Making Sense of the Cognitive Shuffle

There are several big ideas behind mySleepButton’s current and upcoming cognitive shuffle packs (as well as DIY versions). I’ve written some papers about these ideas before, and am currently co-authoring a new paper with Célyne H. Bastien on the subject. The theory we are developing is called the “somnolent information-processing theory“. Read more ›

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Control the synthetic voice on Android

The synthetic voice on the Android version of mySleepButton is controlled quite differently from the iOS version. We have added some details in the mySleepButton FAQ.

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mySleepButton iOS Crackling Issue is now History— Solved in mySleepButton 1.4.9

In mySleepButton 1.4.9, introduced last week, we resolved the mySleepButton crackling issue, that we had been tracking on our iOS support page, and that we had mentioned in previous blog posts.

The issue was indeed due to a bug in iOS 11 that affected many devices under some conditions. We finally found a way to work-around the iOS 11 bug.

Given how long it took to solve this issue, I thought we should write a blog post to explain its history. Read more ›

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Testimonial: “this shuffle business does exactly what it says” (Penny in UK)

What an excellent app this is. I have come to rely on it, for sure. After years of using music, which has mixed success, this shuffle business does exactly what it says on the tin. Read more ›

Testimonials from Jan 6, 2018

Testimonials from (2018-01-06)


The app works, like magic. Anytime I have trouble with my mind keeping me awake, this app is the cure. Support is great; I reported an issue on a version of Android and they were friendly and helpful. Now fixed! The cost is trivial for the incredible value it offers. Highly recommended.
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Update on iOS 11 Audio Crackling Issue Affecting iPhone 7 and 8 Users Only with Built-In Speakers (not Other Devices)

We have updated the  iPhone Known Issues page with latest information based on our continued investigations and interactions with Apple. Read more ›

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Co-Founder Dr. Luc Beaudoin Will Present on Wearable Health Technologies at Engage Heart + Lung Health FEST 2018

CogSci Apps Corp. co-founder Dr. Luc Beaudoin accepted an invitation from The Institute for Heart + Lung Health (IHLH) to present on “wearables and their health value” at the 2018 “Engage Heart + Lung Health FEST”. This University of British Columbia-affiliated event will be held Feb 6-7,  at Sheraton Vancouver (registration here). Read more ›

Using Wireless Speakers with Audio Apps to Keep Smartphones and Tablets out of the Bedroom

Many sleep experts recommend removing smartphones, tablets, computers and smartwatches from the bedroom. This is primarily because many adults and children cannot resist interacting with such devices if they are nearby. And even if these people don’t use the devices, they might unconsciously be vigilant with respect to the device, which can potentially delay sleep. Even people who are sufficiently self-regulated to have the device by their beside should normally, at a minimum, put their devices in “do not disturb” mode, meaning that notifications should be disabled. Read more ›

Announcing a Major Update to the Simple Things Pack of mySleepButton® for iOS

While we are very happy with the feedback we have received about mySleepButton, we continuously strive to improve the understanding of sleep onset and our techniques to promote sleep. This leads us to update mySleepButton packs. These updates are based on user feedback, log data, developments of Beaudoin’s Somnolent Information-Processing theory, and other developments in cognitive/sleep science.

Today, we are delighted to announce the most substantial overhaul ever of mySleepButton Simple Things pack, for both human and synthetic voices. We will soon update the Android packs accordingly. Read more ›

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Testimonial: “I downloaded your app and our lives changed for the better!”

No method for falling asleep, including serial diverse imagining, works for everyone. There’s always more R&D to do on this subject, and we keep on doing it. Stay tuned for some major, exciting developments about our R&D, including mySleepButton, in Dec and in 2018!

We receive a lot of positive feedback about mySleepButton, and are very pleased about our ongoing research programme. We received the following testimonial recently from Scott S of BC (Canada).

I’m emailing to say thank you. Read more ›

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