Category Archives: Sleep Better

Can a Nap a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 8, 2020

My life turned upside down a few years after I entered medical school…

It happened in a heartbeat. I went from a nine-to-five clinical pharmacist to a medical student who got very little sleep.

It wasn’t easy. Continue reading

How to Eat In Sync with Your Body Clock

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 29, 2020

A recent study in Cell Metabolism confirms what I’ve been telling you for years…

Eating all of your daily meals in a six to eight hour time window can help you beat diabetes and heart disease. It can also get rid of some of that excess fat.

I absolutely love it when medical journals confirm my own observations! Continue reading

Wash Your Brain Clean with a Good Night’s Sleep

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

April 15, 2020

For me, getting a good night’s sleep is a serious matter.

That’s why I avoid staying over at other people’s houses whenever possible. I just don’t sleep well… usually because they keep the temperature warmer than I’d like and far above what’s been shown to be an optimal range.

I take this seriously because sleep isn’t just a matter of feeling alert the next day. Good sleep sessions can actually make a long term difference in whether you develop a degenerative brain disease. Continue reading

Something You May Not Know About Sleep

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 4, 2019

Poor sleeping habits are more than just tiresome… they can actually harm your long-term health.

I have many patients who struggle to find ways to sleep soundly through the night. For some, they give up and claim, “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.”

Well, if your body doesn’t get the rest it needs, this may happen sooner than you’d like! Continue reading

The Bedtime Trap That’s Keeping You Awake

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

October 4, 2019

I have a routine I use each night to easily go to sleep…

First, I lower the lights, and turn on some soothing music – usually Judy Collins. Then, I take a warm shower to wash off the day’s grime and dead skin cells. As my body temperature cools down, a mild state of pseudo hibernation kicks in. Next, I climb under my covers to enjoy my latest library book. My Hepa filters’ white noise is in the background.

When I experience that first eyelid droop, I turn off the lights and music and sleep soundly through the night. In the morning, I’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed – ready to start my day.

Works like a charm! Continue reading

How Sleeping Pills Kill…and What to Do Instead

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 7, 2019

I’m a lucky guy.

There have only been a few brief periods in my life when sleepless nights plagued me. Those long, dark hours were miserable. And dragging my way through the sleep deprived days was even worse.

Like most folks, these few bouts with insomnia didn’t last very long. (Although, at the time it felt like they were never ending!)

So my heart goes out to sleepless patients who slog into my office begging me to write them up a prescription for a medication that will help them sleep. Continue reading

4 Reasons You Aren’t sleeping as Well as You Should

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

March 22, 2019

A lot of my patients don’t get enough sleep. But oddly enough, the majority of my sleep-deprived patients don’t actually suffer from a true sleep disorder.

Most of them have simply developed certain habits that keep them from falling asleep on time – and often cause them to wake up during the night.

I also have a handful of patients who don’t see the sense in spending hour upon hour snoozing. They think it’s a waste of time. “I can sleep when I’m dead,” they tell me.

As far as I’m concerned, this is a horrible approach to sleep. Continue reading

One Night in a Sleep Lab could Save Your Life

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

February 25, 2019

When T.B. stopped into my office a few months ago he looked like crap.

The bags under his eyes were large enough to qualify for a baggage fee on his next airline flight. His skin was pasty. And he didn’t have the usual “larger than life” attitude he normally displays.

The poor guy wasn’t sleeping well. He kept getting headaches. During the day fatigue and a lack of concentration plagued him.

T.B. had no idea what was wrong with him. But after an extremely in-depth discussion, I was pretty sure that I did. Continue reading

Depressed? Maybe it’s Your Circadian Rhythm

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

June 18, 2018

  • Your circadian rhythm does a lot more than control your sleep/wake cycle
  • Naturally restore your internal body clock for better health
  • What does stress have to do with it?

There are some aspects of your health that you probably never give a second thought.

For example, when is the last time you considered your circadian rhythm?

Unless you’ve suffered from occasional jet-let or have a sleeping disorder, chances are good you’ve never given it any notice at all. And that could be a big mistake on your part.

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7 Tips for Improved Sleep

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By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

May 11, 2018

  • A good night’s sleep may protect against Alzheimer’s
  • Here’s what happens to your brain while you sleep
  • Snooze your way to a sharper mind

You know how important a good night’s sleep is. If you get less than seven or eight hours, you wake up groggy. It throws your whole day out of whack… making it hard to concentrate and focus in on anything.

And when it comes to your good health, sleep is just as important as diet and exercise. It lowers your chances of an early death, protects against diabetes and heart disease. It even helps you to maintain a healthy weight and helps protect against premature aging.

Regularly getting a restful night’s sleep is also critical for your brain health. Especially when it comes to the prevention of… Continue reading