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Like most people, I enjoy lying on a comfortable bed with fluffy pillows, wrapped up a cozy blanket. Unfortunately, that’s about it for me, most of the time. I just lie there. Either that or I roll around until fatigue finally strikes me down at four-ish in the morning. It’s unbelievably tough, especially when I have to be up by 6:30 a.m.

I’ve tried everything from soothing music 9 iPhone Apps To Help Soothe You To Sleep 9 iPhone Apps To Help Soothe You To Sleep Read More to warm milk. Once in a while, they work but more often than not, I’m up until the sun rises. Insomnia is a terrible thing to suffer from and luckily, I don’t really have it that badly.

In the past, I’ve reviewed a couple of web apps that help with sleep Sounds To Help You Sleep, Relax, Concentrate Or Wake Up! Sounds To Help You Sleep, Relax, Concentrate Or Wake Up! Read More . Among all of them, I listed Pzizz first. Their desktop application really helped me fall asleep and it was quite different from the rest of the apps I reviewed. Pzizz uses a combination of soothing sounds, binaural beats and the power of suggestion to help their users with sleep issues.

Unfortunately though, Pzizz is a paid app that will always remain that way. And rightly so — it’s a quality product! You don’t expect Louis Vuitton bags to be cheap or you’ll think there’s a defect somewhere, right? The closest you’ll get to “free” is a 5-minute demo of their desktop app for Windows or Mac.

Their new iPhone applications — Pzizz Sleep and Pzizz Relax are also paid applications albeit much cheaper than the desktop versions. At $9.99, that’s considered pretty costly for an iPhone app although you have to remember, we’re dealing with quality product here.

Luckily, MakeUseOf writers have always been known to go that extra mile. I managed to hook up with Edward Laing from Pzizz Technology Ltd and convinced him that MakeUseOf readers would enjoy Pzizz immensely. He graciously agreed to provide us with a considerable amount of promo codes for their iPhone apps. In turn, we are giving them out to you!

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But first, let’s take a look at Pzizz Sleep and Pzizz Relax for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Pzizz Sleep

Let’s start with Pzizz Sleep. I had a really hard time reviewing this app. After ten minutes of listening to Michael Breen and I’d be snoozing. In short, I can testify that it works!

Upon launching Pzizz Sleep, you’ll be shown a warning that certain people should not use this application. It also shouldn’t be used when driving or during other activities which require complete alertness. If you’re not sure if you should be using Pzizz, consult with your medical physician.

Once I was past that, I explored the app a bit and tweaked the settings to suit my needs — track length (between 15-60 minutes), audio levels, etc. Then I tapped on Start and the Pzizz experience began. The concoction of soothing sounds, binaural beats and the power of Michael’s suggestions calmed me down. Like I said, ten minutes later, I was asleep.

Every time you use Pzizz Sleep, a new unique track is played. It’s nothing like other one-track “hypnotic” apps which you can remember what the next line is going to be. That’s what makes Pzizz Sleep such a pleasant experience — it’s different each time.

Pzizz Relax

On the other hand, Pzizz Relax is a totally different application. It’s not designed to help you fall deeply into sleep. Actually, its goal is to help you sneak that 20-30 minute power nap in the middle of your busy day. By blocking the thoughts running through your head and relaxing your body, it essentially re-energizes you immensely to tackle the rest of the day. It’s best used when you’re feeling exceptionally tired or saturated from work. Spend that 20 minutes with Pzizz Relax and you’re refreshed and ready for more. Here’s a personal suggestion: enable Airplane mode before starting your power nap so you won’t be bothered.

Pzizz Relax allows you to set the duration of your nap — anywhere between 10 to 90 minutes. What’s new here is the addition of alarm choices. You’ll need this if you ever want to wake up after the power nap! The soundtrack in Pzizz Relax also differs from Pzizz Sleep since its goal isn’t to help put you to sleep. Rather, Michael suggests a couple of relaxation techniques accompanied by a different soothing background tune, with a hint of the same winding sound that’s found in Coffee Replacement.

Pzizz Sleep and Pzizz Relax are both available from the iTunes Store [iTunes link] and priced at $9.99 each.

Giveaway: We’ve convinced Edward Laing from Pzizz that MakeUseOf readers will appreciate Pzizz for the iPhone and he’s given us a generous amount of promo codes! Valid for US iTunes Store How to Improve Your iTunes Experience (Part 2) [Mac Only] How to Improve Your iTunes Experience (Part 2) [Mac Only] Read More accounts only. To get your hands on an absolutely free copy of Pzizz, either:

    1. Share this post on Facebook by clicking on the Share button below or;
    2. Click on the retweet button to share on Twitter or;
    3. Do both!

Then tell us where you’ve shared it and which app you would prefer: Pzizz Sleep or Relax. Don’t forget to enter your email so that we can get in touch with you. Winners will be chosen randomly. Enjoy!

[Update: The promo codes have been given away. Congratulations to Ame, Doug, Chris, Dan, Diana, Chris, Jay, Lawrence, Jessica and LaShawnda!]

  1. William Torres
    January 11, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Shared @ Facebook

  2. Maria DeGracia
    December 30, 2009 at 4:15 am

    Posted to twitter and facebook. Relax please.

    • Maria
      December 30, 2009 at 4:18 am

      NM - I now see they are gone.

  3. Lonny
    December 21, 2009 at 10:45 am

    I actually went out and bought pzizz sleep after I read this article. I forgot to sign up for the promotion haha. Good purchase though and gratz to those who won.

  4. Barbara
    December 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Shared on facebook. Pzizz Sleep. Please :)

  5. Joe
    December 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Shared on Facebook. Can i get Pzizz relax please.

  6. Clo
    December 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I shared it on Facebook. Can I get PZizz Relax please?

  7. BradRodd
    December 17, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I facebooked it :)

    if i win i would like PZizz sleep pleasee, it would be really useful before exams to get some good sleep!!

  8. Phil
    December 17, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    FACEBOOKED IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!!!
    PZizz relax for me

  9. Swiftman
    December 17, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Retweeted

    I'd like Relax

  10. hmtansey
    December 17, 2009 at 9:15 am

    Pzizz sleep would be quite nice since I have a snoring room mate who keeps me up to all hours of the night.

  11. yutalee
    December 17, 2009 at 8:44 am

    I RT and Facebook it. Pzizz Sleep please!

  12. Linda
    December 17, 2009 at 7:53 am

    I retweeted the info. I'd like Pzizz sleep please.

  13. lystyl
    December 17, 2009 at 7:24 am

    retweeted! http://twitter.com/lystyl
    pzizz sleep please!

  14. Casey
    December 17, 2009 at 7:14 am

    I just re-tweeted! I would like Pzizz Relax!

  15. Ed Claure
    December 17, 2009 at 6:55 am

    I tweeted! Pzizz Sleep, Plzzzzzz.

  16. BryanB
    December 17, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Tweeted! Would like Pzizz Relax.

    THANKS!

  17. Bobloblaw
    December 17, 2009 at 6:18 am

    I Faced it. I want to Sleep please...

  18. Jon
    December 17, 2009 at 6:07 am

    I tweeted. Sleep please.

  19. kristi
    December 17, 2009 at 5:19 am

    Tweeted! I think Sleep...

  20. Steve
    December 17, 2009 at 5:11 am

    it's on Facebook!

  21. wendy
    December 17, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Tweeted! I want to try the "relax" one!

  22. Kat
    December 16, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Oh yeah, I twittered it. I will provide a link to the admins privately.

  23. Kat
    December 16, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Pzizz sleep please!

  24. andrew
    December 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    you guys rock! easily my favorite blog..

    i shared on facebook.. i'd love to try sleep.

    thanks guys!!

  25. KiwiCow
    December 16, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Retweeted. Would like the sleep app. http://twitter.com/KiwiCowStuff/statuses/6745290280

  26. Ron
    December 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    I put it up on facebook and twitter. http://www.twitter.com/goron32
    I would like Sleep application.

  27. Joseph
    December 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I retweeted it, and I would prefer the relax application.

  28. Jess
    December 16, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Sleep please - will be perfect for my 26 hr flight Sydney>London

  29. LaShawnda
    December 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    I shared on facebook because all my friend are college students. I would perfer the relax. I love Makeuseof I always share your articles or giveaways with my friends.

  30. KiwiCow
    December 16, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I retweeted this and would love a promo code! My tweet is here http://twitter.com/KiwiCowStuff/statuses/6745290280

  31. Huntsvillee
    December 16, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    I have shared it at http://twitter.com/Huntsvillee.
    I would prefer Pzizz Sleep.
    Thank you!

  32. Julie Brown
    December 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    I love Makeuseof. Great articles, espeically since they're so practical. I shared on facebook and twitter (@Juliembrown). Hope I win a giveaway!!

    • Julie Brown
      December 18, 2009 at 6:28 am

      I forgot to mention that I want the first one, the pzizz (sp?) Sleep.

  33. Chad
    December 16, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Re-tweeted @BucktheFroncos

    Would love the Relax version to try.

  34. Rebecca
    December 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I tweeted. I would like the sleep program.

  35. H
    December 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Posted to FB. Watching your pocket watch. Getting drowsy. Tuning out everything but the sound of your voice. Falling deeper and dee

  36. Randy
    December 16, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I posted to facebook. I would like the sleep program

  37. Matthew
    December 16, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Facebook and retweeted.
    Relax, I think.
    Looks really good. XD

  38. Brian
    December 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

    Shared via facebook.

  39. Lawrence
    December 16, 2009 at 11:32 am

    Tweeted and B posted! I would love to have Pzizz Relax! Just in times for finals week. I could really use a good nap app!

    • Lawrence
      December 16, 2009 at 11:33 am

      oops I meant facebook posted. the zz's are kicking in..

  40. Chris
    December 16, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Tweeted as well.

  41. Chris
    December 16, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Shared on Facebook....need badly.

    • Chris
      December 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

      Oh forgot to mention, Sleep app would be preferred, but both look great.

  42. Scott
    December 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Tweeted, @scottytsuch. Probably could have used 'Sleep' the past few weeks...better late than never!

  43. Randper
    December 16, 2009 at 11:12 am

    Retweeted it! Pzizz sleep would be the version for me! Thanks!

  44. Jay
    December 16, 2009 at 11:10 am

    Just retweeted your tweet about this. I love the Mac version of Pzizz, would like to see how the iPhone version of Sleep works.

  45. Erik
    December 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Tweeted! (@eharcler) Relax seems interesting.

  46. ChrisTromp
    December 16, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I retweeted and am looking forward to sleeping better with the sleep version. I sure could use it.

  47. Diana Ringo
    December 16, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I shared on Facebook and on Twitter, and I would like Pzizz Sleep.

  48. bburra
    December 16, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Shared on Face book and i like the sleep version pl...

  49. Nonnhy
    December 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I shared on Facebook and I'd like the sleep version please.

  50. Al
    December 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    I retweeted it too! I would like the Relax please..

  51. Doug R.
    December 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Retweeted (@jarhead)... Pzizz Sleep would be my preference. Thanks.

  52. Dan
    December 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I retweeted it! Pzizz Relax please.
    Powernaps rock, thanks!

  53. Tom
    December 16, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I retweeted it and I would like the relax version please

  54. Keyvah
    December 16, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I shared on facebook, and would prefer the Pzizz Sleep.

    Thanks!

  55. Chris
    December 16, 2009 at 10:32 am

    Shared on my facebook, but I'd like Pzzizz relax. My only chance for any napping is at lunch, a newborn means I can't sleep at home.

  56. Doug Adams
    December 16, 2009 at 10:25 am

    I retweeted. I would like Pzizz Sleep, I suffer from chronic insomnia.

  57. Curtis
    December 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Pzizz sleep please.
    Thanks.

    • Curtis
      December 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

      Retweeted

  58. Patrick
    December 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

    I retweeted! I'd be interested in Pzizz sleep.
    Thanks.

  59. Nate
    December 16, 2009 at 10:00 am

    I shared it on Facebook.

  60. Ame Gargulak
    December 16, 2009 at 9:46 am

    tweeted! I'm guessing the best for me would be Relax!

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