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To institute standard sleep restriction and stimulus control, Ms. D was asked to limit her time in bed to 6.5 hours per night and to get out of bed if she was unable to sleep. 5, Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry, Vol. These are typically administered as a multicomponent treatment known as cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I). Talk with your partner about ways to minimize. Finally, all our patients were taking psychotropic medications, and we did not exclude individuals who were currently taking hypnotic or other sedating medications for sleep. Stimulus control traditionally involves four components (1): using the bed and bedroom only for sleep and sex (2); going to bed only when sleepy (3); leaving the bedroom if unable to fall asleep or return to sleep within 15–20 minutes; and (4) arising at the same time each morning. 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