Sleep Tip #3
“Reconditioning" is often recommended as part of the treatment plan for insomnia. This means that you are "reconditioned" to associate the bed with sleep. If you are not able to sleep at all, get out of bed and move to another room, so that you do not associate the bed with wakefulness. Typically, if you are not sleeping after 20-30 minutes in bed, you should get out of bed and return when you are tired. During the time out of bed, you should not do anything that may stimulate or increase your wakefulness and you should avoid turning on the TV, computer, cell phone, or bright lights and avoid looking at the clock. Return to bed when you feel drowsy.