PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Mobile App: CBT-i Coach
Mobile App: CBT-i Coach
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is an evidence-based psychotherapy for treating insomnia. CBT-i Coach is a mobile app for people who are engaged in CBT-I with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits.
- Education about CBT-i and how sleep works
- Tips to help develop positive sleep routines and improve sleep environments
- Sleep diary to track wake and sleep times
- Tools to help relax while getting ready for sleep or when trying to go back to sleep
NOTE: Insomnia is a serious mental health condition that often requires professional evaluation and treatment.
- CBT-i Coach is intended to be used alongside face-to-face care with a healthcare professional.
- CBT-i Coach can be used on its own, but it is not intended to replace therapy.
- If you are not currently in CBT-I with a provider, Insomnia Coach is a free, self-help mobile app to guide you through developing and maintaining good sleep habits.
How to Use CBT-i Coach
CBT-i Coach is best used when you are in treatment with a therapist trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. This form of therapy is available at many VA/DoD and other mental health clinics.
When you begin treatment, talk with your therapist about using CBT-i Coach mobile app. It is available for iPhone, Android phones, iPod Touch, iPad tablet, and Android tablet devices.
CBT-i Coach gives you a structured program to get your biological clock reset to make it easier to go to sleep and to sleep through the night.
Introduction to the CBT-i Coach
CBT-i Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people who have trouble sleeping and are engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) with a clinical provider.
NOTE: CBT-i Coach can be used on its own, but it is not intended to replace clinical care for those who need it.
Privacy and Security
Any data created by the user of this app is only as secure as the phone/device itself. Use the security features on your device if you are concerned about the privacy of your information. Users are free to share data, but as the self-monitoring data belong to each user, HIPAA concerns do not apply while the data is stored or shared. If the user were to transmit or share data with a health care provider, the provider must then comply with HIPAA rules.
Who Created CBT-i Coach
CBT-i Coach was created by the VA's National Center for PTSD in partnership with Stanford University Medical Center, the Department of Defense's DoD's DHA Connected Health and VA Sierra Pacific Mental Illness Research, Education, & Clinical Center.