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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  1. @user-fv5ms4sz8e on February 22, 2024 at 12:10 am

    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.

    • @bgezal on February 22, 2024 at 12:59 am

      Get yourself a happy place in your mind, a fantasy sandbox. It could be a small island, or a mountain cabin. Lay down, close your eyes, and start describing in your mind this place. What does it smell like? Are there birds? How do they sound? Are you sitting, walking, flying? …. As you fill your place with details, which can be whatever you imagine, your mind will focus so much that you drift into a meditative sleep.

    • @lexiiiiig on February 22, 2024 at 1:25 am

      Try ashwaghanda

    • @gajananphadte3440 on February 22, 2024 at 3:12 am

      Walk for 45 minutes at a fixed time in the evening, daily.

    • @Ottee2 on February 22, 2024 at 3:53 am

      Chamomile Tea

    • @gajananphadte3440 on February 22, 2024 at 4:26 am

      Take Mg Glycinate

  2. @kylohurtado6400 on February 22, 2024 at 12:26 am

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

  3. @loriesoliwoda-truong on February 22, 2024 at 12:30 am

    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 on February 22, 2024 at 10:22 am

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

    • @controlledchaos7808 on February 22, 2024 at 5:45 pm

      ​@@user-pv8tq9ul9dWhat does this mean?

  4. @jholm11 on February 22, 2024 at 12:35 am

    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 on February 22, 2024 at 2:24 am

      Do you have CPAP machine?

    • @usaman7358 on February 22, 2024 at 3:19 am

      @@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 on February 22, 2024 at 4:48 am

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

    • @angelacarroll9750 on February 22, 2024 at 5:08 am

      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 on February 22, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      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.

  5. @SparkTheGenius on February 22, 2024 at 12:38 am

    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.

  6. @bigd3721 on February 22, 2024 at 12:48 am

    stress is also a big factor

    • @Avengedsevenfoldrocks on February 22, 2024 at 1:07 pm

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

    • @bigd3721 on February 22, 2024 at 1:56 pm

      @@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.

  7. @bronwentillman8385 on February 22, 2024 at 1:20 am

    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 on February 22, 2024 at 3:24 am

      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 on February 22, 2024 at 3:32 am

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

  8. @silvermine2033 on February 22, 2024 at 2:02 am

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

  9. @starr9946 on February 22, 2024 at 2:32 am

    So what’s the solution?

  10. @juleighhastings6224 on February 22, 2024 at 4:05 am

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

  11. @curly__3 on February 22, 2024 at 4:56 am

    Exercise is needed to get consistent good long nights sleep.

  12. @ReinventingEnergyAndLove on February 22, 2024 at 5:35 am

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

  13. @90Sinamontana88 on February 22, 2024 at 7:17 am

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

  14. @MarieWilliams027 on February 22, 2024 at 8:22 am

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

    • @Drberg on February 22, 2024 at 9:04 am

      Agreed! Thanks for watching.

  15. @a.williams45 on February 22, 2024 at 9:26 am

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

    • @Drberg on February 22, 2024 at 10:40 am

      Agree. Thanks for your comment.

  16. @KingKongbabe on February 22, 2024 at 12:10 pm

    My uncle slept for only 4 hours max all the time and lived to be 89. He had a terrible diet too.

  17. @nedutchgirl on February 22, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    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.

    • @aamirkhan5865 on February 22, 2024 at 6:56 pm

      What did you eat for better sleep?

    • @nedutchgirl on February 22, 2024 at 7:19 pm

      @@aamirkhan5865 more protein. Mostly high protein shakes or bars through the day. No other changes to diet specifically.

  18. @Badabum9080 on February 22, 2024 at 3:54 pm

    😭 That’s me! I would say exercise still for sure. It still keeps you in a healthy state on some things. But yes weight loss will be negatively effected and ultimately some health aspects down the road (future). I plan to do less than 5 hours of sleep as a temporary measure due to my current family obligations and work obligations and then iron it out to where my sleep is a minimum of 7-8 hrs per night on a long term basis. Gotta take care of the pilot as well as the passengers and co-pilot!

  19. @sonja191 on February 22, 2024 at 4:43 pm

    I may be an exception to the rule I don’t know: I have a baby, very little sleep, I calorie count and exercise. I’m losing weight just fine. Baby is five months old and I’ve lost about 30lbs, 15 to go.
    I know sleep is important, I just can’t get anywhere near enough sleep right now. Yet I’m losing the weight the same as I did after having my other children.

  20. @levischittlord6558 on February 22, 2024 at 5:28 pm

    True! My weight loss stalled from getting 5 1/2 hours and when I got in 7 I lost 3 pounds in a week.

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