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Our sleep programs are rooted in science

We help people with sleep issues using an evidence-based method called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia, or CBT-I. Our programs treat the underlying causes of insomnia through sleep consolidation, stimulus control therapy, and cognitive restructuring. We also teach you how to decrease hyperarousal and hypervigilance before sleep.

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Meet some of our sleep experts

Our team includes licensed psychologists, psychotherapists, counselling therapists, and social workers trained in clinical sleep interventions. We provide treatment to thousands of patients across North America.

Régine Denesle
Régine Denesle, M.Sc. Biomedical science
HALEO Co-founder, Senior Clinical Consultant

Psychotherapist, founder of the Insomnia Clinic at the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur-de-Montréal

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Taís Araújo, Ph.D.
Clinical Director

Clinical psychologist and researcher specialized in sleep, sleep disorders and socio-cultural aspects of sleep, postdoctoral fellowship at the Intervention Unit for Sleep Disorders and the Center for Studies in Sleep Disorders (CETS) of the CERVO Brain Research Centre

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Philippe Stenstrom, Ph.D.
HALEO Co-founder, Scientific Director

Graduate of the Center for Advanced Research in Sleep Medicine, postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School's Center for Sleep and Cognition

Maude Bouchard-min-min
Maude Bouchard, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Development

PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from Université de Montréal, Adjunct professor and speaker

Cherie La Rocque-min
Cherie La Rocque, Ph.D.
Product owner, Clinical Innovation

PhD in Clinical Psychology at Queen’s University

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Registered social workers, counselling therapists, psychologists and psychotherapists

Providing therapy to individual from all over Canada and the United States

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Rigorous clinical sleep programs proven to work

Based on proven methods

Our programs use clinically proven methods, such as cognitive behavioural therapy to identify and change negative thoughts and behaviours that affect sleep, as well as mental imagery rehearsal therapy for the treatment of nightmares. These methods have been shown to be safer and more effective than sleep medication.

Meticulously structured

Our programs last for 3 to 5 weeks and include weekly 30-minute sessions with a licensed therapist. These sessions cover a range of strategies, such as sleep tracking, managing the time you spend in bed, controlling things that can keep you awake, and exercises to help you relax your body and mind for sleep.
You can also access extra resources and articles through the HALEO mobile app.

Tailored to specific needs

Our programs are made to help with issues like insomnia, poor sleep quality, shift work-related sleep difficulties, nightmares, or sleep challenges related to being a new parent.

Fast, long-lasting results

People who use our programs and follow the recommended strategies often start sleeping better by the third week of therapy. Unlike medication, these results can last a lifetime.

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The science of sleep takes research

HALEO conducts research and collaborates with the scientific community to continuously improve our clinical programs and advance our scientific understanding of sleep.

Scientific paper
The Effect of Videoconference-Delivered ​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia
This study examines how a cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) program, HALEO, affects insomnia symptoms in healthcare workers on disability leave with chronic insomnia. It also assesses its impact on depression, anxiety, sleep medication use, and readiness to return to work.
Enhancing sleep quality: Our collaboration with the National Sleep Foundation (NSF)

Individuals in our sleep optimization program benefit from our use of the Sleep Satisfaction Tool®, a valuable assessment tool licensed from the National Sleep Foundation. This tool is designed to assess an individual’s satisfaction with their sleep and provides information that can help us enhance their sleep quality.

Remote cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial of firefighters and city police officers

Trial realized in partnership with Simon Coulombe, Associate Professor, Chairholder at the Relief Research Chair in Mental Health, Self-Management, and Work, Research Scholar - Junior 2, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Health Social Sciences - Department of Industrial Relations Laval University

Scientific paper
Video-conference delivery of a sleep optimization program for subclinicalinsomnia: Effects on insomnia, depression and anxiety symptoms

Presented at the Canadian Sleep Society National Conference 2023
Our poster showcasing our latest research on optimizing sleep through telehealth-based interventions.

Scientific paper
Cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia adapted for shift workers (SW-CBT-I) reduces insomnia, anxiety, and depressive symptoms

Presented at Sleep 2022
A joint meeting of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: effects on employees on long-term disability leave

Presented at the the 15th World Sleep Congress, in Vancouver, Canada, September 2019
Published in abstract in “Sleep Medicine”, official Journal of the World Sleep Society and International Pediatric Sleep Association

Scientific paper
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: Effects on insomnia, depression and anxiety symptoms

Presented at Sleep 2019
Published in abstract for Sleep,  a peer-reviewed, international journal of sleep and circadian science, the official publication of the Sleep Research Society (SRS). Video-conference Delivery Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Insomnia: Effects On Insomnia, Depression And Anxiety Symptoms, Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, April 2019, Pages A147–A148

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The healthy sleep program quality improvement initiative

Presented at Sleep 2019
Published in abstract for Sleep,  a peer-reviewed, international journal of sleep and circadian science, the official publication of the Sleep Research Society (SRS). The Healthy Sleep Program Quality Improvement Initiative, Sleep, Volume 42, Issue Supplement_1, April 2019, Page A393
Authors: Matthew D Weaver, Brad Smith, Conor S O'Brien, Natalie Viyaran, Salim Qadri, Judith R Davidson, Philippe Stenstrom, Régine Denesle, Laura K Barger, Stuart F Quan, Charles A Czeisler