|PROJECT TITLE||DIGITAL INSOMNIA THERAPY TO ASSIST YOUR LIFE AS WELL AS YOUR SLEEP (DIALS) TRIAL|
|Funding body||Big Health (Sleepio) Ltd|
|Overarching aim||This study aimed to investigate the impact of dCBT for insomnia upon health and wellbeing, and will investigate sleep-related changes as mediating factors|
|Objectives||To conduct a randomised controlled trial of fully automated digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia versus sleep hygiene education: the impact of improved sleep on functional health, quality of life and psychological wellbeing|
|Methods||Randomised controlled trial (http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN60530898)|
|Outcomes||Primary outcomes are functional health and wellbeing at 8 weeks. Secondary outcomes are mood, fatigue, sleepiness, cognitive function, productivity and social functioning.|
|Outputs||Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and guidelines for digital CBT for insomnia.
Peer reviewed publications
Espie CA, Emsley R, Kyle SD, Gordon C, Drake CL, Siriwardena AN. Cape J, Ong JC, Sheaves B, Foster R, Freeman D, Costa-Font J, Marsden A, Luik AI. Effect of digital cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia on health, psychological well-being, and sleep-related quality of life: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(1):21-30.
Espie C, Luik AI, Cape J, Drake CL, Siriwardena AN, Ong JC, Gordon C, Bostock S, Hames P, Nisbet M, Sheaves B, Foster R, Freeman D, Costa-Font J, Emsley R. Kyle SD (2016). Digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia versus sleep hygiene education: the impact of improved sleep on functional health, quality of life and psychological well-being. Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 17(1):257.
|Impact||This is the first large-scale, specifically designed investigation of the health and wellbeing benefits of CBT for insomnia, and the first causal test of the relationship between CBT-mediated sleep improvement and health status. The study which showed that both insomnia symptoms and overall health improve with an online insomnia program had widespread press coverage.|