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The Watson Chaudhry Sleeping Method

Updated: Aug 16, 2021

As you can tell from the picture, when it comes to sleeping, puppy Watson is somewhat of an expert. If you ask Watson, the best way to get restorative sleep is by using a technique called cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia or CBT-i.

What is CBT-i?

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia is a research proven, first-line treatment option for insomnia. It helps by reframing the narrative around sleep.

Every sleep coach may have a slightly different version, but here are the components of the Watson Chaudhry CBT-i method.

Stimulus control therapy

Relaxation/mind body techniques

Sleep restriction

Optimizing sleep hygiene/environment

Cognitive restructuring

Circadian entrainment

Dream discussion/journaling

Finally, living in a wake centric world where energy drinks, efficiency, productivity etc. are valued, treatment of insomnia requires simply prioritizing sleep.

CBT-i is about reframing your thoughts and narrative around sleep.

Until next time,

Shiven Chaudhry, MD 🧘‍♂️👨🏽‍⚕️

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