Design and evaluation of a negotiation-based sleep scheduler app for insomnia treatment

Begum Erten-Uyumaz, Mohit Ahuja, Tudor Vacaretu, Mili Docampo Rama, Sebastiaan Overeem, Thomas Visser, Jun Hu, Loe Feijs

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Abstract

Sleep problems are increasing among society. The solutions are available yet limited to the public. Digital platforms have the benefit of accessibility. However, a lack of personalization is a primary challenge of digitalization. We designed a sleep scheduler app to support insomnia treatment and based the concepts with the principles of sleep restriction therapy. Restricted sleep schedules are provided through negotiation by taking personal sleep records into account. The app is evaluated with clinicians and target users through semi-structured interviews. The clinicians found the app well-aligned with the traditional practice. Anxiety is a significant concern as people with insomnia are sensitive by nature. The users perceived the instrument to play a vital role, and the predictions and feedback seem to be relevant to their situation. The design and strategy can increase therapy delivery, enhance the tailoring of digital interventions, and help solve the problem of scalability with higher adherence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2019
PublisherACM/IEEE
Pages225-233
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4503-6126-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019
EventPervasiveHealth 2019 - 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare - Trento, Italy
Duration: 20 May 201923 May 2019
http://pervasivehealth2019.eai-conferences.org/

Conference

ConferencePervasiveHealth 2019 - 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare
Abbreviated titlePervasiveHealth2019
CountryItaly
CityTrento
Period20/05/1923/05/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • CBT-I
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Mobile health app
  • Negotiation
  • Sleep restriction therapy
  • Sleep Restriction Therapy
  • Mobile Health App
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia

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    Erten-Uyumaz, B., Ahuja, M., Vacaretu, T., Rama, M. D., Overeem, S., Visser, T., Hu, J., & Feijs, L. (2019). Design and evaluation of a negotiation-based sleep scheduler app for insomnia treatment. In Proceedings of the 13th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, PervasiveHealth 2019 (pp. 225-233). ACM/IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1145/3329189.3329218