Build New Habits And Change Your Mind With Digital Pills: Digipill

A recent study published in the September issue of the Journal Sleep, suggests that skipping a few hours sleep can affect the number of sick days you take. And sleeping too many hours can also affect your work attendance.

It turns out, that at least in Finland anyway, people who reported sleeping for less than 5, or more than 10 hours a night, took 4.6 - 8.9 more sick days than those who reported sleeping 8-10 hours a night, and that the optimal sleep duration for good work attendance is 7.6 hours for women and 7.8 hours for men. 

So what to do about it if you are one of those people who isn't getting enough sleep? Or sleeping too much? Aha, now there's an app for that: Digipill

Digipill: fast and effective digital pills to change your mindDigipill: fast and effective digital pills to change your mind

It's a beautifully simple app that sells a variety of "digital pills", designed to "change your mind". Each pill is a different soundtrack with both music and spoken commentary. They claim these "Psycho-Acoustics" can help with relaxation, easing anxiety, for refreshment, and even for a good night of rest, something that employers now should be eager to promote. 

"Each Digipill has been uniquely formulated using specific blends of sound and language to gently engage and activate more of the mind. This makes it easier to bring about change, build new habits, and promote an overall sense of wellbeing." - Brian Colbert, leading expert in NLP, and psychoacoustic director of Digipill. 

I tried it out but I'm a sensitive soul and the slightest thing makes me feel nauseous, so unfortunately the vibrations in the music made me feel sick, but I can imagine that these pills could be quite helpful to people who haven't had previous experience with mediative soundtracks and are looking for an alternative to sleeping pills, or anxiety medication. 

There are pills for success, concentration, lateral thinking, a longer life, perseverance, moving on, passion confidence and creativity. Exciting stuff - download Digipill app for iOS or Android here.