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Everyone deserves a good night’s sleep

One way or another, we’re here to help you get yours.

A Smart Way to Sleep

Everything you need to know about Somryst® and how to get it

It’s Brain Training!

Learn all about how cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia helps to train your brain for better sleep

Get Somryst on Your Phone With Telemedicine

Telemedicine is the newest medical trend that brings Somryst to your smart device from the comfort of home

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Stay informed with PearConnect.

Somryst is a support system for those suffering with chronic insomnia, but the support system behind Somryst is called PearConnect™: a dedicated team of professionals committed to making sure you get the best experience possible every time you use the app.

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FAQs

Why Somryst?

Did Somryst work for people like me?

In our clinical trials, people who passed our screening criteria and began treatment came from many different backgrounds and had all struggled for months with falling or staying asleep. There were also some patients who used prescription sleep medications like sleeping pills, though it wasn’t required.

Is this different from in-person therapy?

The Somryst program was built based on principles proven to work with in-person therapy. But unlike working with a healthcare provider face-to-face, you have access to the app whenever you want it, not when you have an appointment scheduled.

Do I talk to a live healthcare provider in the app?

No. The program in the app is prebuilt, and you work your way through it by yourself.

Why do I need a prescription? Can’t I just download Somryst?

Because Somryst is authorized by the FDA based on clinical trials and regulated as a medical device, it’s held to a higher standard than other over-the-counter apps, so it’s not readily available to anyone. A prescription is required to ensure Somryst is an appropriate program for you.

Is Somryst covered by insurance?

Not all of the time. Prescription digital therapies like Somryst are very new, and the insurance market hasn’t quite caught up yet. However, HSA and FSA funds could be used to help cover the expense.

How Somryst Works

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, 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.

How to Get Somryst

Do I need to see a healthcare provider face-to-face in a telemedicine visit?

It depends on where you’re living. In certain states, you can sometimes choose between video-chat and phone call options.

Is this all legal and above board?

Of course. Telemedicine is a rapidly growing way of accessing healthcare, particularly, in the midst of a global pandemic. Third-party telemedicine provider, UpScript, only uses experienced, licensed healthcare providers to diagnose and treat chronic insomnia.

How quickly will a healthcare provider review my information?

It really depends on when you start the process. Sometimes you can arrange a same-day consultation.

Why do I need to fill out a form before I talk with a healthcare provider?

To help determine if you have chronic insomnia, healthcare providers will need to learn more about your everyday experience with sleep.

Do I have to pay for my appointment?

Yes. Each appointment costs $45.

When will I be charged for Somryst?

After you receive your prescription, you’ll receive some more information from our team at PearConnect via text. During that exchange, we’ll give you payment options.

Are there payment options?

There sure are! We currently are accepting 1-time payments as well as payment plans of 3, 6, and 12 months. You also could pay for Somryst using funds from your FSA/HSA.

Can my healthcare provider prescribe Somryst?

But of course! If any questions come up along the way, you can always direct your healthcare provider to call PearConnect at 1-833-697-3738. However, if you want to skip the trip, telemedicine is an option as well. From virtual consultation to downloading the app, starting your journey toward a better night’s sleep can be as easy as sitting at home and jumping online.

The chronic insomnia community

Being up all night with chronic insomnia can feel awfully lonely. But you’re not alone. There’s an entire community of people with similar experiences out there, and beyond what Somryst can do for a better night’s sleep, there are other resources that might be helpful as well.

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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.