Stimulus Control - Deepstash
Productivity Hacks

Learn more about health with this collection

How to delegate tasks efficiently

How to use technology to your advantage

How to optimize your work environment

Productivity Hacks

Discover 109 similar ideas in

It takes just

14 mins to read

Stimulus Control

Stimulus Control

Stimulus control is all about keeping your bed and bedroom for sleep (and intimacy) only. If you have insomnia, that ideally means no eating, reading, working, watching TV, gaming, online banking, to-do lists and so on when you’re in your bedroom. This is because we want your brain to form a strong association between your bedroom environment and sleep. 


52 reads


The Myth Of Drinking Alcohol To Get Good Sleep

The Myth Of Drinking Alcohol To Get Good Sleep

Another strategy that people sometimes turn to when they are desperate for a good night's sleep is drinking alcohol.

Sleep myth: it helps you to sleep.

Sleep truth: it might help you fall asleep more quickly, but it wreaks havoc on your sleep quality as the sleep you ...


57 reads

Insomnia Is Awful, But Treatable

Insomnia Is Awful, But Treatable

  • Securing good sleep is essential for physical and mental health.
  • Most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep to feel sufficiently rested, though the exact duration needed vary from person to person.
  • Insomnia can have a serious impact on a person's quality of life a...


72 reads

Getting Help From The Therapist

Getting Help From The Therapist

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) is usually provided by clinical psychologists and cognitive behavioral therapists, as they have the necessary skills and knowledge to help facilitate change

CBT-I helps deal with the root cause of the issue and the factors that are making it...


29 reads

What To Do If Your Mind Keeps You Awake

What To Do If Your Mind Keeps You Awake

  • Notice: what are my thoughts about sleep right now? How true do they feel?
  • Spot the trigger: what is happening right now that might be causing me to think this way?
  • Practise self-compassion: it’s understandable that my sle...


41 reads

Write Down Your Jumbled Up Thoughts In A Notepad

Write Down Your Jumbled Up Thoughts In A Notepad

Lots of people struggle with racing thoughts, where, as soon as they wake up, their brain suddenly switches on and their head is full of things they need to do, worries, memories and so on.  

A strategy that can reduce the impact this has on your sleep is the ‘brain dump’ exercise – you mig...


33 reads

How To Sleep Well Again: The Winding Down Routine

Have a 60- to 90-minute winding down routine before you go to bed every night. This means doing things to help your body and mind feel relaxed and calm, and avoiding anything that overly stimulates the brain. Reading, light exercise, meditation, listening to relaxing music, having a bath, and sel...


56 reads

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Progressive muscle relaxation is a great way to help the body relax.

It’s a simple technique that you can practise when you first get into bed. Here’s how to do it:

  • Get yourself into a comfortable position in your bed.
  • Close your eyes and breathe calmly for about 30 sec...


36 reads

Better Sleep: Tips And Tricks

Better Sleep: Tips And Tricks

  • Make your bedroom a sleep sanctuary: get the best bedding and mattress you can afford, make sure it’s dark, use ear plugs if it’s noisy, and keep the temperature pretty cool.
  • If you wake up at night, do not check the time.
  • Stay hydrated during the day and avoid consuming too ...


54 reads

The Solution To Insomnia

The Solution To Insomnia

  • Identify behaviors that could be fuelling your insomnia.
  • One of the main culprits behind insomnia tends to be going to bed early in an attempt to give yourself more opportunity for sleep.
  • Drinking coffee or consuming other forms of caffeine in the afternoon or evening poses a...


67 reads




Guru in the making. Follow me and see the light!

Sweet dreams.

Related collections

More like this

Your Bed Should Only Be Used For Sleep (and Intimacy)

The sleep environment should only be used for sleep (and intimacy). This means that it should not be used for reading, writing, working, worrying, etc. Keeping the sleep environment a single-purpose space helps to maintain a strong association between the bed and going to sleep. In other words, w...

Increase Your Energy Every Day

When you don’t take care of your body, your brain can’t do its job.

  • Exercise every day: Go small and go every day.
  • Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
  • Optimize your caffeine intake.

Two Ways To Boost Self-Control

  • Form better habits: you can practice self-control on a daily basis by switching off the phone when you need to sleep or work, walking more, and getting to bed early to be able to wake up early.
  • Reframing your thinking: also called cognitive rea...


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates