Year: 2018

A claim my co-authors and I make in an upcoming paper on sleep onset and insomnia is that perturbant emotion causes insomnolence. This is not to say that perturbance is the sole cause of insomnolence. In fact, our theory proposes …

Asking Questions About Grief and Limerence to Understand Emotions and Insomnolence Read More »

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Over the last several months, I’ve been too busy doing research and development —including on sleep onset and insomnia —, writing papers, and managing a new product launch, to contribute much to this blog. But the work we are doing …

Book Recommendation — Why We Sleep by Dr. Matthew Walker Read More »

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As promised, mySleepButton version 1.4.12 for iOS  has been released with support for Siri Shortcuts. You can now define shortcuts to tell Siri to “put me to sleep”, and it will start playing mySleepButton. This is handy if you’re sleeping …

mySleepButton for iOS, version 1.4.12, Available — It Supports Siri Shortcuts Read More »

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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 …

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

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 …

Quartz on The Importance of Getting Lots of Sleep Read More »

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

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 …

Good ‘news’ about Sleep Promotion Read More »

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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. …

Making Sense of the Cognitive Shuffle Read More »

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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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