PTSD and trauma from her past left Kyra Rankin with chronic insomnia. Hear how Sleepio has helped her maintain a more consistent sleep schedule and set her up for success to reach her sleep goals.
Q1: When did you begin experiencing sleep issues?
A1 | Kyra: I’ve had sleep issues for quite some time now. I have PTSD from trauma in my past that led to my insomnia. The sleep latency phase in particular has always been a struggle for me – I don’t necessarily have issues staying asleep but falling asleep can be nearly impossible at times.
Q2: Have you previously attempted to access in-person therapy or medication for your sleep problems?
A2 | Kyra: I used to only use apps or online platforms to try and help with my sleep, but due to my past trauma there are just some things I needed extra help with, so I began seeing a therapist and am on medication.
Q3: How was poor sleep impacting your day-to-day life?
A3 | Kyra: My sleep issues were manageable for the most part up until recently when I went through a bad period. I had taken a break from treatments for my sleep issues. During this period, I couldn’t fall asleep until five in the morning at times, or if I took medication to help me sleep, I would sleep through my alarm. Poor sleep was impacting my mood during the day as well. Ultimately, this impacted every part of my life, personally and professionally.
Q4: How was your experience using Sleepio?
A4 | Kyra: Sleepio gave me the tools I needed to establish a sleep schedule and maintain good sleep hygiene. Being able to log your sleep patterns and receive feedback based on those patterns was a huge help. Although I’ve completed the program now, I still log my sleep patterns in the app daily to stay on track.
Q5: How are you sleeping now?
A5 | Kyra: My sleep is still a work in progress, but Sleepio gave me the foundational elements I needed to set me up for success. Developing a consistent schedule, improving my sleep hygiene, and providing me with the tools I need to get back on track when I have bad nights have made all the difference. I feel confident that by staying consistent with applying the lessons I learned from Sleepio daily while also being consistent with my therapy and medication when needed, I can achieve my sleep goals. By using Sleepio to improve my sleep, I have more time and energy to focus on the things I am working through in therapy.
Q6: How has Sleepio shaped your opinion of digital therapeutics?
A6 | Kyra: I honestly had no preconceived ideas of what Sleepio might be like when I first heard about it. I was willing to give anything a try that had the potential to help me sleep better and had tried digital solutions previously. I have nothing but good things to say about Sleepio and think the entire program was extremely helpful – people should definitely try it if they struggle with insomnia.