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Meditation Tips from a Sleep Doctor

Dubbed “The Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. W. Chris Winter, MD has been involved in the field of sleep medicine for twenty-five years. A fully board-certified neurologist and double board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Winter has been helping individuals sleep better through his private clinic, group consultations, and work with professional athletes. His first … Continued

May 21, 2019

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Dubbed “The Sleep Whisperer” by Arianna Huffington, Dr. W. Chris Winter, MD has been involved in the field of sleep medicine for twenty-five years.

A fully board-certified neurologist and double board certified sleep specialist, Dr. Winter has been helping individuals sleep better through his private clinic, group consultations, and work with professional athletes.

His first book, The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How To Fix It has received praise internationally as a fresh approach to a growing problem.

 

Dr. Winter speaks highly about meditation in relation to not only his clinical practice but his personal life as well – he believes that meditation is key to understanding sleep and restoring both your mind and body.

When speaking with clients, he often finds that their concerns are due to not being able to sleep, “When an individual is approaching a bed or bedtime with the sole goal of sleeping, they’re judging the success or failure of their time in bed solely upon whether or not they achieve unconsciousness, then they’re already setting themselves up for failure” Dr. Winter states.

He continues, “…and really when we talk about insomnia, we’re not really talking about an inability to sleep, we’re really talking about a state of hyper-arousal. So you can see very quickly if we employ methods and tactics to help reduce that hyper-arousal, then we almost invariably affect sleep itself.”

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Let’s face it, getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult. Dr. Winter wants you to know that resting is not failed sleep. By learning to rest and meditate more effectively, we can improve relaxation and rest. 

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