Frequently Asked Questions
At Somly, our online program is based on research and clinical practice.
What does that mean? Look through our FAQ’s and you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about Somly and how we use the science of sleep to get you sleeping better, sooner.
Somly offers a six-week CBTI program based on research and clinical practice. Over the course of our program, you will come to understand the science of your sleep.
Our licensed sleep coaches guide you through the process of changing your thoughts around sleep, teach you how to identify the internal and external factors that rob you of rest, and help you to retrain your brain to discover its drive for sleep.
The Somly service is $549. This includes consultations with your specialist, texts and emails, as well as our money-back, satisfaction guarantee.
The Somly program is approximately six weeks long.
The core of the Somly program is one-on-one discussions with your sleep coach – no bots or self-guided treatments. At Somly, the treatment program is based on your individual situation and is customized to fit your sleep needs.
At Somly, we use a goal oriented process called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (often referred to as CBTI). The first week, you will fill out a daily electronic sleep diary, then meet with your coach to discuss a treatment plan and watch a few videos to familiarize yourself with insomnia and how it affects you.
The best part of the Somly program is that you talk directly with your live sleep coach—there are no bots or self-guided treatments with Somly. Once enrolled, you will have texts, emails and calls with your sleep specialist.
We’ve found that the personalized interaction with our coaches is what sets Somly apart and creates success for our clients.
No. At Somly, we are not talk therapists, we are sleep specialists. We focus on treating your sleep. While we don’t directly treat anxiety, we know that sleep deprivation can make anxiety worse. We’ve found that, once we have your sleep normalized, you are better able to manage your anxiety.
No. At Somly, we are not talk therapists, we are sleep specialists. We focus on treating your sleep. Even though we don’t directly treat depression, we know that sleep deprivation can worsen the symptoms of depression. We’ve found that, once we have your sleep normalized, you are better able to manage your depression.
No. The Somly coaches are sleep specialists, not talk therapists. We focus on treating your sleep. While we don’t directly treat issues surrounding past trauma, we know that sleep deprivation can worsen things. We’ve found that, once we have your sleep normalized, you are better able to manage issues with trauma.
If you have trouble with sleep, our goal is to have you sleeping within 30 minutes of going to bed. If you’re up in the middle of the night, the goal is to have you back to sleep within 15 minutes. In the morning, your alarm should remind you to wake up three-to-four days a week. This means you should be waking up 15 to 30 minutes before the alarm, and falling in and out of light sleep until your alarm reminds you to wake up.
We use a goal oriented process known as CBTI – short for cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. It has been shown to be the most effective, long-term treatment for insomnia with a 94% satisfaction rate.
Never. Somly is a non-pharmaceutical based program. If you are on medications to help with your insomnia, you should speak with your physician – especially if you would like to stop taking your sleep medication during our program. The vast majority of our clients are on medications when they start the Somly program. By the time our clients complete their treatment with Somly, most no longer need medicine to help them sleep.
About the Somly Coaches
All Somly sleep coaches are licensed in the field of sleep by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Additionally, each of our specialists currently works in a sleep lab, or has done so in the past. Every Somly sleep coach has also been trained in CBTI.
Our Chief Clinical Officer is Dr. Jack Edinger.
Yes, you will work with your coach on the phone once treatment begins. Once you enroll in the program, your coach will not change.
About Participation in the Program
The minimum age for participation in the Somly program is 25.
At Somly, we do not accept insurance. However, every health insurance policy is different and if you have an HSA or FSA, you can speak with your plan administrator about coverage. Some of our clients have used this to successfully cover the cost of the Somly program.