Oftentimes when we’re on the path to health and healing, we focus heavily on diet and exercise but forget about one of the most foundational areas of all, sleep. Our sleep quality not only affects how we function and our behavior the next day, but it also affects our immune system, food choices, and risk for Alzheimer’s, mood disorders, heart disease, and even cancer.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Sunjya Schweig for a masterclass on sleep and how it impacts every area of our health. Dhru and Dr. Schweig discuss why sleep is an underrated and overlooked pillar of wellness that’s foundational for living optimally and preventing chronic disease.
In this episode, Dr. Schweig shares his thoughts on melatonin, sleep wearables, and why pharmaceutical drugs are not a long-term solution for sleep disorders. He also discusses why adopting a mindfulness practice and bedtime routine are key for turning your brain off at night and his top supplements for better sleep.
Dr. Sunjya Schweig is committed to building a cutting-edge, data-driven ecosystem to prevent and reverse chronic illness. He is the founder and president of the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM), where he and his team of expert clinicians see patients all over the U.S. and provide personalized, precision medical care for a clear path to optimal health.
Dr. Schweig founded the Functional Medicine Research and Technology Center in 2021, which aims to prevent and reverse chronic illness through research, education, and innovation. Dr. Schweig graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed his MD at the University of California. He is board certified in family practice, integrative, and holistic medicine (ABIHM).
Also mentioned in this episode:
- California Center for Functional Medicine
- Functional Medicine Resource and Technology Center
- Try This: Three Super Crazy Facts about Big Pharma
- STOP-BANG Sleep Apnea Questionnaire
- How to Turn Your iPhone Screen Red (a step-by-step guide)
- Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
- Try This: How My Friend Lost 60 Lbs by Focusing on the Basics (Mihir’s story)
- The Reveri app for sleep hypnosis
- 20-minute Yoga Nidra Practice (YouTube)
If you would like to work with Dr. Schweig or his team of experts at CCFMs, they are currently accepting new clients and can see patients virtually via telemedicine.
The team at CCFM also recently released a low-cost Functional Medicine service that includes two visits, a lab assessment of over 75 different lab markers, and personalized recommendations for $500. Head over to ccfmed.com or call 510-849-6500 to learn more.
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