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The sleep-testosterone link

By Heidi Borst, Mar 26, 2024 According to Alex Dimitriu, MD, a double board-certified psychiatrist and sleep medicine specialist, and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, symptoms of low testosterone include: Decreased sex drive Erectile dysfunction Reduced muscle mass Fatigue Low motivation Mood variability, including depression Click HERE for the full article.

Sleep Coaching vs. Sleep Therapy—Doctors Explain Which Is Most Beneficial

By Erica Sweeney, Mar 25, 2024 A sleep coach can help people with non-medical aspects of sleep issues, says Alex Dimitriu, M.D., a board-certified physician in psychiatry and sleep medicine and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. This might include suggesting changes to a sleep environment and holding people accountable for following the recommendations. […]

We Tested a Dozen Sleep Trackers—These Are the 6 Best for a Good Night’s Rest

By Jack Byram, Mar 24, 2024 According to Dr. Dimitriu, most sleep trackers work by tracking heart rate and heart rate variations, as well as through tracking movement and body temperature. When it comes to sleep stage tracking, he says that heart rate, breathing, and movement are what is being used for this, but he does warn […]

The 5-Step Bedtime Routine of People Who Never Gain Weight

By BethAnn Mayer, Mar 2, 2024 What you eat for dinner is important, but so is when you eat it. “Food timing is essential,” explains Dr. Alex Dimitriu, MD, who is double board-certified in psychiatry and sleep medicine and the founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. “The narrower the window of eating during the day, the better. It’s […]

4 Benefits of 4-7-8 Breathing, According to Doctors

By Erica Sweeney, Feb 29, 2024 The breathing exercise is based on a yoga principle called pranayama breathing, or slow exhale, explains Alex Dimitriu, M.D., a double board-certified physician in sleep medicine and psychiatry and founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. It’s become more popular recently, but integrative medicine expert Andrew Weil, M.D. has been teaching […]

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