What is SleepQ?
SleepQ is a smartphone app being developed to perform a home version of Intensive Sleep Retraining (ISR), a powerful laboratory- based sleep training procedure. ISR is an active way to learn to fall asleep and get back to sleep with more confidence, done through repeated short sleep trials. The SleepQ app is not a pill or gimmick that claims to put you to sleep, nor a sleep-tracking app that tells you what you probably already know – that you are sleeping poorly.
Who Uses SleepQ?
People with ongoing trouble falling or staying asleep, those who have lost confidence their sleep, those who feel they “never sleep”, and those who are trying to reduce or eliminate their dependency on sleeping medication. (Always ask your doctor about your sleep and your sleeping medications)
How Does SleepQ Work?
The SleepQ app reverses the negative conditioning caused by frequent difficulty getting to sleep or back to sleep. Detecting the start of sleep during repeated short sleep trials, the SleepQ app guides you from one sleep trial to the next according to auto-adjusting time intervals, which allow you to train at just the right intensity level.
When Do I Use SleepQ?
Because it is essential to be sleepy when you do sleep training, the afternoon or early evening after a poor night of sleep is the best combination of convenience and effectiveness for sleep training. Training for at least an hour is recommended to begin regaining confidence in your sleep after any rough night. Again, the SleepQ app is used for a short period of time when sleepy, not at the start of your night of sleep.
Where Do I Use SleepQ?
Use the SleepQ app in the comfort and privacy of your own bedroom. This means you can condition yourself to fall asleep easily in your own bed, not on your couch, in a guest room, or in a laboratory setting as done in the original ISR research.
Why the SleepQ app?
Because you know sleep is important for your health. Because you want to be less dependent on sleeping medication or alcohol to sleep. Because you are looking for an effective, rapid, affordable way to regain confidence in your sleep! Learn to sleep on cue, with SleepQ!