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 ›

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 ›

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 ›

As we have noted on our iPhone support page, ever since the introduction of iOS 11, some users report crackling sounds with some human voice packs when using audio apps, including mySleepButton. This affects some users who use human mySleepButton voice packs.

Please visit our iPhone support web page for recommendations. Read more ›

One of the reasons why we value sleep is that getting enough sleep is essential to living a productive life. CogSci Apps co-founders, Luc P. Beaudoin and Brian Shi are cognitive productivity experts. Beaudoin has recently published the second installment of his second book on the subject:

Cognitive Productivity with macOS®: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge

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At the 3rd annual First Responders Suicide Awareness conference, Dr. Patrick Baillie recommended mySleepButton as a useful tool. Read more ›

One afternoon last week, I received a call from a radio station asking me if I would agree to be interviewed by them at 6:00 AM the next morning to discuss “The Importance of Sleep”. Read more ›

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.
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My top recommendation remains the visualisation method known as the “cognitive shuffle”: download the MySleepButton app, or just choose a letter of the alphabet and sequentially imagine objects beginning with that letter.

A recent media release from the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, “Is ADHD really a sleep problem? is currently reverberating on the web.

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