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Soothe Yourself to Sleep w/ Lightning Bug

Soothe Yourself to Sleep w/ Lightning Bug

Lightning Bug is a “visual sound machine” that will help you relax and fall asleep.

  • Version: 2.4
  • Size: 1.92MB
  • Category: Health
  • Price: Free

Lightning Bug is an extremely customizable Android app that enables you to choose and combine sounds that will soothe you to sleep. Some of the conventional sounds include rain, waves, and thunder storms. Options for more unique sounds are also available, e.g. clothes dryer, ceiling fan, and fireplace. Long-press the sound’s icon to adjust individual sound volumes and their timing.

If you’re going to use this app while you fall asleep, enable the sleep timer (kind of like the sleep button for your TV), to tell the app when to fade out. You can even have the app close itself after your phone goes to sleep, along with resetting the phone’s volume too.

This app provides additional features to those that you’d find with similar apps like SleepTimer and Relax and Sleep. You can also set a background scene in addition to displaying the time. There is even a plug-in manager that allows you to download supplemental packs of scenes and sounds. Some of the other settings you can choose to personalize include the font, clock color, time & date format, and the alarm.


  • Add and customize sound combinations
  • Set the sleep timer and fall asleep worry-free
  • New scenes and sounds from downloadable add-ons

Areas for improvement:

  • Improved integration/navigation between original vs. plugin add-on scenes/sounds

Conclusion: An Android app packed with options to help you sleep.

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