Insomnia affects one in ten adults. Poor sleep has a negative impact on physical and mental health, performance and safety. Sleepio is a digital programme scientifically proven to help overcome poor sleep, based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and backed by extensive gold standard research evidence and recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in May 2022.
In October 2018 Innovate UK funded a project providing free direct online access to Sleepio to all 2.7 million adults living, working or studying in the Thames Valley (Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire). This was the first large-scale NHS rollout of direct access digital medicine, allowing people to access the programme whenever is most convenient for them – without needing a GP referral or prescription. It was led by the Oxford AHSN.
In March 2020 free access to Sleepio was extended to all NHS staff in England as part of a package of health and wellbeing support for key workers during the pandemic.
- Download the NICE Medical Technologies Guidance (MTG70) for Sleepio to treat insomnia and insomnia symptoms (May 2022)
Read more about the Oxford AHSN Sleepio project here
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