Multi-media Field Test: Digitalizing Better Sleep Using the Sleepio Program.
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-art 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.
Citation : Cowie, J., Bower, J.L., Gonzalez, R. and Alfano, C.A. (2017) Multimedia Field Test: Digitalizing Better Sleep Using the Sleepio Program. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 25 (3), pp. 442-448
Research Institute : Institute for Psychological Science
Peer Reviewed : Yes