John Neustadt on Sleep Disorders


Dr. John Neustadt founded and was a medical director of Montana Integrative Medicine. He was voted Best Doctor in a Best of Bozeman survey and was recognized by Elsevier, the world’s largest medical publisher, as one of the Top Ten Cited Authors in the world for one of his publications.

Dr. Neustadt published over 100 research reviews and three books. He’s the founder of the dietary supplement company, Nutritional Biochemistry, Inc (NBI). NBI was started right here in Bozeman in 2006. Since that time, Dr. Neustadt’s unique formulas have helped people in more than 15 countries.


Contact Information

website: www.nbihelath.com

phone: (800)624-1416


Track 1

Introductions

John Neustadt had insomnia

  • 80 million in the US have sleep disorders
  • Can have big affect on your day in work/relationships
  • If chronic, can be deadly (diabetes)
  • Medical students staying awake for long shifts/ 72 hours

Many medical mistakes are made

Common sleep disorders: Sleep Apnea


Track 2

Categorize Sleep Disorders:

Hard To Fall Asleep: Insomnia

Hard To Stay Asleep: Insomnia, Bruxism

Too Much Sleep: Narcolepsa, Hypersomnia

Jet Leg: Fit bit did a study on 6 billion pieces of information

  • Biggest problem: “Social Jet Leg”
  • How to improve: go to bed at the same time every night

Hyperarousal Hypothesis: too much cortisol/adrenaline

  • “wired but tired”

Call about EMF waves and the upcoming 5G

  • Gadgets become ADDICTIVE/Impulsive
  • We are energetic beings
  • Sleep has decreased 20% in the last century because of electricity

Large number of people seeing doctors are actually suffering from sleep disorders


Track 3

Reintroductions & Recap of show so far

Sleep Architecture

  • John tries to understand disorders by doing continuous research and then explain to patients

Different “stages” of the Sleep Architecture

  • Stage 1: easily disrupted by noises/lights/etc.
    • light stages of sleep – you want that to be short.
  • Younger people: typical female in their 30’s don’t allow themselves to relax.
    • Sleep disruption is very common – they stay in stage 1
    • what could help: white noise machines
  • Stage 2: Deeper sleep but still not in restorative sleep (10-25 minutes 45-55% of total sleep time)
  • Stage 3: Restorative – slow waves – refreshing (3-8%)
  • Stage 4: Highest arousal sleep – cannot wake them up.
    • REM-Sleep (75-80% of sleep is NOT in REM sleep)
    • REM/Dreaming sleep happens about every 90 minutes
      • decreases as we age
  • People get scared about going to sleep
    • this can cause anxiety

Research from sleep architecture

  • What are the factors of not sleeping well
  • What can we take
  • Tight Muscles
  • Regulating blood sugars
  • Self-fulfilling prophecy

Track 4

Call about pelvic Prolapse

Hormones and Gender

  • Women 40% more likely to have sleep disorders
    • PMS
    • Menopause/Hot Flashes
    • Low Estrogen
    • Low Progesterone
    • Low Testosterone

Thyroid lab values are not optimal (bell-curve)

One thing to look for is looking for TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

Hormones – all start in the brain

If brain is being jostled around – damage – can affect the hormone production of all kinds


Track 5

Increasing testosterone affects stage 3 sleep

Decreasing weight increasing testosterone

HIS PRODUCT: made out of own desperation

melatonin goes away very quickly

  • melatonin is a circadian modulator
  • melatonin secreted in the brain
  • melatonin secreted in the gut

Many products are not working with our physiological rhythms

  • that’s why he made his own product

Bi-Phasic time released

  • Stage 1 – 30-40 minutes
    • nutrients to help them calm down the neural system
    • nutrients to help with muscle tightness
  • Stage 2- adaptogenic herbs
    • ashwaganda
    • skullcap
    • magnolia
    • hops

Magnesium + B-6 – to help breakdown of L-Tryptophon (essential amino acid we need from food)

Pine Bark can also help promote sleep – especially in women


Track 6

Prescription medication

  • 2 days: Benzodiazepines Klonazepam
  • Especially the elderly
    • an increase in dizziness
    • an increase in falling down
  • Medical Journal: success is marginal at best
    • risk of death increases
    • risk of cancer increases
    • 1/2 million deaths in US
  • Diet. Lifestyle. Dietary Supplements

New class of drugs: Belsamera

  • increases falling asleep by 8-10 minutes
  • increases staying asleep by +/- 20 minutes

We need to treat the person

CONCLUSION about OTC- medication for sleep- not effective may be masking real causes

Protein before bedtime – 10 grams – 15 grams/before bedtime helps blood sugar regulations

How about people with acid reflux at night and having to sit-up

  • sometimes dry hacking cough

5 most common foods that cause acid reflux

  1. Raw Onion
  2. Garlic
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Coffee
  5. Citrus
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