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App Delivered Sleep Therapy for Older Adults with Insomnia (ASTEROID study) - completely online randomised controlled trial

In this study, we aim to treat your insomnia using a mobile phone application called SleepFix in addition to the use of a wearable tracking device (Fitbit). The purpose of this study is to assess the efficacy of SleepFix in reducing insomnia symptoms in older adults. SleepFix delivers digital Brief Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (dBBTi) which is a component of the gold standard treatment of insomnia, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). 

The study will be conducted entirely remotely via an online platform, the SleepFix apps and occasional telephone calls; there are no in person visits required. 


You may be eligible to participate in this study if you:

  • Are over 60
  • Are a poor sleeper or insomniac (will be tested)
  • Have access to smartphone
  • Are not currently a shift worker
  • Are not diagnosed with any other sleep disorders 
  • Are not diagnosed with any psychiatric illnesses/ disorders
  • Have not travelled to a destination with >2 hours time difference in the last month

How to participate

If you're interested in participating in this study please complete the eligibility screening questionnaire below (5-10 mins):

Contact the SleepFix team: 

Phone number: 02 9114 0481