Category: Big Health

  • Sleepio app for insomnia backed by NICE

    After a non-committal appraisal of Big Health’s Sleepio app for insomnia last November in draft guidance from NICE, the cost-effectiveness agency has come out in favour of the digital therapy. The earlier draft guidance showed that NICE was uncertain whether Sleepio would save money for the NHS, but its latest document recommends the app as […]

  • Big Health DTx improves sleep in stroke rehabilitation patients

    A digital therapeutic (DTx) developed to help people suffering from insomnia has been shown to improve sleep and mental health in people recovering from a stroke in a clinical trial. The use of the Sleepio app improved sleep quality in 48% of patients enrolled into the study, which was conducted with the University of Oxford. […]

  • NICE uncertain on insomnia app Sleepio in draft guidance

    Big Health’s Sleepio app for insomnia has been cautiously backed by NICE in preliminary guidance, although the cost-effectiveness agency says more data on longer-term use is needed. The document says that Sleepio shows promise as a treatment for insomnia in primary care that could be an alternative medicines and sleep hygiene advice, but it is […]

  • Digital therapeutics world first for Big Health in Scotland

    UK-based Big Health has passed a digital health milestone after Scotland became the first country to make anxiety and insomnia digital therapeutics available on a national basis. NHS Scotland will offer the digital health firm’s Sleepio and Daylight, and the cognitive behavioural therapy they provide, to all adults via their GP or online self-referral greatly […]

  • Study backs benefit of insomnia DTx Sleepio on mental health

    A study has shown that people with anxiety or depression who used a digital therapeutic (DTx) for insomnia alongside psychological therapy, had better improvement in their mental health than those receiving therapy on its own. The study – published in the journal Behaviour Research and Therapy – tested the Sleepio app developed by digital health […]