Improve Sleep, Improve Overall Outcomes

Almost all behavioral health disorders co-occur with sleep problems,1 which can result in more severe symptoms and a slower recovery.2 myStrength is here to help with self-care resources for sleep disorders, including uniquely integrated tools for related health issues like anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, chronic pain, and overall well-being.

Sleep issues impact:

  • Up to 90% of adults with significant depression
  • +50% of people with generalized anxiety disorder3
  • 96% of people actively struggling with substance use4
  • 88% of chronic pain patients5

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Tools to Get Sleep Back on Track

myStrength’s Sleep program leverages Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I), which is recommended by the American College of Physicians (ACP) as the durable first line of defense against insomnia. Founded on almost 30 years of research, CBT-I has proven effective for up to 80% of treated persons6 with results showing a 67% reduction in time spent lying awake at night.7

With input from nationally-recognized sleep experts and testing by a panel of people suffering from insomnia, myStrength’s highly-personalized program is anchored in clinically-proven models.

  • Videos, audio exercises, articles and interactive modules that teach the fundamental concepts of CBT-I
  • An easy-to-use sleep diary for tracking nightly progress
  • A sleep plan that includes a customized sleep schedule, items to work on, and video tips for staying on track
  • A weekly check-in that modifies the sleep plan based on individual progress
  • Integrated resources for health conditions that commonly co-occur with sleep problems
  • Accessibility to a wide audience (5th grade reading level, WCAG 2.0 compliant, and English and Spanish support)

Connecting better sleep and better health.

Individual Impact of Insomnia:

  • Exacerbates existing symptoms, slows recovery,8 and promotes adverse health
  • Links to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and other health issues9
  • Debilitative impact on work, relationships and overall quality of life

Financial Impact of Insomnia:

  • $411 billion in U.S. economic losses annually
  • Approximately 1.23 million missed work days per year10
  • 92% more in healthcare costs for insomnia sufferers11
  • $3,156 in employer losses per year per worker suffering from insomnia12

Learn more about enhancing access, improving outcomes and lowering cost of care.

1 Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Sleep Disorders. Retrieved from https://adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/related-illnesses/sleep-disorders

2 National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sleep Disorders – The Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Sleep-Disorders

3 (2009, July). Sleep and mental health. Harvard Mental Health Letter. Retrieved from https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/Sleep-and-mental-health

4 Mahfoud, Y., Talih, F., Streem, D., Budur, K. (2009, Sept.). Sleep Disorders in Substance Abusers. Psychiatry. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2766287/

5 Asih, S., Hartzell, M., Gatchel, R. (2015, Nov. 10). Differentiating Insomnia and Depression in Chronic Pain Therapy. Practical Pain Management. Retrieved from https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/pain/other/co-morbidities/differentiating-insomnia-depression-chronic-pain-therapy

6 Lamberg, L. (2016, July 1). Treat Chronic Insomnia With CBT-I, Says American College of Physicians. Psychiatric News. Retrieved from http://psychnews.psychiatryonline.org/doi/full/10.1176/appi.pn.2016.6b19

7 (2015, May 18). HealthPartners Review Confirms Effectiveness of CBT-I. Sleep Review. Retrieved from http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2015/05/healthpartners-review-confirms-effectiveness-cbt/

8 National Alliance on Mental Illness. Sleep Disorders – The Connection Between Sleep and Mental Health. Retrieved from https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions/Related-Conditions/Sleep-Disorders

9 Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research. (2006). Extent and Health Consequences of Chronic Sleep Loss and Sleep Disorders. In H.R. Colten (Ed.), B.M. Altevogt (Ed.), Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation: An Unmet Public Health Problem. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK19961/

10 Hafner, Stepanek, Taylor, Troxel, Van Stolk. (2016). Why sleep matters — the economic costs of insufficient sleep. RAND Corporation. Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1791.html

11 Wickwire, E.M. (2014, Dec. 2). Financial Costs of Insomnia. Sleep Review. Retrieved from http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2014/12/financial-costs-insomnia/

12 Hui, S.A., Grandner, M.A. (2016, Oct. 1). Trouble Sleeping Associated with Lower Work Performance and Greater Healthcare Costs: Longitudinal Data from Kansas State Employee Wellness Program. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000000534