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Insomnia App Sleepio Wins startup Competition at WIRED Health
Published May 6, 2014 | Wired UK
After using a book by sleep expert Colin Espie to successfully treat himself for insomnia, Sleepio cofounder Peter Hames convinced the author to help him create a self-administered CBT app. They then carried out the first ever placebo-controlled randomised trial of such a treatment, which found users falling asleep 50 per cent faster within weeks.
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