Digital Apps are innovative and appealing ways to engage people in learning to manage their health.
There are many potential benefits of digital health apps for insomnia.
These include portability, immediacy and accessibility. These features may be of particular benefit to rural populations; people on waiting lists for face-to-face services; or, difficult-to-engage groups such as teenagers.
Other advantages include affordability, convenience, and anonymity. These benefits may have specific relevance to lower socioeconomic groups who find traditional treatment cost-prohibitive, or those who fear stigmatization.
Mobile apps also offer convenient ways of practicing strategies learned in face-to-face therapy, and may incorporate reminders that can be set to increase treatment and medication compliance.
Lets look at some apps which can help in the treatment of insomnia.