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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 morning half of the night.”

Click HERE for the full article on Bustle.

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 refraining from consuming it in the hours leading up to your bedtime. “Less commonly, withdrawal from alcohol and certain sedating substances can also cause night sweats,” Dimitriu added.

Click HERE for the full article on Huff Post.

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, as alcohol can often disrupt sleep and result in more light sleep rather than deep, restorative sleep.”

Click HERE for the full article on Bustle.

Solriamfetol may curb OSA-associated excessive daytime sleepiness

By Marilynn Larkin, December 11, 2018

Solriamfetol, an investigational norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitor, improved excessive daytime sleepiness associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in a phase 3 trial reported last month in Chest.

Click HERE for the full article on MDLinx. This same article also ran in Reuters Health and MD Alert.

Do Olly’s Restful Sleep Gummies Work? I Put Them To The Test

By  Olivia Muenter, Dec 2018

One of the greatest ironies in my life is that I have trouble falling asleep when I have anxiety and when I can’t sleep, my anxiety usually grows into a panic attack. You might know the feeling, too: Your mind is racing with what ifs and jumping to the worst conclusions. Then your heart starts to race. You can’t get comfortable. And before you know it, it’s been a couple hours of you tossing and turning, unable to shut off your brain or get shut-eye. The more tired you are, the worse this feeling is. If you’ve ever been through anything even similar to this scenario, then you’d probably try almost anything to solve the problem. Enter: sleep supplements and Olly Nutrition’s Restful Sleep gummies.

Click HERE for the full article on Bustle.

What Does It Mean to be Bipolar?

by ALEX DIMITRIU, MD, December 2018

Everyone experiences normal ups and downs in their mood, but bipolar disorder – characterized by dramatic shifts in mood, energy and activity levels – can make day-to-day life far more challenging. Fortunately, this psychiatric condition can be effectively controlled with a variety of treatment approaches.

Click HERE for the full article on ThirdAGE.

How To Sleep Better This Holiday Season

By  Kelsey Butler, November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving dinner arguments. Incessant renditions of “Jingle Bells.” New Year’s Eve merriment. The holidays aren’t exactly known for calm and quiet. In fact, this festive time of year can actually wreak havoc on your rest—for a couple of major reasons.

Click HERE for the full article on the Saatva Sleep blog.

6 Surprising Things That Can Contribute To Nightmares (Huffington Post)

Plus, experts explain how to ward off the bad dreams for good.

By Emily Blackwood, 11/21/2018

There are numerous factors that can contribute to disrupted sleep and bad dreams, according to experts.

Everyone knows what it’s like to be jolted awake by a particularly scary dream. While it’s easy to blame it on your last viewing of “The Shining” or some other terrifying film, the true culprits of our nightmares are the seemingly mundane activities we do every day.

Click HERE for the full article on the Huff Post.

9 Things Your Body Is Telling You When You Wake Up In The Middle Of The Night (Bustle)

By Carina Wolff, 11/1918

It’s important to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night, but if you’re waking up frequently, it means your sleep quality is suffering. If you’re someone who finds themselves tossing and turning, you might be wondering what it means when you wake up in the middle of night. Everything from your daytime habits to your emotional state can affect how well you sleep through the night, and it might be time to start listening to your bodily signals to help you get better rest.

Click HERE for the full article on Bustle.

Unique Brain Pattern May Predict Schizophrenia Conversion (Medscape)

George W. Citroner, November 15, 2018

A unique brain marker on fMRI may be associated with an increased likelihood of developing schizophrenia later in life. The findings may facilitate much earlier diagnosis of the disorder.

The study of more than 200 participants in China showed a threefold psychosis conversion rate for those who were deemed at clinically high risk (CHR) for schizophrenia and who displayed abnormal modular organization on baseline brain imaging.

Click HERE for the full article on Medscape.

Psychedelics Have Returned to the Research Mainstream (Health News Digest)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, November 8, 2018 – Most of us associate psychedelics with the 1960s, a time of great social and artistic change when hallucinogens like LSD, psilocybin, and others were promoted as a means of expanding consciousness. But before psychedelics were swept up by the counterculture, leading psychiatrists and researchers were studying – often with government funding – their use in treating alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, end-of-life anxiety and more.

Click HERE for the full article on HealthNewsDigest.com.

What Does an ADHD Diagnosis Mean for Adults? (Third Age)

by Alex Dimitriu, MD, November 2018

Do you lose or quit jobs frequently because you just can’t focus or stay organized? Have relationship problems because you can’t complete tasks? Forget important things or easily become upset over minor things?

It’s possible you have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is surprisingly common in adults.

Click HERE for the full article on ThirdAGE.

What Does an ADHD Diagnosis Mean for Adults? (Health News Digest)

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Menlo Park, CA, October 24, 2018 – Do you lose or quit jobs frequently because you just can’t focus or stay organized? Have relationship problems because you can’t complete tasks? Forget important things or easily become upset over minor things? It’s possible you have attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is surprisingly common in adults, according to psychiatrist and sleep specialist Alex Dimitriu, MD, founder of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine.

Click HERE for the full article on HealthNewsDigest.com.

6 strangely effective sleep tips you haven’t tried before (New York Post)

By Lauren Steussy, October 22, 2018

Experts share quick tips to help set you up to catch some primo z’s.

Chill out

A cold room — between 60 and 67 degrees — is best for sleep, says Dr. Alex Dimitriu, a psychiatrist and sleep doctor based in California. When your body temperature drops, he says, it signals that it’s time to slow down. Use blankets, rather than heat, to get warm once you’re in bed.

Click HERE for the full article from the New York Post.

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure Linked to ADHD in Kids (Medscape)

George W. Citroner, October 18, 2018

Prenatal exposure to higher levels of fluoride not only impairs cognitive development but also significantly increases the incidence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, new research shows.

Click HERE for the full article on Medscape.