Pzizz app

An app aimed at anyone having trouble sleeping.

Pzizz Basic features


Pzizz logo

  • No in-app advertising
  • Internet needed for the initial download - app is very large so should be downloaded using Wi-Fi only
  • Social networking options
  • No online support community 

*This app is awaiting clinical and user reviews. If you are interested in helping with reviews, contact sandra@healthnavigator.org.nz   

What does the app do?

This app is a series of soundtracks to aid sleep. Each soundtrack has a lead-in male voice of gentle talking which aims to guide the user into a state of calmness and relaxation, and eventually sleep. The soundtracks comprise different frequencies creating a sensation that can soothe and calm the brain - the app developers describe this as "binaural beats that induce theta brainwaves". The app has 2 modules - Power Nap for a short, daytime snooze and Sleep, for longer, nighttime sleep. The user has the option of tailoring the various settings to their preferences such as the length of the track, turning of the lead-in voice, adjusting the volume of both the soundtrack and the voice, etc.

For the complete app description, go to either iTunes (apple) or Google Play (android). 

Pzizz screenshots
Pros ✔  Cons  ✘
  • Simple app suited to anyone who enjoys soothing, calming music as a sleep aid.    
  • This app is very large and can be expensive on data so should be downloaded using Wi-Fi only.   
  • The app does not provide any information on sleep habits and sleep hygiene.  
Date of this review: February 2017

Related resources

This app has been reviewed by other independent websites:

Practical Apps 2: Insomnia

References

The following references relate to articles about apps for sleep:

  1. Koffel E, Kuhn E, Petsoulis N, et al. A randomized controlled pilot study of CBT-I Coach: Feasibility, acceptability, and potential impact of a mobile phone application for patients in cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. Health Informatics J. 2016 Jun 27.
  2. Kuhn E, Weiss BJ, Taylor KL, et al. CBT-I Coach: A Description and Clinician Perceptions of a Mobile App for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Apr 15;12(4):597-606.
  3. Ko PR, Kientz JA, Choe EK, et al. Consumer Sleep Technologies: A Review of the Landscape. J Clin Sleep Med. 2015 Dec 15;11(12):1455-61.