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Less than 5 hours of sleep harms health, affecting workout recovery, and promoting weight gain

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, and prescription or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  • @user-fv5ms4sz8e says:

    I’ve never been able to sleep my whole life. I basically pass out. I honestly believe I don’t have a shut off switch. But I think a lot and I never stop thinking. I have five different research projects going on, so when I lay down, I’m thinking. I hung seven flags today and it took me a lot of anguish, to figure out which knot I should use and how to actually make it work. Anyway, I asked my doctor for sleep aid and she wouldn’t prescribe me anything and nothing over the counter works.

  • @kylohurtado6400 says:

    Dr. Berg, please do a meet and greet here in Los Angeles 🙏.

  • @loriesoliwoda-truong says:

    I can attest to that … especially since menopause … I sleep between 4 – 6 hours a night because of work and home responsibilities …. and no matter what I do that weight persists

    • @user-pv8tq9ul9d says:

      I was the same then was taking trace minerals and if the thyroid nears attention helps alot too back to 7-8 hrs now

  • @jholm11 says:

    Not only am I disabled, obese, but I have Sleep Aponea, waking several times a night. I find that doing a couple of hours of hard exercise helps, but my weight just doesn’t shift.

    • @tumadre5000 says:

      Do you have CPAP machine?

    • @usaman7358 says:

      @@tumadre5000SEVERE sleep apnea here, going on 25 YEARS, UNTREATED!! Can’t do cpap and the few times I’ve tried, no difference. It’s been a long 25 years of daily fatigue. 🙁 🙁 P.S…Not overweight, 60 yrs old, no thick neck, none of that.

    • @jholm11 says:

      @@tumadre5000No. I couldn’t sleep with that on.

    • @angelacarroll9750 says:

      I was like that, eating less & less, but nothing happened. Until I started Dr. Bergs keto 18mths ago. That with IF, the weight dropped 10kgs in 3 months 😊. With osteoarthritis, I couldn’t walk much. Stress causes Cortisol to spike, and that, plus menopause, & estrogen dropping equals many problems. Sleep, relax and be active with things you love ❤️, win win, is what we can say 😊

    • @DeviatingVapors says:

      try some ghee with poached eggs in the evening, then IF … get outside the next mornings, tidy up in your garden, house .. neighborhood for just 15m a day. your brain needs some healthy fats and proteins to function optimally.

      carbs and starches are the devil for most, + needlessly ruin our weigh-loss journeys.

  • @SparkTheGenius says:

    i’m 51 and 186 pounds. I want to lose 20 pounds. Lately I try to go to bed at 9 PM. I wake up a lot during the night. I wonder if I should get back onto melatonin. I heard it’s not good to be taking it.

  • @bigd3721 says:

    stress is also a big factor

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks says:

      I think that goes side by side because if you got stressed and you’re not sleeping you’re really screwed.

    • @bigd3721 says:

      @@Avengedsevenfoldrocks yep, exercise usually helps with stress. it may not be the cure, but it will help you sleep.

      I think most people who are severely obese, have some sort trauma, and are using food to cope. the trauma is playing in the background, and causing them more stress. which will cause sleepless nights, and to gain weight.

  • @anitahernandez1207 says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s the problem for my situation. I’m doing everything else right but until the stress is alleviated, my body is going to hold onto what it thinks it needs. At least I’m eating right. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to handle the situation calmly.

  • @bronwentillman8385 says:

    I’m 47, and I cannot remember a night in which I woke up and felt rested. It’s usually a feeling of “Did I even sleep last night?” and a game of “How many times did I wake up last night?” I wake up after every memorable dream, when I’m cold, when it’s too noisy, when it’s too quiet, in an unfamiliar place/bed, with someone else in bed with me….anywhere from every hour to every half hour. I don’t snore unless I’m sick or having allergy issues. I’ve tried sleep aids, but my body and brain can’t fully wake up from them the next day and I walk around like a zombie. It’s absolutely awful and no doctor is willing to help me figure out what to do. I just want a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling better.

    • @usaman7358 says:

      I feel ya my friend. I’m in the same boat. Going on 25 years of “severe sleep apnea”. Untreated. Haven’t had a good nights sleep in about 35 years. Haven’t slept through the night in 35 years. Tired daily, often 2 naps per day. All this started in my late 30’s. Prior to that, I was unstoppable. Weightlifter, motorcycle rider, you name it. It’s been torture and all any “doctor” seems to want to do is throw me on cpap, which has never worked. As sad as this sounds, maybe you can take comfort in knowing there’s someone else out there like you.

    • @bronwentillman8385 says:

      @usaman7358  thank you for your kind words of support, I truly appreciate them!

  • @user-lb6dh4xd9p says:

    Thank goodness ❤❤❤

  • @silvermine2033 says:

    I only manage to get 4 hours of sleep per night no matter how hard I try.

  • @starr9946 says:

    So what’s the solution?

  • @juleighhastings6224 says:

    What is your suggestion?? I have chronic insomnia 😢😢😢

  • @curly__3 says:

    Exercise is needed to get consistent good long nights sleep.

  • @ReinventingEnergyAndLove says:

    This is, Reinventing Energy And Love ✊🏿 ❤️ 👊🏿

  • @90Sinamontana88 says:

    Never go to gym when you have slept for less than 6-7 hours it destroys your heart

  • @MarieWilliams027 says:

    There’s nothing better than a good night sleep. Thanks, Dr Berg ❤

  • @a.williams45 says:

    Good quality sleep is so important. Thank you, Dr Berg.

  • @RideAlong205 says:

    Even my own late Grandmother said “Good Sleep is best for you.”

  • @meme-sb7vr says:

    Is using melatonin advisable for those of us with difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep? Menopause is a nightmare that interferes with so many aspects of life including sleep.

  • @nedutchgirl says:

    I suffered from sleep deprivation for years. Now my body is sleeping at night. Seemed like no sleep aides helped. I went cold turkey for 3 weeks no sleep aides. I stopped all melatonin. I only take Tylenol pm 2 hrs before bedtime. I get up at 6 every morning and go to bed at 10. I get gentle exercise in every day like walking. I drink 2 30 grams of high protein drinks a day. I sleep better on my tummy. The combination has helped me sleep like a baby. I am so thankful to sleep. Before the routine I was only sleeping every other day. On days after not sleeping I am a zombie. I would stay in bed until 9 because suffering from lack of sleep.

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