It’s also important to be aware that stimulus control can result in less sleep in the short term, as you get out of bed if you can’t sleep. When your CBT-i course comes to an end, learn how to maintain the positive habits you’ve built up in the future, even if you’re more flexible with your sleeping habits or if you suffer setbacks. It’s also important to be aware that stimulus control can result in less sleep in the short term, as you get out of bed if you can’t sleep. Although short naps during the day have been shown to increase energy and focus, it’s important not to nap during stimulus control therapy.
Read the stimulus control instructions developed by Richard Bootzin to strengthen the bed as a signal for sleep and weaken it to weaken it as an indicator of wakefulness.
What is stimulus control while sleeping?
This part of CBT-i helps you gradually reduce and stop the signals that triggered the conditioned wake response and actively interrupt this association. Instead, they recommend practicing stimulus control to prevent or break this negative cycle associated with bedtime. Stimulus control is a set of instructions aimed at making a connection between going to bed and feeling drowsy or able to sleep. Stimulus control is just one method used in conjunction with sleep hygiene education, sleep restriction therapy, and relaxation therapy.