Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Reviews

Headspace: Sleep & Meditation Reviews

Published by on 2023-12-12

About: Meditate and sleep soundly. Headspace is your guide to practicing mindfulness in
your everyday life.

About Headspace

What is Headspace? Headspace is a mindfulness app that offers guided meditation, sleep meditation, and breathing exercises to help users relax, manage stress, and focus their energy. The app features daily meditations on a new topic each day, sleep meditations, stress relief and coping meditations, focus and productivity meditations, and centered fitness and tension release exercises. Headspace offers a free trial and two auto-renewing subscription options.



- Daily meditations on a new topic each day

- 3-minute mini-meditations for a quick mental reset

- Mindful Moments to keep you present throughout the day

- Mindful Minutes to track your progress and time spent meditating with Apple Health

- Sleep by Headspace with sleepcasts, soothing sleep sounds, and tranquil sleep music

- The Wake Up, a short, daily video series to start your day inspired

- SOS sessions for moments of panic, anxiety, and stress

- Breathwork exercises to help relax and calm you down

- Weathering the Storm collection to build resilience

- Meditations to help cope with sadness, anger, and adapting to change

- Meditations for working from home and focus-enhancing music

- 12 different Focus music stations to set the right mood for your day

- Move Mode to relieve stress and release everyday tension

- Mood-boosting and motivating at-home workouts

- Centered fitness courses with experts and Olympians Kim Glass and Leon Taylor

- Free trial and two auto-renewing subscription options: $12.99 per month or $69.99 per year

- Subscription automatically renews unless turned off in iTunes Account Settings

- Meditation sessions saved to Apple Health app

- Terms and conditions and privacy policy available on the Headspace website.

Overall User Satisfaction Rating

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Key Benefits of Headspace

- Helped to calm me in times of immediate need

- Taught me to breath

- Helped me stay motivated and consistent

- Gave me tools to deal with constant change

- Helped me get through insomnia

20 Headspace Reviews

4.8 out of 5


Head Space, The Final Frontier

I began using this application a few years back, in the middle of my college career. I was so stressed out at that time that I could hardly perform day-to-day tasks and I was so broke that I certainly couldn't afford help from a specialist.
Enter this app. I found Headspace through an online search and began a free trial to try to calm my tumultuous inner consciousness. Though I cannot say that the improvements in my thoughts and behavior were immediate, the guidance of Andy's voice (the only option at that time and still my personal favorite) did help to calm me in times of immediate need. If nothing else, Headspace taught me to breath. My father was so impressed by my lack of mouth-breathing that he took up the monthly fee once it began and I have used Head Space (now on my own dime, thank you) ever since.
Anyway, whether you are looking for help breathing, getting into shape, falling to sleep, or in quieting those misguided negative inner-voices that come to plague the chronically unhappy, this app has something for you (often more than one thing, in fact). If you're reading this and thinking about a trial or a membership, give it a shot. It's a judgment-free, stress-free, and until your trial runs out, a free-free way of beginning the mission to exploring and conquering anxiety and exestential dread.
Consider it one small step for you, and one giant leap (in the right direction) for your mind.


Support for seasoned meditators

I was introduced to meditation more than 25 years ago and have had a relatively steady practice. So why do I use this app? Like any practice it is tempting to slack off or feel like you “got” all the benefits and do not need to do it anymore. Other times it can feel like one is alone in the practice and it becomes hard to motivate oneself. this app helps me stay motivated and consistent. And no matter how long one has practiced, having a community of meditators is very helpful to continue practicing. I also have a tendency to get bored with things including meditation, so the variety of approaches, techniques, and goals provided keep it fresh. During 2020 I really appreciated the improvements made by this app especially the daily conversations by other meditators, the addition of the Move feature, and the Sleep tools. These were very helpful to keep my spirits up, my body moving, and my meditation practice on track. I also discovered the Pro series for advanced meditators. I am listening to it for a second time because as I have learned in my practice, you are never “done” learning and growing as a meditator. The same session at a different time gives you different insights. I am grateful to the this app team for creating and continually evolving Headspace to meet the challenges of today. And for helping a seasoned “pro” stay fresh and present. Thank you this app!


The most useful thing I’ve done in 2020

Headspace has given me tools to deal with constant change. This past year, I’ve needed to pivot every day to face some new challenge outside as an essential worker, and at home in isolation with my partner. The tools I Iearned to use to be present in the moment and to accept change has benefited my partner and colleagues at work as much as my own peace of mind. I have very little control over my environment, but I can see my reaction, accept the emotions that rise up, and move on instead of getting lost or bound by them.
Headspace has also benefited me by helping me get through insomnia. Sometimes it helps me get to sleep in the first place. Mostly it gives me tools to use to calm my mind and body when I wake up in the night buffeted by anxiety or lingering frustration from the day.
Lastly, Headspace has given me a language to express the emotional upheaval and troubling questions that I used to just call anxiety. Naming what makes me feel upset has brought clarity to what can feel like a tempest at the time and allow me to look at my thoughts or, rather, face them. After acknowledging them, I can let them go. Sometimes I’m better at that than at other times.
Regular exercise strengthens my focus, my ability to pivot and refocus, and builds roads of calm and quiet that the brain finds easier to fall into and travel due to constant use.


If you’re reading this - it’s a sign, just get it!

For anyone with the slightest doubt about whether or not they should begin (or continue) their meditation practice with this app, do yourself the greatest favor of your life and do it - surrender to whatever is holding you back and I PROMISE you will blow your own mind with everything you will gain from it. Just trust, put in the time (even 5 minutes a day) and the rewards you will reap from it will speak for themselves. As someone who was a vicious doubter, non-believer, and did not think it was humanly possible to get me to sit still for even 1 minute - I didn’t realize that the thing that I was most resistant to, was actually the thing that I needed the most. I am now going on 3 years with this app happier, healthier (used to suffer from terrible GERD), more compassionate, resilient, focused, and more. It brought attention to my mindless eating habits and even helped me lose weight (and keep it off). I didn’t realize that I was living in a ‘cloud’, on auto-pilot until this app helped bring me back to myself. Today, my cure for EVERYTHING (bad day, good day, breakup, can’t focus, bad mood, feeling anxious, grumpy, lethargic, etc.) is to sit down and do a 10 minute meditation. It truly has been life-changing and I am forever, eternally grateful for this app.


Headspace is a excellent, but isn’t truly free

I heard about Headspace on tv and saw ads in The Today section of Headspace Store. I decided to give it a try and it really does help me out. I feel less stressed, calm, and feel ready for anything. It’s like a guide or tool which helps push you to be a better you. So then comes the question, is it worth it? I think so. For instance if you have ADHD or feel stressed most days (maybe because of work or school) use this.

Everything is not sunshine and rainbows. For one, $13 to me feels somewhat pricey. Other meditation apps that I found are cheaper than what this app currently offers. Another thing is that it lacks free content. There’s only very little that this app offers and it’s not a lot. It’s almost as if your forced into paying for a subscription in order to use it. I really didn’t want to do that and I have now canceled it since I felt that it was overly priced.

this app is great and I may say that’s is better than most apps I’ve used. But I don’t like the fact that after going through the tutorial it locks most of the content this app offers you and forces you into a subscription that feels overly priced. Yeah, they give you a free trial but after that your pretty much forced. Offer more videos that are free and let people decide for themselves. If you do those things I may bump my stars to 5.


Grateful for headspace

I freaking love Headspace. My anxiety was starting to become bad again and I could feel myself falling into depression. I have some experience with meditation and mindfulness and it’s helped me in the past but I’ve never been able to stick with it for more than a couple of weeks at a time. Then one day while listening to Huberman’s podcast there was a month free trial and I decided to try it since I’ve always wanted to give Headspace a go anyway. WELL, let me tell you... Headspace is changing my life. I am proud to say I am on my 33rd day streak. I can feel myself overall being more present and aware throughout the day. Now, when I start to feel anxious I almost immediately catch myself and can begin using some of the tools and practice I’ve accumulated from this app. I do want to add though, the key word is PRACTICE. Medication, like Andy says, is a skill and like any skill you must practice. By practicing enough, it does truly become second nature. I know it’s only been a month but I can already feel the difference and I am looking forward to the future. Thank you this app team. P.S every little thing about Headspace is great. I especially love the different courses, the wake ups, the animation shorts, the sleepcasts, the focus music and yoga.


Very good but expensive

So I’ve been using this app for quite awhile now and personally I think it’s great! But the thing is since I don’t have premium, I have to keep on repeating the same old things like the rain day antiques sleepcast I’ve heard that sleep cast so many times and now I keep getting annoyed with it. That goes the same with the other sleep stuff too like the sleep music I’ve heard “doze” so many times I wake up like every 30 minutes or so. Also goes the same with the two free wind downs. The first time I used the free wind downs I fell asleep instantly the second time after that I couldn’t sleep for ten minutes. So after that, I wanted to do a free trial for the premium but I didn’t realize I was short on money. Since most people do a free trial for like a week or so they cancel there payment the day before the payment is due. So I tried doing that but it asked for but then I realized they need to know my payment information before doing my free trial. I think it was because they don’t know if I’m gonna cancel my payment or actually do the payment. So yeah, I think Headspace is amazing it just needs to either lower down the price by like 3-4$ or maybe add one or two me free sleepcasts and same goes to the wind downs, and music. Thank You.


A perfect start on your healing journey

I truly enjoy using the this app app, and after my free trial it was no question for me to buy the subscription. Others may say it is a little pricey, but the amount of features and genuine support included in Headspace is incredible. As someone who had to stop going to therapy appointments because of the cost, meditation has been a grounding practice for me, and Headspace really has a meditation for every scenario. I especially like the SOS section, where you can find small meditations for when you’re feeling burnt out or anxious. Another great feature is the sleep section, especially sleep casts. The calming stories really help me unwind, and there are new ones coming out all the time.

Headspace interface itself is also very well designed, calming and minimal. I enjoy how you cannot browse Headspace while listening to a meditation or sleep cast as well — a subtle touch that reminds me to stay present!

I would definitely recommend Headspace (and also all the this app podcasts) to someone who would like to let go of unwanted habits and build self kindness. If you are going to invest your money into anything self help related, a this app subscription is definitely worth every penny. Thank you this app team!


Life changing

Headspace and Andy’s gentle and soothing guidance in it have absolutely changed my life for the better and in a big way. I’ve been meditating using the this app app as regularly as I can with a run streak of 180 days once. The streaks do not really matter, but staying consistent does. I consider the guidance and wisdom that Andy imparts in Headspace therapeutic. Friends, family and colleagues regularly tell me how much more serene, kind and patient I have become even in very tough situations. Those attributes would have never been applied to me had it not been for Headspace. The packages are godsend, like on patience, kindness, generosity...etc. Each package has ten guided sessions. Once I’m done with one package I either start again (some I’ve done more than 20 times) or start another one of my favorite packages. No, I’m not paid to sponsor these guys. I have not only gotten it (I.e. paid) for myself, but for my wife too. I’ve also offered to pay for friends’ or relatives’ apps too. Don’t think twice about it. Read up on the amazing benefits of meditation (physical, emotional, even spiritual) and then just cough up whatever this app charges. It had been the best investment of money and time I have made in my life. No exaggeration.


An amazing tool to have on the go wherever you are!!

Headspace has been somewhat of a life saver for me. I’ve experienced a lot of trauma during my life, and a few years ago I came across Headspace or it came across to me via Instagram. I travel quite a bit and I love that I’m able to pick my environment of choice to meditate. I always thought meditation meant quieting your thoughts etc... but when I learned that it was part of being mindfulness and being present in the now it helped immensely in my day to day well being. When I did the anxiety course that really helped in so many ways because I thought you could get rid of it. But learning to become aware of it and being present with it, I felt it wasn’t so much of a burden. I’ve had trouble on and off sticking to it consistently but I’m trying it again. It’s nice to be able to have it there especially when I know how much of a positive impact it has had on my life. I am a parent and it’s something I want my child to learn and partake in so she has the necessary tools through out her early years to when she is grown up. This is worth every penny to maintain a healthy mindset and wellbeing. You’ll view the world and stress differently than you did before.


I can’t recommend this enough

I downloaded this app when it was free for health care workers in 2020. I was pregnant at the time and was under a lot of stress at my job. I started with the pregnancy course on Headspace . This was so amazing. First of all, Andy’s voice is incredibly calming. Then the pregnancy meditation helped me feel closer to baby. I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, and when I was less stressed, my glucose was lower. Headspace helped me a ton with that. Then, when I went to my 29 week check up, I had just read a work email I was very upset about. The nurse took my blood pressure and it was high. They sent me to the hospital for monitoring. While I was there I practiced the meditation I had learned and was able to get my blood pressure down so I could go home! The meditations also helped me get through labor! Now that I had my baby, I’m still using Headspace because it just helps me find calm in my crazy world of being and full time working mom during a pandemic. If you are at all interested in meditation, you need Headspace. I promise it’s worth the money. When my free subscription is over, I’m paying for it! I never write app reviews, but I just want everyone to know how great this app truly is.


Great resource!

This is really helpful! The only reason I didn’t give a higher rating is because there’s a strong overlying tone of a sales pitch there. Which is unfortunate, because I think people would be able to see the value easier if there wasn’t a push for money after every meditation and for many of the things on Headspace people would want to explore. Kind of stalls progress of the meditation itself when you’ve just worked so hard to pull yourself back, only to be instantly asked for money right after. From a company stand point I also think it would be more beneficial to work on building value and then freely offering the option to see what monthly costs are and also show a detailed description of what’s involved with a paid membership. I know this has worked well financially for other services and I’ve seen increases in sales by simply looking at things from the customers perspective. And I feel like the customers perspective is a miss here :(
However quite and easy fix and overall Headspace is amazing! It not only teaches the basics of meditation, but teaches different techniques as well. This makes it good for beginners all the way to experts. I truly believe that the basis of Headspace is pure in intention and I can see what a help it is to many people who walk the path of life.


Too pricey for a college kid!

I love Headspace. I tried the free trial and loved it. The guided meditations really make the work easy and I found myself in a inducing a meditative state without lots of effort. They literally have a guided meditation for any situation or mood so it feels like their library is limitless. Unfortunately my free trial ran out and I bought a few months of this app. In a way buying Headspace encouraged me to use it because I was spending my own money so that was good. However, when I moved into my first apartment I didn’t have enough money to keep my subscription going. I would love to buy this app for life but I just don’t have $300 extra dollars sitting around to spend. I also feel that the subscription is pricey for something i don’t always want to use everyday. On days where I wanted to take a break from using my phone I lost my meditation streak which was disappointing. Sometimes I have a great day and don’t feel the need for this app, but the subscription still takes the money from my pocket. On days when I really have a particular funky mood this app is great because I feel like it can guide me through any kind of funk. I just wish it wasn’t so pricey. Buy Headspace if you like the meditations and have the money, but if you don’t have the dough, free meditation may be the way to go.


The wonders of headspace

In my abnormal psychology class we learned anxiety is not just a fight or flight response but instead can be a future oriented response. Abnormal anxiety usually is characterized by presenting when there is no real danger. Therefore when I lay down in bed to sleep and I start getting an increase heart rate, feel extremely hot and sometimes nauseous at the idea of future situations and work that I have yet to do, it’s abnormal. Even if many people experience this is is abnormal because there is no real threat just my brain over thinking future situations. Therefore on my quest to look for ways to relax my mind before bed I downloaded this app. I usually listen to a guided meditation before bed. Followed I will set one of their sleep music for 60 minutes and lay down. I now am normally asleep before the sleep music stops. Even though in my class we talked more about biological and psychological treatments, I felt as though there might be an easier way for me to deal with this anxiety. this app has created a way for me to clear my head before bed allowing for more and a greater quality of sleep. I would suggest Headspace to anyone, not even for just sleeping. But as a way it relax.


Now a Rewarding and Essential part of my Routine.

I’ve been using Headspace religiously for about two weeks. After a recent ADD diagnosis, I thought it would be a good idea to start working meditation into my routine, and was willing to invest some resources into the guided regiment on this app. The problem had been nearly consuming my life and I was pretty frustrated. I was skeptical of “guided meditation” in particular, because I thought that someone talking you through the meditations through your headphones might defeat the purpose. I also have trouble sitting still in particular.
I have not been disappointed. Headspace explicitly states that it is not intended to treat or cure attention deficit disorders, and I did not expect it to, but it significantly reduced the the severity of the problem almost overnight. I am also a collegiate music student, and I saw a tremendous difference in my practice routine and quality of playing as well. The content is very well organized and the methodology/philosophy is explained very thoroughly in fun-to-watch animations. I feel the difference at work and among friends. I just now put Headspace on the main dock in my phone, right beside the phone, messaging, and music apps. It is now a rewarding and essential part of my routine.


Rapidly Fell In Love, It’s For Everybody

Headspace IS FOR THE STREETS! I have been through quite a bit of trials and tribulations lately. It has surely been a time where I knew it was necessary for my young son and myself to focus on spiritual and mental health and growth. I’ve only used Headspace for one day and have already been quite impressed with the ease of use and the instant peacefulness it allows to flow through me and my child. I have tried many mindful apps, this by far is the best, the most diverse, and absolutely worth upgrading and keeping beyond the free trial period. It is not only a way to invest in your relationship with yourself but also a way to invest in your relationship with your loved ones, your colleagues, and the outside world. I believe it aides to increase awareness of yourself and your reactions. The sessions are organized exquisitely, which allows you to find a fitting activity for the ambiance you wish to establish. It is tailored to fit all demographics, for children, for parents, for couples, for singles, nurses, sales execs, beauty bloggers, celebs, or snake wranglers. It’s an app that works your mind and body. The yoga flows were a bonus I was not expecting. Overall 10/10, I simply love it!


Love this app!!

So I started using Headspace because my boyfriend said that I needed to start meditating due to my high levels of stress (and how easily I get stressed and I have poor stress management) and my because I am very easily angered and to him I just overall seem unhappy with life. I am only 24 so my stress shouldn’t be what it is in my opinion. So I took his advice on meditation and did some research and found Headspace. I’m still in the free trial stages of it but I will most definitely buy is once it ends. The reason I give 4 start is because I wish there were more mindful activities because of my job. I wake up at 6 am and come home from anywhere between 5pm - 11pm depending on the day I have. So it would be nice to have more mindful activities where I can use Headspace an work or do things at home with out it being the same thing. Or more on commuting. I’m driving all day long so to have something I can listen to while driving that isn’t music or just for a commute home would be nice. But other than that I have no complaints! I love it and I hope it gets me where I would like to be. And that is to be happy and content with my life as it is now. And not get so angry with things. I am really excited to keep using Headspace!


A great app. Needs work

I give Headspace 5 stars because the build of Headspace, the contents of Headspace, the flow of Headspace is great. well done. Every app can be improved and this one needs work in some ways 1. the watch app: the only thing I every get on the watch app is a 1 minute "breath mini". the watch app is basically useless. Why can't I see my today screen on the watch and start my various mediations from the watch. the watch app gets 1 star. 2. Shortcuts: on the iphone I have setup a sleep schedule. On the "good night" screen I am given the option to run shortcuts. this app offers a few shortcuts that can be called from this screen. One is the nightly "sleepcast". the sleepcast is supposzed to be different every night. It is different on my today screen, but the shortcut always plays the "Rainyday Antiques". therefore the shortcut is useless. this part of Headspace gets 1 star. Lastly, the philosophy behind Headspace is mindlessness. It is taught as a universal fix for bringing the mind to a place of ease. As such it is a religious philosophy. I think they need to be more open about this and they need to state that the point of this is to alleviate suffering.

Headspace looks like they did version 1 then stopped before finishing the details. Shortcuts must work for Headspace to be fully functional


Honestly life changing...

As a student, husband, employee, supervisor, manager, etc. life can get ahead of me every single day and honestly will overwhelm me. I have been in a long battle with moderate/severe depression and anxiety disorder, and after medications were only numbing symptoms I thought I was a hopeless case. Something changed and I decided that I wanted to start really doing things in life. I’ve had Headspace for a while but I finally decided to try to use it more. I started for just sleep, but just sleep turned into using it to wake up, and when I feel stressed about work or when I’m studying, I just take a quick break. It’s honestly surreal how fast 10-20 minutes goes by when going through the guided meditation in the morning. All that said, Headspace is amazing, and I really recommend it to anyone dealing with any problems in their life, whether permanent or temporary. Let this help you, and go tackle your problems.

Also, for my fellow students, you can go to their website and verify your student status and get the full access to the meditations for $10 a year, to make Headspace and company even more amazing. Keep up the awesome content this app! And thank you for helping me on my journey



As a TM practitioner I wasn't initially drawn to Headspace. However it was recommended repeatedly by health practitioners as I struggled to be consistent with my sitting practice. Finally I gave in and it's been a wonderful asset to my meditation practice. I use it as an anchor and I enjoy the presentations as well as the guided series and singles. The SOS and now the many other options are great. Being able to grab your phone and calm yourself in stressful times is amazing. this app has continued to improve adding more and more options and modules. You can stick with classic guided or semi guided meditation, or silence, add music or learn how to use mindfulness on a broad range of issues from speaking, sadness, grief ... you name it. I love the special section on sleep. The educational aspect is beyond compare and you can watch short videos. I still have a strong preference for Andy Puddicome’s voice and hope he never tires of doing this, but glad the options are there for others. This simply is the best app for meditation and for mindfulness. THE BEST. I highly recommend this to anyone--from those being introduced to meditation and/mindfulness to the experienced practitioner. You're in good hands here. Easy to use too. Very intuitive.


Super Helpful-Make Cheaper

Headspace so far has helped me so much. It is obvious that it would take a lot if work to create the animations, the sessions etc. But I really do not think that users should be charged. Not because I don’t think Headspace creators aren’t deserving, but because I think Headspace could help so many people and it shouldn’t be at a cost. Another reason is because of people like me who is young doesn’t have money or a credit card to pay $7-$12 per month to use Headspace . My parents would not pay for this as much as I say it helps and there are really no other ways for teenagers to cope with anxiety and depression without spending money on therapy, doctor’s appointments and pills. I feel like this is true for so many people and Headspace would be even greater if even 10 more sessions would be made free. I am constantly having anxiety, but I have to subscribe and pay $7+ for more than one session? I really think that Headspace should not have as my costs because it wouldn’t in the first place if it really cared about helping people. I am in no way saying that the creators of Headspace don’t deserve anything. It is an incredible app. Maybe to earn some money they could add costs on some sessions like the waking up ones, or the work and performance ones. The sessions about anxiety, stress, depression etc should be made free in my opinion.


Wholeheartedly recommend this app

I started meditating with this app 5 months ago. I needed help with managing my lifelong struggle with anxiety, issues with sleeping, and getting started with meditation. I really liked that they offered short 3 or 5 min meditations — I did them throughout the day at home and in my office. Full disclosure: I was going to therapy at the same time and had started anti anxiety medication. But this app was integral to my journey to feeling more stable and healthy. Headspace was a day-long companion in difficult times and gave me the mental space to help myself. For the first few months of meditating, I wasn’t very good at it (understatement), but I slowly got better. Some of the teachings (especially the video about running into traffic) even helped me in therapy.

I purchased Headspace to have full access about 1 month ago. (I moved to a new city and was worried about being in a foreign environment without my usual coping tools. I knew that if i bought Headspace , I would hold myself accountable to meditating as often as possible.) It’s been 100% worth it. It’s hard to describe fully but after all these months, I’m feeling more stable. Not all the time, of course. But I’m able to see beyond my issues and anxiety.

All this to say that I wholeheartedly recommend Headspace!!


Love the app - meditations are very repetitive though

I love the this app app and I’m a big fan of Andy’s soothing voice. I’ve now meditated ~35 days in a row, something I was never able to accomplish through other meditation apps. The design is beautiful and I love the animations.

My only feedback is that the courses are very repetitive in terms of the actual structure and guided meditations. While that’s great and I understand it’s helpful to have a similar structure, a 10 min meditation in a course on Happiness and 10 min meditation in a course on Managing Anxiety are about 85% the same except for about 2 min of the session where he talks about the topic. Take deep breaths, close your eyes, feel your room around you, focus on the breath, Andy talks for a min about the topic, bring awareness back to breath, body scan, let go of awareness, bring it back, done. That’s helpful for a very generic meditation, but for these very specific topics, I feel like there should be more techniques used and a bit more difference in what’s asked of the user. I do feel better and relaxed afterwards, but don’t really feel like I’m more prepared to deal with the anxiety. I know I’m more aware of it, which is part of the point, but is that the only point? Again, love Headspace , just hoping there can be some more added to differentiate and add more value for that topic.


Wonderful app, but not as wonderful with accessibility

this app is wonderful. There are many options as far as meditations, and such go, and they are always expanding their library, which is amazing to begin with. However, I gave this app 3 stars as I am a blind user of this app, and Headspace is really not the most accessible app on earth. I have written to this app, and they did make some changes, and it is better than before, but it's still not where it should or could be as far as accessibility goes. I have to touch options sometimes and turn Voice Over off and try touching the same exact spot on my screen and turning Voice Over on again to check if I had done what I had hoped. For an app that's built to help relieve stress and concerns, this aspect of Headspace definitely tests my ability to just let it slide. But due to the lack of accessibility, and the fact that I am paying for the lack of full accessibility with Headspace, I give it 3 stars as I think it's a big enough problem to warrant such a ding. However, everything else in and around Headspace would receive 5 stars. When they fix the access issues, I'll be happy and able to change this review or to add a new one with all 5 stars in place.


Helping me understand what meditation is.

I started a self study in Buddhist meditation using the books “LovingKindness” by Sharon Salzberg and “A Path with Heart” by Jack Kornfield because I had lost touch with my inner peace that I had just 5 years ago.
I found I could no longer turn to the Christian theology from my childhood, and I yet I need a sense of spirituality in my daily life.
The two books have been helpful, and very slow going. They are easy to read, but hard to do. In fact, I’m still really in the most basic part which is loving and caring for self.
That’s where this app came in, I needed to find a guided meditation because the books are more self guided. Having the voice of Andy Puddicombe walk me through what it means to meditate in the most basic terms helped me understand that I’m on the right path. Also, it has allowed me to progress in the practice of meditation even though on a personal level, I keep falling back into using mantras of self appreciation and acceptance now for more than a month.
I find this app, along with the two aforementioned books, to be transformative in my inner game. I plan to visit a local Buddhist Temple soon to meet others with more experiences in this meditative practice.


Stick to it and Results are inevitable.

I downloaded Headspace back in August, 2017 and rarely used it. In December, 2017 I purchased the annual subscription and used it occasionally, never really feeling like I was gaining anything from it. Due to a series of events in my life I decided at the beginning of March, 2018 to devote time to meditation every day. For the past 20 days I have spent 5 to 10 minutes in meditation using this app. The changes I’m experiencing are unbelievable.

Where there was impatience I find that I’m able to be still and just enjoy life, where there was anger and frustration I am beginning to identify the feeling and let it pass into peace and understanding. I’m finding life easier to accept as it is not as I want it to be. I’m learning to let go of the people, things and situations that I find disturbing and I’m able to let them be as they are at this moment. Peace and serenity are becoming mainstays in my emotional condition which, to say the least, is a monumental shift in only 20 days of practice.

If you are considering adding meditation to your daily routine, don’t over think this. Get started with this app. I want you to experience what is happening in my life for yourself.


My kids and I LOVE headspace!!! <3

I’ve been wanting to meditate for a while, and I just didn’t know how to, I’ve tried yoga and a couple other things, but never really got the time to make it a habit. I found Headspace and decided to give it a go given the reviews. It didn’t let me down. I love all the packs for different situations in life and the fact that you can meditate 1 min or as long as you can, so no more “I don’t have time” After the trial i decided to use the premium version and it was then when I discovered the kids section (angels sing and sunshine thru clouds please) it’s never been so easy to put my kids to bed! My kids LOVE Andy and ask for him every single night, 90% of the time they are asleep by the time the sleep meditation is over (5-6 min). They have asked to start hearing Andy when they wake up, too. As for me, I had been struggling with insomnia for a while, and when I did sleep my mind would keep going on and on about everything I had to do the next day, so I’d wake up feeling restless. I’ve been using this app at bedtime and I’m out in like 5 min. I sleep better, my mind sleeps too. I’ve been using it for a couple months and there’s still SO much to explore. I just love it :)


Simply Excellent ! :-)

I knew nothing about meditation when I started my journey about three years ago. I read Andy's book and I saw the potential to bring more calm and stability to my life. So I started using Headspace . I had a slow start. I tried it for several days and then dropped it for a while etc. Finally I gave meditation the priority it deserves and here I am… I just passed 600 days of meditation in a row without missing a day. I'm proud of that, but I still feel like a beginner. As Andy teaches, meditation can be a lifelong journey. I simply can't say enough positive about this app. I love it and I encourage you to try it! I have a couple of friends who use other "flavors" of meditation and I see no conflict between what my friends are learning and what I am learning. That gives me confidence that the lessons that Andy teaches are sound. Honestly my only concern is that this app will grow too large as a company and that Andy may not have time to be so actively involved in creating the content of Headspace . Or perhaps Andy might feel like he has completed his work with this app and moves on to new projects. I dearly hope that never happens. Bottom line: Very highly recommended. Enjoy!
Paul in Vermont, USA


Such a cool app

It’s not that I was skeptical when it came to meditation, I just was unsure of what it was exactly, or what the goal should be. Headspace does an AMAZING job of explaining and easing you into meditation. It’s something you have to practice and implement into your routine. I haven’t had it for long, and I have only been doing the free “Basics” sessions, but wow I am so so impressed with the results. I don’t like to think I am a person who is just stressing herself all the time, but lately with a lot of life changes my body has been feeling a lot of tension and it has caused me horrible headaches. Whenever I meditate it relaxes me and relieves me of some of the pain. It also just gets me pumped for the day. Your emotional/mental health is so important!! Busy-ness kills, and meditating can help you take better care of yourself. Headspace is so well constructed. I normally don’t do subscriptions, but I’m gonna have to pay because it’s so worth it. The fact that you can choose if you wanna meditate for 3, 5, or 10 minutes? That’s awesome! So much detail. Also I personally like it way better than Calm, which is rated higher, not to mention the aesthetics are way more satisfying.


Everything I didn’t know I needed.

There’s so much to be said about how specific yet simple this app’s premise is. For the record, I meditate twice a day: right before I go to work, and the right after I come back home. I have been using Headspace for close to a month now, and I can already notice a lot of behavioral changes in myself. I respond better to situations that used to frustrate and/or upset me, and I feel much better equipped to deal with the various emotional ups and downs of daily life.
To clarify something, Headspace is a tool for anyone to use. I used to be one of those people who thought meditation is pointless, that I wouldn’t be able to “shut down” my brain and prevent it from drifting off during a meditation session. None of that matters with this app. As long as you develop a habit of using Headspace , you will be better prepared and confident when dealing with the aforementioned feelings.
this app has truly been a revolutionary discovery for me. As someone who has tried similar apps in the past, I can confidently say that no other app can match the sophisticated design, ease of use, and mindfulness that’s encapsulated by this app.


Recovery - what a difference

I have struggled with addiction, relapsing many times, having found it so difficult to be at ease without my coping mechanism (alcohol). In the past, I’d attempted meditation on my own, and found myself practicing at most once a day, for maybe 5 minutes, before wanting to jump out of my skin and do something else.

With this app, the techniques are explained clearly and consistently, without it feeling like I’m just playing the same recorded guide over and over. It feels like Andy is personally training me in a slightly new or different way each session. As a result, I not only practice daily, but 3-4 times per day for at least 10 minutes each session. And I even look forward to it! What a difference this has made in my mood, my clarity, and most of all, my need for old bad habits. There’s even a 30 day program on coping with cravings.

If you struggle with sobriety, or bad habits of any kind, you may find incorporating the practices taught in Headspace deep into your daily life will make the journey to wellness so much lighter and easier than it has been.

Is Headspace Safe?

Yes. Headspace: Sleep & Meditation is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 944,289 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.8/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Headspace Is 59.0/100.

Is Headspace Legit?

Yes. Headspace: Sleep & Meditation is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 944,289 Headspace: Sleep & Meditation User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Headspace Is 75.8/100..

Is Headspace: Sleep & Meditation not working?

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Pricing Information

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- Headspace offers two auto-renewing subscription options: $12.99 per month and $69.99 per year (less than $5.99 a month).

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