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Q&A: After 10+ years of insomnia following pregnancy, Amanda wishes she found Sleepio sooner

Find out how Amanda, with insomnia, was able to find restored sleep and improved quality of life using Sleepio after a decade of struggling with sleep issues.

Q1: When did you begin experiencing sleep issues?

A1 | Amanda: I never had any issues with sleep until later on in my pregnancy with my youngest child. I’ve been dealing with insomnia and broken sleep ever since – which was over 10 years ago. I would wake up in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep. I never sought out treatment for my sleep issues because I just didn’t know if it would be helpful, and I wanted to avoid taking any prescription medications as I was concerned about the harmful side effects.

Q2: How did you find out about Sleepio?

A2 | Amanda: My employer, HARMAN, began offering Sleepio as one of our health benefits. When I saw it was a safe option, I decided to give it a shot because I figured I had nothing to lose. And I’m so grateful I did.

Q3: How was your experience using Sleepio?

A3 | Amanda: Sleepio is so simple and easy to follow in terms of its approach, which I really appreciate. I think the most impactful technique for me personally was the sleep restriction element and forcing myself to change my mindset around sleep. I also took several steps to improve my sleep hygiene and make the bedroom a more relaxing environment for sleep only.

Q4: How are you sleeping now?

A4 | Amanda: I’m shocked at how dramatic the difference in my sleep was from the beginning of the program and I wish I would have found Sleepio sooner. I went from very broken sleep of about 2-3 hour stretches to consistent sleep throughout the night. If I do have a bad night every now and then, it doesn’t impact me to the same extent because I know I have the knowledge and techniques from Sleepio to help. My thinking is much clearer and my mood has changed dramatically. My two kids have even noticed a difference and commented on my improved mood.

Q5: How has your improved sleep impacted your day-to-day life?

A5 | Amanda: Improved sleep has made such a huge difference in my life. It has improved my mood and quality of life as a result and I recommend it to everyone – especially mothers who may be struggling with sleep. I never realized just how common sleep issues are with pregnant and postpartum mothers, and I will continue to advocate for mothers to seek care and treatment options like Sleepio because it can be life changing.

Sleepio is a digital therapeutic for insomnia that is clinically proven to help you clear your mind, improve your sleep, and have better days. Sleepio takes your unique needs and builds you a personalized six-week program, with sessions that guide you step by step through evidence-based methods.

Sleepio has been rigorously studied for safety and efficacy just like any sleep medication a doctor would prescribe. In 12 randomized controlled trials with over 13,000 participants, Sleepio was proven to help participants fall asleep faster, spend less time awake at night, and have better daytime functioning the next day.

Disclaimer: Sleepio is available as an adjunct to usual medical care for insomnia disorder for adults ages 18 and older, without FDA review under their COVID-19 policy.

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During the COVID-19 public health emergency, Sleepio and Daylight are being made available as treatments for insomnia disorder and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), respectively, without a prescription. Sleepio and Daylight have not been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of insomnia disorder and GAD, respectively.

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