Quartz on The Importance of Getting Lots of Sleep

Last year Quartz published an article by Lila MacLellan on mySleepButton: An app that helps you sleep, built on cognitive science. On the 10th of this month, Quartz published You should be sleeping more than eight hours a night. Here’s why . I highly recommend this article.

Quartz publishes useful, high caliber articles. It is owned by the venerable Atlantic Media. It is one of my favorite websites.

Updates: Japanese Pack and User Interface! Bug Fixes

We’re very pleased to announce the first public results of a longstanding project, which is to bring mySleepButton to the Japanese speaking world. Read more ›

Good ‘news’ about Sleep Promotion

Media and researchers alike often focus on the dark side of sleep: that (and why) we don’t get enough sleep, and that sleep deprivation has significant adverse impacts on biological and mental health, well-being, productivity and error rates.  Amongst the many other things sleep researchers study, they also study behaviors and interventions that promote sleep. It is difficult to measure the impact of this research on a societal scale. However a study was published online in January (and available in print this month), whose authors argued that sleep duration in the US may be improving, perhaps as a result of the dissemination of sleep research. Read more ›

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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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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.

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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 cheatshacks.org Jan 6, 2018

Testimonials from cheatshacks.org (2018-01-06)

REVIEW

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 ›