Managing insomnia with an app | Mirage News

Managing insomnia with an app | Mirage News

Call for GPs to sign up patients suffering from insomnia to sleep therapy program

An app designed to treat insomnia without the use of medication, only available in Australia via a Flinders University clinical trial, has received an official recommendation from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The NICE guidelines provide national guidance and advice to improve health and social care in England. The recent NICE report states the app, Sleepio, is a safe and effective treatment for people suffering from insomnia and could reduce the number of prescriptions for medications such as zolpidem and zopiclone, which can become addictive.

Following the news, Dr Alexander Sweetman

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