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Support for Siri Shortcuts Coming Up in mySleepButton 1.4.12 (iOS)

The next release of mySleepButton for iOS, version 1.4.12, will contain support for Siri Shortcuts. You will be able to tell your iPhone or iPad “put me to sleep” and it will launch or resume mySleepButton’s play. You will also

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

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

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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,

Sleep Helps You be a Better Partner, CogSci Apps Aims to Help You Be More Effective Generally

Given that the entire brain/mind requires sleep, it is not surprising to read about particular benefits of sleep, nor is it surprising to read ‘new’ ill effects of sleep deprivation.

On School-aged Children’s Sleep: Some Information for Parents

The week before children even return to school is a good time for parents to remind themselves of the importance of sleep and basics of sleep. It’s a good time also to help their children adjust their sleep routines. This

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Editing a mySleepButton Pack Made Her Drowsy

A mySleepButton research assistant has been vetting the content of all our packs, to weed out suboptimal items. She tried working on this in the evenings, but there’s a problem: reviewing mySleepButton items makes her feel drowsy to the point of nodding

Are Nice People More Susceptible to Insomnia than Callous People?

Are nice people more susceptible to insomnia? Recent research may have implications for this question, which until recently was rarely previously asked. Callous? Unemotional? Chances are you won’t be losing any sleep over it

“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.  

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.