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Just a little more sleep can make an enormous difference in your body’s ability to protect you from the virus that causes COVID-19. Our bodies work very hard while we rest, especially to strengthen our immune systems. Are you having trouble sleeping? Staying asleep? It may be more than just these stressful times.

In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner, nationally acclaimed integrated practitioner Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to provide guidance on how to fall asleep and stay asleep.

Specific Topics…

  • Sleep is not a waste of time—a lot gets done during the night (3:33 – 6:15)
  • Use Netflix to your advantage (6:15 – 7:34)
  • The weight gain–sleep connection (7:34 – 9:54)
  • How much sleep do you need? Self-test (9:54 – 12:19)
  • Creating sleep cues (12:19 – 13:02)
  • Accepting your unique sleep needs (13:02 – 14:20)
  • Can naps offset sleep deprivation? (14:22 – 15:56)
  • If you have trouble falling asleep (16:10 – 19:15)
  • Evening routines that can help you fall asleep (19:15 – 20:35)
  • Dr. T’s de-stressor exercise (20:35 – 23:42)
  • Screen strategy (23:42 – 24:34)
  • Drink and pot and sleep (24:34 – 26:00)
  • Beware sleep “crutch” (26:00 – 28:00)
  • If you wake in the middle of the night, eat this (28:00 – 29:22)
  • When dreams distract your sleep (29:22 – 34:35)
  • Why do you have night sweats? And what to do (34:35 – 36:48)
  • Preparing your body for sleep (36:48 – 38:42)
  • Don’t let daytime tensions interrupt your sleep (38:42 – 39:44)
  • Supplements to help you sleep (39:44 – 41:00)
  • THC in pot—helpful or hindrance? (41:00 – 41:48)
  • Essential oils that can help (41:48 – 42:48)
  • How melatonin can help sleep (42:48 – 44:22)
  • The role of vitamin D (44:22 – 45:13)
  • Optimal sleep environment (45:13 – 47:06)
  • Why sleep is so important for immunity (47:06 –
  • Any specific timing rules for supplements? (34:40 – 36:15)
  • Andrographis—little-known herb that helps protect (36:15 – 37:32)
  • Maintenance protocol when COVID emergency eases (zinc, vitamin D, vitamin C) (37:32 – 38:44)
  • When you have symptoms—how to adjust (same supplements, but higher doses) (38:44 – 40:10)
  • Can you bring these to a patient in the hospital? (40:10 – 41:40)
  • Melatonin helps beyond sleep (41:40 – 42:44)
  • Omega-3s can help defend against COVID clots (42:44 – 45:33)
  • Should you take these products every day? (45:33 – 46:35)
  • Post-COVID fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (46:54 – 48:25)
  • Dr. T’s opinion on taking new vaccine when it is available (48:25. –

To learn more about Dr. Teitelbaum and his work, go to Vitality101.com.

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