By Julia Métraux, Fact checked by, Nick Blackmer, June 16, 2021 “As I tell my patients, sometimes we are not sure of the causality, but certainly implementing positive behaviors, including self-care, would always be of benefit to the patient,” Alex Dimitriu, MD, double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells […]
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June 10, 2021. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled: Does Nature or Nurture Determine Your Personality? Blame it on your parents (nature). Blame it on your friends (nurture). But, in truth, you can probably blame your personality on both. Is the development of human personalities the result of inherited genetic traits from […]
BY CAROL LEE, JUN 9, 2021 Help clients achieve a healthy sleep schedule by offering these top tips from Alex Dimitriu, M.D., founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine (CA). Click HERE for the full article.
By Carol Lee, JUN 4, 2021 Not only has the pandemic and its accompanying lockdowns led to skyrocketing rates of anxiety and depression—common culprits behind insomnia—but working and living mostly at home have caused people to keep irregular schedules, with more individuals working at night and sleeping during the day. In the evenings, people are also […]
Sleep Junkies·Blog·05/31/2021 “The moon, by providing brighter light in the evening may indeed entrain our circadian rhythms,” Dimitriu says. “Likely this takes time, being outdoors and without interference from artificial light sources. A single glance at a full moon on one night, may not be enough to alter sleep immediately.” Click HERE for the full article.
Syazwana Amirah, May 28, 2021 This feeling of dread and overwhelming emotion when contemplating life’s meaning is not necessarily exclusive to the young, gifted and the non-religious. A study published online in 2018 revealed that patients with advanced cancers often experience existential dilemmas, suffering “high rates of psychological distress, including depression, anxiety, and spiritual despair.” (Dimitriu, […]
Leila Jones, May 21, 2021 Dr Alex Dimitriu, founder at Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine explains it further for us: “Sleep and especially dream sleep is truly a natural virtual reality experience. For people who are able to lucid dream – even more so – because they are able to actually control the content of their […]
By Mili Godio, May 20, 2021 “Not everyone is an equally deep sleeper, and people with any sleep issues at baseline will often have a harder time sleeping in a louder and less comfortable environment — such as an airplane,” added board-certified psychiatrist Alex Dimitriu, MD, a sleep medicine specialist. He noted that posture plays a […]
By Kaitlin Vogel @@KaitlinVogel, May 19, 2021 “Temperament is the foundation that everything is built upon; it often has strong genetic roots, and is stable over time,” says Alex Dimitriu, MD, double board-certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. Click HERE for the full article.
by Rebecca Strong, May 18, 2021 While training yourself to wake up without an alarm, the idea is to work with your own internal clock, not against it — because if you’re not getting adequate rest, you’ll probably need to continue depending on an alarm to wake you up. “Someone with a sleep debt will always […]
Ashley Laderer, May 14, 2021 But the brain also does a lot of mental processing during REM sleep. So much so that some people refer to this as the brain’s own internal “therapy” system, says Alex Dimitriu, MD, who is dual board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine, and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep […]
May 11, 2021. Dr. Dimitriu was published in Psychology Today in an article titled: “How Sleep Deprivation Impairs your Mind, Moods & Memory” Pioneering sleep scientist William Dement once called sleep deprivation “the most common brain impairment.” The research is proving him right. Authors of the latest sleep study, just published (April 2021) in the […]
May 8, 2021 | Evan Thompson Dr. Alex Dimitriu, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine clinic, knows it’s tough for students to go to bed on time. Nighttime distractions seemingly never end in college. But staying up too late will make students less productive the next day. His advice? Wake up at the same time […]
By Erin Heger, 4/29/2021 Magnesium plays a role in muscle and nerve regulation, which may explain why some — albeit limited — research suggests it could help people who are struggling to get enough sleep, says Alex Dimitriu, MD, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. For example, a small 2012 study found that participants ages 65 and up […]
By Carolyn Steber April 23, 2021 There are actually different “colors” of noise to choose from. The most common are white, pink, and brown noise, and each one sounds slightly unique due to its makeup. “Noise, whatever the color, refers to the sound of various random frequencies,” Alex Dimitriu, MD, a double board-certified doctor of psychiatry and sleep medicine, tells […]