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: "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 also contains a configurable "affective body scan" meditation pack. It applies research on the brain's body maps. Still awake after the meditation? Instantly proceed to guided shuffled imagery.

You can try mySleepButton for FREE! There's no subscription fee. Buy the pack(s) that you like, and shuffle your thoughts to sleep.

mySleepButton is designed to keep your mind off your concerns while putting it in the imagery rich process in relevant ways similar to normal sleep onset.

mySleepButton can also be triggered with Air Pods and played on Apple's Home Pod (or other devices) if you don't want an iPhone or iPad in your bed room. It even has Siri shortcuts.

Need to know more? mySleepButton/Beaudoin's Cognitive Shuffle R&D 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, and too many other places to list here. Check out for testimonials, a great blog, more press coverage, and explanations of what lies behind mySleepButton. You'll also find links to research presented by Beaudoin and colleagues at the World Sleep Congress in Sept 2019 and elsewhere.

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

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

What’s New

Version 1.6

* Fixed an issue where mySleepButton might crash on Packs screen under iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
* Fixed an issue where mySleepButton packs might be prematurely offloaded.
* Updated code underlying a user interface component.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Blakent ,

shutting out the brain chatter.

I have trouble sleeping when I need to. Before I got this app, I thought I had to thoroughly exhaust myself in order to sleep when the rest of the world sleeps. My brain yapped at me until I was too tired to think, which might be about 5 AM. That stinks when you have to wake up at 5:30 for school. Now, I use my sleep button. I have literally never gone through the whole timer without falling asleep. I even experimented with reducing the time by 1 minute every night, so night 1 is 30min, night 2 is 29, etc. I got down to 16, before I kinda unconsciously noticed it stopping, so that was the point I was almost gone but not quite. I don't use it every night, but when the brain is chatty, especially if I have a pressing need to wake up on time, it's the way to go. I feel like the time between images has increased, which is annoying, but that's a minor gripe. I have been blind since birth, so I find the scenes pack hard to visualize. Too many moving parts. I love using the simple things pack, and I imagine the items as experienced with other senses. It says a loaf of bread, I vividly imagine picking up a loaf of bread, long and rough, and biting and tasting it. This works just as well as it does for visual thinkers, though scenes are too much for too little time and trying to relax. I had major doubts at first, but this is my favorite mental exersize.

kdw9 ,

Excellent Distraction for a Busy Mind

This app has revolutionized my ability to fall asleep. Distracting my mind using the mental images suggested in the “Scenes” pack has proven itself to be a perfect sleep induction strategy. I’m not only falling asleep more quickly, but am able to get back to sleep in the middle of the night with greater ease than I have in years. The female voice describing the scenes is pleasant and easy to understand. The “Simple Things” pack is a great addition to “Scenes” to switch things up. This outstanding app is fully supported up by its developer who has been extraordinarily helpful. I highly recommend this application to anyone who struggles with insomnia.

LibbyMpls ,

I can’t believe it works

This is the first sleep app that has worked for me and I’ve tried many. I often have racing thoughts at night that keep me awake, but this app and this method allow me to turn them off enough to fall asleep. It’s amazing to say the least- I tell everyone about it. I’ve been having two issues, however. I haven’t been unable to figure out why, but for the last few nights, the sound stops before the timer is even halfway through. I can’t hear any words or scenes but if I look at my phone I can see the timer still counting down. Also, if I close the app (because I have to get up or something) and then try to start again, the timer begins at where I left off instead of resetting itself. So, if I stopped it with 12 minutes left, closed the app and restarted it again I’d only have 12 minutes on the timer instead of 20. I’ve read that some people have to restore their purchases every night so I’ll try that tonight, but it’d be ideal if the app worked every time without having to do so.

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