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Sleepio app lets employers offer better sleep as a health benefit
By Mark Taylor
From MedCity News on Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Big Health presented its Sleepio program last week at the National Business Group on Health’s Health Innovations Forum. The Washington-based NBGH described the forum as a ‘Shark Tank’-like initiative designed to help accelerate the adoption of effective healthcare technologies and solutions by large employers.

“This opportunity with NGBH enables us to improve the health of millions of Americans who may be suffering from poor sleep,” said Hames, who co-founded Big Health in the UK with Oxford University Professor Colin Espie, a Scottish sleep medicine researcher and author. Espie designed Sleepio, employing cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to assist in improving sleep quality and duration without drugs. The program uses an automated virtual therapist to guide users.