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somnio is a digital health app (“DiGA”) tested and approved by BfArM (German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices) that can be used in patients with insomnia.

Prescription app for sleep disorders

When the Digital Care Act (DVG) came into force, the “prescription app” was introduced for patients in the German healthcare system.

This means some 73 million persons insured by the statutory health insurers are entitled to treatment with a DiGA. somnio can be prescribed by doctors and psychotherapists. The costs are covered by all statutory and many private health insurers.

Further information on the prescription app from the BfArM

Smartphone und Darstellung von somnio

Do you have any questions on the DiGA somnio or the
prescription process?

Then call us on:

0341 581 444 33

(Mon – Fri from 8.00 am – 6.00 pm)

medical@mementor.de

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Advantages for practitioners

About 35% of adults in Germany have occasional problems sleeping, while 7-10% of the adult population has clinically relevant insomnia.

The S3 guideline recommends cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-I) as the first line treatment of non-organic insomnia in adults. In reality, only very few of those affected receive this highly effective treatment.

Advantages of using somnio:

Every month, the German National Digital Health Care Association (SVDGV) offers CME-certified training courses on “Digital Health Applications (DiGA) in Practice” and on “New approaches in the treatment of insomnia”. The courses take 90 minutes and are worth 3 CME points if the user passes the learning success test

In addition, we offer the somnio forum at least twice a month for physicians and psychotherapists who want to learn more about the content, the study status and the prescription process for somnio. The forum somnio takes place interactively via Zoom and takes about 30 minutes. It is an opportunity to ask questions and exchange ideas with peers.

In the registration you can choose a suitable date and your desired format. You will then receive an invitation by e-mail with the dial-in link to the event.

Participation for both types of event is free-of-charge.

Please take into account that all events are held in German.

Find all dates of upcoming events below. 

How to prescribe somnio

Note: A statutory health insurance company is not entitled to refuse the prescription of the DiGA somnio by means of a duly completed health insurance prescription (template 16) due to a lack of confirmation of the diagnosis. Both the indication (F51.0) and the duration of use (90 days) are contained in the PZN (16898724).

Prescription by doctor or psychotherapist

  • Prescription via the practice management system(can alternatively be filled in by hand)
  • Drug prescription must include the PZN 16898724 and the product name somnio
  • Can alternatively be prescribed by providing a confirmation of diagnosis(template from statutory or private health insurer)
  • Drug and therapeutic budgets in your practice are not affected
  • The prescription period is 90 days, follow-up prescriptions are possible
  • EBM number for the prescription (GOP: 01470) and progression follow-up (GOP: 01471) from somnio

Patient submits the prescription to the health insurer

  • Patients submit the prescription for somnio to their statutory health insurer
  • Submission is via the app or website of the health insurance or other established channels
  • The statutory health insurer checks the submission and sends patients a 16-digit prescription code within a few days

Entering the prescription code and launching the app

  • The 16-digit prescription code is entered
  • Either via the browser or in the somnio app (App Store / Play Store)
  • Sleep training provided for the prescription period of 90 days
  • Repeat prescription possible

Prescription on the PVS

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Prescription via diagnosis proof

As an alternative to the regulation via the PVS, download a template for the diagnosis verification using the following buttons:

Prescription help for practice management software

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For more guidance on how to prescribe digital health applications, visit DiGA Info. There you will find, for example, a list of instructions on the prescription process for common practice management software.

Prescription via diagnosis proof

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As an alternative to the regulation via the PVS, download a template for the diagnosis verification using the following buttons:

Arzt berät Patienten

Psychological psychotherapists

can also use the health insurance prescription template 16 to prescribe a digital health application (DiGA) (§ 33a Paragraph 1 SGB V). Health insurance prescriptions can be requested from the appropriate Association of Statutory health insurer Physicians or from the publishers responsible for them. The number 999999999 (9×9) can be entered as the doctor identification number.

If you have any questions, please contact medical@mementor.de

Privately insured patients

find out first whether their private health insurer will cover the costs. If required, we can send a cost estimate (request tomedical@mementor.de).


The insured parties can buy somnio at http://somn.io/buy and will receive an access code by email.

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Joint data evaluation in the consultation

In the medical report you can see the patient data during the consultation:

Patient’s access code

Ask your patient to generate the 8-digit access code under menu point “medical report” and to send it to you.

Start medical report and request access

Open the medical report under app.somn.io/doc and enter your name and the access code. (When you enter your name, the patient will know your identity).

Wait for confirmation

Once the patient has confirmed your access query in the program, you can see the evaluation.

somnio-Magazin

The somnio magazine

Summarized on 32 pages, the somnio magazine provides information about the clinical picture of insomnia, highlights the aspects of a DiGA and offers everything you need to know about the app somnio .

Information material for professionals

Test access & information material for specialists

Specialists (doctors and psychotherapists) can apply for test access and information material for their patients here.

(Please note that all information material is only available in German)

Information material

Download: digital patient flyer

I would like to order (please select at least one item)
Test access

Please fill out the form only once. If you do not get access directly or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by email . If you order flyers, you will receive them with the next mailing – usually within a week.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

somnio is the first and, to date, the only digital health app (DiGA) for sleep medicine approved by the German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM). This means it can be prescribed by doctors and psychotherapists.

somnio can be used for patients with non-organic insomnia (F51.0). Patients with this diagnosis have been suffering for a longer period from sleep onset and sleep maintenance insomnia several times a week and thus feel that the sleep problems affect how they feel during the day.

somnio is not recommended for use by patients with bipolar affective disorder (F31) or epilepsy (G40) and patients under 18. Other physical or mental diseases such as depression or anxiety disorder are notexclusion criteria for prescribing somnio.

Like all digital health apps (DiGA), somnio is available on prescription (template 16). On the health insurance prescription, the PZN 16898724and the name somnio must be entered. The diagnosis and prescription period do not have to be entered on the prescription.

Alternatively, somnio can be prescribed by means of a proof of diagnosis. Download a template for patients insured by a statutory health insurer and a template for patients by a private health insurer here.

somnio can be prescribed by doctors and psychotherapists from all specialisms in Germany.

The “issuing of a first prescription of somnio” can be invoiced with the GOP 01470 (18 points). The “Evaluation and progress control associated with the application somnio” can be invoiced with the GOP 01471 (64 points). This can either be done verbally or with a printed program report of the patient or with the monitor (app.somn.io/doc) Remuneration of time expenditure does not affect your prescription budget (extra-budgetary).

DiGA are extra-budgetary and are therefore not charged to your drug or therapeutic budget.

To analyse the patient’s progress data, you can use the patient’s printed report or view patient data via the medical report (see below). Alternatively, you can conduct the meeting verbally. Billing with GOP 01471 is possible with all variants.

The medical report can be used during the consultation. It works as follows:

1. Patient’s access code

Ask your patient to generate the 8-digit access code under menu point “medical report” and to send it to you.

2. Start medical report and request access

Open the medical report under app.somn.io/doc and enter your name and the access code. (When you enter your name, the patient will know your identity).

3. Wait for confirmation

Once the patient has confirmed your access query in the program, you can see the evaluation.

The use of the medical report is voluntary.

Yes, a psychological psychotherapy can be supported by somnio.

Yes, this is of course possible without further ado. Patients can also contact their health insurance company and request another license code, since the indication is already given. The new license code is then entered by the patient in their profile to extend the license, so that the previous progress is retained.

The RCT at the University of Zurich randomised patients with a diagnosis of “insomnia” into a treatment group (use of somnio) and a waiting list control group. In the treatment group, insomnia symptoms reduced by 50% over the treatment period, while there was no significant change in the control group. Sleep onset was faster and waking in the night was significantly reduced in the treatment group. The treatment effect was stable after 12 months (follow-up survey) After treatment with somnio, 56% of participants in the treatment group had achieved remission compared to 11% in the control group (remission criterion = ISI score < 8), this corresponds to an NNT of 2.23.

This study is available here.

The DiGA data storage is subject to strict requirements, which is why somnio, for example, does not use any American cloud providers (such as GCP, AWS) and only stores personal data in Germany.

The data are not passed on to third parties, even to the health insurer. Users have data ownership and can independently request that their data be deleted.

As a psychotherapist you can enter the fictitious doctor identification number 999999999 (9×9). By the way: You can also order template 16 health insurance prescriptions from your health insurer. If you have any problems ordering the health insurance prescriptions, we can send you a small number to tide you over.