Need help sleeping, relaxing or focusing? These apps can help.

We feel more relaxed just looking at the Homedics Drift.

While playing around with consumer electronics and finding moments of Zen may seem like mutually exclusive activities, the right tech can in fact have a calming effect on your mood.

As such, we’ve seen a new crop of devices designed for relaxation, meditation and mindfulness, for those moments throughout the day you can devote to yourself and your mental wellbeing.

From interactive sandscapes and Wi-Fi-enabled essential oil diffusers to wearable pendants and peaceful virtual reality (VR) experiences, there is something for all tastes and budgets.

In this space, we’ve examined apps to help you hit the reset button during a hectic day, but this time around, it’s a look at the latest gear.

Here’s a look at a half-dozen soothing suggestions.

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