People with insomnia often don’t perceive becoming sleepy. The Sleep on Cue app is a proven way to get better at this perception, which leads to effortless sleep. An hour or so around bedtime following any rough night of sleep is all it takes to restore confidence in your sleep!
Use the Sleep On Cue app around bedtime, following any rough night of sleep. Plug in your earbud headphones, lie down in bed with your phone gently held in your hand. You will hear a series of soft tones. A slight shake of the phone after each faint tone informs the Sleep On Cue app that you are still awake. When you stop responding, the app knows you have fallen asleep. Following the protocol of Intensive Sleep Retraining (ISR), your phone vibrates to get you up.
Next, the app asks if you THINK you fell asleep, then tells you if you are correct or not. Over time, this process can greatly improve your ability and awareness of falling asleep. The app then prompts you to leave the bed for a couple of minutes, return, and repeat. Sleep training can help you reduce your need for sleeping pills or alcohol for sleep (with guidance from your doctor). And after each sleep training session, a summary graph shows your progress during the sleep trials. This graph can be saved and shared (e.g., with your doctor).