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Sleep Restriction

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Christine Mangum
Mental Health Counselor (M.S., L.P.C.C.)
Sleep restriction is effective for helping you to get better quality sleep, strengthening your sleep drive, and eventually increasing the amount of time you spend asleep. The immediate goal is to match your sleep window (the amount of time you are asleep) to your sleep need (the amount of time sleeping your body needs). Sleep Efficiency equation: Time Asleep / Time in Bed x 100 = % Sleep Efficiency. 90% or higher then add 15 minutes | 85-90% then stay the same | < 85% then take away 15 minutes