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Melatonin, CBD, Creatine, and Immunity Boosts
"Chris Welcome welcome to another episode of. Ask The guys here. We have a title. So here we are. This is what I would we do. Five or six other episodes like this before it's been a while and well we've done. One and people have been asking so you are again Chris is. Chris Irvine. On that nailed it the Kitale tallest. Trying to new break out a little bit more and changes named you just name. We talk about so. Talk about what you're stuck. We'll talk about it off off off Mike. Be Out. We're GONNA. Talk about stuff. Hopefully, not everything Joseph's. Chris's our resident expert here. BIA curiosity so cuny time. This one is about supplements if we got a lot of questions about. Settlements how to use them when to use themselves. Fire him off to see. We have all right so first question we have is from Heather N. and the question is should I supplement with Melatonin? If I'm having trouble sleeping so I would say no, and we can this. This is in my newsletter couple of weeks ago I. Don't know if you read that, but tour down a little bit. MELATONIN has its place. It is a precursor to a letter to the. Is Naturally secreted by your brain anything that's naturally secreted by your brain. I'm not a huge fan of. Taking Sasha Sisley. This is actually if you look at it, it's the only hormone that you can get without a prescription. Technically. Hormone your body. It's the only way you can get without a prescription interesting, yeah! I mean I. think my thoughts with Milton I think the answers that depends because I think it depends on. If you are living a lifestyle that allows you to produce it naturally so I think if you're a night shift worker, or you're somebody who is able to. You know if you're not, it's not the first step you should take if you're having trouble sleeping so I if you if you're not checking the boxes. With you're trying to improve your sleep quality then you shouldn't be turning Melatonin, but if you are work your work, circumstances are living circumstances. Have you in a position where you aren't going to be able to produce a lot of Melatonin? Naturally then I think you prior getting good sleep is going to be important, and if Melatonin can help that I think it can be a good song. Yeah, so the question is what is melting do and how is it? Producing one is produced by the body naturally. Melatonin essentially just tell you about it activates cascade of different Newark. Chemicals screwed that basically tell you buy. It's time to go to sleep. At screened by Pinal Gland I believe. And it is. Associate with a lot of things, light is major one. So what happens is most people don't. Fall Asleep with the sunset right and so the sun normally go down in all human history, and for every other analysts happens. By starts up regulating melatonin. melatonin sort of master switched. Those tells the rest of your body's going down and shutting down for arrest. When this doesn't happen. Can Be hard to go to sleep, and only that cannot stop you from getting into different stages of sleep as fast as you normally would, so you may be unconscious, but that doesn't mean you're getting the restorative sleep that you normally would so. Why is this problem? While people are after the sun goes down, they're exposed to blue light on their screens fluorescent lights in their house. The suppresses Melatonin production. So if that's the case, you have no other option. Maybe it's a good idea to take it I would take it regularly, but it at the same exact time. You shouldn't be producing it all over the place, so it shouldn't be off the map like. If you're taking Melatonin and you taking it one eight PM. One at ten PM. One and seven PM. In place you basically telling your brand that you're traveling in time zones back and forth and back and forth so I would focus far more on this is a last resort, and for special circumstances moving which we can get into, but the number one thing that I do when I go somewhere as If I have blue light, blocking glasses I blue blocks. and. There's a bunch out there. That's the ones I prefer. If I can't control the lights on my house. I've liked that dim when the sun sets and turn red and orange, after the sun has set, so those are wavelengths that do not. Suppress, Melatonin and this why the lends them blue light blocking glasses, the sandy fill blue light. You think about it like if you're outside at a campfire. The Ladies Very. Orangish, Yellowish Reddish Hue, there's very little to no blue light in there, so that's all from the sun so. Removing that from your day to day, life in is consistently as possible so that way you're not getting these weird signals of your body that you're switching time zones against another completely natural thing for humans to go through. That would be a huge thing, but I think there's a Lotta other things why people aren't getting good sleep, and so assuming that it's because of your lack of Melatonin production is i. think a little silly I think that you could look at. Obviously light is a huge one temperature of your room and then. The ability for light the in your house from. Blue. Blue. I'm trying to your. Shades. blockers no time. Look. light-blocking shades trying to say here. Oh blackout curtains blackout. So those are a good thing, and then we have lights actually if you're in a city where there's a lot of additional light, yeah, we have then lights that turn on the sunlight. One Sunrise should be happening. So this is another. Thing that happens. Has People Get Blackout Curtains? And then they don't wake up to the sun, which is again? In the wrong direction, so we actually have lights that turn on. As the sun rises locally, so you can just do all this stuff is super easy, Philips. Hue Lights, but we have. Great and Eating Super Close about times and I WANNA. Thank people you way too close to bed. I put at least three hours before you try to shut down and mental stimulation is also too much, so people are worried about this at that looking at the news. They're watching TV. They're just in. There had even hanging out with friends like I've done last couple of nights. You know people talk. Nine nine thirty s usually go to bed then I get home and it looks super stimulated. I can't sold out for a couple of hours. There's a lot of reasons why people wouldn't be able to sleep or feeling Russ restless. Having lack of militant brushes by news worry about? Your thoughts here. Will agree with that I. Think the the two things I would add to. That I agree that like I think it's a last ditch. Thing that you need to try. There's a of other things you can get in check with your environment and with your health habits before you need to turn to that supplementation. Do things I would add for helping is. Sleeping with your phone either out of room, or at least face down or not sleeping with the television on. There's some really interesting research out there that even when your eyelids are closed in your sleeping, flashing lights can cause face shifts in your circadian rhythms that can suppress Melatonin production or ramp up cortisol in the middle of the night. Things like that so. That's can be as simple as having your phone facing up and it lighting up while you're sleeping. That can completely threw off your sleep. So I thought that was really interesting thing when I was reading that studies. That would be a big thing. To consider and then. There's there is some interesting research on Melatonin for neuro degenerative diseases where you know, it seems like as we age, our natural production of Melatonin starts to decrease in. They've done studies where supplementing with it in elderly populations really increases cognitive function. That actually just came out this year I. Think showing that so like you said I think it's either. It's either a last ditch effort, supplement or something used for very specific circumstances.
How the Pandemic Has Changed the Way We Sleep
"According to preliminary results of a study of sixteen hundred people from sixty countries, forty six percents of people reported poor sleep during the pandemic. That's up from just twenty five percent before the pandemic insomnia and vivid weird dreams, both caused by the increased stress of the time we're living through has been evident anecdotally and as indicated by a fourteen percent uptick in sleep. Medication Prescriptions Melatonin sales in over the counter supplement for the natural hormone that induces sleepiness are up forty four percents. Philip Musket a professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center said he's avoiding prescribing medications to patients preferring to offer sleep hygiene tips. He's seen that actually staying asleep is the biggest problem for most people and says some of the primary factors causing that is that people are lacking in structure and exercise. Stain active can help you sleep more soundly and boost your immune system Dr Musk's also advises sticking to a regular sleep schedule and avoiding naps during the day. The good news according to Kathy Goldstein physician at the University of Michigan and an associate professor of neurology at the Schools Sleep Disorders Center is that what most people are experiencing is acute insomnia or quitting the Wall Street Journal having difficulty for or staying asleep a few times a week for three months or less and quotes, the third of people will experience acute insomnia at some point in their lives usually caused by some stressor. stressor in their life like say a pandemic the key doctor. Goldstein says though is not letting the issue. Become a chronic one quote. It's important to avoid associating your bed or bedroom with a place where you were awake. Experts recommend that if you can't fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and are unable to go back to sleep after twenty minutes get out of bed and do something, relaxing and quotes. Natasha Bouillon a Phoenix based family physician at one medical, says most people's sleep problems right now either stem from a lack of normal schedule or general anxiety about the pandemic. Some tips she recommends mindfulness through meditation, exercise or cognitive behavioral therapy. To maintain a consistent sleep schedule, turn devices off an hour before going to sleep and make your sleeping space a device free zone, consider even ditching your smartphones alarm and getting an actual alarm clock, as for anyone, experiencing vivid dreams or nightmares Melinda Jackson, a senior lecturer at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University in Melbourne, says quote. During Times of stress, there's a release of narrow chemicals that can trigger these vivid dreams and nightmares in some people end quotes. And, Dearly Barrett a dream researcher at Harvard Medical School notes that waking up frequently throughout the night can also cause people to remember their dreams better. Contribute to the sense that your dreams are more vivid than usual. guardless of how? Your sleep has been disrupted. Or why here are a few more sleep? Hygiene tips to leave with quoting the Wall Street Journal eat at regular times than snacking day. Avoid, napping or compensating for poor night of sleep by going to bed, unusually early limit caffeine and avoid alcohol avoid electronic devices one to two hours before going to sleep, but if you do use a blue light filter and try to look at content that is not stressful. Get Bright Light in the morning. Try to find a workspace that isn't in your bedroom and stop working at a specific our and make time for relaxing activities end quote.
Going All In on Sleep Hygiene
"I love what you wrote here you do in our in our little prep document. He said okay. Gone all in on my sleep hygiene. Those words are music to my ears. Well you know I wrote this document before I went to bed last night and then last night was just in party with Mehan insomnia just a sexy dance between the two of us but it was okay. I figured it out I worked through it. I would say insomnia is probably not the maybe it is the right term but just I had a really hard time falling asleep. I could not do it last night. I did all my little things that I try but then finally I've mentioned this on a recent episode of here for you but I got mentioned again. A listener recommended something called good day. Chocolate sleep supplement candy coated pieces with one milligram of Melatonin per piece. Now got some in a grocery order. I should tell you Dorie yes I ordered it. I had done like a whole foods pickup order. Okay and I put this on my list thinking it'd be like a big bottle of vitamins. It is eight pieces of. Oh my gosh. It's so tiny. It's literally like the size of an a little cardboard box the size of an eraser that you get an elementary school. It's a very small. Wow or eight pieces of chocolate and I've already had two of them last night. So like you now loops and I just dropped. What on my desk so just FYI. I I don't know I need to do a little more research on if I can acquire more but they are basically giant chocolate eminem like candies that have Melatonin in them and at one thirty last night I took to them and that did help me transition into sleeping. Okay do you know. Do you know why you weren't able to fall asleep last night. Okay as I confessed to. You already pre recording. I was doing the thing where a looked at my phone late. Yeah and I regret it. I deeply regret it. So let me let me. May I fill listeners? In on kind of just what? I'm Lee the steps. I am taking s please. I would like nothing. So our we've talked about sleep hygiene a lot on forever thirty five and I have always found it to be a struggle and I've had sleep issues in the past and they go hand in hand with my anxiety so i. It's pretty clear to me that this is pandemic related. Yes omnia and stress like I know what it is and I do feel very fortunate that like while I do have to wake up and work and take care of my family. It's not like I have to wake up and be at an office eight o'clock so because when I used to get this kind of sleep. Insomniac used to be at work at eight and it would be this kind of like all night panic about it So so that is. That is very lucky for me. I feel like right now. That is that does help. But I'm trying to figure out ways in which to not Trigger this kind of bedtime sleeping Zayed's so the one thing I need to do that I think really helps get off my phone about an hour before I plan on falling asleep. Okay and that is hard for me because like when I go to wash my face a bring my phone okay. Do you do this studio the no? I put my phone away before I start my whole bedtime routine brain. It's like I want be looking at facebook while I'm washing my face. That's what I do. Here's what I do and like you. Can you're welcome to do or not do this? I don't care if I'm if I'm doing something in the living room like say watching TV. I will finish watching TV. I'll take one last look at my phone. And then I'll plug my phone in the kitchen and then like I'm done with the phone for the night. Ooh And I go into my bedroom. I change into my pajamas or maybe. I'm already in my pajamas. I do my whole you know. Wash my face put on my serums my lotions. I brush my teeth floss etc. Do Yoga Toes. I write in my journal I'll usually read kindle for a little bit Last night I was on my ipad looking for something but I will talk about in a little bit but I try and I try to stay off my ipad because then I get then. It's tempting to look at news websites and I don't want to be doing that and then I usually get so tired. I often fall asleep while reading. Yeah that's amazing like lights on kindle in hand and then I like jerk. Oh Okay and then. I'll put the kindle away turn up late and like really go to sleep. I feel like that's how you know that you hit Middle Age because I do that too and I feel like I would watch my parents do that and be like they are so weird though kick in their bedroom and they both leap with the lights on with books on their totally but like now we're there and it feels good and like you get why you just Kinda like close your eyes mid book. Yes I I've had that experience in my better sleep days and I and I I really admire that. You are so consistent with that that and not the just that it works but that like you. So much of it is forming the habit. And you've done that and you've done that as long as this podcast has been in existence even before you know well. Yeah I mean as discussed on this podcast. I have had to be consistent because of my sleep disorder and even though I still get night terrors. Having a consistent sleep routine does help. So did you talk to anyone. Like did someone guide you through figuring out asleep routine in terms of dealing with your sleep disorder or is this something. There's a lot of articles about it that I consulted. It's also partly why and Matt Matt and I are at odds about this. I like to have my bedroom be cave like I like it pitch dark preferably like blackout curtains. No late getting in quiet as to WHO and he likes to like. He likes to wake up with Natural Light. Which means that there's late seepage. All the time and I so yeah so so that's been that's often been a source of conflict but lake ultimately. I think the person with a sleep disorder wins out a man But yeah like some of the like I've talked about this before but like going to sleep at a consistent time every night is also very important. Yeah Yeah having that wind down period is important earplugs. I mask like do earplugs at night. I do okay okay. Do you have a certain brand of that? You like or is it just kind of like a generic drug store earplug. It's a generic drugstore earplug. I believe the one I have right now are from walgreens great shoutout to Walgreens shout to Walgreens I so I don't know I like a very loud white noise eight. Yes yes and I love the variety of white noise. Machines have cranking up all over my house. I have been finding Melatonin to be very useful and as well as reading and journaling at night. That does really kind of helped me wind down. It's the transition from phone to non phone that has been really hard and maybe I need to move my phone out of the bedroom completely. I've been leaving it on my desk. Which is in my bedroom and as you mentioned you like when we were talking about this previously I think work needs to be kept out of the bedroom but right now. My workspace is literally twenty four inches from my bed. That's very hard right now. I'm sitting at my desk and I can reach behind me and touch my bed. So that is. That is a little tricky. Like I will look at my computer and I'll think of something I haven't done for the podcast and I'll be like oh just do this one flip it. Oh men and do it. So so. That's that's hard for me to. I need to kind of start figuring that out but I will say I have been wearing an eye mask a lot more in not only is it helpful and filtering the light. There's something about the pressure of it. That is comforting. You do you experience that like the jazz header. Caress of an eye pillow against my face. I'm finding very soothing. That's very
The Lightbulb Strikes Back
"So we're talking with a niece Ramirez a material scientists about her new book on inventions the technologies that we've created that intern have shaped us one chapter that captures this dance and really threw me for a loop. Was the one on artificial light. I mean it's all around us and yet I don't give it a second thought or barely. Even I thought if I'm honest yeah I had no idea. The Light Bulb is such a simple invention and I used to be a professor for many years. If I were to give a lecture on it I would just say this is on and this is off the lecture go home. Well don't go home because in her book a nieces serves us up some late. Eighteen hundreds drama are characters. Thomas Edison to you probably know and William Wallace who you probably don't see Edison who is largely credited with the light bulbs. Invention was actually inspired after going to visit Wallace. One Night Wallace was super excited to have the Thomas. Edison at his house cooked them. A meal showed him like contraption. But at the end of the night Edison's like great. Start Buddy now watch me make this without you? He's leaving the man's house and he's saying I'm GonNa beat you wallace. You're going the wrong direction. And he does. I'm just GonNa say I feel like William? Almost got robbed Wallace did get rob. And what's so bad about him? I live two cities over from William Wallace lives. I've been here about ten years. I never heard Wallace right. And I go over to that city. Nobody's heard of walls. He's been completely erased even more complicated than the history of the light. Bulb is how artificial light has affected our lives. Our Body has two modes has daytime mode and a nighttime mode and how it knows what mode to be in is by the type of light it needs blue light to know that it should be in daytime mode where we have a higher temperature higher metabolism and then as the light changes where it has less blue sort of in the evening or when our ancestors were alive when we lived under candlelight our bodies would enter into nighttime mode and we would be in this rest or repair mode but most of us live by artificial lights. Yeah and so. We're getting continuous blue light all the time and we're daytime all the time right and so being you know. Constantly bathed in blue light can throw off our MELATONIN LEVELS. Right that hormone. That tells us kind of that. It sleep time. That's right that's right. It's an old molecule and we have in our bodies it tells all of ourselves to go into nighttime mode but I've heard that very small marine animals they have to and it lets them know to rise to the surface when it safe and wanted to go back down. So it's a very old molecule. It tells the cells that it is nighttime mode and so you should be in rest mode and So Melatonin is going throughout our bodies and it tells us to go into rest mode but Melatonin is suppressed when blue light is detected by the photo sensor there. Yeah right so some of the advice in the book is to reduce the amount of blue light. You're exposed to later at night so you kind of want redder late less blue light so powering down your cellphone and computers and maybe having kind of a nighttime only light in your room. That's more red light. Is that right? Yeah it sounds Corny. But I actually did it after I started writing this book and my brother who I live with he. He now wears these funky yellow glasses from time to time. I'm like crazy. But he wants to put put himself nighttime mode but but in the mornings we should have Bluer Light. So go outside. The Sun has blue light or blue. Led's or compact fluorescents as the sun sets. We reduce those blue lights. If you don't have Non Blue Lights you know. Just dim them. So there's not a lot of like going into your eye but you can use redder lights so there's red. Led's and incandescent bulbs yeah and then also changed the setting on your computer so that it's a nighttime mode. Nice okay. So it'll come as a surprise to probably nobody but our creation of artificial light. Has You know intern. Really negatively affected the natural world in some ways so when really concrete of this is the courtship of lightning bugs. Yeah Awhile I love firefly's and I didn't know that there was a bar scene going in my backyard when I saw firefly's and what's going on is the firefly mail is announcing himself saying. Hey I'm a male screen and the females looking and if she likes what she sees she'll flash back. I like you and then they go meet future firefly's but what I've learned is that the number firefly's is decreasing and it has to do with the streetlights so the male fireflies will announce himself and female firefly won't see him and so she won't flashback no future firefly's and another scenario which is even worse is that he'll announce himself with the street lights above him. She'll see him. She's not impressed. Because FEMALES LARRY. Flies like male fireflies bright lanterns in his lantern is looking pretty dim in front of that street light. So it's right like he has game but artificial late is coming in there and is it. Yeah is messing with him. He's like no it's bright really is bright and she's like. I'm sorry and she swipes left. That's it no future firefly's come on humans like help. Agai messing me up. I mean Gosh. What does it take? This is fun. Okay so something that really struck me was. How many historical figures we meet in your book who you know tinkered and tinkered away for months and years on those inventions like you spent pages describing Henry. Bessemer 's early experiments with making steel. Why was it important for you to kind of include that entire process? Well we kinda live in the microwave generation and we think that you know in three minutes Things are gonNA happen right away and scientists fun but science does take was some work and what? I'm trying to impress upon people. Is that even though? It was long and arduous for them. What motivated them that they were passionate about it. And when you're passionate about something that time doesn't seem to be so onerous so So I just thought it was important to show that people worked really hard to do things. And it's not an instant overnight success that it does require some some time and effort. Yeah so throughout the book. The inventors are noted as frequently for their successes and failures not just in perfecting their inventions but also their personalities. What made you decide to focus on that interplay? Well I think story years or stickier I wanted people to really resonate with technology and talking about stuff by itself portrait of stuff that works for some people but if you hear about the people in the motivation and then you see oh you see their flaws. Then you really are pulled into the story and to be quite honest. I all I actually wanted. To debunk a lot of geniuses to. I wanted to really get into people's stuff and so I'm in the archives and I'm looking at old papers and I'm like all right. I'm here to get into your dirty laundry. Tell me about you and Samuel Morse. I'm like all right. I'm in you I'M GONNA. Oh Wow you're not such a nice person. I'm gonNA write that down. I I need people to know about that. Because we loft these geniuses and what I want the next generation to feel like they too can be inventors right because if we make these people seem so brilliant that they feel distant feels unachievable. But if we're like. Wow that guy was kind of a jerk. If he can do it I can do it That's that's my motivation. That's exactly what I want people to say.
How Does Jet Lag Work?
"GonNa talk about jet lag. I grew up flying back and forth between America and Singapore. So I wanNA share what I know about jetlag with you. First of all jet lag occurs when you travel between two or more time zones via air travel and the thing is it disrupts your circadian rhythm. Your body's natural cycle and you're sleeping patterns now. The Circadian Rhythm dictated by the daily appearance of the Sun. So light and darkness. Influence our bodies. But when this is disrupted it's official name is D- synchronous symptoms include insomnia fatigue loss of concentration irritability depression and even gastro intestinal ills but look jet lag or decent. Kronos is prevalent a nineteen ninety. Eight study found that ninety four percent of Americans get it and forty five percent reported that their symptoms were severe. So what causes jetlag? Well there is a whole field that exists to study how life is affected by time it's called chronobiology and here is what it's taught us. I late triggers a reaction in a special I pigment this activates response in the neurons of your brains hypothetical. Mus The twenty thousand nerve cells located. They're they're called the Super Cosmetic nucleus or S. C. N. for short are what starts your body's daily processes and also the lack of light causes other developments in your body. Circadian Rhythm tells you when to sleep and went awake and it regulates your body temperature blood pressure digestion urine production and hormone secretion so for example when it's time to sleep the SEM releases Melatonin and that encourages you to go to sleep when you cross into multiple timezones though your body has trouble resetting quickly and this is worse when you fly east. This is called phase advance. Flying West is called phase delay. This is because our circadian clock is actually closer to twenty five hours. Going East would require going to bed earlier. A study showed it takes four days to adjust to a twelve hour phase delay. In comparison. It takes more than eight days to adjust to a twelve hour phase advance and also jetlag is worse when you have to awaken when your body is still at its minimum temperature. There is also research from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The indicates jet LAG is connected to your L. H. x. One gene and this gene regulates neural development and Circadian Rhythm. And Sleep. Okay. So we've got what causes it. What are the symptoms? How do you know if you've got jetlag? Well it's time to talk to Dr Christian beyond the insomnia fatigue loss of concentration irritability depression and even gastro intestinal ills. There's even more symptoms. It can aggravate menstrual discomfort or contribute to the development of heart disease and diabetes jetlag also releases stress hormones. Which make you anxious and grumpy? It drives up your blood pressure. It sends inflammation stimulating chemicals here arteries it also disrupts your appetite regulating hormones. It disrupts the release of Melatonin which we mentioned earlier. Not only does this affect sleep but it can also protect you from cancer in finally research on animals shows that there's other symptoms as well. A twenty ten study at the University of California found that when subject to jetlag the brains of hamsters created neurons? At half their normal rate they showed memory and learning deficits. And a two thousand. Six study at the University of Virginia. Found that younger mice rebounded from jet lag but making older mice undergo the equivalent of a Washington to Paris flight. Every week would actually increase their death rate yet. That's how big it is well for mice at least so we've got what causes jetlag and we have it's symptoms. You're wondering Dr Christian where the remedies. How do I fix this? You've probably heard of some of the common remedies like operating on your new time zone before you fly there or wearing yourself out before exercising by exercising in two thousand nine researchers recommend the following regimen to beat jetlag. I you readjust your rhythm before the trip by using a light box that simulates daylight now depending on whether you're flying phase advance phase. Delay us the light box either. In the morning or the evening to stimulate your circadian rhythm another suggestion from the same researchers was to take a Melatonin supplement by changing when you take the doses in relation to going to sleep. You can alter your circadian rhythms the CDC actually recommends exercise to a balanced diet. And lots of rest in the weeks before you fly. They also recommend avoiding alcohol and Caffeine as well as drinking water. Finally they recommend wearing loose comfortable clothing. While you're flying and moving around the cabin this can help avoid thrombosis or blood clots so do not take sleep medication. So you can sleep it off in your seat. In mobilization for long periods can actually raise your risk for thrombosis and this can actually lead to a stroke. So there you have it. The causes symptoms and remedies for jetlag.
Tools For Faster Recovery: Sound Therapy, Vibration Therapy & More - With Guest Ben Greenfield
"Listen have you ever thought about about what the true limits of human potential are are we limited by our physicality limited by our ability to think differently and are we limited by our ability to express health and wellness or our ability to recover quickly from the things that we go through. Well today. You're going to find out out that the human potential is actually boundless. We are boundless individuals. Even our brains capacity to learn to process information. We're only scratching the surface on what we are realizing we're capable of doing. You might have heard the statement that we only use maybe ten percent of our brain. But that's not actually true. We in fact us a hundred percent of our brains every day even were sleeping. They're different parts of our brain that going into overdrive doing a lot of work and even a lot lot of housekeeping but the sad reality is we use one hundred percent of our brain but we don't use it very well we don't use it to one hundred percent of its capacity. And that's one of the things we're GONNA we'll be talking about today is how do we actually improve that amazing organ that's governing our entire life or at our brain is where we're able to actually really see right. We're taking in information we have these optical receptors but we're seeing inside of our incredible brain right so it's like a a a screen inside of our brain. They were really watching these things. It seems like we're seeing taken to the outside world but that visual of our brain is actually towards the back of our brain. That's one thing how we're seeing taking information. Site sounds our senses but also our brain is controlling our metabolism if we talk about the Hypothalamus for example which is Kinda master master gland and our brain it determining in communicating with our thyroid which is regulating our metabolic rate our adrenals which is determining different hormones. Are we in a state of stress where we are potentially breaking down Tissue in our bodies our muscle tissue and turning it into glucose for fuel because because we're running in this hyper sympathetic nervous system so your brain is controlling based on your perception of reality and the awareness of the nutrients we have available in our the system and the list goes on and on is controlling metabolism right and so those are just a couple of aspects are emotion or mood how we feel we have these neurotransmitters and hormones and your hypoth- ou- Mrs Actually the interface of all of those things are neurotrophic transmitters in hormones in determining how we feel and how our cells communicating with each other which is kind of important and so again us understanding and supporting our brain health and also our physicality you know the stuff from the head down what's up there. How can we perform better? How can we increase our rate of recovery? What if we're injured? What can we do to get better faster faster? And so we're GONNA be talking about all of that today. With one of the foremost experts on the planet and his new work is going to talk about and teach you how to become boundless. And he's just going to provide you with a ton of new things that you can have at your disposal throughout your entire life and before we do that. I WanNa give a quick shot. It's one of the things we're going to talk about today which is helping to regulate your sleep and today more than ever humans we're traveling where cloud hopping we are moving around at a pace that our ancestors didn't even know was possible via train plane automobile. All right we can move around and the crazy thing is that your body is always looking for its place in all of this. It's looking for its ability to sync up with the environment. We are hardwired to connect with their environment to circadian rhythm. Your Circadian Rhythm is matching up with the you know the Journal Nocturnal Patterns of the Earth every single day. And when you go when you jump into a different time zone the earth in like your body trying to locate each other to get sinked up again. That's determining win. Your hormones are getting secreted. Certain neural transmitters. Doing their job. Your mobility in your gut. All of that stuff is trying to sink back into a rhythm in so this is why why. I'm a big fan of helping your body to reset when you travel so today. A lot of people are leaning towards reaching reaching towards Melatonin to help them to sleep better. And there's an issue with this. Because according to a study published in the Journal of Biological Rhythms found that faulty timing timing or large doses of Melatonin can cause desensitization of your melatonin receptors. Basically your body. We'll continue to produce Melatonin and you can have melatonin supplements but your ability to actually use. It is going to go down and when that happens we can run into some serious problems problems and so we want to be very judicious and cautious about our use of Melatonin. Now I'm a big fan of Melatonin in spot cases or there is some evidence towards microdosing however in those spot cases especially when travelling changing timezones. That's a great time to utilize melatonin. Oh Tony because it helps your body to sink back up in the Melatonin isn't just about sleep. It's not a sensitive it's about regulating your circadian timing system and so for that I'm big Fan of sub lingual spray under your tongue. Hold that in their high quality earth grown nutrient source of Melatonin. That's something synthetic just because you could buy whatever. Convenience store or pharmacy does not mean that that it's high quality in also. The dose can be problematic. especially if you're taking pills like to find the right dose for you versus a couple of
Can Camping Help Us Sleep Better?
"Hey grainstuff Lauren. Vogel bomb here in this Hetty era of peak efficiency officiency in productivity when APPS and software. Promise you the fastest path to personal or professional organization. You might even want to regulate the amount of time that you spend dozing between excessive screen. Time longer working hours you might be desperate for a more natural and probably earlier bedtime but setting a sleep schedule is no small no matter how ever a study published in current biology shows that there might be a rather simple solution a weekend. Camping could be the path to an earlier bedtime and no. That's not because of exhaustion from constant grizzly vigilance. Although that can't hurt it's because we rely on electrical light at night and get get to little exposure to daylight so our circadian rhythms push for later bedtime. Our Circadian Rhythms Are Twenty Four Hour Cycle of behavioral responses to light and bark this and that controls our biological clocks. The researchers studied campers for a week in the winter and a weekend in the summer to test seasonal snow and environmental circadian changes during the winter. The cameras used no electronic light at all. The study found that after spending time in natural real light in darkness the participants adapted to the natural light dark cycle. They slept longer and went to bed earlier than they would electrical environments a whole two and a half hours hours earlier for the winter group notably. The research shows that even around the winter solstice when nights are long folks enjoyed an earlier bedtime after being out the nature for a few days Milton levels which regulate wakefulness and sleep rose night and fell right when the camera's got up the typical cycle but before were they trump through the wilderness. They're MELATONIN levels. Were slightly off following hours after they got up meaning their bodies still desperately wanted to sleep. Camping camping is particularly advantageous on the weekend. The research also shows because that's when we usually wake and sleep later and have circadian delays. Even more benefits might come from knowing humans respond to seasonal light so strongly a Kenneth Right a CO author of the study points out that workplaces with more natural light could lead to more arrested and productive workers so it is possible to reset our biological clocks just like a lot of animals.
Can You Have Your Carbs and Eat Them Too?
"Truth is cops crucial to optimum health and today I want to delve right in and explain exactly why this is in the hope that you'll never affair a slice of bread or bowl of pasta again said joining me to explain the truth about cops is registered Dietitian Hala El Shafie who specializes in eating disorders amp bariatric surgery. Hello Hala Hello Raymond how are you I'm very well I think the topic guide to discuss today is so so typical of the questions that you and I as registered help fresheners you as a registered Dietitian registered nutritionist. Get every single day by the two star if we thought we've cobs were as they are said to be in the media so-called of weight gain then surely we should see everybody on a cop diets lose more weight than those on higher moderate carb diets but that's not the case as it it's not the case I mean there's so many misconceptions about nutrition as a whole and uh hydrates are of no exception in fact actually it's it's it's really of the scale actually and there are so many misconceptions and it's actually very concerned because it's now got to the point where it's actually dangerous and we are seeing issues and I'm sure you'll sing issues in your clinic with people who have literally taken a whole foods great without understanding the importance of you know ensuring that you have the right types of foods and also nutrients within within the Diet so I think we start with what is a cop so we're gonNA start with the bike basically in simple terms right now it's actually a compound that's made up of carbohydrates oxygen and hydrogen but to put it in sort of Clayton's we I mean carbohydrates are actually basically split into simple carbohydrates and complex carbohydrates a lot of people will have head about but maybe they don't actually understand what that means in really simple terms it's really how the body actually digest them actually how we we use them um yeah no very well expanding most people would think of simple as a piece of white bread or complex is a piece of Brown bread and cops a such an important component wouldn't of the Diet so let's talk through some of the reasons why today we are saying perhaps you actually need these carbohydrates when you really do need carbohydrates and we are getting so many makes messages in the media about what we don't need carbohydrates and on a technicality you could survive without carbon interest however this is the preferred source of energy in the body and also the the brain actually needs glucose okay which is what arteries broken down into twenty five percent of our brains energy like that's few but glucose exactly right and also it it does affect our moods you know there are lots of different aspects hair and my biggest concern is what we breakdown foods into nutrients we don't go into the super walk by nutrient we don't order nutrients in a restaurant good analogy about it yeah so when you actually break it down like that it stops to become a nonsense because it actually is a nonsense but that nonsense is causing serious issues for many many people because of the lack of understanding so hopefully today will be able to dispel most if not all of those myths now I think not so so true and we will let me be discussing those really important factors because we know and we both know that Serotonin is a happy hormone and actually serotonin plays a role with the doc melatonin which regulates Circadian Rhythms and I'll sleep slang cool and also a lot of it comes from the gut which links back to things like how healthy is you got the hydrates contribute to that but will impact Hala could cutting carbs have on someone what are the kind of signs that people tend to see I think the most obvious sign is poor energy levels so irritability you hear the term angry I mean seriously you ask anybody I was Kinda asked today I mean literally don't speak to me Miss Lunch I'm late for lunch because honestly you beyond realizing traffic I think Buckingham Palace was closed and we decided to go Toria for lunch and about an hour later in traffic I was an hour behind my lunch and we had to go home and give up road rage yes exactly no and it does it does affect your mood because it's Dr Rightly affecting your blood sugars I want your blood sugars are not no longer stable that has a direct effect now A lot of people assume on I don't have the willpower and so on and so forth but it's actually not about that it's about the physiological effect that it has on the body thank you for clarifying that so I think a lot of people think about willpower and they think that then good an awful they can't say no so you said it is eve Lucien basically absolutely I mean everything that we eat has a direct effect on our gut digestion and our blood sugars then has an effect on how we actually function yeah and as a human and it's so much more than wait I'm so upset that nutrition has now been just devalue to just weight loss weight gain yeah I mean with all due respect I didn't train for as long as I can you didn't train for as long as you did needed any of our colleagues in the failed just to do weight loss thank you I feel like if I give a talk somewhere it's always well how you going to help me lose weight razz like he just said look at your energy levels your concentration your mood every day your sleep patterns all of these factors backed absolutely everything including your ability manage wait your stress levels because there's a hormonal and balanced which is absolutely crucial now you start messing around with nutrition and what you're eating you will start to also have a negative knock-on effect to your physiology over so much I want to delve into starring with things I'd calories uh I think she let's start with them why I mean I see people in my clinic that a skydive white cops do you WanNa just explain we shouldn't beginning what is difference between white I'm Brian ah okay so basically what we talking is simple carbohydrates okay now if we actually breakdown going back to the biochemistry of what carbohydrates now they're actually broken down into Monica royds which is the simplest form and actually about how the gut actually absorbs the carbohydrates you eat the next category is soccer is which is to the matter together one time and then we go to only a few yeah I'm paulie which is yes exactly so yeah there we go that's about taking UNITA remain both so the factor here is that anything that we eat in the die all the police have to be broken down into monasteries now policy cycle rides which is five of which were talk about later cannot be broken down okay so that then means that there is a direct effect on your blood sugar or not the case may be okay so it does affect our blood sugars and that's why it's important going back to white bread it is a simple sugar it's broken down into you should get it does have a direct effect on your energy levels and stabilizing those act simply doesn't mean of course there's a good or bad food because they have the I don't use that terminology and I focus on reeducating clients on patients on that because that has such a negative tation with regards to your relationship with food there is no such thing as a good or bad food this is not a wrong alright situation it's about the silence of our diet and also to to be quite perfectly honest it's okay to have those feeds occasion of course would be without them we don't just eat for nutritional states exactly I completely agree and you've mentioned blood sugar with Tom I think people would have had a lot of is Gi all the glycemic index I'm not sure everyone knows exactly what that means so should people be focusing on the GI of food only if you'll working with a register a nutritionist or registered Dietitian explained the reason why on its own you will get yourself into trouble lacey wise just to throw out for example watermelon has a higher gi the chocolate cake oh my God rights so there you go so you could get yourself into a lot of hot water and into a bit of a mess if you're just doing that so it's really in context and it's really about the balance of your whole not just in one day because we can't get everything that we need in in just one day low gi is good for them but let you decide chocolate cake lower than watermelon yeah yeah one hundred it's very very important that in mind so of course the exception to focusing on things like Gi diets again if you diabetic and I think let's separate them out type one diabetes aside just for second can you explain a bit more about type two diabetes and why this may be affecting them with blood sugar levels so basically type two diabetes you have an insufficiency of Insulin production from the pancreas but also your body has just become less able to actually utilize that incident in very basic terms however the nutrition is absolutely crucial and somebody was type two diabetes it is as is activities well now if you do have type two diabetes you absolutely need to be under registered Dietitian diabetic team as well because they're all serious implications of not being able to manage your blood sugars over a period of time now the has been some really interesting research with against me carbohydrates diet yeah diets because I hear it all the time I hear give up carbs if you've got type two diabetes well it's not that simple now Lecomba hydrate diets can be safe and effective in the short term but remember said can be effective in the short time so that is what that's also why we need to ensure that you are under registered Dietitian and diabetic team to be able to manage your blood sugar levels as well also feel blood sugars become very hello and you'll you become hypoglycemic which is also the risk of having a low carbohydrate diet then you could potentially be in trouble so that is also a factor which people who don't consider oh no I think they always seem take the sugars out hate the shook out and actually sometimes they really need the sugars absolutely so it can what both ways and again it's reiterated the importance of not just taking something out of your diet without fully understanding what it does I mean the UK government guidelines recommend approximately fifty Centerville total energy intake should be from cops in itself and this is helpful rule of thumb to follow but obviously were unique aren't we so we are absolutely unique think just to clarify that for a what we need to be looking at it's not just the type of carbohydrate but the quality and the quantity and that is where people go wrong so to speak so and that's why working with the healthcare professional who is qualified and actually knows what they're doing because you know all of us that is a research based and evidence based in shows that we keep you safe because that's what it's about at the end of the day and so many people I ended up getting into so many problems as a result of doing something on their own you specialize in eating disorders Holler as well bariatric surgery and you must see this kind of thing over time with people just suddenly being very scared of a food group this phenomena I mean they're all research statistics on this but anecdotally I am seeing a serious increase in food version food and their foods and specifically carbohydrates and it saw misplace but the fear is very very real and trying to pick that's because somebody has read an article all started am a diet without understanding really what the implications the you know has very very serious
Screen time is rising and it's ruining us: Here are some ways to cut back
"Is hashtag look up a parenting guide to screen use. Now Judy just last week. We saw the World Health Organization the who say that no screen time for children under one and then for kids between one and two two and four there are different recommendations there now. But I think it's the first time the who is. Out and really put a guideline on it. Yeah. Actually that is the first time that they have and they're recommending really under the age of two no screen time whatsoever and two to five they're saying no more than one hour, but less is better. And in the United States the American padding candidate pediatrics came out with a similar guideline in twenty sixteen the only thing that they're allowing really is video chatting for young children. But the most really important thing that did come out is that in December of twenty eighteen it was actually announced to sixty minutes at the National Institute of health just rolled out a three hundred million dollar study. It's called the ABCD study and lessen brain cognitive development. And they're gonna study teens for ten years nine and ten year old they're taking eleven thousand children and they're going to start doing brain scans. And see what's being doing to them so duty. How do we? Balanced because screens are part of our lives. Right. And they're not they're not going to go anywhere. And this technology is not going to go anywhere and kids need to you know, they need to learn how to do this stuff too. So where's the balance? How can we balance? All. Yep. You know, I think for for me, I think it's like Goldilocks, you wanna do not too much not too little just right? And I think a lot of it depends on does your child go to school that has Chromebooks. Are they allowed to screens all day? Well, then you need to probably rain it in more at night. If they go to school that has textbooks. Maybe they can take a couple of hours, and you know, watching that do the homework on screen most the new the new three hundred million dollar study that I just talked to you about the first five thousand scans are complete and they already came in and said two hours was kind of the magic number. If you've got over two hours. That's when you started to see a cognitive decline where they restoring lower on thinking thinking and language tests for most parents, I think two hours is kind of that magic number for the older school age children. Okay. Is this, you know, try to find old school ways that you can still, you know, have the functionality of the phone, but if there is an alternative that doesn't bother screen use it, for example, using alarm clock to wake up don't use your cell phone when you walk in the door put your phone in a home like your landline would be and then leave it there. Don't carry it around in your pocket if it is in your pocket, turn it off. So your brain doesn't always wait for it to do something. And so I think it's just changing our habits one habit at a time until we have a better balance with these screens because you're right. They're not going to go away and Judy you'd mentioned the cognitive part of this. What are some other some other ways or symptoms at that? You can find if you know, maybe a child is is using a screen too much. I've heard about disruption of sleep to. Yeah. Actually sleep is probably one of the top ones because we have this. This hormone called melatonin that gets released and I screen, although it looks white. It actually is the blue light. Which is what the sun is. The sun is primarily made a blue light someone Ron screens at night. It's the presses melatonin, and we don't get good quality sleep. And so one of my suggestions in my book is at least two hours before bed. Just don't be on screen and have your kids do their computer homework. Right when they get home. And then at the end of the night, having do math problems, you know, get their launch ready, piano, all the non screen activities and don't say with your phone in your bedroom. For sure not in your bedroom at all not in your bedroom. Okay. The book is called hashtag look up a parenting guide to screen us. She's Judy Stoffel Judy. Thanks so much for the insight this morning. Thank you. Thanks for having me. Awesome. Have a great day Bye-bye. Yeah. I I liked that. She gave us some some tidbits on. Okay. If you wanna change your behaviors here are some things you can do because we always talk about. Well, you gotta use it less. You gotta use it last. We've gotta use it less. Okay. Well, wow. Like, you know, I am. I am addicted. Right. Like, I I'm not one to point fingers either. I'm on my phone a lot a lot in fact enough work meal. Just gets annoyed with me sometimes. But we limit it. With our kids, we have limitations. We don't really they don't have an ipad. And they don't they're not on our phones at all. Unless like we show them a acute video or something that they've done or or every now and then a they like music videos. They love a shallow. I mean, who doesn't really they? Oh, dad, we hear the falling song. They they love to see that music video but kids are still going baby shark there in a shell. And let me down slowly, and they they like pop music now, but we limit all that stuff. You know, at least we try to. But I mean, look it's challenging for parents, you know, and his challenging because there's there's a lot for us to deal with. But I like what Judy said to about, you know, pay don't care it in your pocket all the time. Just put it up there. And then you'll just kind of break some of these habits that we've gotten into. Now, we look at like some other habits that we're seeing out there every now, and then we get these these pop ups, right? And if you look on social media YouTube, Facebook, whatever you see these challenges, right? And usually it's teenagers these teams with their challenges. So there's a new one that doctors are warning teens not to participate in this dangerous quote shell on challenge. So. This is completely ridiculous. This is eating foods with the packaging still on. So now, this is kind of in the realm of the tide pod. Right. Hey kids. I know it seems fun to to eat the tide pods. Don't do it. But this is in that realm eating foods with the with the packaging still on teens are doing this. They're like eating a banana without taking the peel off or they're eating a watermelon. Well, biting through the outer shell or the little Debbie snacks. They'll eat the the packaging with it. The plastic the plastic in a post that video online. Hey, it's the shell on challenge. I mean, I've done some dumb things though. I. A really stupid sometimes. Yeah. I mean at least with the tide pods. Very this. At least with the I was saying in comparison the tide pods. I guess at least part of this is actual. Yeah. You talk about the little, Debbie. I don't know. I it tastes better without the rapper. Yeah. Typically. Yeah. I would think I've I've never eaten the peel of banana. Yeah. Have you know accidentally you bite a little too far when he'll got the watermelon. You get a little bit of the right? Oh, that's nasty. Yeah. Oh, I can't imagine it and the whole thing. Yeah. Yeah. I'm I'm thankful. We grew up in in an age that didn't have YouTube. Okay. Because we used to do like late note late night talk shows and my basement we'd record them. And so then I'd be like the host, and like my buddies would be the guests and they'd come on the show. And so those are somewhere we recorded though, somewhere, and then we would do like music, videos and stuff like that. Good monologues. Not great monologues. Not not very funny. No. But yeah, but those things would have been on YouTube and thank God. They're not they're just they're lost somewhere on VHS somewhere. Your mom might have the tapes there you can make a call. Diane. Those late night talk show host. All right. Up next. Some breaking news this morning. The the director of boys in the hood, John singleton reports are that he has passed away at just fifty one years old. But now they're saying he is on life support. We'll we'll fill you in on that. He's an all time or
How much sleep do we need?
"Even shift workers who give themselves eight or nine hours of sleep opportunity. Join the day, they do not get a quality of sleep. They would have if they were sleeping at night because we are by design a dial species we like to be awake during the day and were designed biologically to do that. So it's not as simple as get your sleep at any time during the twenty four hour period, we didn't bleak midwinter the moment. Is there a time of year when I sleep patterns change as well. It does seem to depend on the season. We know this from studying hunter gatherer tribes throughout the world who are untouched by all of the influences of Madonna tea and southern interesting population to study, and although many of them live somewhat closer to the equator others foreign if away where they'll have seasonal shift and indeed. What you find is that joining the winter months they will sleep longer during the summer months, they'll sleep less. So that does seem to suggest that we may have this twelve monthly cycle to us sleep. In addition to many other different timeframes that we could measure Mita out on asleep. Made some of that seems to do with light exposure during the day other aspects actually seemed to do with temperature. So it seems to be both temperature and light that dictate off seasonal changes in sleep. We also know strangely, by the way that all sleep changes dramatically on the basis of the moon on the Luna cycle to that joining the full moon, we tend to sleep a little less, and when people sleep less we know that they are a little bit more emotionally erratic and unstable and it's often led me to wonder about the time lunatic and were that term actually comes from. And whether it actually is sleep related or not the specimen acting funny in your book, he gives some tips for healthy sleep. If you. Have to choose just three for someone a social loafer or lunatic. Let myself finds it very difficult to see sometimes what would your top three tips. Be. I think the first beyond giving yourself really a non negotiable, eight hours leap opportunity every night. The first would be regularity. Go to bed at the same time and wake up the same time. No matter whether it's the weekend or the weekday even if you've had a bad night of sleep still get up at the same time. It sounds paradoxical. But that will reset your system and then get to bed at the normal time. The following night regularity is king. If there's one thing that you take away from this just wake up at the same time every day that would be it beyond that abstaining from alcohol and caffeine are probably your two best solutions in terms of consumption. The final aspect I would say is your environment temperature and light we are docked prime society in this modern era, and we need darkness at night to release a hormone called melatonin to help with him. Healthy sleep so dim down Hof the lights in your home in the last hour before bed. Tried to stay away from screens, get your bedroom. Temperature down to about sixty five degrees celsius sources of somewhere around eighteen degrees celsius those would be my tips for better sleep.
Does Turkey Really Make You Sleepy?
"Hey, brain stuff listeners in Leuven today. I wanted to tell you about a new podcast here at how stuff works. Happy face hosted by Melissa Jespersen. More for Melissa nineteen ninety-five was a nightmare. It's the year the teenager learned her father, Keith hunter Jespersen was a serial killer is also when her spiral of doubt began when you look like your father, and you share intelligence, and charisma how do, you know, you're not a psychopath to join Melissa she investigates. Her father's crimes reckons with the past and wades through her darkest fears that she hunts for a better future. Tune in every Friday for new episodes of happy face a series that doesn't just explore a serial killers mind, but the investigation has daughter needed to walk away whole you can listen and subscribe on apple podcasts the iheartradio app or wherever you get your podcasts. Welcome to brain stuff from how stuff works. He brain stuff. I'm Lauren Vogel bomb. And our question of the day is does Turkey really make you sleepy America's favorite holiday bird. Does have the makings of a natural sedative in it and amino acid called tripton. Tripped event is an essential amino acid, meaning that you need it. But your body can't manufacture it. The body has to get trip to Finn and other essential amino acids from food trip to vent helps the body produce the B vitamins niacin, which in turn helps you produce. Serotonin serotonin is remarkable chemical that acts as a sort of calming agent in the brain and plays a key role in sleep and trip to Finn is also a precursor to another common compound melatonin. So you might think that if you eat a lot of Turkey, your body would produce more serotonin and melatonin, and you would feel calm and maybe more likely to fall asleep. But nutritionists and other experts say that the trip defend in Turkey probably won't trigger the body to produce more serotonin because defendant works best on an empty stomach. Mc the trip in thanksgiving Turkey has to vibe with all of the other amino acids. The body takes in in order to pass the blood brain barrier and get to work only part of the trip. Defend key dinner will make it to the brain to help produce serotonin. The fact that thanksgiving meals are often carbohydrate heavy actually does help. I think of all the bread stuffing potatoes corn and candied tubers covered marshmallows that we eat before we even get to the real desserts, the insulin. Our bodies releases to process all of that also serves as sort of rideshare vehicles for a lot of amino acids, but not for trip to Finn which hitches a ride to the brain on a protein called albumin. So with most of the competition out of the way, it is. In fact, easier for trip to fin to get into our brain and start the process that leads to the production of more serotonin melatonin. Meanwhile, is produced outside of the brain. So you don't have to worry about that competition at the blood brain barrier. But you do have to worry that you have all the other compounds necessary for your body to create it. Overall. Researchers think it's neither the melatonin nor the Serra Tonen produced from trip to Finn that leads to rampant late afternoon napping on thanksgiving. Most likely it's the whole traditional meal together producing lethargy the average thanksgiving meal contains three thousand calories more than most of us usually eaten a whole day and your body works hard to digest all that food. After all your nervous system is set up to prime your body for maximum nutrient absorption every single time. You eat a part of this is called our rest and digest response when we eat. We excrete more saliva and gastric juices and our heart rate and blood pressure lower. Also, our bodies are sending more blood to our guts in order to help out. Meaning that less is available for the brain. And these skeletal system all of this can make you feel the limb heavy and relaxed also if you drink alcohol with your dinner, you'll likely feel the sedative effect of that as well. But there is a way to take advantage of the trip defend in Turkey. If you have trouble getting to sleep one night while they're still leftover Turkey in the fridge. You can have a late Turkey snack. And that nutritionists say might be the right amount of trip to fin on an empty stomach to help produce sincere tone. Today's episode was mostly written by a house stuff works contributor, the name of whom has been lost to time. If it was you right in it was produced by Tyler clang with the kind of Paul decade for more on this and lots of other fulfilling topics, visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. Hey, Brian stuff listeners in Leuven ad today. I wanted to tell you about one of our compatriot podcasts here at how stuff works Daniel. 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Why California is considering later school start times
"Some California students may soon start school later. Lawmakers have approved legislation that calls for students not to start before eight thirty. Dr Carol ash talked about it on CBS this morning all the research points to that delayed school start time can have a big impact on middle school children and adolescents when they don't get the sleep. They need it can cause poor academic performance. Drowsy, driving, depression, loneliness, social, isolation, addictive, behaviors and weight gain, obesity and hypertension. So it has a significant health and mental impact on the question would be well, then just having. Go to bed early. Adolescence the middle school and high school children their brains are different so melatonin gets released later in the in children. And also the pressure to fall asleep is less. So it's harder for them to fall asleep at night. So they can't go to bed earlier just physiologically different. So it's about the rhythms of their their circadian rhythms. That more than about specific times or numbers of hours of sleep. Well, the circadian rhythms are very critical, and that's right, John. They have a different circadian rhythm than we do. But the amount is important too. So if you're going to bed later because your physiology forces that then you're getting up earlier, you're not getting the sleep. But some advice, you have two parents who are say, I know this is true. I can see it in my kids. But how can I help them get more sleep? Well, what you can do is stick to a regular schedule to want to make sure they're getting the same time on the weekends. And weekdays because Al set the circadian rhythm, believe it or not. And if they're having problems with with don's eyes are popping out of this. Because he's like getting teenagers to not sleep in. I mean, we make up for dinner if we're lucky he's the weekends. It's hard. But it's the one thing we can change. So if you can control that schedule is really important, and you know, as we go to bed at night take away the electron IX, make sure try and get them to bed earlier. Don't let them sit up on the phone texting their friends. That's a that's a problem humidity teenager, doctor Allen. Okay. Some people say this is an economic issue. If you heard that what does that mean? Yes. Well, they they'll say even on the California a scoreboard argued that it's a luxury that working families and families with hardships cannot afford, and I would say absolutely reverse. They argued it's ten million dollars a
Why California is considering later school start times
"Out with everybody back to school. Now, there are some schools start before Labor Day, but they are all back now that Labor Day is behind us. And one of the stories. It's getting a lot of attention. Is this issue of sleep now in California? They have a law that lawmakers have passed there waiting for the governor to sign that would delay. The start of all school by thirty minutes. The belief is that just thirty minutes. We'll make a difference in a child's life when it comes to academics. Especially for those who are in junior high and especially on into high school can thirty minutes really be a difference maker. Well, we want to talk about the issue of sleep and young people with us right now on the disk instituted Pittsburgh, Newsline is Dr Deepa Berman co medical director of the pediatric sleep program at you PM see children's hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr welcome the KKK radio. Good to have you. Thank you so much. Thank you for having me absolutely issue of sleep. Does it make sense to you that just thirty minutes? More can make a difference. Absolutely. You know, this is not just a belief, but you have a lot of data that even increasing. Our total sleep time by as low as thirty minutes can have a positive impact on our day to day functioning. And when we talk about kids that's functioning is that impact is even stronger. Now, what about the idea of just having them? Go to bed thirty minutes earlier that if there's really this belief, and it's something that everybody should buy into. Why not just had the kids? Go to bed earlier in the first place. Yes. That's a really really interesting question. Actually. So there is again, very good research data that in middle school starting middle school in dollar teenagers our natural biological crop. Or in the chemical melatonin that helps us sleep and helps us go to bed and fall asleep. Actually, the secretion is delayed until eleven o'clock so the kit, so whenever we are sleeping to think that actually make. Sleep is melatonin secretion. And how you're how tired you are. So regardless of you know, when you go to bed, you will fall asleep. When your body is ready, and are adult lessons are actually not even ready until later. So even if you force them to go to bed they will be sitting awake in bed, but not actually falling asleep said that would not help. Well, see, I know a lot of people that like to go to bed earlier, and it seems as though as they get older they enjoy going to sleep earlier. This something happen physically when it comes to the release of melatonin that's causing people as the age to want to go to sleep earlier. Yes. Absolutely. Correct. So, you know, India Dawson age group and the clock moved a little bit later. It actually comes back in the adult age group and ask people do older a lot of our elderly folks, you know, are going to bed earlier. Primary reason is the clock actually moved forward forcing them to go to bed earlier and then making up super early in the morning. Okay. So do you think that there would be a benefit if we stop changing the clocks once he twice a year, you know, whether it's spring forward or fall back? Do you think that would make a difference that could however it's hard to say because you know, the light exposure also changes depending on the season. So you know, I know that in Europe some they are talking about getting rid of the big time zones, and they time changes. So you know, it could change, however because of the light exposure that changes in summer villas victories. The might not see any benefit if we do not, you know, move, our to what extent has modern technology made it more difficult for kids to get the sleep that they need. You know, there is a lot. There's a lot of impact of technology on our sleep. And a lot of it is negative impact. The reason why I say is because they are engaging and they tend to keep those teenagers of ache and our kids obey actually also the blue light that emits from these technologies queens, actually suppresses the melatonin the chemical. I've been talking about that causes and help people to fall asleep. So it actually suppresses them. So a lot of phones. Now, the New York technology phones have like yellow likes filter are in orange life. Is there that you could turn on at night the night mode of the technology that you and actually turn on and help the not suppressing the enough night? Is there anything that we can do to help promote the production of melatonin earlier actually exercise early morning exercise and avoiding bright light in the
"melatonin" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Sleep duration improved and they had a shorter sleep latency so they were sleeping faster there were sleeping deeper and they were sleeping longer melatonin works here's the thing what melatonin melatonin on special obviously the dosage for you as going to be totally different than the dosage for me that's how melatonin is sean people to find what three milligrams or melatonin puts him right to sleep and the beauty of melatonin is if you need it you feel great in the morning but some people need more supple but some people need six milligram some people need nine milligram it really varies from person to person but here's why you want melatonin this is i can't school of medicine in manhattan the i can't school of medicine of courses mount sinai call i can funded them to name it somehow the nih national institutes of health and the university of helsinki which would be in finland and it shouldn't journal sleep showing something very interesting they're showing people would shift work problems really groggy all the time to have a problem with your melatonin gene they have a problem with that melatonin receptor gene receptor one eighteen for melatonin plumbing explain what i'm talking about let's say ten pharmacists work at a hospital they work shifts sometimes they work day sometimes worked night eight of them are fine they do quite well with the shift work but two of them are chronically exhausted persistently tired no matter what do those two they have a problem with that melatonin receptor gene but it's also a problem with this gene leads to alzheimer's now we're talking i can't school of medicine.
"melatonin" Discussed on WLAC
"You to drop six percent in your waistline i mean that's amazing antiinflammatory benefits and the other piece is that it can increase bone density pre amazing see thinking about okay if i drink my milk i'm gonna have stronger bones right more bone density well it's not the case they're finding now that even eating walnuts because the high omega three fatty acids are having in them now tons of fatty acids that is a matter of fact it's the highest if you think about fish oil and how good that is for you a handful of walnuts every single day is a high mount super high amounts of a mega three fats that can help plus they have melatonin in them and melatonin can help you get deeper stages of sleep at night for example cherries have a lot of melatonin in them but they're saying that walnuts now have a quite a bit of melatonin it can help in the sleep cycle but also in the anticancer benefits because of that so it's pretty amazing when you start looking at wallets and what they can do the benefits are amazing now one thing to you got to think about fiber okay enough fiber when when you're looking at something like walnuts you gotta look at fiber content now i shoot for and we're talking food is medicine right now food is medicine walnuts contain about i think about seven or eight grams of fiber in one ounce so you get a pretty good amount of that better overall fiber and take should be around i personally think about forty grams a day now i shoot myself for about fifty grams there's a new study that came out that talked about how important fiber is and when you're getting fiber for every ten grams of fiber you take in you drop your overall i guess the percentage rate for colon cancer which is the second leading cause of cancer in the us you drop your colon can't cancer rate down by fifty percent so by every every ten grand's for me fifty percents she for fifty grams.
"melatonin" Discussed on KOA 850 AM
"I was curious if your friend who had came on the line he talked about his vivid dreams had taken melatonin because an overdose edge which would be three milligrams five milligrams or ten milligrams can actually caused that situation grams i mean point five point five thanks to wanna do and by the way for folks out there who care having a hard time finding point five the only place i've successfully found it and this is going to sound crazy trader joe's unbelievable your house brand melatonin comes in five hundred micrograms which is a half of a milligram which is perfect for most people so between a half and one and a half milligrams so i had my patients go there and they grab a bottle and it's i don't know it's like ten bucks or something and you know they can take one till two pillars three pills depending upon where they are in their schedule and things like that it's unbelievable there is a caveat here which is higher dosage of melatonin actually are used as contraceptives in europe and believe it or not melatonin is by prescription only in europe so it's not something that just fool around with and by the way please do not give melatonin to your children i can't think of anything worse for a young female developing body then and then at the addition of a contraceptive doesn't make sense to me now there is another caveat which is children who are on the autism spectrum children who are have asked burgers children who were on that kind of neuro behavioral spectrum those children actually do quite well on fairly high dosages of melatonin three and five milligram dosage melatonin so generally speaking if you got a normal as well as just a child it just don't happen to sleep very well melatonins probably not the answer however if you do have a child with these behavioral challenges in neuro cognitive challenges melatonin might actually be a a good a good treatment modality i wonder why balancer or something.
Study: This is why your hair turns gray
"You're lucky enough to keep most of your hair as you age chances are what's left is going to go gray eventually if it hasn't already have you ever wondered why some people get gray at a young age scientists at the university of alabama i think they may have figured that out there new study on mice found that premature grays might be triggered by an everyday viral infection nothing serious by just enough to cause an immune response that impairs a protein that helps make melatonin that's the pigment that gives our eyes skin and hair its color sixty nine degrees right now a few clouds in new york humidity thirty.
"melatonin" Discussed on 77WABC Radio
"Over the over the counter doses but when you get it in a compounded micronized form a lot of times there's better absorption so some people talk about melatonin affecting their sleep or improving their sleep for the first few hours well it could be that the melatonins getting out of their system because your average over the counter melatonin is going to be out of your system in two to four hours while your micronized melatonin that often needs to be compounded though you could get it in some for some places over the counter but it's a more sustained release and it's going to be in your system for closer to six to eight hours so it really does a great job so the great thing about melatonin is it's it's much more in sync with the body's function and with the brains function so melatonin is helpful for mo mood and energy and it helps it has other health benefits it's a potent antioxidant so it enhances one's health overall it helps with the immune system it modulate the immune system in a positive way so it works with the other hormones as well in that regard so it's good for any any time there so that that helps with pain that help arthritic condition so melatonin is not just the sleep supplement it really has great effects for the brain it even has a good period dot defects so good for gum disease melatonin is really a very diverse has has diverse benefits and it's very versatile in its positive effects one of the known one of the known benefits of melatonin is also to treat headaches especially cluster headaches even migraine headaches are improved with melatonin so they treat toda treat migraines it takes nine this study showed that nine milligrams of melatonin significantly reduces the incidence and severity of migraine headaches so i mentioned it's antioxidant qualities another potent antioxidant is called glutathione and that's not easy to supplement because a lot of times you need to take it either but one of the great things about melatonin is that the it stimulates the production of bluetooth ion glutathione so it has a great antioxidant quality melatonin it's not just the sleep supplement it's a brain supplement it's a great it has cardiac benefits it helps with hypertension and especially nighttime high blood pressure is very much improved with has.
"melatonin" Discussed on This Is Only A Test
"I really like it so my son and i have been playing with that a little bit it's a simplified version of scratch called scratch blocks simplified scratch all right well i mean it's like because you can't there's only certain things that you can do with our two in that kit but i like that little bit integrating some coating blocks in with with that roydon inventor kit makes it less collect dust on the shelf i have you guys ever have trouble sleeping getting to sleep no i'm a night owl so i hate going to sleep by like sleeping in and so i've i've been trying the melatonin and which is i guess it's a naturally occurring substance that we make in our own brain yup and helps us sleep but if you take more of it really works and i found this stuff it's sleepy what do they call it ali restful sleep gummy supplements has melatonin has a couple of things in it camomile oh my god he's a great also makes you a better player right no that was that was like well i'm telling you after an hour after taking these and out you know what also works me being like hey jeremy you're gonna get good night sleep it should work at the same rate as that is this trouble is melatonin oh it's not trouble it's just it's just the dosage within those are are not regulated there aren't like really rigorous studies that melatonin in the way that you're taking it has any big effect because it's tidier circadian rhythm which you can mess up pretty easily with any sort of blue light do us any devices at home.
"melatonin" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"You relax and unfortunately as we age that green hormone that melatonin sort of lows itself and and with the low melatonin melatonin level that's really what really affects how our brain so that goes into this relaxed state and puts us to sleep so then uh we're talking about rescue pm and the comes and the dissolved in a liquid spray we'll get to the difference in that in just a second but these are on again all natural ingredients in rescue pm and uh so why is that better than not like zig taking a prescription sleep aged oh prescription sweep a they may actually get you to sleep but you feel really groggy knacks morning and and they have been studies that show how many people are on description sleep aches that actually have increase motor vehicle accidents the next day uh driving down the wrong side of the road uh you know not being alerted ostashkov you know when you have to him so there's a lot of studies that look at the effects of that plus it affects your overall function throughout the day uh you definitely not as alert uh your reflects is our our dear and so it it does play a big role in plus it's a dick things so now you have to you know you have to make sure that you know you keep on taking more and more and higher doses in high doses and it can affect your liver confessed your overall health can affect many different aspects of your overall wellbeing so i do not in my practice sort of everett prescribed description uh sleeping aids and there's a lot of people out there and and you know this prescription ones and.
Man arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscar bragged on social media
"The plumbing at the quincy veterans home overrun by legionaires diseases still option even though officials say they plan to construct a new facility illinois department of veterans affairs director erika jeffries told lawmakers today that the administration plans to replace residents halls where legionaires cases have been found since 2015 she did not estimate the cost but said it would happen over the next three to five years was angeles police say a man's been arrested for stealing frances mcdormand is oscar after the academy awards last night according to police a 47yearold man arrested last night on suspicion of felony grand theft authorities say the oscar was allegedly stolen during the governor's ball after party sub beck even posted pictures of himself with the award on social media mcdormand's been reunited with her statuette that she received for the best actress category in the film three billboards outside ebbing missouri and three daycare workers are charged with giving children gummy bears containing these sleep paid melatonin explains police officers were called to the kitty junction daycare on friday police said the children were given the melatonin in an effort to calm down before nap time police contacted the parents the workers are due in court next month we'll check sports traffic and weather next on wgn dear okay i'm here to tell you what's coming up on my show which isn't right now with that is between then and right now some crazy kuku bananas thing is probably going to happen in all be talking about that show never mind this year just listen for that koukou self which is going to happen i'll be thinking big thoughts about at report back later on some people that you don't get it john williams on seven twenty wgn a message from the illinois state medical society heroin and prescription drug abuse are an epidemic signs of an overdose includes slow or absent breathing no response to shouting and shaking cold skin and pinpoint pupils if you suspect an overdose call nine one one immediately overdose can be treated no lock zone is a medication that can be obtained without.
"melatonin" Discussed on 560 KLZ The Source
"Such as difficulty falling asleep waking up for no reason from your sleeper apparently no reason is always a reason waking up to urinate and waking up unrest that but you know there's another potential problem and that is the heavy duty exposure to electromagnetic fields as we sit in front of computers we watch tv we play with these games we have our our cell phone all of these guys can have an adverse effect on melatonin and and may disrupt you're a healthy circadian rhythm so it may make you feel like you know wanna sleep when you're really should sleep and vice versa so we recommend there that is about everybody use some melatonin are melatonin pga of course a liquid and it's a firm at an this is really easy to use you can adjust the those uh if you're female and you want the maximum antiaging benefit according to dr pure poli you might want to take twenty milligrams a day that'd be like a quarter teaspoon or if you're a male it is needed dropper to to get two or four milligrams of melatonin so we'll have this guy on special as well by to a more get 25 percent off each and we're going to have that same deal for gall bladder pg are gall bladder support the taine hydrochloride are activator and then if you're waking to urinate are poland floor hip it's simple if.
"melatonin" Discussed on Bulletproof Radio
"Lake so it will help solve the suger to be stored as fat let night meal might tell your body to store a big porcelain appeared as fat instead of using it as glycogen all burning attacked of but right away then another interesting thing where light and insulin they get together is few years ago uh lives humans energetic studies to look at dive itit's uh found that melatonin this septa this is a protein that bind to melatonin and signals this sale that hey melatonin as they are do your stuff to that melatonin deceptive mutare some appeared again again in human subjects who were either vertical or overworked and that was confusing for a lot of people so that's why a lot of research went into it and now we know that the melatonin to septa his byzantine pancreas and when it and give this week melatonin than it tells the pancreas has not to secreted as much insulin so that might be the reason why at night time as we naturally buildup our melatonin level we also tell our pancreatic that this is nighttime the kitchen is closed undo can go back to sleep so it's almost like asleep signalled 210 creates and at that time if we eat than we end up storing more in fact and also keeping up lots of high powered long period of time white interesting when iraqi towns like when when people go in ketosis and night i always have background ketones because of the way i eat but i'm now at a three zero carb diet most of the time i i cycle in and out of it were not tying the were not handed pancras in at all adds there's many different pathways that are affected by key towns but i i'm unaware of of circadian research tied into ketosis but given at so many people are now doing things like bulletproof coffee or keto diets and things like that do you think that there is a role in setting circadian rhythm by manipulating fat.
"melatonin" Discussed on FM NewsTalk
"It's actually not due to be 12 its due to not having enough oxygen in blood cells in the blood supply to be able to actually manufacture energy b twelve itself doesn't actually have any energy in it it's just very critical for producing red blood cells okay and the red blood cells are what transports oxygen throughout the body to deliver action to your tissues to help you not be tired without oxygen the don't liver long right so it's pretty easy to see how oxygenated blood can make you feel energetic k d do you know any others that that any other things that vitamin b 12 does now aw it was though and and says you know that might be larger fair enough okay so it helps will sleep okay so when people come to our clinic and get a vitamin b twelve shot everyone always thinks it's going to give them energy is going to do this while i have to explain to them sometimes that actually makes you sleep okay so how this works is if you can't sleep someone's having difficulty sleeping sometimes they lack this hormone called melatonin melatonin helps your body fall asleep so as we get older again this is an age thing but it can be prevented as we get older we are less efficient at producing melatonin b twelve is very critical for melatonin production okay so with that sometimes because b twelve helps us make melatonin if we're not making enough we can give people b twelve shots and they will report back to us the next time we see them or that may called officers and just let us know yet guess what i went home and i took the best snap of my life or i had the greatest night sleep ever too because they've all of a sudden were able to produce melatonin because they had a deficiency of vitamin b 12 that's interesting because it had the opposite effect on me i mean you know it does generally which i think it sounds like that's what most people have experienced this most people's true but they get more energy from it but once in a while it helps.
"melatonin" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"You know a from you all these things i do not eat a meal in any way around the time you go to sleep away from the caffeine in the coffee and things like that or heavy nieto that your body needs tried out of work itself try to even get you to sleep and i've never really extra before you go to bed because that only increases your hormones and that increases you've had a calming for that crowded with thing so it's basically you try to do all those things and then there's a huge association between a lack of certain hormones in our body melatonin is one that quite let's talk about rescue we rescue sweet is one of these formula fat i really have in my own profession used in so many of my patients removing some of those other drugs that are so harmful to us uh that that we sort of get used to and overprescribe at many positions but rescue whether it comes in a liquid form for the cap with really helped in that only hormone only three balancing your melatonin but of course you do we reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep so that sometimes important but it also helps relax muffled and i told you that tension in muscle strain really plays and wreak havoc on your ability to four fleet it put you in a very calming mood it has things like these calming herbs that's why sometimes they have herbal key before you go to bed it has gripped phony and feet for wary enroute camomile flowering skullcap route over these things together along with melatonin work together to get you fall asleep and could stay asleep and acquis most important you know it's getting your body relax getting on board with something like rescue sleep which is really so convenient easytotake youth in a catholic form wanted to two to cap with ten fifteen minutes before bed time or you in a liquid form eight sprays under your con delicious meant the waiver could really really uh just harm you and make you feel and and make you feel like you're going to get a good night sleep so that that's one of the first things that i do is get your environment in check and rescue sweets as an alternative to other to another sleeping aid uh because as you.
"melatonin" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"That you are having for example when you were a teenager by age seventy you may have lost almost ninety percent of that deep sleep for people who have trouble sleeping whether it's a function of age anxiety our pain or just they're not very talented at sleeping a lot of those people turn to pills of one sort or another to helps set the pill might be an ambient kind of power melt melatonin are innocent mother over the counter erber or whatever so let's talk about some of these options and see what you think of them let's start with melatonin i want you to describe melatonin is and what it's good for and what it really not going to be very helpful with melatonin is actually a hormone that is released when darkness begins and so during the day melatonin is actually suppressed and is at low levels within the brain and the body but as dusk starts to occur normally tune in levels will start to rise and melatonin as a consequence has been called the hormone of darkness all the vampire hormone i think i've even heard people call it and melatonin is designed to help you i am regulate the timing of your sleep so melatonin does not actually participate in the generation of sleep itself and it slightly misunderstood many people think that it helps them fall asleep more quickly or stay asleep the touchy not true if you look at the cuff flee controlled studies so perhaps one way to think of melatonin is a little bit like the starting official in the hundred meter race at the olympics but official with a gun the official melatonin actually organizes the great sleep grace and then begins the race but that official does not participate in the race itself and that's the case for melatonin and sleep there are a whole set of different chemicals and brain mechanisms that actually generate sleep and get you into sleep melatonin simply times when sleep is going to occur not the generation of leap itself i would say however that for people who all using melatonin and feel it benefits them then go ahead and keep using it because i'm not to be dismissive but the placebo effect is the.
"melatonin" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"A household tasks so the researchers say quote see inp can have a devastating impact on patients and may limit chemotherapy doses with potentially serious consequences these findings are very exciting suggests that melatonin could prevent the inp by protecting nerve cell might oh kandari ah all right study was published major medical journal and hopefully the the drug in question was taxol a taxol was medication that was that melatonin was tested against it have prevented neuropathy so very cool information of need these kind of quality studies that we need in integrative oncology all right so let me share the sided with you because uh frequently by cancer patients of by chronic fatigue patients my patients with the fibromyalgia which will talk about just a few moments suffer from extreme fatigue and i wanna share with you some information about the only personal formula that's clinically proven to reduce fatigue whatever the 'cause it's empty factor from nutritional therapeutics a you've heard me talk about it i take it personally have been talking about it for years clinical trials have shown empty factor reduces fatigue by almost half its available pro packs which is a once stop shop for your vitamin mineral needs with antioxidants som omega3s all combined to help you feel better but while ago suggested traditional therapeutics that some people may just want to keep their.
"melatonin" Discussed on WDRC
"You know you think entertain isa don't know what they're going to do they might interfere with chemo if you feel better after chemo maybe the chemotherapy didn't work the chemotherapy didn't work well then what's the use to feel better but the very fact that you know you don't have rapidly indicates that you were blocking the efficacy the chemotherapy but here importantly melatonin treatment did not interfere with the beneficial anticancer effects of chemotherapy in human breast and ovarian cancer cells and so oh i uh i often recommend high doses of melatonin melatonin not just the amount required help with sleep which is a half milligrams of three milligrams nightly but twenty milligrams name ethical i've never going to wake up after take that it's like taking five valley abs will know because melatonin 's threshold effect is achieved at about three milligrams but taking more you're not gonna feel knocked out or exhausted you get used to it very quickly and plus it has longterm cancer preventive effects particularly in breast cancer impressed against so safe to take its effective it will help to reduce this post chemo side effect which may cause patients to have difficulty with fastening buttons or walking barefoot caused pain that can persist even after the cancerous cured meeting with some patients unable to return to work or able to.
"melatonin" Discussed on WLS-AM 890
"Let us you're got to tell you about sleep uh i have for years people told me to get on the melatonin and i'm like know i'm not some health food things are going to get me to sleep in need industrial zone pharmaceutical big pharma needs leads in a shady dr to hand useless in a fairly well were just big something that you know something under the counter not over england or way behind it that i can't get air without him a note from a doctor so i do have from time to time i'll take the ambient but the next day i you know i find my that i'm a little i dunno rodney no no kind of just like forgetful or something you know not a some elephant that can seems like it can linger the next day i've added a few times and yeah i i don't i'm not really groggy or anything i just not as women i guess if we're not as sharp as you normally aren't technically that would be groggy right now but i'm so you know i mean with me i'm so sharp let's that it off you can't even tell him luckily for me a beloved taken the melatonin and i've been does it had to kind of rethink my take my drug habits after my yes surgery and janet i can't bring you all along now little pill some of you are going has some of you have to be used a little bit more discretion a little bit more discretion no i look take your health i love taking pills we love you too i do.
"melatonin" Discussed on Quirks and Quarks
"Isn't directly tied to sleepiness it's sort of a promoter of sleeping when it's supposed to occur but more important than that what we find is in individuals who who can't perceive light these still have a circadian rhythm they still have a melatonin cycle so they have melatonin that rises and falls it's just that it is not coordinated with the with the twenty four hour day and so compared to individuals that perceive light do we have it among people that are blind you see that the end up suffering from various sleep disorders so they'll have excessive sleepiness during daytime at certain times of the year and then other times of the year they might actually suffer from insomnia and that's because this cycle of melatonin seems to be shifting over time and so they're sleepiness and wakefulness is also shifting as well you know it turns out that our understanding of how melatonin is actually regulated and it's linked to perception of light a lot of that understanding comes from research with people that have different degrees of blindness so you have individuals who can still perceive light thought there considered legally blind and in in those individuals the melatonin cycle circadian rhythms everything seems to be normal and properly synchronized with the 24hour day but in people with total blindness who do not perceive light at all uh this is where their circadian rhythms their melatonin cycle becomes de synchronized and so our understanding of how light synchronizes uh melatonin secretion and are are now 24hour circadian rhythm sleepiness and wakefulness and all of that a lot of that understanding comes from research that was done among the uh among individuals with different degrees of blindness.
"melatonin" Discussed on Quirks and Quarks
"What happens is when melatonin is suppressed because of exposure to light at night what you can get is a shift in the secretion of that melatonin so it can be pushed to a different time of the day so if you actually had somebody that did nightshift work on a regular basis every single day for for many many many weeks you might see that are melatonin cycle is pushed to a different time of the day now what we find with shift workers though is that they don't stay on a night shift schedule on their weekends on their days off they wanna join their families hang out with friends they wanna you know participate in the world of the living so to speak and so they end up switching back to a day shift schedule so they never end up getting completely use to shift work so that their melatonin cycle might completely shift so what ends up happening is these individuals don't ever really seem to benefit from from that full rise in melatonin that somebody who's working the day shift consistently would have how did you go about looking at the role melatonin plays an increasing the risk of cancer so we chose to look at uh something called eight hydroxy de oxy guan asean real mouthful to say this is a a marker that can be easily measured in urine it turns out that wind reactive oxygen species make their way to the nucleus of a cell they have a real high propensity to react with dna and if this remains in the in the dna it will lead to a mutation that can then contribute to to cancer.
"melatonin" Discussed on NewsRadio1620
"I'm over a period of time uh and and and that affects your morning drunkenness as well um but the one you're talking about is protests seat so proceedings your circadian process which is it which is influenced by life to light is the single biggest external influence or on your protest see and the and the relevance of that is that you know four hours before you're meant to sneak melatonin which is a hormone which is responsible for making your drowsy starts getting secreted of your body and four hours four hours that's right and and so light exposure ten shift your melatonin on set in your body and and and that's that's another critical thinking so not only do people not spending enough time in bed sleeping they also completely shift uh the timing of medical in on this by sitting in doors under artificial static light which does not mimic the light of the sun and also makes so much sense why um the game or crowd has such a stig another stigma a um a history of being like insomniacs because who's gonna stay up later than somebody who's sitting in front of a giant brightlylit screen flashing at them absolutely so you know that they're going to launch studies that actually have been conducted isn't that you don't buy by nature your circadian rhythm shift by around fifteen minutes every single day if you if you sit in total darkness they were study conducted i think anything in the two thousand where they got cuts subject to sit in absolute darkness in the basement for the entire period the entire month i believe and what happened was you know this fifteen minute shifting and their sleep times over a period of twenty four days or i believe twenty three to twenty four days the in higher sleep schedule was completely reverse and and this is providing a they receive.