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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 2.1

- The Sleep Diary "Add New Entry" button now stays at the top of the screen
- Sleep Diary entries now accept shiftwork sleep times
- bugfixes and performance enhancements

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Customer Reviews

Shuts off

Trying to evaluate this app, however, the visualization tools cannot stay on if the screen is off. So if the phone shuts off automatically within a minute or two to save battery, the visualization programs also shut off. Dark is important for meditation and rest, and you are asked to close your eyes, so it doesn't make sense that the app stops playing if you turn off the bright screen.
Looks like a good collection of tools. If you apply a fix, will edit review.

Useful but buggy

As others have said, the app doesn't keep the screen on, which for an app that helps with anxiety through 5-10 minute exercises, is a pretty bad flaw.

Another issue is that notifications often do not work. I set up reminders in the app for certain things and they only worked once and never again. I'd hate to have to delete the app and reinstall as I've logged so many nights of sleep.

Shuts down while using

It doesn't stay on when the screen shuts off having to press it every few seconds kind of defeats the purpose

CBT-i Coach
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  • Free
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 36.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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