Review: DigiPill A-

Sleep: we resisted it as kindergartners and we cherish it as high schoolers.

Finding time to relax has become a lot more difficult than it used to be; after finishing homework at midnight, I force myself to doze off in order to get as much sleep as I can before waking up at the ripe hour of six. But I almost always end up thinking about all the stresses of life, precluding myself from getting the maximum shut-eye possible.

Thanks to a coincidental advertisement interrupting my Twitter feed, I discovered DigiPill, an app for sleep and relaxation.

The app utilizes “digital pills” fordigipill-destress-get-slimmer-and-sleep-better-art-work various necessities, including: deep sleep, anxiety help, depression symptoms, power naps, motivation, focus, and many more. Each pill is a unique monologue that eases the mind for miscellaneous purposes.

It comes with a pre-downloaded pill called “T-Break”, prescribed for relaxation. When I tried it out, I snuggled into my bed and listening to the soothing, Morgan Freeman-esque voice gently subduing me. In all honesty, I haven’t listened to the full 13 minute track because I fall asleep within the first four minutes.

I’m never one to believe in these meditation-type apps, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the “prescribed” pill lulled me to sleep in a matter of minutes, leaving me fresh and renewed the next morning.

On another note, I know I’m not the only sleep-deprived high schooler without a bottomless wallet out there. The app comes with the aforementioned pre-downloaded pill; however, all other pills are $1.99 through an in-app purchase. On the bright side, almost every week it provides promo codes for 50% off. The app also has other services available for purchase that can get pricey.

It received a four star rating from 277 App Store critics, many of whom claimed that they were not willing to purchase other pills.

Nevertheless, DigiPill can provide a catharsis for many users. No matter the reason–exhaustion, insomnia, depression, or stress– DigiPill promises the solace of a full night of sleep.

Written by Uma Vaingankar

Uma Vaingankar is a junior and the Centerspread editor. She is a free spirit and spontaneous soul and enjoys spending her free time in the out doors. She likes going on hikes and spending all day soaking up the sun at the beach with her friends during the summer. She says that cliff-diving at Sunset Cliffs was the most memorable and dare-devilish thing she has ever done. Uma has been part of the varsity Cross Country and distance Track & Field team since her freshman year and is very close with her team mates. Her favorite memory from Cross Country was when she and her fellow sophomores won their grade-division title at the MC Moving Shoes invite last year. She aspires to get an MBA and open up a bakery shop in her retirement.

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