Can't Sleep Blog

Thomas Dickson

Calming Music for when you Can’t Sleep Tips & Checklist (2019)

Calming Music for when you Can’t Sleep Tips & Checklist (2019) Music assisted relaxation (calming music) when you can't sleepWhen you can't sleep music assisted relaxation (MAR), the process of listening to calming music at bedtime may help you achieve faster and...

Can’t Sleep App Live Now

The story of Can’t Sleep As a composer, I’ve always had a passion for evoking and experiencing emotions through music. I trained in western classical music theory because I wanted to understand the tools a composer can use to express themselves. This lead me to film...

How you think coffee works is totally wrong

Many of us have this false belief that coffee gives you energy and have an expectation that it will wake us up. That’s not entirely how coffee works. We might perceive the experience as newfound alertness but, the reality is that caffeine is just hiding how tired we...

How to better measure your sleep with Apple Watch.

It seems everyone with an Apple Watch is running mini experiments to monitor their sleep quality but is the technology accurate? Is the methodology accurate? Follow my experiment Over the next 30 days I will be conducting an experiment on myself measuring the impact...

Why does pop music sound so simple and generic?

We have teams of the best songwriters from all around the world writing chart toppers with funding from big music labels. So why is pop music so generic and simple? And why is it that when a new hit is released we hear it 100x in the first day? Find out the psychology...

What is the perfect music for more productive work?

 This is the wrong question. Instead you should be asking “what is the task at hand?”, “How much engagement is required to complete the task?” and “What music meets this level of engagement?” Think about these two examples and how they relate to your work. Example 1....

White noise, pink noise or “….. noise” for sleep

You’ve probably heard online that “white noise” is fantastic for sleep, maybe you did your own research and found out that “pink noise” is better, what if I told you that there is an even better “noise” that you probably haven’t heard of. First, we need to know how...