Author: Luc Beaudoin
President, CogSci Apps Corp. Author, Cognitive Productivity https://leanpub.com/cognitiveproductivity/

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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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.

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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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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.

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When Not to Talk About the Importance of Sleep!

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”.

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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.

Oliver Burkeman, The Guardian 2017-09-08

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.

ADHD, Insomnia and Perturbance?

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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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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