How did YOU discover Sleepio?

I'm interested in seeing how people came to it – from my point of view it was completely accidental and it seems several others were the same.

So: how did you come to join Sleepio?

Posted 23 Feb 2012 at 3:42 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    I found this as a linked application to my jawbone that I use to track my sleep.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I have struggled with insomnia for 20 years and was determined to improve my sleep this summer – I am an educator and have summers off. I googled insomnia apx 1 week ago and found Sleepio. It seemed a little expensive but when I considered what I have spent in purchasing medicines, supplements, sleep improvement books, etc over the years I decided it would be worth the money if it actually changes my sleep. So far things look promising. I feel that the most helpful part of the program is reading and learning from what all of you write and knowing that others are fighting insomnia too! Thank you to everyone!

  • Sleepio Member

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    An ad in the Guardian – I regard the Guardian as my best friend (sad isn't it!)

  • Sleepio Member

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    I'm taking part in a study on sleep problem and hypertension. So I have a eight week trial of Sleepio. I'm in the USA. I don't know how many others here are in the USA.

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    I learned about Sleepio because it was mentioned by my fitness tracker, the Jawbone Up24. I'm very grateful.

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    Hi Tom, I'm in the US too – my psychiatrist recommended this site. My sleep specialist after much prodding, gave me the website for shut-i but the web address he gave me pulled up a Japanese exercise machine site. Seeing as I did not want to buy a treadmill from Japan (shipping is bound to be high), I opted for Sleepio. I am curious on the US based site but not enough to pay for dual memberships. Sleepio has worked well – the community boards for me are huge! I think posting on here is of the biggest benefit. My sleep specialist actually told me that he didn't think this would help me as I was already following good sleep hygiene and extremely sleep deprived but somehow by following the steps, it did work! =)

    I did google CBT for insomnia extensively and tried various therapists who claimed they could help me (they didn't) only one in our town does it specific to insomnia (which I found to be of major importance) and did not accept my insurance so due to her cost (over $200 per session) I opted for online.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I am just starting week 3, so came across Sleepio online three weeks ago at around 2am while Googling for (another) remedy.

  • Sleepio Member

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    It was recommended by my GP. She said funding was available too if I felt it was too expensive!( I've not taken up that offer)

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    Dr Google.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I saw an article in Computer Active magazine, I think it was for the app on the iPhone. Googled it and had a look and read some reviews and signed up the next day!

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    Hi folks after being ill some time ago and not being able to sleep my Dr recommended Sleepio I signed up and it is one of the best things that I could of done , I was a little dubious at first but how wrong I was ! I would definitely recommend it to anyone who has difficulty sleeping
    Trevor.

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    I joined Sleepio after my doctor informed me that I needed to attend CBT. I couldn't afford the one that my doctor recommended to me so I looked around online and found Sleepio. After doing some research on it, I decided to join!

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    A psychologist friend posted about it on facebook! I am so grateful.

  • Sleepio Member

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    Hi there everyone!

    I was lucky enough to be accepted onto the beta testing phase of Sleepio, way back in 2011 after taking the Great British Sleep Survey & scoring terribly. I suffered from insomnia since childhood (over 30 years) & felt as though I had never really learned how to sleep properly since then. I used to have trouble getting to sleep, then wake several times every night, have trouble getting back to sleep & then wake early every morning! I basically was sleep deprived my whole life!

    I still remember how amazing it felt to wake up feeling refreshed that first time, when I realised what “normal” people must feel like every day!

    Nowadays I tend to have no trouble getting to sleep, unless there is a distraction such as a noise. Even then I can usually meditate myself to the point of falling asleep. I wear earplugs to muffle outside noises & use a daylight alarm clock during the week to wake me gradually. On weekends I wear an eyemask so I can get a bit of a lie-in (I know it's against the rules early on, but I have made such great progress I allow myself a little indulgence!).

    Anyone in the early stages of recovery needs to have faith & keep on trying. It was a long road for me with many backwards steps as well as forward ones. I am currently going through a bad patch, but this no longer phases me, as I know I can return to a strict bedtime/get-up routine to resettle myself.

    Best wishes to everyone who is struggling, as well as those who have had success. xx

  • Sleepio Member

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    I work at an Insurance Company and in the newspaper on email Sleepio was suggested for sleep issue individuals. So Here I am. lol

  • Sleepio Member

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    I found Sleepio by googling insomnia treatment a couple of weeks after my sleep pattern fell apart.
    It was such a lifeline.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I have a doctor living close to me and I mentioned about not being able to sleep to her and she said she was a sleep doctor and I should look up sleepio on the net, so I went home and signed up. It took some time to work for me but I sleep every night now. The community are great, they are a very important part of the course.

    Ve

  • Sleepio Member

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    The health system that I utilize sent me an email with a link. I took the initial consultation quiz and qualified for the paid sleep study. I have had long term sleep issues (over 15 years) so I jump at an opportunity to learn more about myself and how I can improve my sleep. I am in week 5 now and have had some improvements from what have learned so far.

  • Sleepio Member

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    via Progressive Relaxation on the Mental Health Foundation website.

  • Sleepio Member

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    i work for home depot and we have an annual health challenge. under the sub heading [ balance ] there was a drop down for sleepio. it was a good choice for me to better my sleep pattern . thanks again mjs058

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