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The objective of stimulus control therapy is to train the insomnia patient to re-associate the bed and bedroom with sleep and to re-establish a consistent sleep-wake schedule.

Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex. Do not read, watch TV, work, or eat in bed.

Go to bed only when you are sleepy.

If you do not fall asleep within 15 minutes or wake up and can’t resume sleep within 15 minutes, leave the bedroom and return only when sleepy again. Repeat as often as necessary.

Get up at the same time every morning, including weekends.

Avoid daytime napping.

Minimise fluid intake just before bed time.