Bed Restriction Therapy 

Bed Restriction Therapy, also known as Sleep Restriction Therapy, is an effective treatment for people who experience difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. 

Spending a lot of time in bed awake can actually be quite harmful to your sleep hygiene, as it sets up the association as you bed being the place for activities (phone, TV, reading, worrying) rather than the place for sleep.

Furthermore, people who use things to get them to sleep, such as listening to the TV or a podcast, also develop a reliance on that thing, which means if they wake in the night then they need that thing to get back to sleep.

If you take a long time to fall asleep, or you have lengthy awakenings at night, then BRT might be the solution for you. 

Download the handout from our Members Resources page to get the instructions on how to start this. 

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