Multimedia Field Test: Digitalizing Better Sleep Using the Sleepio Program

Jennifer Cowie, Joanne L. Bower, Rogelio Gonzalez, Candice A. Alfano

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Abstract

The promise of online cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) and other sleep-related problems as an alternative to traditional face-to-face treatment rests upon the accessibility, ease-of-use, and effectiveness of these approaches. Here we provide a review of Sleepio, a digitalized, state-of-the-an CBT-I program for adults, informed by our personal experience with the program, available research, and information provided at the Sleepio website. The 6-week treatment program can be completed flexibly via web-based or mobile platform. Initial assessment of individual goals and baseline sleep patterns is used to build a personalized account comprised of four sections: Sleep Diary, Case File, Library, and Community. Sleepio uses evidence-based principles and practices, engaging content, and an easy-to-follow format. Unique features of the program including synchronization with compatible sleep tracking devices, multiple built-in user supports, and a 14-day money-back guarantee. Both statistical and clinically meaningful sleep improvements have been found in a large randomized controlled trial. Overall, Sleepio represents a model program for online CBT-I delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-448
Number of pages7
JournalCognitive and Behavioral Practice
Volume25
Issue number3
Early online date8 Nov 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • web-based
  • online sleep intervention
  • insomnia
  • Sleepio
  • Internet program
  • COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
  • CHRONIC INSOMNIA DISORDER
  • PLACEBO-CONTROLLED TRIAL
  • PERSISTENT INSOMNIA
  • YOUNG-ADULTS
  • DEPRESSION
  • EPIDEMIOLOGY
  • PREVALENCE
  • ANXIETY
  • METAANALYSIS

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