Sleep tight: Easy ways to get better night's rest
Tips from Dr. Mike Dow
- Duration 3:47
- Date Jan 22, 2013
Tips from Dr. Mike Dow
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Pat thanks very much do you have trouble getting to sleep at night not staying asleep it's.
We're gonna have some great products it will help because some disease right now to me now psychotherapist.
Doctor -- -- -- -- maybe have to come to my house to help me out -- and I'm sure you want to do that.
-- let's start with the tart cherry juice why does that help people stay asleep well.
Gretchen this might be a great product for you.
So tart cherry juice has natural levels of melatonin and in one study not only did to help people with insomnia but for people like you it -- also helped them to stay asleep longer so you wanna take this an hour before bed time.
Eight ounces of the Jews or do you get the concentrate -- tart cherry juice one -- of that one hour before -- right if you don't have the -- you can pop a pill.
-- what is it -- know that great to feeling you get when.
Drink some green tea or that is because green -- how else do you need.
Healthy promotes this restful home state in the brain it promotes -- -- so we can samba -- -- is this neuro transmitter that makes you feel nice and calm.
So if you're drinking green -- your -- gonna get caffeine to that's going to be too little wired.
So at night if you're having trouble sleeping you get health -- in this supplement form so you want to take again an hour before bed time.
A 150 milligrams it's gonna make you feel nice and relaxed and hopefully promote -- restful sleep.
-- what about passion flower I like the name of his passion.
You know this passion far there is actually named in the fifteen hundreds because Spanish explorers stop at the flowers.
In Peru who were -- indication that.
Christ had was approving of their of their of their mission.
-- can -- for hundreds of years.
Its -- to pass because it also promotes dab in the brain.
You can put forty drops us which is about one drop before all of this now I liked it because you can put it into anything and I didn't put it into -- he.
It's -- milk into something like.
Putting you can even put it into a battle because it it is shown to relax the muscles okay.
-- now some people get accustomed to certain noises that they -- yes take a listen to one of them.
Just make me wanna get up go to Africa pop pop pop pop pop up but none of them that something like -- Jorge yes and then they go somewhere where they don't have it -- like.
It's frantic -- would -- -- -- -- you know this app.
Maybe we can find another -- -- you -- it doesn't make you wanna go to the bathroom but what it does -- is the white noise drowns -- any other -- so for -- people living in.
Manhattan and there's trucks or their sirens it's -- it.
Dole out all those other sounds and if you have that -- and you can take it with you -- actually free app.
When you're traveling when you're at home it's really a fantastic copies of technology okay now -- -- called blue light and we're gonna.
-- -- -- And it's there's light machine -- I after Mike what's this gonna do for me cell.
I love this when you're like that.
But what does it do its very bright it's very light in hand held so blue light the wave length of blue light.
Tells your brain to stop producing melatonin so what you want to do especially for people like you who get up very early in the morning I'm sure.
You want to expose yourself to this blue light within an hour of waking up.
You do it for thirty to 45 minutes.
And what that does again it is going to get your circadian rhythms on track so for people like you who have to wake up very early.
Or if you're the kind of person who your circadian rhythms are going back and forth because you're traveling it can really get everything on tracks of -- you can when you.
Go to bed have that nice restful sleep naturally while psychotherapists stuff I haven't heard before doctor Mike thanks so much experiment.