Ready to put chronic insomnia to bed?

Learn how Somryst® may give you better sleep that lasts.

A convenient treatment, proven to help you get better sleep, right on your phone

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Where other treatments fail,
Somryst may succeed

If you’re like most people struggling with chronic insomnia, it’s a safe bet you’ve tried plenty of methods to get some shut-eye. See how Somryst stacks up.

Digital medicine
Wellness apps* Over-the-counter medicines for sleep
Sleep gear(eg, mattresses, sound machines)
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Clinically proven and FDA authorized to treat chronic insomnia Checkmark Checkmark
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One course of treatment is labeled by the FDA to provide 12 months of sleep improvement† Checkmark

*Defined as health and wellness apps that are not regulated.
†In clinical studies, data demonstrated persistent results at 6- and 12-month follow-ups.

Clinically proven results:
brain training for better sleep

It may sound strange that a prescription treatment for chronic insomnia can be delivered on your smartphone or tablet, but in a clinical trial, Somryst helped patients:

Fall Asleep Faster


reduction in the amount of time it took to fall asleep

Stay Asleep Longer


reduction in the amount of time spent awake at night

Experience Less Intense Symptoms


reduction in the severity of insomnia symptoms

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Even better, improvements to insomnia symptoms were maintained when we followed up at 6 and 12 months after treatment.

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

Does Somryst work for different people?

In the clinical trials, people who passed the 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 only 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.

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 Pear’s Patient Service Center 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 using our Find A Provider tool to connect with a healthcare provider.

Is Somryst covered by insurance?

Not all of the time. Prescription digital therapeutics 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.

Learn more about your sleep

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.

Disclaimer: No user or party is compensated for prescribing Somryst or for being included in this list. Pear Therapeutics is not liable or responsible for any diagnosis, treatment decision, or other decisions made up by the providers and/or facilities listed.

This tool is updated on an ongoing basis to reflect our most up-to-date list of providers and facilities currently prescribing Somryst.

If you are a provider or facility that is interested in prescribing Somryst, or to learn more, please contact 1-833-697-3738.

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