Digital Insomnia therapy to Assist your Life as well as your Sleep (DIALS) trial

PROJECT TITLE DIGITAL INSOMNIA THERAPY TO ASSIST YOUR LIFE AS WELL AS YOUR SLEEP (DIALS) TRIAL
Funding body Big Health (Sleepio) Ltd
Team
  • Prof Colin A. Espie (chief investigator) Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford and BigHealth Ltd, London
  • Dr Annemarie I. Luik Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford
  • Dr John Cape, University College, London
  • Dr Christopher L. Drake, Department of Sleep Disorders and Research Center, Henry Ford Health System, USA.
  • Prof A. Niroshan Siriwardena, CaHRU, University of Lincoln
  • Dr Jason C. Ong, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA
  • Dr Christopher Gordon CIRUS Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Sophie Bostock, BigHealth Ltd
  • Dr Peter Hames, BigHealth Ltd
  • Dr Mhairi Nisbet, BigHealth Ltd
  • Dr Bryony Sheaves Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford
  • Prof Russell Foster,University of Oxford
  • Christopher Gordon CIRUS Centre for Integrated Research and Understanding of Sleep
  • Dr Joan Costa-Font, London School of Economics and Political Science, London
  • Dr Richard Emsley, Centre for Biostatistics, Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester,
  • Dr Simon D. Kyle Sleep & Circadian Neuroscience Institute, University of Oxford
Team/consortium
  • University of Oxford
  • University College, London
  • Henry Ford Health System, USA
  • University of Lincoln
  • Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, USA
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Manchester
  • BigHealth Ltd
Overarching aim This study aims to investigate the impact of dCBT for insomnia upon health and wellbeing, and will investigate sleep-related changes as mediating factors
Objectives To conduct a randomised controlled trial of fully automated digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia versus sleep hygiene education: the impact of improved sleep on functional health, quality of life and psychological wellbeing
Methods Randomised controlled trial (http://www.isrctn.com/ISRCTN60530898)
Outcomes Primary outcomes are functional health and wellbeing at 8 weeks. Secondary outcomes are mood, fatigue, sleepiness, cognitive function, productivity and social functioning.
Outputs

Peer reviewed publications, conference presentations and guidelines for digital CBT for insomnia.

Espie C, Luik AI, Cape J, Drake CL, Siriwardena AN, Ong JC, Gordon C, Bostock S, Hames P, Nisbet M, Sheaves B, Foster R, Freeman D, Costa-Font J, Emsley R. Kyle SD (2016). Digital Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia versus sleep hygiene education: the impact of improved sleep on functional health, quality of life and psychological well-being. Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 17(1):257.

Impact This is the first large-scale, specifically designed investigation of the health and wellbeing benefits of CBT for insomnia, and the first causal test of the relationship between CBT-mediated sleep improvement and health status.

 

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