New moms are often advised to sleep when the baby sleeps. If only it were that easy. Do you know any moms who actually have the time to take a real nap? And if you do find 20 minutes to take a break, it might take you 15 minutes to fall asleep, leaving you with just 5 minutes to nap.
So when I received the press release about Pzizz, which claims to “clear your brain, improve focus, lower stress and let you get on with your day by helping you take a short performance break,” I was curious. I received a free code to test the Pzizz software, which sells for $49.95 at www.pzizz.com.
There were two modules: the Energizer Module for Power Naps and the Sleep Module. I tested the Energizer Module and selected a 20 minute nap length. Every time you use it, Pzizz creates a unique soundtrack by combining words, sounds and music. (Click here to read how this works.)
After exporting the soundtrack to my iPOD, I put my feet up and attempted to take a nap. I heard nature sounds, music and guided meditation suggestions in a calm voice. Pzizz reminded me of the meditation I used to do prior to some yoga classes with the chimes and new age-y music playing in the background while the yoga teacher instructed us to breathe deeply. While I didn’t fall into a deep sleep, I was able to relax deeply while listening to the Pzizz soundtrack. When the alarm sounded at the end of my 20 minute “Power Nap,” I felt refreshed.
If you’re curious to see if Pzizz would work for you, you can try a demo version of the software for free at http://pzizz.com/download.