How Sleepstation works

Sleepstation is the drug-free and clinically proven solution to overcoming insomnia.

Insomnia is the most common of all sleep disorders but most people don’t know where to go for help. All too often, people resort to taking sleeping pills in an attempt to gain control over their sleep. Sleeping pills do not provide natural sleep, they are ineffective and potentially harmful.

Sleepstation helps people understand how to control sleep so that they can sleep well again.

Through Sleepstation, you’ll have access to the most effective treatment available for insomnia - CBTi (cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia). CBTi is more effective than sleeping pills and is recommended for even the most severe insomnia. Sleepstation’s online sleep improvement programme consistently helps people fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and get better quality sleep.

You’ll have access to a team of sleep coaches who will be there to support and guide you. The Sleepstation programme builds on basic sleep improvement principles with personalised modules tailored to the individual, their problems and their lifestyle. Sleepstation helps people regain confidence in their ability to sleep soundly night after night.

“The key thing about Sleepstation is that it’s personalised for each person. If you put a particular pattern into your diary it will change the programme to make it fit your sleep pattern.”Dr. Kirstie Anderson, Sleep Specialist and Co-Founder of Sleepstation

A life changing programme

Sleepstation’s online programme was launched in 2012, since then we’ve helped thousands of people to sleep better and overcome even the most severe insomnia. Many people have called Sleepstation “life-changing”.

  • “Your support has been invaluable, and has been key to keeping me on track and getting through quite a tough transition. Your quick responses to the difficult days have been really encouraging and I wouldn’t change anything about the programme. It’s such a relief to have someone to guide and encourage me in taking control of my sleep problems.”

    Mary, St Albans
  • “The course has been an enlightening experience. It was tough but worth it. It has given me an understanding of the importance of a routine in bedtime and of wake time. The tools and videos are helpful, also the summaries of the diaries and the insights. The ongoing support has been a tower of strength. A big thank you to you all.”

    Adam, Dorset

Sleepstation helps people identify underlying causes and factors contributing to their insomnia, and supports them on their journey to better sleep.

If you have, or think you have insomnia, start by answering a few short questions.

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Sleepstation is an approved NHS service, available on the NHS in England since 2012 and available for private purchase across the globe.

How do I know if I have insomnia?

If you have one of more of the following symptoms then you could have insomnia.

  • Difficulty falling asleep

  • Difficulty staying asleep (waking up during the night and having trouble returning to sleep)

  • Waking up too early in the morning

  • Un-refreshing sleep (also called "non-restorative sleep")

  • Fatigue or low energy

  • Cognitive impairment, such as difficulty concentrating

  • Mood disturbance, such as irritability

  • Behaviour problems, such as feeling impulsive or aggression

  • Difficulty at work or school

  • Difficulty in personal relationships, including family, friends and caregivers

If you have, or think you have insomnia, complete a short questionnaire to find out if we could help you sleep better.

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What’s included in the Sleepstation programme?

  • 1

    Review week

    You’ll start by telling us about your symptoms. You’ll answer some questions and complete daily sleep diaries for one week initially, to allow us to understand your problem in detail. During your assessment week you’ll be able to discuss things with us with us confidentially via our secure messaging system. You can talk to us about anything, not just your sleep.

  • 2


    When you’ve completed your first full week of sleep diaries (7 days in a row) we’ll understand more about your sleep problem and will be able to provide appropriate advice. We’ll review all of the information you’ve provided and prepare your report. If your sleep pattern and symptoms are typical of insomnia, and there are no issues or concerns, you’ll be able to start the sleep improvement programme. If your assessment has highlighted things that you should consider/address first we’ll let you know.

  • 3

    Online programme

    The Sleepstation therapy programme is delivered entirely online. You can complete your sessions from the comfort of your own home, at a time that suits you. In the first three weeks we’ll help you improve the quality of your sleep. You’ll continue to complete daily sleep diaries to track your progress and discover what works for you.

  • 4

    Sleeping better

    Over the following two weeks your sessions will be focused on increasing the amount of sleep you get, in line with your needs and goals. You’ll learn more about sleep and how to control it. You’ll have weekly checkups and access to our support team who will be available to answer your questions and provide guidance.

  • 5

    Moving forward

    In the final two weeks of the programme you’ll learn how to maintain good sleep. Together, we’ll review your progress and plan for the future. If you’ve been able to follow the advice we offer, you should be sleeping better and feeling confident about your ability to control your sleep by this point.