Ok, here are all the nitty gritty details of my Sleep On Cue sleep-training app for smartphone (iPhone or Android). Hear how, through a call/response method, the app can guide you through a modified intensive sleep retraining procedure. For anyone with chronic insomnia, the app improves ability to fall asleep (or back to sleep) mainly by improving awareness of falling asleep. The app also has a custom nap module in which you can enter how long you have for a nap and how long you want to sleep in the nap.
As you may or may not know, I developed a stand-alone (no gadget required) app for smartphone in 2013 called Sleep On Cue. It is based on a scientific technique called intensive sleep retraining, developed by sleep researchers in Australia, and my app is a home version of it.
In episode 22 of my Sleep On It! podcast, I describe the process of intensive sleep retraining, based around repeated short sleep trials. It’s basically a way to practice falling asleep and reverse the conditioned response of becoming alert when going to bed that many people with insomnia feel, and it can also be a great supplement to a course of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBTI).
I invite you to check out my Sleep On Cue app on the Apple App Store store!