Is Sleepio suitable for you?

Before you sign up to Sleepio, please make sure you are clear about what it provides and that it is suitable for you. If you have any questions please contact our team on

Sleepio IS …

Sleepio is a tailored self-help system

Each week during your Sleepio course you will 'Visit The Prof' to receive your weekly session. Each session is automated, yet the content is tailored to your particular problems (based on the Sleep Test questionnaire you complete before the course), your week-to-week progress in improving your sleep and the choices you make during the session. Although suggestions are made throughout the course, you are ultimately in control of what techniques you put into practice and how, and it's your responsibility to decide how best to make use of the contents of the course. Think of it as a serious computer game - one that helps you learn how to sleep better.

Sleepio is proven to help improve poor sleep if followed correctly

We have tested the Sleepio course to the most rigourous standards of scientific evidence; you can read more about this in this article by Prof Espie about the science behind Sleepio.

Sleepio is a support network and expert knowledge bank

The Sleepio Community is a warm and welcoming place where you can share your experiences with others on the course, and get support from 'course graduates' who have been there before. In addition the Library contains over 100 articles covering every topic on the course, details on putting techniques into practice and the science behind them. Each week a sleep expert holds a 'live group seminar' on the Community, and answers the most popular questions from the previous week.

Sleepio IS NOT …

Sleepio is not intended to address any medical problem

If you have any reason to believe you are suffering from a pre-existing medical condition, or if you frequently struggle to stay awake during the day or fall asleep during the daytime without intending to, then please consult your doctor before starting the Sleepio course.

Sleepio is not a 'magic bullet' cure for poor sleep

The CBT techniques within Sleepio have been shown to be highly effective in providing long term relief from even very persistent poor sleep. Many participants see benefits within weeks or even days. However it is not a 'passive' solution; the program requires sustained and significant effort in order for improvements to be made. Many manage to make this effort with support from others in the Sleepio Community, but it is important that you are aware of this before starting the Sleepio course.

Sleepio is not a medical or personalized advice service

The material on Sleepio, whether posted by Sleepio employees or other users, is provided for your information and is not intended as medical advice. Although the information featured in the Sleepio course and Library is written by sleep experts, the community is intended as a peer-to-peer forum, and content is not monitored by our staff unless flagged by users as contravening our Posting Policy. We are not a medical organization and our staff cannot give you medical advice or diagnosis. We strongly recommend that you seek help from your doctor if at any time you are concerned about your physical or mental health. You may also find this list of resources helpful.

Technical requirements

To take the Sleepio course you need:

  • A computer (Mac or PC) connected to broadband internet.
  • A modern web browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox 3.6 or later, Safari 4 or later, or Chrome) with Flash installed and JavaScript enabled.