Pzizz Power Naps Come to iPhone

by Brad Isaac on August 18, 2009

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Although I don’t get the opportunity to take many naps, I like mine to be quick and refreshing. I hate to sleep over an hour and wake up more tired than I was when I laid down. Twenty minutes is just about right for me.

Frequently, I use Pzizz generated naps to help me accomplish this. I’ve written before about Pzizz power nap software. Basically, the software generates a new relaxing soundtrack for you to listen to each time.

Before, you had to fire it up on a Mac or PC desktop and generate MP3s to download to your player. However, I found out today, they released a version for iPhone and iTouch.

At $2.99 in the app store it’s a great deal since their software is normally $20 and their stand alone device runs $60 (I think). Anyway, I bought a license today and tried it out. The settings were the same and it generated the same sounding pzizz nap as it’s big-brother.

The only difference was it played the nap in it’s own player I noticed there didn’t appear to be a fast forward or rewind (no extending naps by rewinding). But that’s a small issue compared with the strength of it generating a fresh new soundtrack every time.

If you own an iPhone or iTouch and would like to recharge your batteries more often, I recommend you give it a try. Pleasant dreams.

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catherine August 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm

If I had an iPod or iPhone, I would definately be checking this out. Anything to help a person get better naps is always an improvement. I wonder if it could also be used for meditation sessions.

August 24, 2009 at 8:20 am

That’s a quality idea! I might have to download that one to have a look!
.-= gurgle´s last blog ..Are you expecting number three? =-.

Jack September 18, 2009 at 1:35 am

Actually, I paid about $150+ for the hardware device, which I believe is no longer available (although you may find them second hand occasionally). The hardware version was actually very well-designed and first class in every respect, and totally worth the price given the uniqueness of the technology. At under $3, the new itunes store version is an absolute bargain.

October 2, 2009 at 5:14 pm

I can never nap without feeling terribly groggy after waking up again! So, does this app actually help you fall asleep? And does it wake you up again?
.-= Shane´s last blog ..Procrastinate Much? Maybe You Should Read This Later… =-.

Holland November 9, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Thanks for this Pzizz info. I’m keenly interested in trying Pzizz, but I’m one of the many, MANY potential Pzizz clients who first need some specific answers which — so far — we can’t find anywhere: yet we need to know them before even trying out the Pzizz online offer of “free” samples! To wit: when one listens to any of the Pzizz-generated sounds (I put it that way simply for want of a better term), do these Pzizz “sounds” employ subliminal-level suggestion(s) of ANY kind [e.g., whether via spoken word(s); musical pattern(s); sung word(s) or song(s); et cetera] in order to enable the listener to achieve the advertised nap &/or sleep? If anyone out there can answer this — even partially, or theoretically! — I’d really appreciate your feedback ASAP. Thanks very much!

Brad Isaac November 9, 2009 at 1:37 pm

There are not any subliminal messages. There is an occasional narration telling you to relax, etc. You can turn that off if you want.

Holland November 9, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Thanks so much, Brad, for your kind & prompt reply. 2 quick follow-up Q’s, please: (1) Of course a key characteristic of subliminal programming is that it is below the human level of conscious observation: so are you saying there is no subliminal programming because you’ve never heard any? OR because you know for a fact it’s not in there — e.g., does Pzizz make a point of guaranteeing its users in writing that they do not use any such programming? And (2) how does one “turn off… the occasional narration” without turning off the soothing sounds that enable one to nap &/or sleep? I’m asking this latter Q. simply b/c I haven’t seen the entire Pzizz set-up yet, & so I can’t figure out how one would shut off the 1 without also eliminating the other. Thank you, Brad, for your helpful answers!

Brad Isaac November 9, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Well, there is no way for me to verify 100% there is no subliminal messages – I just don’t think there are any there. They’d advertise it as a feature if there was – in my opinion. Plus, all the evidence I’ve read about audio subliminal messages say they don’t work. So even if they had a “buy 100 copies of Pzizz” or “cluck like a chicken” message hidden in there, it’s highly doubtful you’d follow through.

You turn off the voice narration by lowering the voice narration volume to zero.

Thom December 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm

There are NO subliminal messages in pzizz. Audible narration and optimized acoustics (with binaural beats, I believe) are utilized. It is VERY effective, and it works.

The beauty of Pzizz is its dynamically-generated randomized mix of narrative, music, and audio effects which are unique in each instance of use. This prevents you from getting accustomed to the extent that it becomes predictable and ineffective, which is the problem with most pre-recorded programs. Thus, Pzizz is a real game-changer in this product category.

For the price, it simply can’t be beat.

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