Helping young adults

get a better night’s rest

Co-designed by youth for youth, dozeapp is a unique Approach to Overcoming Sleep Problems in Young Adults. doze is a research-derived and validated, tailored for individual sleep concerns, doze enables youth to better understand their sleep patterns and make changes for improvements.

Poor sleep is a common difficulty issue for teenagers and young adults worldwide. Unfortunately, the impact of poor sleep is substantial with clear links to mental health difficulties. Dr Colleen Carney, an Associate Professor at Ryerson University and the Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at the same institution, has developed with her team a free, evidence-based sleep app called ‘doze’ to help improve sleep in young adults.

1. Complete a sleep diary for two weeks so you can get to know your sleep habits

3. Try out your sleep plan and see how your sleep has improved after two weeks!

About us

Our group is interested in giving young people effective tools to sleep better and feel better during the day​. We partnered with young adults who helped design this free app. We think that an approach in which you choose what to work on, after getting feedback on your sleep and how to fix it, is the approach that is most helpful.

We hope that you find doze helpful.

Sleep Well.

Dr. Colleen E. Carney is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sleep and Depression Laboratory at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. She has numerous publications on the topic of cognitive vulnerability to insomnia and depression, and is a passionate advocate for improving treatment options for those with insomnia and other health problems.

Want more help with your sleep?

Try the companion self-help guide written by the developer Dr. Colleen Carney: Good Night Mind for Teens: Skills to Help You Quiet Noisy Thoughts and Get the Sleep You Need. Goodnight Mind for Teens was written while designing the app. For those who want to go deeper on these ideas, order the book.

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