Testimonials: “the answer to sleepless nights ” and More…

We continue to receive loads of positive feedback on the cognitive shuffle in general and mySleepButton in particular.  For example,

I haven’t slept a good nights sleep in years. Its sporadic at best from all the tossing and turning. Last night I downloaded the app recommended by The Bobby Bones Show. Took 10 min I was out for the count. Never woke up till this mornings alarm. Thank you and please send a thank you to Bobby Bones radio show. He only recommends superb items and apps. Might want to think,about having him endorse this wonderful gem!
(Jules Fischer, via FaceBook 2017-05-24)

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Lisa Brandt wrote “worked on me like a charm […] effective every night since.” (Testimonial)

Heard about this on and it works! If you have trouble falling asleep…. (Tweet) Read more ›

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About the Media Responses to the Cognitive Shuffle: Much Ado about a Research Programme

Yesterday, on CogZest’s blog, Luc Beaudoin published some thoughts about the recent media attention to his sleep onset/insomnia R&D:

Meta-Media Responses to the Cognitive Shuffle: Much Ado about a Research Programme

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Opportunities: Ph.D. Co-Supervision; App-Developer, QA and Marketing Assistant

We have several classes of opportunities available at the moment. Please get in touch via email (see our contact page), with the email subject starting with “Opportunities:” followed by the title below. (Please do follow this format.)
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Dr. Sylwia Hyniewska —Affective Scientist on Board of Advisors

CogSci Apps benefits from its collaborations with several researchers. Some of our advisors are listed on the CogZest Advisory Board web page. In this post, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of Dr. Sylwia Hyniewska.

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Marj “OMG – I was astonished. It worked” (May 1, 2017 testimonial)

All I can say is …. this is the answer to sleepless nights, when the hamster wheel is in overdrive. I feel like I haven’t slept for months, having a really tough time, waking up in the morning feeling exhausted. I heard a quick snip on CBC radio re: Serial Diverse Imaging, interest piqued for obvious reasons ! I down loaded the App last night, OMG – I was astonished. It worked, even though I woke up three times, each time putting mySleepButton back on, I fell right back to sleep. I want to say THANK you Dr.Beaudoin, and all the other scientists involved in coming up with this brilliant App.

(Testimonial from Marj on May 1, 2017.)

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“Good Night, Toast” Oprah Magazine (May 2017 Issue) on mySleepButton

Read about the cognitive shuffle, mySleepButton and Luc Beaudoin on page 105 of May issue of Oprah Magazine (print only) “Good Night, Toast. —An easy little game to trick yourself to sleep” —an article by Kelly DiNardo.


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Perturbance: An Important Concept for Understanding “Racing Minds” and Other Forms of Repetitive Thinking

My colleagues and I recently published a paper that provides one of the essential concepts for understanding insomnia and a host of other constructive, banal, and problematic mental states. The concept is perturbance, which is a persistent tendency to consider affectively laden mental content — problems, issues, concerns, wishes, wants, desires, fears, yearnings, etc. Read more ›

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Preliminary Results of a Study Comparing The Cognitive Shuffle with Backward Counting (Like “Counting Sheep”)

Researchers at the University of Montreal will present a paper in Montreal comparing the cognitive shuffle with backward counting. This research was undertaken for several reasons, one of which is that insomnia research has to date assessed surprisingly few deliberate mentation strategies. For example, old techniques such as reading, listening to the radio, and the familiar backward counting technique (“counting sheep”) have had practically no experimental attention. And yet the sleep community does occasionally express opinions on these techniques, extrapolating from other findings and vague theories.

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Why You Shouldn’t Worry about Possible Associations Between Alzheimer’s and Insomnia

Scientific American recently published an article called Why Sleep Disorders May Precede Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
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