Chill and escape Thanksgiving with Chillscape

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I don’t know about you, but I’m so frickin’ relaxed right now Chillscape
I don’t know about you, but I’m so frickin’ relaxed right now.
Photo: Charlie Sorrel/Cult of Mac

Is your family driving you nuts this Thanksgiving weekend? Of course it is. That’s what families are for. So when you need relief from the endless offers of snacks and drinks, the catty remarks about the fact that you’re “still” child-free, or your nephews’ and nieces’ constant pestering to let them play with your new iPad Pro, while simultaneously ridiculing your attempts at flossing, you might turn to Chillscape to calm yourself back TF down.

Chillscape

Chillscape is kind of a relaxing game mixed with relaxing music and relaxing soundscapes. The idea is that you play it in order to slow down and chillax. Yes, I said “chillax.” It’s all good, man.

The app begins with low womb-simulating sounds, while bubbles drift across the screen. Tap the bubbles to pop them, and melodies are added to the soundscape. All the while, a gently-slowing rhythm underlies the whole experience, which forces you to be calm:

Underneath the music there is a soft ‘pulse’ that gradually slows from 60 to 50 beats per minute through the session.

Due to a phenomenon called “entrainment” your heart will match this beat, consequently reducing your heart rate and blood pressure.

It even integrates with HealthKit.

Chillscape costs $0.99, which is an easy sell when the alternatives are ulcers, heart attacks brought on by overeating, and arguing with your stupid uncle over whether or not to watch Fox News.

Price: $0.99

Download: Chillscape from the App Store (iOS)