How An App Can Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep
The online sleeping program is designed to teach you how to overcome long-term sleeping issues without medication
We often treat our need for sleep as something optional, but it affects almost every aspect of our well-being. One in 10 people suffers from some form of insomnia, and poor sleepers are three times more likely to struggle to concentrate, and twice as likely to experience low mood. This might explain the popularity of Sleepio, an app that provides personalized therapy to help users fix their sleep problems.
The app creates a customized six-week program for the user to follow, based on a short multiple choice questionnaire about their sleep habits. An online persona known as ‘the Prof’ guides users through the program and suggests some behavioral changes that could be made, teaching users cognitive behavioral techniques—a form of therapy that works by tweaking a patient’s habits and patterns—to ideally improve their sleep schedules.