Mental Health Counselor (M.S., L.P.C.C.)
The goal with stimulus control is to increase the value of your bed for sleep and decrease the value of your bed for other activities. Another way to think about it is a cue or trigger. Like how a dog is cued for a walk when their human grabs their leash; they associate the leash with walking. When in your bed or bedroom, there are things you are cued to...reading, scrolling under a comfy blanket, turning on the tv. These become associated with your bed.