Year: 2015

Update on Empirical Test of Serial Diverse Imagining (The Cognitive Shuffle) at MacEwan University and Simon Fraser University

Prof. Digdon and her team, of the Psychology Department of MacEwan University (Edmonton Alberta), and Dr. Beaudoin (of Cognitive Science and of Education at Simon Fraser University, and of CogSci Apps Corp.) have recently completed a study of the effectiveness

$4 Million in Funding for the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network!

We are very pleased that the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) garnered $4 million in funding this week! One of our research partners, Dr. Julie Carrier is president of that network, professor of Psychology at the Université of Montreal,

Today at CogSci 2015 in Pasadena—The First Public Empirical Research Data on the Cognitive Shuffle / Serial Diverse Imagining (Digdon & Beaudoin)

Today (July 24, 2015) at the CogSci 2015 Conference in Pasadena, California, we will be presenting the first set of preliminary data on the technique used by mySleepButton: serial diverse imagining, which is a form of cognitive shuffle. The data

Susanne Anderson

” I am very happy with this app overall and the time it takes me to fall asleep is amazing.  Rarely do I even make it to the end of 20 minutes. Well done.” Susanne Anderson, 17 June 2015

Comments on Summaries of Ellis, Cushing, Germain (2015) “one-shot” CBT-I

A study published June 1, 2015, on the benefits of a single-shot of CBT-I (Ellis, Cushing, Germain, 2015 has received a lot of media attention and generated considerable discussion. The controversy (including a reddit thread with over 1,000 comments, and

Treatments for Chronic Nightmares

Relatively few people have chronic nightmares (perhaps around 5%). Few people with nightmares consult a professional about them. Just how few is hard to tell, but Michael Schredl reported on a German study in 2013 that 8% of his sample

Why Ruminating Delays Sleep. And How to Stop Ruminating at Bedtime

In this blog post, I examine one of the most common psychological reasons why people can’t fall asleep: Rumination. And I discuss what you can do about it. Ruminating means to persist in hashing out a concern in one’s head,

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Insomnia and The Cognitive Shuffle

mySleepButton is designed to help you fall asleep, and return to sleep. As I’ve indicated elsewhere on this site, it can be used in concert with other strategies that promote psychological well-being. In this post, I discuss “acceptance and commitment”

A New Video About the Cognitive Shuffle

Here’s a new video about the cognitive shuffle. Some Things That Keep People Awake Planning, problem-solving, deciding, worrying Ruminating, “racing thoughts” regarding stressors, concerns, issues, goals Thinking/worrying about sleep Trying hard to fall asleep Watching the clock = A vicious cycle