As Anxiety Over Coronavirus Grows, Meditation Apps See a Spike in Downloads

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We’re living in unprecedented times, and with it has brought unprecedented anxiety.

People are looking for ways to calm down in the comfort of their own home, and meditation apps that provide guided meditation to users wherever they live are seeing a spike in downloads.

Apple’s App Store is currently featuring a Guided Meditation section on its homepage, encouraging users to “find time for self-care.” Calm, a meditation app, is the second most-downloaded health and fitness app in the store, while Headspace, another mediation app, is sixth.

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