The app has received official recommendations from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE – providing national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in the UK) ; however, it is currently only available in Australia through Flinders University clinical trials.
Sleepio – therapeutic app
Sleepio – new app It is considered a safe and effective treatment for people with insomnia and can reduce the number of prescriptions for drugs such as zolpidem and zopiclone, which can be addictive, as reported by NICE.
This calls on all GPs (general practitioners) and people with insomnia in Australia to learn the app’s accessibility.
“Our previous research has shown that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (or ‘CBTi’) is the most effective treatment for insomnia and that Sleepio is a self-administered version of this treatment. there,” said Dr Alexander Sweetman from Flinders University’s Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health.
Cognitive behavioral therapy Targeting the underlying psychological, physiological, and behavioral causes of insomnia, in contrast to medication, only treats the symptoms.
Need for better partners
Nearly 45 GPs are reported to have participated in the current Australian Sleepio trial with 200 patients participating in Sleepio.
The team aims to continue testing through 2022 and develop further pathways in the physician-centric software program that can help GPs in identifying and referring patients to specialized digital cognitive behavioral therapy program for insomnia.
“To date, patients have reported improved insomnia symptoms and an approximately 40% reduction in their use of sleeping pills,” said Dr.