We recently tried a nifty little piece of software that is designed to help people fall asleep. Pzizz is not a miracle wonder straight from late night television (though the name doesn’t lend much credibility), yet it is innovative and might very well help folks take power naps, or fall deep asleep. Very simply, Pzizz looks like a miniaturized iTunes player that has a big collection of ambient music along with a large set of prerecorded directions and instructions that are read as one gets in bed.
We tried the system in “Energizer” mode, designed to take quick power naps. Everything, including the narrator’s voice, was very smooth and clear, and one is moved into what feels like a hypnotic state after a bit of stretching, breathing, and listening to the voice and music. Because of a great deal of possible variations of instructions and sounds, the experience is never the same twice, and therefore designed not to feel repetitious.
Essentially, this is a very simple idea that is not a miracle cure to any medical sleep conditions. But, considering the ease of use and lack of any side effects, someone having problems falling asleep to simple anxiety might consider trying Pzizz.