Open Enrollment: Wake up on the right side of the bed with Sleepio

New wellness program for eligible CU Health Plan members available July 1
By Staff

Open Enrollment 2020

This Open Enrollment, the University of Colorado is introducing Sleepio, a wellness program dedicated to developing healthier sleep habits and improving mental wellness. Beginning July 1, CU Health Plan members, spouses and dependents can participate in Sleepio at no additional cost.

Whether you struggle with catching Z’s or you sleep like a baby, Sleepio has the tools to help you better understand your current sleep patterns and their effect on your mental health.

How do I know if Sleepio is right for me?

When you reflect on your current sleep patterns, do they leave you feeling well-rested or sleep-deprived? How often do you sleep through the night without waking up? How many hours of sleep do you typically get? Do you feel your mental or emotional wellness could improve, if only you weren’t tired? If any of these questions resonate with you, Sleepio could be a great resource to get some answers.

How does Sleepio work?

Sleepio works by providing participants with the level of help they need, when they need it, using a three-step approach composed of the Sleep Test, Lite Sleep Help and the Sleepio program.

The first step is to evaluate your current ‘Sleep Score’ using Sleepio’s Sleep Test. The Sleep Test is a brief, clinically validated online assessment of overall sleep health. The test asks questions related to your sleep routine and your goals for better sleep. Many test questions allow you to select multiple answers as they apply to you.

Sleepio Screen

At the end of your sleep test, you’ll receive an evaluation of potential sleep issues and a tip to get started on improving sleep right away.

Sleepio Screen

Once you have your sleep score, browse Sleepio’s personalized Lite Sleep Help guides designed to improve your sleep routine. These guides are accessible through your online Sleepio account or you can choose to have them delivered straight to your inbox. The Lite Sleep Help topics include, but are not limited to, sleep basics, overcoming jetlag, improving sleep during pregnancy, wearable sleep trackers and sleep for shift-work employees.

The third resource in Sleepio’s approach to sleep improvement is the scientifically proven Sleepio program, which includes a self-help tool featuring information on cognitive and behavioral techniques for better sleep.

There are many ways you can use the Sleepio program tools, including:

Manually track your sleep or link your account with a wearable activity tracker
View progress on your goals over time
Search the resource library for specific questions and topics
Connect with other Sleepio peers and program graduates

Sleepio Screen

How do I know Sleepio really works?

Sleepio is a fully automated, highly personalized and stigma-free way to improve sleep and mental health. It is available to over 2 million employees.

Sleepio is backed by 40 peer-reviewed papers, including 10 randomized controlled trials. The program is recommended as a first-line solution by the American College of Physicians.

Plus, you’ll have your very own virtual sleep expert, The Prof, and his dog, Pavlov, cheering you on the whole way through this fun and engaging wellness program.


Sleepio will be available at no additional cost to CU Health Plan members, spouses and their dependents on July 1. CU employees will receive additional information about this wellness program and its benefits as the July launch gets closer, so stay tuned.

For questions about the Sleepio program, reach out to the CU Health Plan team at and be sure to visit for a comprehensive list of wellness programs available to eligible CU Health Plan members.

More Open Enrollment details

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to keep, waive or enroll in the University of Colorado’s medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, life and disability insurance. Use this period to examine your current health and wellness options, then adjust your benefits accordingly by 5 p.m. May 8.

Changes to health benefits for the 2020-21 plan year were made with member satisfaction, process improvement and efficiency in mind. If you would like to keep the same benefit plans, no action is required and you will be automatically re-enrolled. There’s one exception: If you have a Health Care Flexible Spending Account and a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, you must re-enroll.

For more information, check out what’s changing for the 2020-21 plan year.

Questions about your benefits? CU’s benefits counselors are here to help

As always, CU Employee Services benefits counselors are available to answer questions and to direct you to resources to inform your health care decisions. Benefits office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please don’t hesitate to reach out.

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