Pzizz app

An app for people having trouble sleeping.

Pzizz

By Pzizz

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  • Audio sleep aid

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Available from

App website              iTunes           Google Play Store

Cost

Free for basic version or $44 per year for pro version (or $15 per month)

What does the app do?

This app has soundtracks designed to aid sleep in either a nap module (for a shorter daytime sleep) or sleep module (for a longer night-time sleep). These soundtracks change every day.The app plays a mixture of music, sound effects and a male voiceover. The different frequencies in the soundtrack are supposed to soothe and calm the brain - the app developers describe this as "binaural beats that induce theta brainwaves". The user can customise numerous settings including the length of the track, the volume of the soundtrack, the volume of the voice, turning off the voice, setting an alarm, and turning off phone notifications. In the pro version, users have access to more soundtracks including a 'focus' module, more app functions (such as choosing a female voice) and monthly updates.

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Pros

Cons  

✔  Simple, easy to use app

✔  Lots of customisation options

✘  Large download size (wi-fi download preferrable)

✘  No information on sleep hygiene and how to improve sleep

Privacy and security

Users must create an account and log on via their email address or Facebook. No personal information appears to be collected through the app. View the app privacy policy.


Review details

Date of review: December 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 4.7.7
Download size: 585 MB


Learn More

Practical Apps 2: Review of insomnia apps   

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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.

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.