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?
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.
I am just starting week 3, so came across Sleepio online three weeks ago at around 2am while Googling for (another) remedy.
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)
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!
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
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!
A psychologist friend posted about it on facebook! I am so grateful.
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
I work at an Insurance Company and in the newspaper on email Sleepio was suggested for sleep issue individuals. So Here I am. lol
I found Sleepio by googling insomnia treatment a couple of weeks after my sleep pattern fell apart.
It was such a lifeline.
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.
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.
via Progressive Relaxation on the Mental Health Foundation website.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.