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Slumber Time Review

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Credibility

Credibility

3.57 / 5.00

Overall Score: 10/14

Research Base: 1/3
Research Funding: 2/2
Proposed Intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 2/2

Date of Rating: May 2018

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User Experince

User Experience

3.67 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.90 Functionality: 3.75 Aesthetics: 3.17 Information: 3.86 Subjective quality score: 3.50 Perceived impact score: 4.09 Rating date: November 2018 Rated by: Queensland University

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Transparency

Transparency

Questionable

Overall Score: Questionable
Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes
Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: Yes
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state that the app/server encrypts the entered data OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can delete entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell
Does the privacy policy state whether or not users can edit entered information OR state that user information is stored locally?: No/Can’t Tell

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Professional Reviews

Professional Review

Not Yet Available

“Slumber Time” is part of the Intellicare Suite* of mental health apps by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. Slumber Time is designed to help users improve their sleep. The main page of the Slumber Time app includes 5 main sections: “Sleep Diary”, “Bedtime Checklist”, “Worry Log”, “Slumber Reference”, “Healthy Sleeping Videos & Audio”. “Sleep Diary” prompts the user to complete a set of questions about their previous nights sleep to track sleeping patterns. Total sleep time is displayed graphically on the main home screen. The “Bedtime Checklist” includes a customizable list of bedtime practices for the user to check off as they complete them. The “Worry Log” provides a space for the user to jot down any worries keeping you up at night. “Slumber Reference” has information about healthy sleeping. “Healthy Sleeping Videos & Audio” provides video and audio for the user to listen to as they fall asleep, ranging from 10 minutes to 3 hours in length. Slumber Time can also be used as your alarm clock to wake up to your favorite songs and sounds.

*Stephen Schueller, the Executive Director of PsyberGuide and David Mohr, a PsyberGuide Scientific Advisory Board Member, were both involved with the development of IntelliCare. Dr. Schueller has no commercial interest in IntelliCare, nor Actualize Therapy. Dr. Mohr has an ownership interest in Actualize Therapy.

Technical Details

Available For: Requires Android 4.0.3 and up
Developer: CBITs, Northwestern University
Type of Treatment: Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring, Psychoeducation & Information
Targeted Conditions: Not Specified
Target Audience: Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google Play

Research on this App

“Slumber Time” is part of the Intellicare Suite of mental health apps by the Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies. A 2017 trial of the Intellicare Suite found that users of the Intellicare apps showed a reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety after using 5 or more apps in the Intellicare suite over eight weeks. Another study by Lattie et al (2015) presents the uptake and usage of apps from the IntelliCare suite following an open deployment on a large app marketplace. In the first year of public availability, 5210 individuals downloaded one or more of the IntelliCare apps, for a total of 10,131 downloads. Nearly a third of these individuals (31.8%) downloaded more than one of these apps. The modal number of launches for each of the apps was 1, however the mean number of app launches per app ranged from 3.10 to 16.98, reflecting considerable variability in the use of each app.

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