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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    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!

  • Sleepio Member

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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

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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.

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    via Progressive Relaxation on the Mental Health Foundation website.

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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

  • Sleepio Member

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    well I just tried to look in my search history but couldn't find it… I had googled something related to sleep and there was a link to sleepio in an article. oh I know why, I did it on my phone.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I am in the US. From the Pacific Northwest area. I found I was invited to participate in a study about sleep habits and disturbances. So fortunately I was given the opportunity to try sleepio for no cost for 12 weeks. I am eager to see if it works. I have has issues sleeping since I can even remember and it's taking itso toll on me. Just turned 27 and I feel 107. I wish everyone the best in their sleepio adventures!

  • Sleepio Member

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    I found it after watching the Tonight program on TV, there was a link on the website and I applied. My GP had also given me a document to read relating to poor sleep. Colin Espie is one of the names on it. I made the link and the decision to try.

  • Sleepio Member

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    I was looking on the NHS site for Menopause symptoms and found a link to insomnia which I also have. Clicked in that and voila! SLeepio!

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    Hello everyone
    I found sleepio after taking part in some online research/trials as I had been having sleep problems for several years. I was reluctant to go to the doctors for help as I kept getting put on anti-depressants and felt that these were making things worse. I was put on Mirtazapine at one stage, and while these made me sleep I felt like a zombie during the day. I didn't feel like doing anything and things reached a head when I seriously thought about giving up work and everything else I had in my life. I thought enoughs enough and decided to come off mirtazapine, what followed was several months of hell were I couldn't sleep and felt s..t!
    During my recovery I started exercising more, eating better, did a mindfulness course and got some psychological therapy. The sleep was still problematic and then I found sleepio, three weeks in and sleep has improved already so I am optimistic that this will continue. I am feeling much better physically despite having periods of overwhelming tiredness due to sleep restriction. Good luck to everyone on the course.

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