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CBT-i Coach

By US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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CBT-i Coach is for people who are engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. The app will guide users through the process of learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines, and improving their sleep environments. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia.

CBT-i Coach is intended to augment face-to-face care with a healthcare professional. It can be used on its own, but it is not intended to replace therapy for those who need it.

CBT-i Coach is based on the therapy manual, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Veterans, by Rachel Manber, Ph.D., Leah Friedman, Ph.D., Colleen Carney, Ph.D., Jack Edinger, Ph.D., Dana Epstein, Ph.D., Patricia Haynes, Ph.D., Wilfred Pigeon, Ph.D. and Allison Siebern, Ph.D. CBT-i has been shown to be efficacious for insomnia for both Veterans and civilians.

CBT-i Coach was a collaborative effort between VA’s National Center for PTSD, Stanford School of Medicine, and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

What's New in Version 2.0

Graphs for healthcare providers and patients to review together for data clarity and dynamic algorithm adjustment.

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Customer Reviews

Great app!! Needs one little fix

This app is the best free app out there, and better than nearly all the apps you would pay to do the same thing. In addition to the sleep diary which tracks your sleep efficiency for you, there are several relaxation recordings that are very well done. Simply put, this is the top of the line. There will have to be something groundbreaking to take its place.
Addendum: I have been using this app for 15 months and use the Diary every day. Yes, every day. I take my sleep very seriously. This week there was an update to the software. There is one problem (amidst all the great updates with charts that I like): in the new sleep diary, the button to add a new entry is at the bottom of the page (used to be at the top). Here's the problem with that change: I have a sleep diary that is about 400 entries long, so in order to add last night's sleep to my diary, I have to scroll down and scroll down and scroll down and scroll down to get to the button to add a new entry. Can you please move that button back to the top, please?

Fatal flaw for people with sleep phase disorders

I like the design of this app and appreciate that it exists, but it is completely useless for people with sleep phase disorders. My sleep schedule often gets shifted later and later until I'm going to bed late in the morning I'm getting up in the afternoon. There is literally no way to enter this information into the app. For instants if I go to bed at 9 AM and get up at 2 PM in that or how I enter the data, the app tells me got up earlier that I went to bed and won't let me save the entry. The only workaround I've found is to shift every entry earlier by four hours or so then add a note to myself saying to subtract that many hours, but this completely negates the diagnostics feature, so I'm better off with a pen and paper sleep log. The app is great otherwise and I'm more than happy to upload my sleep data for further study, but it's difficult to believe that sleep professionals would design an app that is impossible to use for people with particular sleep disorders.

Some of the "fixes" were ill-advised

The app as it was before the last update was great and the addition of the graphs was awesome, however, putting the "Add new entry" button at the bottom of the list is confusing and inconvenient, particularly when the list starts getting long. Please put it back where it was. Also, I don't like that you've "rounded" the time entry to the nearest 10 minutes when entering in sleep and wake times. If you MUST round it, please do it to the nearest 5 minutes or put it back the way it was so I can enter it by the minute. I already have a sleep issue I'm trying to work on, please don't screw with my OCD in the process.

CBT-i Coach
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0
  • Size: 35.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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