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Getting better sleep is hard work.
But Somryst may help.

Sleep improvements that last start with addressing the underlying issues

Chronic insomnia makes it difficult to switch off the hyperactive awake center in the brain. But did you know you can flip the switch by changing your behavior? It’s called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), and it works by training your brain to calm your mind until more normal sleeping patterns are restored. If sleeping pills are a Band-Aid, then CBT-I is the gold-standard, long-term fix. CBT-I is so effective that the American College of Physicians recommends it as the very first treatment people with chronic insomnia should receive.

With CBT-I on your phone, a restful night is never out of reach

Here’s the thing: CBT-I is great, but it can be difficult to access, and there just aren’t enough behavioral sleep medicine specialists to meet the current demand. But that's where we come in.

Combining CBT-I with an app-based delivery platform, Somryst® gives you 24/7 access to FDA-authorized therapy for wherever you are and whenever you need it during your prescription.

For long-term restful results,*
train your brain. Recondition your mind.

Somryst is like a personal trainer dedicated to beefing up your sleep muscle. Using CBT-I and working at your own pace (up to 9 weeks), the app takes you through 6 lessons, or cores, of exercises that, in the end, can have you falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer.

Somryst™ Core 1 Get Ready Somryst™ Core 2 Sleep Window Somryst™ Core 3 Behaviors Somryst™ Core 4 Thoughts Somryst™ Core 5 Education Somryst™ Core 6 Look Ahead
Get Ready

Before you get going, you’ll learn about cognitive behavioral therapy and why it works for chronic insomnia. You’ll also set goals for the program.

Sleep Window

Here, you’ll start building sleep diaries and assembling a sleep window that’s shorter, but far more efficient. It’s how you create habits for the long term.

Behaviors

This core focuses on stimulus control. Here you’ll learn strategies that break the association in your brain between bed and wakefulness.

Thoughts

In core 4, you’ll learn how to identify and shift thought patterns that contribute to sleep disruption.

Education

In this core, you’ll learn how to fix the lifestyle and environmental factors that can contribute to sleep disruption.

Look Ahead

Finally, you’ll review everything you’ve learned, see your progress, and build strategies that’ll help on an ongoing basis.

Somryst™ Core 1 Get Ready
1. Get Ready

Before you get going, you’ll learn about cognitive behavioral therapy and why it works for chronic insomnia. You’ll also set goals for the program.

Somryst™ Core 2 Sleep Window
2. Sleep Window

Here, you’ll start building sleep diaries and assembling a sleep window that’s shorter, but far more efficient. It’s how you create habits for the long term.

Somryst™ Core 3 Behaviors
3. Behaviors

This core focuses on stimulus control. Here you’ll learn strategies that break the association in your brain between bed and wakefulness.

Somryst™ Core 4 Thoughts
4. Thoughts

In core 4, you’ll learn how to identify and shift thought patterns that contribute to sleep disruption.

Somryst™ Core 5 Education
5. Education

In this core, you’ll learn how to fix the lifestyle and environmental factors that can contribute to sleep disruption.

Somryst™ Core 6 Look Ahead
6. Look Ahead

Finally, you’ll review everything you’ve learned, see your progress, and build strategies that’ll help on an ongoing basis.

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Even better, there’s no guesswork. Somryst tells you what to do and when to do it, and it provides constant feedback and progress tracking along the way. You can even choose to have information about your progress sent to your healthcare provider so they can keep your records up to date.

*Somryst was tested under the name Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi), an early version of Somryst with equivalent content. In clinical studies, Somryst demonstrated persistent results at 6- and 12-month follow-ups. Somryst users may not experience any or all of these benefits.

Frequently asked questions

Is the Somryst program difficult?

Okay, honesty hour—there are moments during the program that are challenging, particularly during week 2, where you’ll be asked to restrict your sleep window. You might even have moments where you think it’s not worth the investment. But remember this: the program was very carefully developed by experts, has been proven to be safe and effective, and has helped many people finally get better sleep. Plus, while the program can be challenging, it’s offset by the fact that it’s entirely on your smartphone or tablet, so you don’t have to travel anywhere for appointments or prescriptions. Like anything worth doing, it’s not always easy, but with persistence, you’ll look back proudly.

Can I go at my own pace?

Sure can. While Somryst has 6 lessons, you have 9 weeks to complete them, so you can take a break here and there, restart if you have to, and generally assemble a schedule that works for you—as long as you complete the program within 63 days.

If this is so effective, why doesn’t everyone do it?

We agree! But sadly, until Somryst, most people with chronic insomnia didn’t have access to behavioral therapy. Now, with a prescription for Somryst, it’s available anywhere in the U.S. , anytime. Of course, there are some folks who shouldn’t use Somryst because they have other health issues. You can find out about these health issues here.

Ready to take on your chronic insomnia?

Indications for Use

Somryst® is a prescription-only digital therapeutic intended to provide a neurobehavioral intervention (CBT-I) to patients 22 years of age and older with chronic insomnia. Somryst treats patients with chronic insomnia by improving a patient’s insomnia symptoms.

Who Should Use Somryst?

You should use Somryst if you:

  • Are 22 or older with chronic insomnia
  • Are able to read and understand English
  • Have regular access to a mobile device (such as smartphone or tablet)
  • Are familiar with how to use mobile apps (applications)
  • Are able to upload data periodically. (In other words, you have internet/wireless connection access.)
  • Are under the supervision of a Health Care Provider
Who Should Not Use Somryst® (Contraindications)

Somryst uses sleep restriction and consolidation, limiting the time you spend in bed to match the amount of time you sleep. Sleep restriction and consolidation may worsen preexisting medical conditions. Because of this, it is not appropriate for everyone.

If you have any of the following conditions or disorders, you should not use Somryst:

  • Any disorder worsened by sleep restriction (e.g. bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, other psychotic spectrum disorders)
  • Untreated obstructive sleep apnea
  • Parasomnias
  • Epilepsy
  • If you are at high risk of falls
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you have any other unstable or degenerative illness judged to be worsened by sleep restriction delivered as part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

If you are unsure whether you have any of the conditions or disorders listed, speak with your Health Care Provider.

Safety Warnings

Somryst® is not for everyone. You and your Health Care Provider should discuss whether Somryst is right for you.

  • Somryst is not for emergency use. Please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room in the event of a medical emergency.
  • Do not use Somryst to communicate severe or urgent information to your Health Care Provider.
  • Somryst is not meant to be used as treatment except under supervision of your Health Care Provider.
  • Somryst is not meant to be a substitution for any treatment medication.
  • Somryst contains sensitive medical information about you. It is important that you protect your information by password-protecting your smartphone or tablet and ensuring no one else has access to your device.
  • Sleep Restriction (and Consolidation) within Somryst can cause sleepiness, especially in the early stages of using the PDT. Somryst should not be used if you need to be alert or cautious to avoid serious accidents in your job or daily life. Examples include:
    — Long-haul truck drivers
    — Long-distance bus drivers
    — Air traffic controllers
    — Operators of heavy machinery
    — Some assembly line jobs
  • The usage data collected in therapy lessons by Somryst are not intended to be used as a standalone assessment of treatment progress.

Note: In the early stages of treatment, increased daytime sleepiness may be expected, but is usually temporary. However, if these experiences do not go away over a few weeks, please consult your health care provider as you may have a sleep disorder or medical condition other than insomnia. Also, at any point in the treatment, if you have trouble staying awake while performing potentially dangerous tasks (like driving) avoid these tasks or stop following the sleep restriction component of the therapy.

For best results with Somryst, read and follow the instructions provided in each core, and stay with the therapy until the end. When reporting your sleep results, giving honest and accurate answers is important.

Care Regimen and Self-care

Following your Health Care Provider’s instructions for care is always important. If you need help managing your condition, speak with your Health Care Provider.