Sleepio a free app for people in London who have trouble sleeping

Do you have trouble sleeping? Sleepio is an app that helps you learn proven techniques to fall asleep faster and stay asleep through the night.

Sleepio teaches you techniques to tackle the racing mind, and to help re-set your natural sleep pattern, without relying on pills or potions.

The first step is to discover your Sleep Score. Take the quick online test now:

It takes less than a minute, and you will get a personalised sleep report.

If you need more help to improve your sleep you can then sign up to Sleepio’s scientifically-proven online sleep improvement programme.

Sleepio access is provided by London’s NHS Digital Mental Wellbeing Service:

What is Sleepio?

Sleepio is an online self-help programme based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You will learn cognitive techniques to help tackle the racing mind and behavioural strategies to help reset sleeping patterns naturally, without relying on sleeping pills.

Who is it suitable for?

Sleepio is designed for adults (aged 16+ years) with difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep through the night, despite adequate opportunity to sleep. We don’t recommend Sleepio for people under the age of 16 or for pregnant women, because they have higher sleep needs than average. If you would like to know if Sleepio can help you, please read more information about suitability here. 

How does it work?

Complete the course online at a time and pace that suits you. Each week you log in and meet 'The Prof', your virtual sleep expert. The Prof helps you to address your thoughts and worries about sleep, your daily schedule, your lifestyle, and your bedroom.

Each session takes 20-30 minutes. There are 6 core sessions, and a daily sleep diary which helps you track your progress.

You can complete the full programme online on any desktop computer. Once you have created an account on the website, you also have the option to use the iPhone app.

Does it work?

Sleepio was developed by sleep expert, Professor Colin Espie, based on over 30 years of research. It is backed by gold standard clinical trials, and has been positively evaluated by NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Sleepio is comparable in effectiveness to in-person sleep therapy, helping over 7 out of 10 poor sleepers to develop healthy sleep patterns.

If you have further questions, please contact the Sleepio team: