0:00 How to wake up refreshed every morning 0:03 Signs of inadequate rest 0:37 Melatonin and sleep 1:47 Why you shouldn’t take melatonin 2:24 The best time to go to bed 3:19 How to increase melatonin production 9:14 Measuring EMFs
In this video, I want to talk about how you can wake up refreshed every morning. When you wake up, do you feel: • Grouchy • Irritable • Tired •
Exhausted If so, this video is for you. The best indication of whether you’re well-rested or not is how you feel when you wake up in the morning and how you feel throughout the day. The most important factor in quality sleep and waking up feeling refreshed is the sleep hormone called melatonin. Melatonin is triggered when you aren’t exposed to light.
When it’s dark at night, and less light is shining into your eye, it activates the pineal gland, which then turns serotonin into melatonin. This makes you tired. Any light source can potentially turn off the pineal gland and melatonin production. Melatonin is also vitally important for your immune system. Melatonin has numerous other functions as well. It’s used as an antioxidant, which helps prevent free-radicle damage. The problem with taking melatonin supplements is that your body then makes less of it. It’s not a fix to your problems. As you age, your melatonin decreases. This can cause poor sleep and immune function as you get older. It can also cause inflammation in the body. 10-11 pm is a good time to go to bed.
This is how you can enhance melatonin production before bed: 1. Lights out before bed 2. Water filter for removing fluoride 3. Glycine 4. Reduce blue light exposure 5. Get sun and vitamin D during the day 6. Lower stress, caffeine, and alcohol 7. Keep your bedroom cool 8. Avoid EMFs
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio: Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg’s Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.