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Anxious Millennials on the Promise of Sleep

By Marie Solis, Jan 31 2019 Alex Dimitriu, a psychiatrist and sleep medicine expert, said that in addition to stress and anxiety, the growing obsolescence of the 9-to-5 workday has had a deleterious effect on his patients’ sleep patterns. The workday hews closer to 8 to 5 (or 9 to 6) for many employees now, and a larger share of […]

6 Habits That Can Be Signs Of Undiagnosed Sleep Anxiety

By Carina Wolff, 1/30/19 For those with sleep anxiety, stress over sleep extends beyond the night. “It is worthwhile noting that numerous studies of people with insomnia have shown that these people also tend to think about sleep a lot more than the average population, throughout the day,” psychiatrist and sleep medicine doctor Alex Dimitriu, MD, […]

Reducing Anti-Anxiety Medications : Risks and Rewards

By Alex Dimitriu, MD, January 22, 2019 With anxiety disorders ranking as the most common mental illness in the United States – affecting 18% of the adult population every year – perhaps it’s not surprising that more than 1 in 10 Americans take antidepressants, the class of medications used most often to combat anxiety.

7 Unexpected Signs You May Have Walking Depression

By Carina Wolff, 1/16/18 “Getting through a day when mood and energy are low or anxiety is high can be a significant and exhausting hurdle for people,” psychiatrist Alex Dimitriu, MD, tells Bustle. “I often hear clients describe themselves as ‘sick and tired’ on most days for some time as an expression of this fatigue.” Click HERE for […]

One-Time Cannabis Use May Alter Teen Brains

George W. Citroner, January 15, 2019 Also commenting on the study, Alex Dimitriu, MD, a psychiatrist and sleep doctor in Menlo Park, California, told Medscape Medical News that “the findings seem counterintuitive.” “It’s surprising to see such minimal cannabis use yield any measurable changes in brain structures or volumes,” said Dimitriu, who was not associated with the study “Whether […]

5 Signs You May Have A Nightmare Disorder

By Carina Wolff, 1/14/19 “Unlike sleep terrors, people with nightmare disorder tend to actually remember their dreams and will awake with a memory of them,” psychiatrist and sleep medicine doctor Alex Dimitriu, MD, tells Bustle. “Because we get more REM sleep towards the morning hours, people will often report waking with nightmares in the second, or […]

Is There a Place for CBD in Treating Insomnia?

By: Alex Dimitriu, MD, January 6, 2019 With the rise in states legalizing the use of both medicinal and recreational marijuana, more attention is now being given to a component of the cannabis plant that’s been scrutinized for decades – CBD, or cannabidiol. But far from seeking a “high,” many of those giving fresh consideration […]

Why Do I Sweat In My Sleep?

Experts share the most common causes of night sweats and when to be concerned. By Nicole Pajer, Huff Post US Drinking a glass of wine while you wind down for bed? Consuming alcohol too close to bedtime can lead to sweaty sleep. If it’s disrupting your sleep, Cralle suggested cutting back on the booze and […]

Overcoming the Stigma of Psychiatric Medication

By Dr. Alex Dimitriu, 12/20/18 Even as the stigma associated with mental illness has – thankfully – dissipated over the last decade, millions of people still fail to get the help they need because the stigma around the medication that can alleviate their suffering endures. Fueled in part by celebrities talking about their struggles with […]

6 Hacks For Reversing Sleep Debt

By Carina Wolff, 12/14/18 If you’re having trouble falling asleep at night, consider some natural remedies to help you doze off. “Certain supplements, like tryptophan, melatonin, valerian, or chamomile root may also help deepen sleep,” psychiatrist and sleep doctor Alex Dimitriu, MD, tells Bustle. “Avoiding alcohol and large meals before you do sleep can help as well, […]

Anxiety Disorders: When to Worry about Anxiety

By Dr. Alex Dimitriu, 12/13/18 We all worry. Occasional anxiety is part of everyday life –- an upcoming test, a job interview, a troubled relationship –- and anxiety may have a beneficial effect, helping us focus and problem-solve by studying for the test, preparing for the interview, or working on the relationship. But for millions […]