Overcoming Sleep Difficulties: 6. 30 Minute Rule

How’s everyone going with their sleeping?

When reconditioning the bed as a place of sleep (as opposed to a place of wakefulness), we want to minimise the time we spend in bed awake. This is where the 30 minute rule comes in. If at any stage you’re lying in bed for approximately 30 minutes (approximately, because remember we’re not watching the clock) and you’re not asleep, get up, go to another room, engage in a relaxing activity until you’re drowsy, then head back to bed and try again. Continue this until you fall asleep. For more information, make sure you check out the video below.

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If you’re experiencing sleep difficulties and missed any of my previous tips, here they are:

How sleep problems arise http://bit.ly/33vAF7x

Keep the bed for sleep only: http://bit.ly/39UOwql

Keep wake up time consistent https://bit.ly/2JqKYjS

Go to bed when you’re tired https://bit.ly/39yMFq0

Get rid of devices https://bit.ly/2RAONI0

Don’t watch the clock https://bit.ly/3adyzuK