12 Things That STOP a Good Night’s Sleep


These are the top things that prevent you from falling asleep or staying asleep. Learn more!


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0:00 Introduction: The importance of sleep for your health
0:24 Side effects of poor sleep
0:53 Top things that prevent sleep
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Sleep has a significant impact on your health. I want to cover the top things that can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep.

There’s a direct correlation between your sleep and overall heart function and longevity.

A lack of sleep can affect your blood sugar levels and increase cravings and hunger. Poor sleep can also raise your cortisol and affect your mood.

The top things that prevent you from sleeping:
1. High cortisol
2. Low vitamin D
3. Low calcium
4. Low magnesium
5. Low potassium
6. A bad sleeping environment
7. Taking melatonin
8. Blue light and EMF
9. Low vitamin B12
10. Low vitamin B1
11. Low zinc
12. Stimulants

Cutting out sugar and going on a low-carb diet is crucial to help you start sleeping better. Also, avoid eating too late or overeating to help support better sleep. Another great tip is to focus on your breathing to help you fall asleep fast.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and 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, 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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  1. @tsingh7275 on November 10, 2023 at 11:05 am










    9. LOW VITAMIN B12

    10. LOW VITAMIN B1

    11. LOW ZING


    • @user-vq5gg6up1t on November 10, 2023 at 11:15 am

      دائما نتظر منك ملخص الحلقه انت رائع

    • @muchtested on November 10, 2023 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you

    • @Drberg on November 10, 2023 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you very much. Appreciate your comment.

    • @csthompson12 on November 10, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      Definitely need some zing!

    • @elayned6147 on November 10, 2023 at 12:53 pm


  2. @demigaines5644 on November 10, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Thank You So Very Much For Sharing Dr Berg This Is So
    Incredibly Helpful I’m Not Sleeping Well At All If I’m Stressed.
    Sleep Is So Very Important For The Body!

    • @Drberg on November 10, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      You’re welcome. Thanks for watching my videos. Have a nice day!

    • @demigaines5644 on November 10, 2023 at 12:54 pm

      @@DrEricBergDC 🙏Thank You So Much Dr Berg Have A Great Day As Well
      Your Videos Have Helped Me Tremendously

  3. @marysh3840 on November 10, 2023 at 11:14 am

    Healthy keto and IF helped me to have a nice sleep. Also, I walk and do exercises regularly. Thanks to Dear Dr. Berg.

    • @Drberg on November 10, 2023 at 12:28 pm

      Wonderful! So glad to hear that!

  4. @sufiankhan2004 on November 10, 2023 at 11:22 am

    Dr Berg, I’m 19 and watching your videos from years for muscle building and overall health..
    My problem on sleep is sometimes I woke up immediately after 15 minutes of getting into sleep with high heart beats.

    • @Graydies on November 10, 2023 at 11:27 am

      Are you consuming enough electrolytes?

    • @desprezolorde on November 10, 2023 at 11:42 am

      If you’re using caffeine, it might be the reason.
      I had a similar problem, but, almost no sleep at all. Extremely high cortisol.

    • @viq234 on November 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm

      If you are training too much or too caloric deficient, then that can ruin your sleep. I had the problem thinking if I tire myself out then i would sleep better. Eating more and rest days fixed me up.

    • @bzcookie on November 10, 2023 at 2:04 pm

      Adrenaline dump?

    • @amlanlegend3092 on November 10, 2023 at 6:00 pm

      do not use pre workout or any caffeine 6 hours before you go to sleep.

  5. @yapmagi4701 on November 10, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Thank you Dr Berg for the well explained on lack of sleep.

  6. @lindaa5344 on November 10, 2023 at 11:29 am

    Great advice as good sleep is so important to health!! Thank you Dr. Berg!! 🩷

    • @Drberg on November 10, 2023 at 11:44 am

      No problem. Stay safe and healthy!

    • @lindaa5344 on November 10, 2023 at 11:50 am

      @@DrEricBergDC 🙏🩷

  7. @Wendy-xe4gk on November 10, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    I wake at 2AM. Wide awake. These tips should be helpful. Thanks Dr Berg – you rock!

    • @riderbee15 on November 10, 2023 at 12:50 pm

      plz eat early

    • @deassfgh7807 on November 11, 2023 at 5:10 pm

      ​​@@riderbee15 my body thrives on eating before bed. Everyone’s different. It would be a good idea to test it out. It’s best for me if I eat around 5pm and go to bed at 9. I also eat something high in protein before bed so my sugars don’t drop during the night and I think it’s important for diabetics so thier sugars don’t drop. Your sleeping 8 hours with out food

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:51 pm

      Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on waking up in the middle of the night may help with more data.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:52 pm

      @@deassfgh7807Dr Berg’s videos /articles on diabetes, blood sugars, ect, may be of interest.

  8. @julieoelker1865 on November 10, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    I am 61. I have followed your advice for years, but my sleep was severely compromised due to stress, a lot of coffee (10 cups a day, ouch) and playing on my phone at night. Two months ago, I had a seizure. It turns out I have a meningioma brain tumor. I am having surgery in 2024 to remove it. The tumor has likely been there for years, but the stress and lack of sleep have made my situation worse. Do everything on this list.

    • @NadiaSeesIt on November 10, 2023 at 12:20 pm

      Oh my goodness. I hope your surgery goes well and you fully recover!

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:50 pm

      Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on different sleep issues may help with more data. Including on absorption of vitamin D and on tumors.

  9. @carolmckeever1037 on November 10, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    Thanks Dr. Berg you’re health info is essential to humanity God bless you for the effort you put into this great information ❤

    • @Drberg on November 10, 2023 at 8:44 pm

      You’re most welcome, Carol!

  10. @GolemJoker on November 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    0:19: ! Sleep is crucial for overall well-being and health, and lack of sleep can have negative effects on various aspects of our body.
    2:38: 💤 Calcium-rich foods and supplements can help improve sleep quality and combat exhaustion.
    5:24: 🥗 Eating 7 cups of salad per day can help meet potassium and magnesium requirements, which can lower anxiety.
    7:59: 💡 The video discusses the importance of infrared devices, the negative effects of blue light on sleep, and the role of vitamin B12 and B1 in sleep quality.
    10:42: ! Insulin resistance and diet can help improve sleep quality and reduce excessive urine at night.

    • @ttzz175 on November 10, 2023 at 1:40 pm

      I do all that and still can’t sleep more than 3-4 h at a shot, sometimes only 2.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 8:19 pm

      @@ttzz175Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on sleep length may help with more data. Including on absorption of vitamin D, b5 through unfortified nutritional yeast, ect.

  11. @Toyae86 on November 10, 2023 at 1:29 pm

    I needed this video today! I will be asleep no later than 10pm and wake up at 3am and be wide awake! Thank you, Dr. Berg! 🤍🤍

    • @PT-hr2fw on November 10, 2023 at 2:55 pm

      EMF elimination did wonders for me, gl

    • @kiwidubz on November 10, 2023 at 8:35 pm

      3am = the witching hour, seek Jesus and pray, see if that helps, you could be in a spiritual battle (like we all are) God bless

    • @sundown6748 on November 11, 2023 at 6:03 am

      There’s such a thing as second sleep about how we awake at night and check on things then sleep again a few hours.

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:45 pm

      Dr Berg’s videos /articles on waking up in the middle of the night may also help.

    • @BlingyBea on November 13, 2023 at 4:40 am

      @@experimenthealthyketo83i couldn’t find them?

  12. @Highheels4ever on November 10, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    I am glad that Dr. Berg is explaining the causes of not sleeping. This has been my life story, having insomnia. It is very difficult for me to fall sleep. Most of the time, I am awake all night, and when I say all night is true, it is the entire night. have melatonin but I am reluctant to take it. My insomnia is bad, awful. .
    I refuse to take any sleeping pills, and I will not.

    Thank you Dr. Berg for bringing up this very important subject, it is appreciated.

    • @XSilvenX on November 10, 2023 at 6:40 pm

      I had the same problem, which actually came back recently after getting burned out from a year of overworking. It would take me 2-4 hours to fall asleep, and even when I would, the quality was terrible and I never felt fully rested. Going through my busy day with a fraction of my cognitive function in zombie mode was absolute hell. For me it started from a panic attack brought on by a failed attempt at doing keto. The water loss caused electrolyte imbalance, which caused me to have a panic attack over something stupid which sent me to the ER. When I got back I realized I lost the ability to fall asleep, which drove more panic, which eventually developed into severe sleep anxiety. It got to the point where just the thought of sleep triggered fight-or-flight, so anytime I’d go to bed, my heart would start racing due to cognitive association, and I wouldn’t be able to properly relax to enter sleep. It was torture.

      I was eventually able to slowly fix it with no meds by carefully watching my sugar intake, doing a lot of cognitive behavioral therapy, and supplementing a TON of magnesium (upwards of 1000mg /day) due to the increased anxiety and stress. Remember a NORMAL person can get by on a measly 400mg of magnesium a day (some experts like Dr. Carolyn Dean or Morley Robbins would argue that the RDA isn’t optimal btw), but when you’re going through extreme stress, you need more! MagSRT or Magnesium Breakthrough are excellent supplements I’d personally recommend. Magnesium lotion is good too. Not to mention adding mag-rich foods to your diet.

      The number one thing I learned on the cognitive side was to remember to NOT STRESS about not sleeping. Do your best to truly internalize this. Don’t get angry, panicky, or upset, because it only makes it worse. Train your mind to remain calm and not judge (this is where practicing meditation helps tremendously). On my worst days I’d sit there 3-4 hours, remaining calm. Just close your eyes and let your body do what it needs to do, because the more you “chase” sleep, the more elusive it becomes.

      You’ll find that you tend to “cross over” into sleep when you’re thinking of something in your head or are distracted. If you’re FOCUSED on sleep it becomes counterintuitive because to your brain you’re “focusing” and it will try to keep you up.

      It’s also vital to remember that just laying in bed with your eyes closed and resting (even when awake) does some good, so if you’re exhausted, you can take comfort in knowing that just laying there will help, although obviously it’s no replacement for actual sleep.

    • @kiwidubz on November 10, 2023 at 8:32 pm

      I know diet is a big part, but just out of curiosity, do you live in a city and/or near Wi-Fi/cellphone towers?

    • @ladyofhay9365 on November 11, 2023 at 2:40 am

      Other factors might be consuming something sweet at night, if suffering from pre-diabetes, or having some gas trapped inside, that’s my case!

    • @DUBLL100 on November 11, 2023 at 6:31 am

      @@XSilvenXI was the exact same as you ! I had insomnia 4 years ago due to over training and over working! Every time I got into bed my heart would pound! It went on for about 3 years and last year for some reason it just went! I dropped as much exercise to just 3-4 sessions a week and a lot of magnesium to! Lowish carb but enough from fruit and honey to fuel my workouts and stress! People will tell you you don’t need carbs when you’re stressed but you do..

    • @Highheels4ever on November 11, 2023 at 7:35 am

      @@ladyofhay9365 Thank you for replying and your input. I truly appreciate it.
      I don’t have diabetes nor I am pre-diabetic, but what I have is Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). And yes, you might be correct about sugar since as of late, I have been eating sugar and I have to stop doing that since sugar is not good for your body.

  13. @midwestern925 on November 10, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    I’ve been through 2 different sleep studies 5 years apart and both gave me a diagnosis of “sleep disorder of unknown origin” . . . My father, brother, myself and paternal grandfather all have had sleeping disruptive disorders . . .

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:48 pm

      Dr Berg’s videos /articles on sleep may help.

  14. @shibalover54 on November 10, 2023 at 6:10 pm

    Passing on to a few folks with slerp issues, including myself. I tend to not worry about it much as it exacerbates the problem. Its night by night and if I need a short nap, I take one. My body, mind, spirit are of tantamount importance to my overall health.

    Be well and blessed Dr. Berg.

    • @jeandixon586 on November 10, 2023 at 6:25 pm

      I know it was just a typo, but slerp issues had me laughing 😅

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:29 pm

      Absolutely. His earlier videos on all kinds of sleep issues help me a great deal.

  15. @thuywu2304 on November 10, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Thank you and thank you so much dr Berg. I am very to fall into sleep and sometimes awake in the middle night, therefore this topic is so useful and solving my problems. I am really grateful your advise dr Berg. Have a good weekend dr Berg ❤

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:45 pm

      Great 👍 Dr Berg’s videos /articles on waking up in the middle of the night may also help.

  16. @ancesthntr on November 10, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    @Dr.Berg: Excellent video, thanks.

    I have sleep apnea, and I find it difficult to sleep with my CPAP machine. I would be very grateful if you could do a video reviewing the various devices that are mouth pieces which claim to be able to keep the airway open. If you can’t name specific devices, that’s understandable, but at least cover the topic of whether (or not) these type of devices CAN work and, if so, the kind of features to look for. Having a good night’s sleep will improve my mood, my heart health, help me lose weight – and prevent random elbows to the ribs in the middle of the night. PLEASE, this is extremely important. Thank you!

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 7:56 pm

      Dr Berg’s videos /articles on sleep apnea should help.

  17. @Hacking-NASSA-with-HTML on November 11, 2023 at 7:40 am

    This is a life-changing video! Thank you so much, sir 🙏❤️

    • @Drberg on November 11, 2023 at 10:13 am

      Glad you found it so informative!

  18. @EmperorKonstantine01 on November 11, 2023 at 3:38 pm

    As a Teen I used to sleep 12 to 14 hours a day, now I sleep around 5-6 hours a day and still get the equivelent as long as your rem sleep isnt interupted, minimum requirement is 7 hours but not everyone quite gets 7 or 8 hours of deep sleep, the deep sleep cycle (cognitive ) is 3 hours or less the rest is just unconcious recovery sleep. I also found a study that why we get less sleep as we age is becasue of Brain and fluid shrinkage, as you age your brain shinks or reverse back to .25% evey year after 40, meaning less functionality. You may seem smart but your only acting it out in front of others and just fooling yourself, knowing that odds of age is uprisingly against you in most aspects so you hold onto your wisdom, pride and presence just high enough so people around you dosnt sem to notice your getting senile by the day.😟 unfortunatley thats part of aging (or living to be polite)

    • @experimenthealthyketo83 on November 11, 2023 at 8:18 pm

      Right. Some of the other Dr Berg’s videos /articles on sleep quality may provide more data.

  19. @laceymcgraw6571 on November 11, 2023 at 10:44 pm

    It would appear that any health concern I or a family member has, within a few days Dr. Berg puts out a new video to answer my question. This has been going on for years! I’ve been waking up between 2-2:30 for a week now and having trouble going back to bed. Last week my dad starting having bad sciatic nerve pain. 2 topics covered in the last week by Dr. Berg youtube.

  20. @matanc3489 on November 18, 2023 at 1:13 pm

    Dr Berg, could you make a video about the health problems which may arise when a person gets too much sleep?

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