February 18, 2021
There is a dearth of published literature regarding the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile apps for sleep disturbance, as well as little indication of any standardized best practices adopted by sleep app developers or evaluators, according to a systematic review published yesterday in JMIR.
The shortage of available data within this space is concerning in light of the 500-plus sleep...
December 16, 2020
A recent mathematical simulation model found that, compared to other insomnia interventions like group cognitive behavioral therapy or pharmacotherapy, digital CBT delivered via Big Health's Sleepio was more cost-effective due to lower expenditures.
The research was funded by Big Health, and conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins, the University of California, San Francisco, and the digital...
August 31, 2020
Pear Therapeutics highlighted data today from two studies of a digital cognitive behavioral therapy that acted as the precursor for Somryst, the prescription digital therapeutic for adults with chronic insomnia that was the first to pass through the FDA's Pre-Cert pilot pathway.
The first, a randomized controlled trial of 1,149 Australian adults with insomnia and depressive symptoms, suggested...
August 20, 2020
The use of cognitive-behavioral therapy interventions, such as Big Health’s Sleepio program, has been found to improve both sleep and mental health in individuals with insomnia and clinically significant depressive symptoms, according to new research published in the Journal of Sleep Research.
Sleepio is a digital sleep-improvement program that offers personalized treatment base on a user’s...
March 26, 2020
Pear Therapeutics announced this morning that Somryst, its prescription digital therapeutic for adults with chronic insomnia, has received marketing authorization from the FDA.
The treatment provides cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBTi) alongside personalized, algorithm-generated sleep restriction recommendations. The digital therapeutic was reviewed through the agency's 510(k)...
September 25, 2018
A new dual-arm randomized trial published this morning in JAMA Psychiatry found that use of Big Health’s Sleepio app as a digital cognitive behavioral therapy (dCBT) led to significant improvements in self-reported functional health, psychological wellbeing, and sleep-related quality of life among those with symptoms to insomnia.
The trial, which included 1,711 participants...
March 29, 2018
Physicians have touted the benefits of a good night’s sleep for centuries, if not longer, but it hasn’t been until recent years that a provider can see clear data on whether or not their patients have been hitting the sack.
To investigate whether wearable sleep trackers could play a role in patient-provider conversations, researchers from Indiana University’s Regenstrief Institute have launched a...
October 7, 2014
ResMed, a medical device company focused on sleep apnea, has launched its first consumer product, a $149 device for tracking and improving sleep called S+. The platform includes a non-contact, cellular-enabled device that uses a motion sensor to detect respiration and movement without touching the body, an app, and a cloud-based analytics engine.
"When we looked at the sleep market, what we...
February 27, 2014
HealthMap is a previous project from the team now studying sleep health.
Boston Children's Hospital is teaming up with Merck to turn Twitter and Facebook into a new source for sleep health data -- data about how many people in a population suffer from insomnia and what they have in common with each other.
"This is sort of our foray to see how we can mine social media to get an understanding of...