Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Awake late at night. The thought can be very troublesome to those who frequently experience it.  That nightly, predictable, wake-up in the wee hours can become so ingrained and expected that on the rare night it doesn’t happen, you would think a miracle of...

Making Sleep Effortless

Sleep is a struggle for roughly 15% of all adults.  Trouble falling asleep or falling back to sleep lead many insomnia sufferers to resort to medication(s) of some sort, be it prescription or over the counter (OTC), or alcohol. I’ve always thought that physical...

v 2.0!

One week ago a new version of the Sleep On Cue app for iPhone was released!  You may have noticed the name change from “SleepQ”, and the new color scheme.  The name is more intuitive, and the color change reduces glare.  Other great upgrades were also...

Options

Rarely do I hear someone say, “I just did this one thing and my sleep now is great!”  At least, it is rare that I hear that after a little while.  Almost anything can help sleep for a few nights, or even a month or two.  The effectiveness of sleeping...

Sleep Training with a Twist

As the SleepQ app for iPhone gains popularity, I had a chance to communicate with one user who took a different approach to his sleep.  And he discovered a way to use the app to help get back to sleep in the middle of the night easier.  Difficulty getting back to...

How Do You Cope?

Chronic insomnia is not just a nighttime thing.  The sleep loss from worry and anxiety about sleep usually leads to problems functioning during the day.  We are more sedentary, we avoid social situations, we may consume high amounts of caffeine, etc.  Studies have...

Worthwhile Effort

The SleepQ app for iPhone is powerful, convenient and affordable.  As an at-home sleep trainer, it has the potential to rapidly improve confidence and awareness in sleep, which in turn can lead to less dependency on sleeping pills or alcohol for sleep.  This...

One and Done!

The Sleep app for iPhone is an at-home way to do Intensive Sleep Retraining.  There are two ways to use the app:  1) periodically in the late afternoon for an hour or two following any rough night of sleep, or 2) for 24 hours, all-night and then all-day, starting and...

The Journey

  It’s a GO! This week, Apple approved the release of the SleepQ app for iOS!  As I waited those final moments (clicking “refresh” until my finger was numb :), I took a moment to reflect on the SleepQ  journey.  From solid/interesting insomnia...

Getting Healthy

Aside from your genetic make-up, your overall health is essentially made up of three things: what you eat, your activity level, and how well you sleep.  Your health “structure” will likely fall if one of the three is suffering. Readily-accessible...