Insomnia is among the most common disorders today. Many studies have been conducted to ascertain its specific causes and treatments. Most of these studies indicate that treatments are dependent on an individual’s personality, and they vary greatly from one person to another. One major approach that has been found to work amongst many; however, is stimulus control therapy. This is simply a type of therapy that involves overhauling an individual’s current perception of the bedroom.
As an effective tool for solving sleeping problems, stimulus control attempts to change a patient’s perspective of the bedroom. One major cause of sleeping difficulties includes anxiety and depression. For some people, the inability to sleep comes from the association they have drawn in regard to their bedrooms. Some take the bedroom as a place of passing the night to pave the way for another busy day. Stimulus control seeks to change this perception and instead teach patients that the bedroom is a place for relaxation and winding down.… Read the rest