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Experts Decode These 7 Common Anxiety Dreams

by Elizabeth Yuko, Jul 10, 2019 Our brains do some interesting things while we sleep, and we are designed to often forget the content of our dreams, Dr. Alex Dimitriu, who is double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells SheKnows. So what actually happens in our […]

Why Some People Always Remember Their Dreams and Others Forget

June 25, 2019 New — Written by Sarah Fielding  “Whether they remember or not, all people do dream in their sleep. It is an essential function for the human brain, and also present in most species,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu, double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells […]

7 Surprisingly Common Sleep Problems That May Be Health Issues

By Jordan Bissell, 6/25/19 People who have trouble sleeping can sometimes obsess about getting a solid night’s sleep. “Some people with insomnia think about sleep as much as 10 times more per day than the average person,” Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, tells Bustle. […]

Do Brain-Boosting Supplements Actually Work Or Are They Total B.S.?

By Locke Hughes, 05/29/2019 It’s important to note that simply taking one or two of these nootropic agents often results in no significant net change, explained Dr. Alex Dimitriu, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. Instead, researchers have found that a concoction of some of the most researched and validated supplements, with overlapping benefits, […]

Smiling Depression: Masking the Pain

Smiling depression isn’t an oxymoron. It’s a serious atypical manifestation of depression in which the sufferer masks typical depressive symptoms like sadness and lethargy with the outward appearance of a happy, successful, productive life. While approximately 10 percent of the U.S. population suffers from depression, not all sufferers experience it in the same way. Typically, […]

Your Guide to Microdosing for Anxiety and Depression

By Kayleigh Roberts, April 19, 2019 Alex Dimitriu, a physician, agrees that LSD and other psychedelics’ impact on the serotonergic system play a role in its effectiveness in treating anxiety and depression, but he also suggests it may be something more than that. “Even SSRIs that people take now don’t just work on one little […]

Overcoming Insomnia Without Drugs

By Dr. Alex Dimitriu, March 12, 2019 Sleep isn’t optional. It is one of our most basic physiological needs, right up there with air, water, food, and shelter. It isn’t heroic to go without sleep and it isn’t true that many people need only four or five hours a night. Most of us need seven […]

A Scientists’ Guide to Better Sleep

Jamie Friedlander, Apr 12, 2019 Create a space you’re happy to spend time in Room colors should generally be soothing and create a relaxed atmosphere in the bedroom. It should be a comfortable, cozy den, with colors, furniture, bedding, and soft lighting that make the space special for you. You have to love your bedroom. — […]

These Sleep-Inducing Drinks Are Like Zzz’s In a Bottle

By Molly Longman | Mar 30, 2019 But before you start chugging one nightly, know this: These drinks can help you drift off, but you should switch back to plain water every third night so your body can practice snoozing naturally, suggests Alex Dimitriu, M.D., founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California. “As with all sleep-inducing aids or supplements, […]

A Patient’s Guide to Pregnancy Insomnia

By Elaine K. Howley, March 29, 2019 Insomnia is the state of not being able to sleep or having inadequate or poor quality of sleep. Dr. Alex Dimitriu, a sleep medicine specialist who’s double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California, says insomnia occurs in about 20 […]

Fatal Familial Insomnia: Signs, Symptoms, Treatments

By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor March 27, 2019 Dr. Alex Dimitriu, a sleep medicine specialist who’s double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California, says that “people with fatal familial insomnia develop this inability to sleep. This goes on for a couple of months and ends in […]