Tired—But Can’t Fall Asleep?

Find out why you can’t sleep and the best tips to sleep better.

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0:00 Introduction: How to improve your sleep
0:42 Sleep explained
1:42 Tips to sleep better
10:05 Learn more about sleep!

Today we’re going to talk about three things you can do to fall asleep fast and sleep better through the night.

While some people have too much energy to fall asleep, others are actually too tired to fall asleep. It takes a healthy amount of energy in your energy factories, your mitochondria, to sleep well.

The organs that have the most mitochondria are your heart and brain. This means that both of these organs need a lot of oxygen to function properly.

Thankfully, there are several things you can do to increase oxygen into the mitochondria in the brain to help you fall asleep fast and have a good night’s sleep.

There is also, essentially, a clock in your brain that tells you when to sleep and when to wake up—we need to get this clock to work better.

How to sleep better at night:
• Exercise
• Consume vitamin B1 before bed
• Sleep with the window open
• Put plants in your room
• Consume CoQ10
• Take methylene blue
• Use dim lights after sunset
• Replace certain lights in your house with incandescent lights
• Avoid blue light before bed
• Use red lights
• Use the light from a fireplace if possible
• Use blue blockers
• Don’t consume any food 5 hours before bed
• Take vitamin D3 while traveling
• Go to bed before midnight (around 10 pm works for many people)

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 57, 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, 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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Thanks for watching! Try these tips to sleep better. I’ll see you in the next video.


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  1. Dayomond™ on May 2, 2023 at 10:05 am

    I’ve experienced this circle…thanks dr Eric…taking the teaching into consideration and action

  2. JM on May 2, 2023 at 10:07 am

    Happens to me a lot. There are days when my body is fatigued and I’m feeling exhausted but too much on my mind I can’t fall asleep.

    • L. Torres on May 2, 2023 at 5:15 pm

      @unprompted_ micro ingredients organic nonfortified nutritional yeast flakes

    • Christine Ann on May 2, 2023 at 5:26 pm

      You can’t stop your mind from worrying especially if it’s built into your genetics.

    • unprompted_ on May 2, 2023 at 5:28 pm

      @L. Torres cool. How’s Bragg’s yeast?

    • unprompted_ on May 2, 2023 at 5:44 pm

      @Christine Ann I can if I take u out someplace nice.

    • L. Torres on May 2, 2023 at 5:51 pm

      @unprompted_ it’s fortified

  3. Yankee 🌹 Rose on May 2, 2023 at 10:09 am

    I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately Dr. Berg, thank you so much for this video ❤

    • Dr. Eric Berg DC on May 2, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      You’re very welcome.

  4. Sabrina and husband on May 2, 2023 at 10:19 am

    I sleep better definitely the night I go outside in that day and walk in nature. Thanks for the info Dr Berg 🌸

  5. DeniseTG on May 2, 2023 at 10:27 am

    ME RIGHT NOW Once again Dr Berg comes through for me. Thanks Dr. Berg! And agree love my methylene blue. But please don’t forget HORMONES especially for the ladies, PQQ, Glycine, Magnesium, Inositol and mouth taping though.😉

  6. Candy Kane on May 2, 2023 at 10:30 am

    I love sleeping with my windows open. I always get a good deep sleep when I do. I also wear a sleep mask. Still waking up between 1-3, guess my adrenals still aren’t 100% yet. Working on it. Thanks for the info Dr. Berg.

    • Butterfly on May 2, 2023 at 11:31 am

      ​@whatta 1You take salt before sleep or when you are waking up ?

    • Big Boss on May 2, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      @Butterfly I wanna know too

    • Lou ann Huber on May 2, 2023 at 1:10 pm

      Grandma always slept with her window open. Maybe just a little in the winter. She had wool blankets. I had many overnight visits with her when I was little and remember not being to sit up because of the heavy weight of the blankets, my nose being cold and hearing the sounds of the city outside.

    • Lou ann Huber on May 2, 2023 at 1:13 pm

      I sleep much better now that I don’t drink as much red wine at night as I used to.

    • Magda on May 2, 2023 at 5:39 pm

      ​@whatta 1 is it the minerals in the pink salt that help sleep?

  7. you r enough 💜 on May 2, 2023 at 10:42 am

    Since ive gotten healthy i sleep like a baby. I used to be the one that was up @ 2 am and couldnt fall back asleep. Thanks to dr bergs videos i fixed myself. 93 lbs lighter and a whole lot healthier!! 😊

    • izzy p on May 2, 2023 at 11:11 am

      Same! I’ve also eliminated alcohol since Janurary and what a HUGE difference!

    • you r enough 💜 on May 2, 2023 at 12:42 pm

      @izzy p  I am even going through perimenapause and I’ve only experienced night sweats. I wake up from sweating and I fall back to sleep as soon as I change my pj’s, sorry about getting personal I just couldn’t imagine how bad my perimenapause would be if I didn’t get healthy.

    • Mary Jane Fominyen on May 2, 2023 at 2:30 pm


  8. diane hall on May 2, 2023 at 10:45 am

    Dr, Berg. Very helpful to go over these points. I find myself wanting coffee early am but no breakfast until 10am. Then I naturally want a meal at 3pm. Good to listen to ones’ body. B1 does help me sleep better along with a dark room and an open window. Thanks for this video.

  9. ForYourHealth on May 2, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    I use quite a few ways to help me fall asleep: exercise and light exposure during the day, cool and dark bedroom, no eating 1-2 hours before bed (and if I eat anything, then it’s something light like yogurt and berries, or toast with almonds butter and banana), no screens before bed and drinking chamomile tea 2 hours before bedtime. A not-very-known light that helps me fall asleep is pink light – it’s a really nice light to use in the bedroom before bed.

  10. Health and Yum on May 2, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    I found that eating the last meal earlier in the day is a major positive factor for my ability to fall asleep. At least 4 hours before bed time is perfect for me. And following a bedtime hygiene regularly (such as bath with relaxing essential oils before bed, no blue light in bed, etc.) always ensure that I sleep well every night. As long as my hormones are not acting out. 😀

  11. Alia Wells on May 2, 2023 at 12:32 pm

    This was literally me last night. Exhausted. I am currently for the last 3 weeks at a higher altitude, and it always screws with my sleep. When I am home sometimes, I just fall asleep with my kids between 830 and 9 and I feel great. I am out of town and my sleep is terrible. I will try these tips.

    • Jenifer Johnson on May 2, 2023 at 4:54 pm

      Are you in Colorado? If so can relate since moving😢

  12. Ferd The Terd on May 2, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    This has been my problem for ever, I once did 3 days of 8 hours shifts without sleep cuz I just couldnt sleep, and it also messed my whole education, infact I’ve slept 6 hours in the past 3 days . Thank you

  13. maximillianus forrest on May 2, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    This happened to me once, when I had to work during the day and go to college at night. The doctor advised me to exercise, but didn’t go into details like Dr. Berg. I couldn’t believe it at the time, because I was too tired to exercise. He just said if you still can’t sleep, come back to prescribe medicine. After I tried to exercise, my sleep got better and better.

  14. zack chow on May 2, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    This happened to me a lot and I was loosing hair for lack of sleep. Now, I have basically reversed the situation. Other than the things mentioned in the video, I also found followings to be useful:
    1. Use of GABA
    2. Heat powder of agarwood for 1~2 hours before sleep
    3. Meditation
    4. Less workload

  15. David on May 2, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    Your right Doc. Doesn’t make sense to try and sleep during a insulin spike or just digestive activity that needs movement. Good stuff Doc. keepemcoming

  16. Milata’s Pops on May 2, 2023 at 1:47 pm

    Needless to say I learned a lot from todays video but I feel like I learn something new on all your videos! Thank you so much Doc!

  17. Greg Atlas on May 2, 2023 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve been providing solo hospice care for someone and being too exhausted to sleep has been a real problem lately in combination of it always being interrupted sleep. Normally I’m a night owl so night time isn’t the problem, but being forced to be up during the day without any sleep has been really killing me.

    Thank you for reminding me to try some deep breathing. I hope it starts helping.

  18. Tyler Foss on May 2, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    Dr Berg, thank you once again for excellent, informative and actionable advice. Bravo, sir!
    Affirming one of these bits of advice, a sleep mask was a tremendous help for me.

  19. Kha Lil on May 2, 2023 at 3:05 pm

    Started working night shifts a month ago and i was literally too exhausted to sleep yesterday. And now dr.eric berg uploads this video. Thank you ❤

  20. Shweta Singh on May 2, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    I am struggling with this past week….thank you Dr Berg ❤

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