I received an email today from Pzizz, which reminded me that I was going to blog about it ages ago.

I first heard of Pzizz back in July 2006, from Chris Messina‘s blog. The thought of software that helps you nap, relax or sleep sounded rather dubious to me. So I downloaded a demo to see what it was all about, and my, was I pleasantly surprised.

What the software does, is create a ‘guided meditation’ for want of a better term. You can get two versions – one for a short ‘energizer’ nap, and one to help you go to sleep. Suffice to say, I now have both versions.

A voice guides you into relaxation, whilst a nice soundscape is built up in really wide stereo. It’s astonishingly relaxing, and a number of techniques are applied to help you have a nice daytime nap, or slip off to sleep:

pzizz is a remarkable invention that combines several different proven techniques to help keep you feeling energized throughout the day. It combines Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques along with especially composed music, sound effects and a binaural beat to induce a wonderfully relaxed state, similar to that of the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) stage of sleep.

You can generate naps to put on an mp3 player as well, which is a handy feature if you don’t want to have a computer switched on while you relax.

What a marvelous invention!

Link: Pzizz (Disclaimer: affiliate link!)