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
Optimizing sleep hygiene/environment
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 🧘♂️👨🏽⚕️