Categories: Sleep, Mental health

Free in some areas

Sleepio is an online sleep improvement programme, clinically proven to help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep through the night, and give you more energy during the day.

The programme is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You will learn cognitive techniques to help tackle the racing mind and behavioural strategies to help reset sleeping patterns naturally, without relying on sleeping pills.


Who is it suitable for?

Sleepio is for anyone over the age of 16 who has difficulty getting to sleep or sleeping through the night. You can learn more about who Sleepio is suitable for here.

How does it work?

Complete the Sleepio course online at a time and pace that suits you. Each week you log in and meet "The Prof", your virtual sleep expert.

The Prof helps you address your thoughts and worries about sleep, your daily schedule, your lifestyle and your bedroom.

Each session takes 20 to 30 minutes. There are 6 core sessions, and a daily sleep diary which helps you track your progress.

Sleepio has been tested in rigorous clinical trials, and evaluated by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Report an issue

You can contact the developer directly to report any issue or if you have any questions about this product.

Please share the details through our contact form for our records.

How do I access it?

Sleepio is free for all NHS patients living and working in Greater London, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. 

Sign up online, do the sleep test, and create an account. Sleepio recommends you do each session on your desktop where you'll be able to access the online community of peers, graduates and sleep experts. 

You can then download the app, which is designed to supplement the online programme, free from the App Store. 

Outside Greater London, Sleepio is available at no cost from some IAPT talking therapy providers. 

Please go to to find out if the programme is available in your area.

Page last reviewed: 30/07/2018
Next review due: 30/07/2021


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