SLEEP DISORDERS - John Neustadt - 2019.02.02 - Show #886


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Track 1


John Neustadt had insomnia

  • 80 million in the US have sleep disorders
  • Can have big affect on your day in work/relationships
  • If chronic, can be deadly (diabetes)
  • Medical students staying awake for long shifts/ 72 hours

Many medical mistakes are made

Common sleep disorders: Sleep Apnea

Start Track 2: 17:36

Track 2

Categorize Sleep Disorders:

Hard To Fall Asleep: Insomnia

Hard To Stay Asleep: Insomnia, Bruxism

Too Much Sleep: Narcolepsa, Hypersomnia

Jet Leg: Fit bit did a study on 6 billion pieces of information

  • Biggest problem: "Social Jet Leg"
  • How to improve: go to bed at the same time every night

Hyperarousal Hypothesis: too much cortisol/adrenaline

  • "wired but tired"

Call about EMF waves and the upcoming 5G

  • Gadgets become ADDICTIVE/Impulsive
  • We are energetic beings
  • Sleep has decreased 20% in the last century because of electricity

Large number of people seeing doctors are actually suffering from sleep disorders

Start Track 3: 38:33

Track 3

Sleep Architecture:

  • John tries to understand disorders by doing continuous research and then explain to patients

Different "stages" of the Sleep Architecture

  • Stage 1: easily disrupted by noises/lights/etc.
    • light stages of sleep - you want that to be short.
  • Younger people: typical female in their 30's don't allow themselves to relax.
    • Sleep disruption is very common - they stay in stage 1
    • what could help: white noise machines
  • Stage 2: Deeper sleep but still not in restorative sleep (10-25 minutes 45-55% of total sleep time)
  • Stage 3: Restorative - slow waves - refreshing (3-8%)
  • Stage 4: Highest arousal sleep - cannot wake them up.
    • REM-Sleep (75-80% of sleep is NOT in REM sleep)
    • REM/Dreaming sleep happens about every 90 minutes
      • decreases as we age
  • People get scared about going to sleep
    • this can cause anxiety

Research from sleep architecture

  • What are the factors of not sleeping well
  • What can we take
  • Tight Muscles
  • Regulating blood sugars
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy

Start Track 4: 57:07

Track 4

Call about pelvic Prolapse

Hormones and Gender

  • Women 40% more likely to have sleep disorders
    • PMS
    • Menopause/Hot Flashes
    • Low Estrogen
    • Low Progesterone
    • Low Testosterone

Thyroid lab values are not optimal (bell-curve)

One thing to look for is looking for TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

Hormones - all start in the brain

If brain is being jostled around - damage - can affect the hormone production of all kinds

Start Track 5: 1:17:32

Track 5

Increasing testosterone affects stage 3 sleep

Decreasing weight increasing testosterone

HIS PRODUCT: made out of own desperation

melatonin goes away very quickly

  • melatonin is a circadian modulator
  • melatonin secreted in the brain
  • melatonin secreted in the gut

Many products are not working with our physiological rhythms

  • that's why he made his own product

Bi-Phasic time released

  • Stage 1 - 30-40 minutes
    • nutrients to help them calm down the neural system
    • nutrients to help with muscle tightness
  • Stage 2- adaptogenic herbs
    • ashwaganda
    • skullcap
    • magnolia
    • hops

Magnesium + B-6 - to help breakdown of L-Tryptophon (essential amino acid we need from food)

Pine Bark can also help promote sleep - especially in women

Start Track 6: 1:38:12

Track 6

Prescription medication

  • 2 days: Benzodiazepines Klonazepam
  • Especially the elderly
    • an increase in dizziness
    • an increase in falling down
  • Medical Journal: success is marginal at best
    • risk of death increases
    • risk of cancer increases
    • 1/2 million deaths in US
  • Diet. Lifestyle. Dietary Supplements

New class of drugs: Belsamera

  • increases falling asleep by 8-10 minutes
  • increases staying asleep by +/- 20 minutes

We need to treat the person

CONCLUSION about OTC- medication for sleep- not effective may be masking real causes

Protein before bedtime - 10 grams - 15 grams/before bedtime helps blood sugar regulations

How about people with acid reflux at night and having to sit-up

  • sometimes dry hacking cough

5 most common foods that cause acid reflux

  1. Raw Onion
  2. Garlic
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Coffee
  5. Citrus

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