SFU prof’s mySleepButton app uses cognitive science to make you sleepy
Having trouble falling asleep? A Simon Fraser University adjunct professor of education has created just the app for you.
For instance, I chose the "Simple Things" setting, and the app told me to picture a taxi, waffle, pig, beach, reindeer, paper clip, hockey stick, thermometer, zzzzzz. (Just kidding about the last part; I'm still awake.)
According to SFU's Luc Beaudoin, founder of CogSci Apps Corp., the app uses cognitive science concepts to help induce sleep. The app encourages "somnolent mentation" (thinking and feeling that helps you fall asleep) and counters "insomnolent mentation" (that which discourages sleep).
I'm totally going to try mySleepButton out tonight. If you give it a shot, let us know if works for you.