mySleepButton® is a CogSci Apps® invention designed to help you fall asleep. It’s so easy: Just lie in bed, touch the “Put Me to Sleep” button, imagine the various descriptions it reads to you, and let yourself fall asleep… pleasantly. That is the Cognitive Shuffle! It's based on Dr. Luc P. Beaudoin's research on sleep onset, insomnia and the architecture of the human mind. Beaudoin is Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science and Education at Simon Fraser University (BC, Canada).

O, The Oprah magazine, calls mySleepButton “An easy little game to trick yourself to sleep.” Oliver Burkeman of The Guardian wrote in August 2017: "My top recommendation remains the visualisation method known as the “cognitive shuffle”: download the MySleepButton app". Quartz says mySleepButton is “a drug-free sleep trick for your restless mind”. International Business Times says “mySleepButton App Hijacks Thoughts to Help Sleep”.

Into mindfulness meditation? mySleepButton contains a configurable body scan pack. Still awake after your body scan? Instantly proceed to a cognitive shuffle guided-imagery.

You can try mySleepButton for FREE! Most packs cost less than a few good coffees, which you won’t need anymore ;) And besides: coffee interferes with sleep! You will have the added pleasure of knowing you are supporting R&D involving multiple universities and research psychologists who specialize in sleep and insomnia -- and who are working hard to help you get more and better sleep.

mySleepButton can also be triggered with Air Pods and played on Apple's Home Pod (or other devices). Stay tuned for its Siri Shortcuts in iOS 10.12.

Need to know more? mySleepButton/Beaudoin's Cognitive Shuffle research was also featured in the Canadian Government’s Institute of Health Research, The BC Medical Journal online, Popular Science Magazine ("Some things are just...better"), Forbes Magazine ("disrupt all patterns and rest in blissful chaos"), LifeHacker ("surprisingly effective"), The New York Times, HuffPost, and too many other places to list here. Check out for testimonials, more press coverage, and the scientific rationale for mySleepButton.

mySleepButton is the easiest, pleasantest, most imaginative solution for sleep.

So, why not enjoy a dreamy transition sleep? “Shuffle Your Thoughts to Sleep” with mySleepButton, a CogSci Apps Invention.

What’s New

Version 1.4.13

Fixed a bug that caused the "Settings" label at the top of the Body Scan Settings tab to be inaccessible on some recent iPhones, and related layout issues on that tab.

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CogSci Apps Corp.
169 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013-2017 CogSci Apps Corp. (BC, Canada)
In-App Purchases
  1. Disable iAd $1.69
  2. Simple-Things Pack $9.99
  3. Drawing Pack $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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