What is sleep restriction therapy?

Sleep Restriction Therapy

What is sleep restriction therapy?

Sleep restriction is a therapy in which you limit how long you spend in bed each night. It helps you get better sleep over time. You start out by limiting your time in bed each night, based on how long you usually sleep on average. Over time, you gradually stay in bed longer as you're able to sleep longer and wake up less often.

At first, following this schedule can make you feel very tired. It might be frustrating—and seem strange—to limit your time in bed. But over time it can help you fall asleep faster. Your goal will be to gradually increase your sleep time until you get enough sleep each night to feel rested.

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