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Night Owl – Sleep Coach Review

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2.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 7/15

Consumer Ratings: 1/2
Clarity of Purpose: 2/2
Mechanism of Action: 1/1
Software Updates: 0/2
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 1/2
Research Base: 1/3

Rating Date: January 2022

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Night Owl – Sleep Coach is designed to help users overcome insomnia through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles. It provides a 56 day course consisting of reading and video presentations. Each day the user completes a set of daily tasks such as watching a video, reading text, and completing the sleep log. Each morning the user is to fill in the sleep log with information about the time they went to sleep and woke up, how many times they got up during the night and for how long, and their daytime sadness/mood and stress/anxiety. It is a one time purchase fee of $9.99.

Technical Details

Available for: iPhone Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 1.1.9
Developer: Mindware Consulting, Inc
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Psychoeducation & Information, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: 9.99
Get it on: Apple App Store; Google Play; Web

Research on this App

One study was published in a peer reviewed journal, SLEEP, that looked at the efficacy of Night Owl – Sleep Coach. The sleep log data of 157 users, who had completed at least 14 sleep logs, was anonymized and then analyzed for efficacy. Using paired-samples t-tests, sleep log data from a user was compared to that same users previous sleep log data and the differences were recorded. Of users who had completed at least 3/6 components, significant differences were shown in sleep onset latency, minutes awake after sleep onset, sleep efficiency, and total sleep time.
(Harbison et al., 2018.

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