this app - that I have read in the reviews.
Teacher Lorri CL - Great experience for my family
I got this app because American Express provided a year free, so I jumped on that opportunity. So far it’s been great to incorporate the Daily Calm into my morning. I work very early mornings (VIPKid teacher), so I actually do that after work at about 6:15 AM. During the day my daughter (3.5 years) likes the kids Sleepstories, which I was excited to find. I am also working on another degree so I listen to ambient sounds or focus music while I study. At night we read some physical books, do a shirt bible study, then I turn on a children’s Sleepstory from the calm app. After she falls asleep, which is pretty soon after the story begins, I put on my choice of Sleepstory. I’ve been recalling loving the train stories. I had no idea I would enjoy train sounds so much, but come to think of it I do remember my European travels and enjoying the train being s more valid form or transportation than it is in the US. But I digress. This is a great app and you should try it.
Mc:x - First time for everything
I've never been able to actually relax enough to meditate. Today, I didn't quit before giving it a true try. I experienced a sense of connection to life. A sweet calmness relaxed my heart rate and my muscles as well as my thinking.
I'm a believer in Jesus as the one savior. The entire bible is knit together too perfectly for it to have been a hoax.
For the reason of being a Christian, I thought that true meditation would conflict. I believed that if one opened their mind to relaxation then it would allow for evil thoughts to sneak in.
This is NOT what I experienced.
I simply continued to know my lord, and savior as I worked to relieve my self of the stress in my life. Therefore, allowing for meditation and Christianity to work as a powerful force to release the power of stress in my life. A way to look at my life one moment at a time. No overwhelming thoughts were given the power to ruin my moment, hours or day... I feel at peace and confident that God is ultimately in control!
Nuffareddy - Disappointed
This is probably a wonderful app if you have the money for it. But I haven’t been able to figure out whether it would be worth the money, and now that they have pulled a sneaky trick I probably won’t. I had been trying it out while deciding whether to buy in and pay for “Premium.” I have liked the limited parts of the app I have been able to access, but was hesitating because the app is kind of expensive for me. Unfortunately, when the app was updated they locked some of the aspects that were previously open. This doesn’t seem to be in the spirit of the intention of the app. If it’s purpose is to bring more “calm” to the world, why would they do something so frustrating? There are other meditation apps out there, so I guess I’ll keep looking.
PS - After going back and looking at the reviews, I can see that this one review probably isn’t going to be noticed by anyone. There are only a few negative reviews, and like mine, they are mostly complaining about the high cost and the general ethos behind offering such an app at such a cost. Apparently this is a great app if you have the money for it, and there are a whole lot five-star reviewers who can afford it.
Gillian_96 - I can’t sleep without this app
I’ve always been the kind of person who struggles falling asleep. I didn’t think that the sleep stories or the sleep music would help me, but boy was I wrong. At first I did all the free stuff. And then one night after going out to the couch and tossing and turning until 3 a.m. I kind of said screw it and paid the money for a years subscription. It seems like a lot of money, but broken down over an entire year it’s totally worth it!!
I can not go to bed with out this thing, believe me I’ve tried! I sleep so restlessly without it. I don’t use it too much for the meditation, but I have and it’s wonderful. I mostly use it for sleep. I’ve found that I have favorite narrators that I like and I get so excited when my favorite narrator adds a new sleep story.
I’m not someone who spends money willy nilly, but this was a very smart purchase and when my year is up I will be resubscribing. Just trust me, it will be worth every penny!
Gossymer9 - Find Peace with Calm
The variety of meditation options in Calm means you will never be lost for a session regardless of why you’re seeking out a calming meditative escape. Pause your busy day and busy mind with everything from simple, low guidance sessions, set for the time you want and have available, or take a guided course that assists you with addressing an area of concern, like anxiety, depression, or just building resilience and gratitude skills. Calm now has masterclasses (which I intend to try soon!), meditations geared towards kids, and even bedtime stories, for those of us whose busy minds need a calm voice to lull us to sleep still. The calming bedtime sessions have helped me on numerous evenings when I thought I was going to be up way past my bedtime with insomnia. Instead, I quietly listened to someone reading a story, with tranquil ambient sounds, and was asleep minutes later. Give Calm a try, you have nothing to lose! The paid content is definitely worth the subscription price!
Ambrai - Great way to meditate in any manner and at all levels.
I started meditating a over 2 years ago and went looking for an app to help shortly thereafter. The beginner guided sessions have walked me through the basics and getting better sleep. The deeper guided sessions start at 3 minutes and work up from there in great easy, workable increments. The daily Calm meditations are wonderful - all about 10 minutes long and give a bump to the variety of meditation available. The timed, unguided sessions are great once you know what you want to focus on. Sleep Stories include fiction and non-fiction read by a wide variety of people. There are tales in, what are to me, second languages, and they are amazing too! There's also music and ambient sounds with music. The most recent addition is 'Music' - this has 'Focus', 'Calm/Relax', 'Deep Sleep' and they seem to be different tones and patterns/wavelengths to help with those activities. I haven't used them much, but it's safe to say, this app is simply wonderful.
Coconut playz - Thank you, Calm.
I suffer from anxiety ever since my first fish died, and I lost him. He was my favorite one of all of my fish, and now it’s kinda rough, he used to do little circles in the water whenever I entered the room after school. Calm helped me slow my thoughts down, and helped me get through it. It’s incredible how A little story, or music, or even just words, can help overcome what you are suffering through. Calm is A friend to me, always helping me get through stuff, and now, I still have anxiety, and am often anxious for one thing or another, but I am easily calmed down by calm. and am also very very very clumsy. So I burn myself or cut myself by accident. But calm helps. Giving relaxing words, music, or stories. I hope the makers of Calm and their workers should be very proud, helping people A crossed the world overcome fear, or anxiety, or depression, or guilt, and Etc. You guys are amazing. I wish one day, I can say thank you for everything, face to face. You guys are amazing!
catalina naomi - Absolutely love
I love this app, I feel so relaxed absolutely love, love, love helps me get through life. Stress, worries, past failures. Not to focus on what is bogus. That there is a here and now the present moment. Looking back your past made you stronger and helped you learn in life. Don’t beat yourself up just breath & release.
Wherever I am at, I can be in whatever mood. I can use this app and breathing techniques that this app helps me with. Life and work can be so delightful but stressful. I work with thee developmental disability so my work can be challenging in its self. Along with taking care of life when you get home, you have children and a husband that depends on you for so much.
Sometimes I forget to take care of myself, I forget to breath. This is unhealthy I know. So when I seen that kaiser had this app. I downloaded it immediately and I have loved it ever since. I hope you love this app as much as me. I hope it helps you in so many ways. Peace, love & blessings.
satsuma6 - Meditation leader voice a problem
This is a good app if you don’t have misophonia. The main daily meditation leader, Tamara Levitt, accentuates the sibilant s sounds at the end of words. Either she has a dental problem, or she feels this is calming (I hope she does not have a dental problem.) She also puts excessive smile in her voice. I feel like both of these problems could be fixed if she didn’t try so hard to sound like she’s leading a meditation. I’m sure she has a great voice if she would just not try so hard to sound “calming.” The voice is excessively “sweet.” She actually sounds like an evil Disney character that’s pretending to be good. Other female readers and meditation leaders on the app do not have this problem. The voice irritates me so much that I can not listen to most of the meditations (and as you can tell, I need meditation) Anyway, there are some other meditation leaders but she is the main one. If you are ok with her voice, you’ll like the app. If you don’t you may still like some of the music, sleep stories, and other meditators. Just look for it on sale.
M. Anthony - Male guided meditation? ❤️ the add of Music.
❤️ the music! Especially Michael Denny's Invigorate under the Relax heading. Wish the visual background was 'live' i.e. moved IRT like Scenes do. (Sidenote: can't wait to VR this app up when that day comes.) Noticed I have used guided meditations less and less over the years of my sub. Which overall I do think is still a great value. But maybe switch it up and throw a dude on the track. Nothing against the female guides (assuming they are actual humans and not very good robot voices haha), but I wouldn't mind the variety. I can't be the only one to feel this way. Or are there male guided sessions somewhere in here that I just haven't found? Idk. I'm looking for something between Eckhart Tolle and a late night Pillow Talk FM-type DJ. Feel me? Not all the app feature updates are winners but I appreciate that the Calm team keeps trying to refine and improve. Makes it feel very much worth the price of subscription. PS- wrote this while lying in a clay ball sauna. 🤙
Catwoman350 - Best meditation!
I have tried a couple of different apps. I used the Insight Timer, but as a beginning meditator, felt I needed more guidance. I did Headspace for a year. I really like the Headspace guy (Andy). His voice is nice, he has good insights and knows his stuff. I liked the basics, which is what you start with. There was one visualization that he uses ALOT (liquid sunlight) that just didn’t work for me, so that was a bummer, but I liked the rest. But after that, HS wants to lock you into packs (or mini classes) like stress, depression, overeating, etc. I didn’t like that. I just want a daily overall practice.
I tried Calm and it was exactly what I wanted. The app is easy to use, Tamara also has a nice voice, and talks just enough. It’s not religion based, which is better for me; rather, it draws from all sorts of philosophies. It has soothing background sounds and sleep stories, as well as different ambient music choices. I REALLY like it and bought a lifetime membership!
TetonRyder - Pretty awesome
I am an insomniac and pay for this app to help me fall back asleep when I wake up in the night. I have found about A dozen stories on here that really work well for that. Those are the only ones which have soothing and not annoying voices, enjoyable content, and are written for adults.I wish there were more like this but this many are truly awesome and help me fall asleep when I wouldn’t have a chance without it. The other drawback to the app is that when your story ends you can’t just play it again without activating your brain much because it is always suggesting other stories or asking you to check in, it would be a lot better if it would just stay on the screen you’d chosen and all you would have to do is press play. Also I work in the wilderness during the summer so there’s no service at all. Sometimes I’m able to play the stories I have downloaded, but other times for some reason they all vanish from my liked page and some or all of them will not be playable from the all page either.
AkshayAyyanchira - Highly Motivational
What I’ve observed is motivation works differently for different people. Watching daily motivation quotes can work for someone, while watching some leader’s videos can do for some. But during all these media consumption phase we all are neglecting to care about what our brains want to tell us. We can only listen to our brains when we give attention to our thoughts. What do we think? how often are we getting distracted? how we cant even keep simple counts of breath as we breath as we are taken away with random thoughts. This can be realized as you spend quality time with yourself in a meditative state. I installed Calm with a bit of skepticism in mind that how can another media on a device help me not get distracted. But looks like it guides you well enough to have you introspect yourself, motivate you and gives a moment of self realization which you will definitely feel missed as you discover it. Great work team Calm!
toe knoee - The sleep stories 👌 😩 👍
This app has something for you regardless if you’re a beginner or if you’ve been walking the path your whole life. The guided meditations are fine, but if you’re not into that, there’s a lot more on offer here.
This app has showed me that bedtime stories are such an underrated category of content. Wonder read by Matthew McConaughey is probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever listened to. That collection of content alone is almost worth the price.
The included Masterclass content on psychology is brilliant. The soundscapes are good and all the ones I’ve tried loop very smoothly, if they loop at all, which I figure they must...but I digress.
This app offers a lot of content for its price. Which, admittedly, does seem very steep at first, until you realize how much you’re getting.
There is a lot to this app and I wish I could recommend it to everyone but that price point is a little scary for a lot of people I’d imagine.
MiTcHy24688642 - Worth every moment.
This is such a well-rounded, thoughtfully created, educational, and inspiring tool for learning Mindfulness, reaping the benefits of it, and keeping it in everyday practice. Tamara Levitt is a wonderful coach, and I find her focused mini-practices extremely helpful. “The Daily Calm” sessions are a nice way to start the day, and help me stay on track with my practice. I attended a weekly mindfulness group for over a year, and it helped me overcome some issues that I had been dealing with for decades. This app served as an adjunct to my weekly meetings, and nowadays, it’s a part of my daily routine. Whatever negative issue you might be dealing with, there’s no-nonsense help here. Sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, overeating, judgment, self-doubt, lack of motivation, boredom, and many other topics are covered, and can be cherry-picked to suit the most emergent need, or merely followed in the modules. I find it very useful for getting energized, sparking my creativity, or winding down from the day.
Flyte99 - I almost love this 100% but...
When I downloaded this app I was delighted at the surprising approach to relaxing at bedtime: Sleep stories for adults! Genius! At first I thought the idea was silly but was sold after a couple evenings of stories. I subscribed for the year. I was really looking forward to the Daily Calm, too.
Stories with wonderful readers like Anna Acton and Stephen Fry are pure heaven. Sadly, it’s Tamara Levitt’s voice that made me cancel my subscription. I feel awful saying this but it’s true. What is perhaps an attempt to sound soothing comes across as phony affectation. It’s grating. As a result I can’t listen to the Daily Calm. When my partner chose a story read by her one evening he and I were just minutes in before he asked for one read by someone else (without me having expressed my opinion about her tone of voice).
This is a solid app. If the content she curates is read by others, however, it would be a GREAT app. I would happily resubscribe if the readers and voices at Calm were less Tamara and more varied.
Job goer - Great Tool as a Baby Step Towards True Mental Strengthening
Calm has a good selection of soothing background audios to ensure an environment conducive for stabilizing the mind. The reminders help those that struggle with maintaining a regular regimen of taking time out for mindfulness. Getting them to stop doesn’t always work, but maybe that is part of the point. The free edition has sufficient features for anyone curious about experiencing mindfulness, yet the add-ons are probably not a necessary. “Mindfulness” in itself has become a buzz word apparently coined by amateurs, and practices have mixed and matched true authentic, effective techniques to make for better marketing and adoption. So if you subscribe to the guided features, you won’t realize the true benefits of what mindfulness is after. Yet, the tool is excellent for helping you achieve a rhythm with some reminders if you have a real authentic mindfulness coach that knows more than just theory (and amateur practice) but has achieved mystic capabilities through mastery of the authentic techniques.
L@nZ - Calm app has helped to change my life
[September update: I still use this app on a daily basis, including the new Sleep stories and music. I can't recommend this app highly enough. It is making a big impact in my life and my ability to deal with changes in our country and politics.] I highly recommend the Calm App, especially the basic subscription model. After learning meditation basics from the free versions, I realized that I needed more and subscribed more than a year ago. The Daily Calm meditation, each on a different but related theme, makes it possible to practice on a daily basis. The meditation leader presents lovely thoughtful meditations, with an appropriate quotation. There are numerous meditations focused on different issues such as anxiety, compassion, and loving kindness. The lovely images and sounds furnish calming and focusing backgrounds. The new sleep stories module has really helped with my middle of the night insomnia.
I highly recommend the Calm App.
Mcunger - Almost a 5...
First of all I’ve recommended this app to multiple friends who have purchased a subscription. We all think it is great for helping us relax, reduce anxiety and fall asleep. However, I periodically have issues with my phone not charging properly when the app is open so I asked my husband to download so we could trade off who’s phone plays the calm at night. I was very disappointed to find out that our 1 year subscription could not be shared. It basically makes the “family sharing” pointless. My question to the developer is, will it really hurt your business that much to allow family members to share one subscription? I’ve had this for over a year and this is the first time I’ve even tried to share it with someone in my family list. It is not a cheap subscription but if it is going to hurt your business, then limit it to x amount of shares or offer the second subscription for a discount. Just a few thoughts. Otherwise. Great app.
Core104 - This app locked me out after paying!
After trying this app for a few days, I was in a moment of stress and signed up for the 7-day free trial early this morning. After I agreed to have $60 charged in the App Store after the free trial, the Calm app did not unlock its content for me. I quit the app and tried again. No success. I went to manage by subscription and hit “restore” within the app, but it said “no account found.” I then logged out and tried to long in again— but the app wouldn’t let me log in, saying “bad gateway”. I then tried to change my password, but I got an error message saying “there is a problem resetting your password.” I deleted the app and reinstalled it from App Store. Again no luck logging in— even though the App Store says I have a free trial and I’ll be charged $60 after 7 days. Great. I can’t even access the app to cancel this recurring subscription. Their website doesn’t work and I can’t contact them. I will have to take this up with my credit card company. The Calm developers are CROOKS and SCAMMED me out of money. I wanted to use it to get back to sleep, but it’s made me anything but calm! STAY AWAY and choose a different app!!!!
KathyLynn520 - Just awesome!
I struggle with anxiety and depression, plus the related insomnia. My doctors have all recommended meditation but I couldn’t ever figure out how to do it. The guidance on this app, however, finally made the connection for me. I’ve learned how to quiet my mind without additional medication. Not saying all my problems are gone - just that I have a new tool to help me cope.
And the sleep stories are the best! Anytime the brain won’t let me sleep, I turn a sleep story on. It engages my mind enough to distract it from the litany of worries, stresses, and reminders of middle school embarrassments. I love the wide variety of narrators and subject matter.
One other thing... when I began looking for a meditation app, I really wanted to avoid any that promoted specific spiritual or religious practices. I haven’t come across anything like that in Calm. I can fold these meditations into my own beliefs/traditions without feeling stressed that they’re in conflict with one another.
GriffonGirlisAwesome - Mostly everything is locked. So disappointed
One night, I was having a bad anxiety attack and I thought about downloading this app so I did and of course, i wasn’t thinking anything would be locked. As soon as I had got into my account, 90% of the stories were LOCKED. I was so mad because this is unfair to me. Basically everything is locked so this app is not for me and I’m very disappointed. If this app is for helping people, why should mostly everything be locked?! And I have to pay 70 dollars for premium? That’s ridiculous!! I don’t have much self-esteem and the self esteem stories were all locked, so I am pretty mad about that. I wanted to try a song. EVERY STORY IS LOCKED. I wanted to try a meditate story. EVERY STORY IS LOCKED. I wanted to try a sleeping story. ONLY 4 STORIES UNLOCKED. Do you not think that this is fair? I’ve listen to all the stories that are unlocked without premium and I have to re-listen to them because everything is basically locked. This app is great and all, but basically everything is locked. The stories are good, but I have to listen to the same ones. Please unlock more. That’s why I’m giving it a 1 star and a negative review.
Z Taalib Bey - Seeing improvement
I am using a variety of tools to assist with my personal growth and development. I have my work cut out for me. I've had this wonderful app for a couple of weeks. I started with the sleep stories and at first I couldn't do it every night. There was almost a week between the first and second time. Last night there was only a day between, and only a day between the one before that. I know that may sound insignificant but for me that is HUGE. I'm committed to doing the sleep every day, even when I work at night and I'm actually sleeping during the day. I am feeling the improvement in the quality of my sleep. Today I will also try the breathing and focus.
I tend not to rate apps, but for some reason I'm feeling compelled to with this one even though I haven't been using it long. I'm pretty sure I'll be back with periodic updates. Btw, I gave 4 stars (vs 5) to leave room for improvement.💜
Starbaby Cat - Tamara’s voice not calming
I have the paid version. Overall a good app (expensive) but I’d like to note a few things.
1) Tamara’s voice doesn’t work for me. I find myself avoiding the Daily Calms b/c of that. Same with Sleep Stories. I love all the voices except hers. I wonder why I’m paying for the app. My favorite narrators are Alan Sklar, Anna Acton, Michael Acton Smith, Stephen Lyons, and of course Matthew McConaughey and other celebrity guests. I find that male and softer female voices work best. The goal here is to fall asleep, not to be on edge.
2) Please bring back breathing exercises with sound, preferably with longer out breath.
3) I’ve finally figured out the sleep timer for Soundscapes and some music, though it’s very confusing. I love all the rain sounds, but the other “music” (with some exceptions) are too “bright” if you will. They may be good for general ambience but for sleep they don’t work.
I pay for the full app b/c I need help with sleep. The meditation exercises are ok, though my favorite is Jeff Warren. Thanks for reading my review.
CaseOfTheAnxieties - A game changer! So grateful for this App!!
I’ve heard about Calm for a while now & remember seeing commercials but never thought to give it a try until recently and all I can say is WOW! Wish I got this months ago! With the virus lockdown I’ve recently started to experience anxiety and panic attacks that I haven’t had since college (15 yrs ago). I tried my usual solo breathing & meditation techniques but they’re just not As effective as it used to be. I then started looking for meditation apps and thought I’d give this a try. SO glad I did! They have several categories from anxiety & stress relief to sleep aid sessions. All so very soothing, relaxing and 100% effective-I’m hooked! Also, I used to listen to gentle water or instrumental sounds to help me fall asleep but this app works so much better & faster. Definitely worth every penny and an absolute must to help with your mental health during this stressful & depressing pandemic. I am so grateful for Calm! :)
Emdiam - One of the best
I’m rarely the type to review an app and I’m even less likely to purchase the full version of an app — in the case of this app, I’ve done both which should really be a testament to how much I truly appreciate this app and all its features. After long bout with insomnia and unable to “shut down” my brain at night I downloaded this app and used the free features for a couple of weeks. The sleep stories lulled me to sleep and I was able to meditate after some intense anxiety. I finally purchased the full version and am so glad I did. No matter my mood or my goal (sleep, focus, or lessen anxiety) it has something for me and there’s so much content I never feel like it’s not worth it. I love the voice overs and guided meditations don’t feel forced. I’m brand new to this and I can see myself feeling better the more I use it. I look forward to it every night. A huge thanks to the makers of this app.
Funk zapper - Scam
The system for managing subscriptions and payments through Apple unnecessarily complicates the process to unsubscribe for users. To unsubscribe, we must navigate through the app to find a single link that then directs us to the store that directs us to another page where we can then finally unsubscribe from a single link buried between a list of probably 30 different options. This is poor business ethic that deliberately obscures the process in hopes that users will simply give up and allow payment to be processed. I went through the process once upon the end of my trial subscription and must have hit the wrong button because I was charged $70 the next day. My request for refund from Apple was run through an algorithm that quickly informed me that my purchase does not meet the requirement for a refund.
Listen. I tried this app ONCE and did not enjoy it. I never used it again. And now I’m stuck with it? Bad business. Shame on Apple. As for Calm, this is about as calm as it gets when your customers take the time to write an actual critical and constructive review. Y’all should really think about fixing this.
Grammar J. - Invaluable
I can’t say enough about how healing this app is. I began practicing meditation with it following a concussion, and it did help. Then after, I kept with the practice prior to sleep, as I often stayed awake with racing thoughts. The Sleep Stories and meditations offered knocked me out every time. Still later, I really began practicing meditation during the day with the Daily Calms and other sessions. These have probably been the most valuable to my daily life. Much of the exhaustion I was experiencing that I thought was due to lack of sleep I believe now was due more to stress. Repeated practice of mindfulness has increased my calm, my awareness, my clarity, and my happiness. The guided lessons are akin to cognitive behavioral therapy, very poignant and always kind. There is no wrong way to practice this. There is no failing. There is no order that must be followed or schedule adhered to. There is only the benefit of the more you use it, the better you feel.
MC's MacBook Air - This is worth it!
I struggled with horrible PTSD symptoms for years now. It was difficult to apply mindfulness to my everyday routine until I found this app. It has greatly reduced my physical and mental symptoms by allowing me to become aware, ride the waves and let go of emotion. I’m not going to say it’s a cure because there is no such thing. I view it as a tool to maintain your mental fitness like a treadmill and exercise helps maintain your physical fitness. Gradually over time your mind becomes stronger and more capable but mindfulness like physical exercise should become part of your routine so you can keep optimum mental fitness. Also, I was on medication and no longer require it yet it doesn’t mean anyone should stop taking their medication. I suggest to start doing mindfulness and as you progress there may be a reduction to your prescription and eventually you may be able to come off of them. Hope this is helpful! God bless!
howmanynicknamescantherebe? - Just what I needed
Thanks for this fantastic app. I got this to aid in sleep while on international travel. That was ok but then I browsed the rest of the app and got interested in the meditation. Health providers have encouraged me for years to do this but I always assumed my mind was not disciplined enough for the practice. Enter Jeff Warren’s 30 Day course. I was hooked from my first “sit”. Bringing your mind back to your focus without judgment and with compassion towards yourself is such a simple but powerful concept. I completed that course and have done others on managing pain and self esteem, as well as daily guides. I have even just used the timed meditation feature and ventured out on my own. I am a metrics kind of gal and I can report a data backed improvement in my resting heart rate. I wear a ring tracker and my sleep and RHR scores are improved. Sorry to run on and on....this is a fantastic app for me and I hope you try it. Anyone can meditate.
B.K. 73 - has helped me in all aspects of life
i love this app so much. i was not someone who meditated or anything at all, i took a stress management class in college and we learned how to meditate. after that class, i felt i was having a hard time without any guided meditations, as i have ADD, and GAD, and have a hard time keeping my thoughts straight. i found this app, used the free version for a bit, and loved it so much that i decided to try the full version. i am currently on year two of using this app and i could not be more thankful for it. i have learned so much about myself. the ONLY thing i was thinking about today, was how cool, and probably impossible, it would be to be able to get it as an app on my Roku TV, and listen to my sleep stories and meditate through there. i’m sure apple TV has it, and i love listening to david attenborough on Our Planet, but it’d be awesome to be able to listen to the meditations on a TV!
luckybucky32 - What a great and useful App!
Mind you, you can’t unlock all the features right away, or unless you pay or happen to have a ton of time on your hands, but this app was my favorite download of the year. You can meditate, listen to calming sessions, or music, and even choose your own scenes/background, which not only have accompanied sound, but also videos of corresponding scenes of nature and whatnot. My favorites are Pouring Rain, Tropical Beach, Passing Clouds, Coastline at Sunset, Foggy Steam, Thunderstorm, Evening Crickets, and Summer Meadow. They even have ones like; Fireplace, Zen Ocean, Falling Raindrops, Rhythmic Waves, Woodland Lake, Plains of Wheat, Mystic Fountain and Mountain Lake. I know there’s more but I suggest checking out this seriously cool App! Along with the Sleep Stories, relaxing music, focus training, and meditation for beginners, stress, relationships, sleep, emotions, and so on...this App is what you need at the end of any type of day, what we all need is a little Calm!
da hi hi - Great and great for people who can’t sleep but hard to log in
My name is dalyshia green and this is my rate and let me start off my the first step of loginng in I had a hard time loging I’m cuz I did not sleep at that time when I woke up
On a Saturday night at 3am I could not sleep so I got on my iPhone and was playing a game and I saw this add and the rateings and I SAD 🤩 this app really works so I downloaded it and I tryed to log in but it did not work so I used my zoom and it worked so I can do things and now imma talk about is great for people who can’t sleep witch is page and me talking 2 so this is a great app for people who can’t sleep first off the muisc that when you first log in I feel asleep and I woke up the next morning and ITS GREAT!!😇😇 and I showed it to my family members that can’t sleep and it worked they said and this is the ending of my rate ps Dalyshia green made on June 3th hope y’all have an great sleep and day 👋
Lari Jones - More free options
I love the idea of the app but I can’t afford it. I have trouble falling asleep when my boyfriend is out of town so I was looking into the app and the sleep stories and calming noises sounded awesome but I personally can’t afford a yearly subscription for unlimited access. If there were even 5-10 options for every single thing, the app would probably have more downloads. Or, a monthly $2-$5 subscription rather than it’s all coming out at once. It would save $10 a year minimum. And up to almost $50 a year. The app might even make more money and be able to reach poor teens who can’t afford stuff like myself. I have one subscription (that isn’t a bill). I can afford 2 $75+ subscriptions a year. I just wish is was more available to a majority of teens and young people or even busy parents who can’t afford stuff for themselves. A cheaper option might be great. Or do a 30second add before each story to make money and the upgrade includes no ads. Just some ideas from a poor teen that can barely pay bills and eat spaghettios twice a week...
Girlygirl7777 - Fantastic app!!!
I got this last Christmas Eve. Used it for a while... I decided to try it again before canceling my subscription. Reminded me how great the daily calm is. I love Tamara’s voice and it’s a wonderful way to start your day. And then I discovered the Master classes. Don’t know if I overlooked these when I first got the app or if it’s been added. Listened to Elizabeth Gilbert’s and was blown away. Just fantastic. Honestly either one of these is worth the price of admission. And to have both?! Plus other features I haven’t explored yet. Honestly I’m glad there is a subscription fee because it made me revisit this amazing tool. I am using it every day again and it really is making a positive impact on my mood and overall feeling of happiness. Worth every penny. If you are ready to be good to yourself give it a try. Thanks so much to everyone who created this app and is participating. You have my sincere gratitude and love
drmax944 - First Impression
Today I began a free trial to “Calm.” I am impressed with its quality of content and the wide range of its content. Its images and sounds are exceptional for calming and inspiring. The voices sound like a therapist guiding you in relaxation, mindfulness, and peace. The reminders and daily practices help one to establish healthy daily routines and habits that have the potential to improve the quality of mental health and its frequency and duration. And these are my positive first impressions of the APP “Calm” after a brief 15-20 minute experience using it for the first time! I am looking forward to exploring more of its features and using them on a daily basis. I recommend that therapists and life coaches introduce this APP to their clients especially with those clients that are anxious, stressed, or angry. Well done to the developers of “Calm,” you have created a professional mental health APP that will improve the mental health, happiness, and peace of its habitual users!
jez.bookworm - Data and Graphics Heavy
I purchased the premium app a few months ago and was able to use it a few times. The wi-fi at my house is satellite, so sometimes stories will not load or the app freezes. I had to get a new phone recently due to my old one getting hot, the screen dying, and eventually die altogether.
So, with my NEW phone, I download the app and within 2 minutes of it loading and scrolling through stories my phone feels super hot to touch. I paid for the year, so wanted to be able to use the app. Though, I don’t relish the idea of ruining my phone in the process. I never noticed previously when my case was on the phone, but it hurt my hand how hot it became. So, can only imagine after running sounds or a story for a while what could happen over time.
I love your UI, the content is great, the heavy load and CPU performance could certainly use work. I’d be equally happy with less fancy animations and graphics if it meant it was faster and didn’t run the risk of destroying my processor.
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@tha_immaculate @whoismychael Calm down 😂
It's so refreshing and calm 🥺
You are going to get an influx of scary headlines about ballots and votes not being counted...stay calm. Do not anything keep you from voting or getting others to vote.
I assure you, legal teams for the Dems are not going to let anything slide by uncounted without a fight.