About Sleepstation

What we do

Chronic insomnia disorder is easy to treat, yet up to a third of the population have reported they suffer from some form of insomnia.
Sleepstation, created by Born Digital Health, is a digital solution that helps people overcome insomnia without the need for sleeping pills.
Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) the treatment has been proven to work better than face-to-face therapy, and the majority of people improve in a matter of weeks.
Sleepstation was launched in 2012 alongside the BBC show ‘Goodnight Britain’. Since then we have treated thousands of people who suffer from insomnia. Many people have called Sleepstation "life-changing".

The key thing about Sleepstation is that it’s personalised for each user. If you put a particular pattern into your diary it will change the programme to make it fit your sleep pattern.

Dr. Kristie Anderson Co-founder of Sleepstation

About Born Digital Health

Born Digital Health is helping shape the future of digital health in the UK.
We believe that no-one should have to suffer from treatable conditions such as insomnia, and that digital health is one of the best ways to provide faster, easier and accessible care.
Our products are all designed with people in mind. They give patients control over their own care, while also providing expert support when they need it.
Through our work we have already began to reduce waiting times for patient treatment and hypnotic prescribing from GPs.
Our products have been commissioned by the NHS across England. We also work in partnership with NHS Foundation Trusts, the regional AHSNs and Public Health England.

Our Team

From developers to doctors, our team is the perfect mix between digital and clinical expertise. We all have a passion to create new, exciting and innovative products that can really change lives.

Founders of Sleepstation

Alison Gardiner Founder & CEO of Born Digital Health

Alison Gardiner is the CEO of Born Digital Health. She has a background in behavioural psychology and software development. She specialises in the development of persuasive technologies within the healthcare setting. Alison co-designed the Sleepstation programme.

Dr Kirstie Anderson Co-founder of Sleepstation

Dr Kirstie Anderson, one of the UK's foremost sleep specialists, helped co-design Sleepstation and is the face of the therapy videos within the programme. Kirstie runs the Regional Neurology Sleep Service at Newcastle hospitals with a clinical and research interest in all sleep disorders.

Dr Paul Goldsmith Co-founder of Sleepstation

Dr Paul Goldsmith is a Consultant Neurologist trained in Cambridge, Oxford, London and Newcastle working within the NHS in England. He is the Neuro Lead for the Northern Clinical Network and Senates at NHS England.

Clinical Governance

Professor Oliver James Medical Director of Sleepstation

Professor Oliver James leads Sleepstation’s clinical teams. He has worked in and around the NHS for over 40 years. He was a consultant Physician, Professor of Medicine and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Newcastle University Medical School.
He has also been Senior Vice President of the Royal College of Physicians, and a member of the North East Strategic Health Authority, Medical Director at the AHSN North East & North Cumbria and has been Chair of the HEE Local Education and Training Board.

Customer support

Cassie NHS Services

Cassie manages our NHS services. Her team processes NHS referrals and reports on outcomes. Healthcare professionals looking to discuss the referral process can contact Cassie by email at c.robinson@nhs.net or by calling 0333 800 9404.

Karen Patient Support

Karen manages our patient support service. Her team provide support and guidance to people going through the Sleepstation programme.

Shirley Client Services

Shirley leads our client service team. Her team can help with general questions about our products and services. Telephone 0333 800 9404 or email support@sleepstation.org.uk

Product development

Aaron Developer

Aaron and his team ensure that our systems are secure and that patient data stays safe.
Technical queries should be directed to technical@sleepstation.org.uk

Ambar Developer

Ambar leads the front-end development team here at Sleepstation. Her team are responsible planning, design, development and testing of our digital health services.

Mike Developer

Mike leads the development team here at Sleepstation. His team are responsible for product development, testing, and delivery of our digital health services.

Communications and Press

Emily Communications Strategist

Emily runs the communications team for Sleepstation. Journalists or media looking to talk to someone about Sleepstation can contact Emily by email at emily@sleepstation.org.uk

Our Partners

Sleepstation's NHS services are delivered in partnership with Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust is in the top 10% of best performing Trusts in the UK and is rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Sleepstation is part of the Health Innovation Network from the Academic Health Science Network.
Sleepstation is supported by the Nominet Trust.

Our Charities

Sleepstation is proud to support the homeless charity Crisis. We believe everyone deserves a good night’s sleep. For every sign up we give £10 to Crisis.