Insomnia Coach 12+

Help improve your sleep‪.‬

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Designed for iPad

    • 3.8 • 53 Ratings
    • Free



Insomnia Coach is designed for Veterans, military Servicemembers, and others who are suffering from insomnia. The app is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) and provides:

* a guided, weekly training plan to help you track and improve your sleep
* a sleep coach with personal feedback about your sleep and fun sleep tips
* an interactive sleep diary to help you keep track of daily changes in your sleep
* 17 tools to help you get your sleep back on track

This app is based on scientific research about how people can change their behaviors and thoughts to improve their sleep. This app does NOT replace professional care.

Insomnia Coach is designed to be used daily for 5 weeks by following the Training Plan. After that, you can continue using the app to track your sleep and maintain good sleep habits.

Insomnia Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

* fixed a bug with audio playback on Bluetooth devices

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

67bigbee ,

Pretty Good

I’ve really been enjoying this app and I’m not even using half the features it has. I have recommended it to friends. I love entering my sleep information into the sleep diary and seeing the trends over time as I work on my sleep hygiene.

One feature I do NOT like is that the app locks all the sleep diary entries (no edits or additions) if you update your sleep time prescription even if you haven’t completed the entry for that day! It’s very frustrating because now I have unnecessary holes in my diary because I wanted to make the dialog box asking me to update those sleep times to go away.
SUGGESTION: They should have a warning box instead that says if you edit any entries for your current sleep prescription it will undo it or that edited information won’t be included after a sleep prescription has been run for that week. Either way, let me edit my sleep diary please!

mick spoon ,

Very effective free app for insomnia

I suddenly began having issues staying asleep after Covid. Sometimes I would go 2-3 days without sleeping at all and rarely slept more than 6 hours per night. This went on for 5 months prior to finding this app. Lack of sleep made me feel miserable, and I began having anxiety and panic attacks. I consulted my doctor who prescribed Trazodone which didn’t help me sleep any better and made me feel even worse the next day. I tried to get an appointment with sleep clinics, counselors, therapists, etc and all told me they weren’t taking new patients. I was so desperate for help and sleep and feeling so terrible. I found this app and did not have high hopes that it could help me. I was amazed at how well it worked. After getting through the first week of logging my sleep schedule, the sleep coach made sleep and wake time recommendations. I was going to sleep, staying asleep, and feeling 100% better within 2 days. It was amazing, and I am so thankful for this VA program! I truly feel like it saved my life. Lack of sleep had taken me to a very dark place. Thank you to the developers of this app for providing a way for people with chronic insomnia to help themselves.

Heiders4 ,

Helps me learn more about my sleep

My doctor recommended this app to me. It has helped me be more disciplined about my sleep efficiency and improve my sleep drive. I learned that it’s okay to wake up a bunch in the night as long as you go back to sleep - which is great because I never sleep straight through the night.

I wish there was a way in the sleep diary to indicate that I got out of bed in the middle of the night after being awake more than 15 minutes. All I can enter is how long I was awake and the app assumes I was in bed that whole time and chides me for it. Otherwise I like all the features of the app.

App Privacy

The developer, US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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