Why Being Awake at Night Might Not Be So Bad...
Last updated: April 2022
A lot of people with insomnia get upset by being awake at night. One of the key components of cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia is actually to use that time to do something you enjoy. It helps to re-set your relationship with your bed by avoiding tossing/turning and wakefulness in the bed.
A way to think about future sleep
Sometimes people worry about using this technique because they are afraid to "get more waked up." If you are using this technique under your doctor's care and are one of those people, you might want to check out this video where I share another viewpoint and how it might help you with future sleep in more ways than one!
Have you ever tried this approach and how did it work for you?
What do you do at night when you can't sleep?