The Secrets to Overcoming Sleep Problems

The Secrets to Overcoming Sleep Problems

In a week-long series of the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen talk about sleep with Dr. Shane Creado, a psychiatrist at Amen Clinics and an expert in sleep medicine. Dr. Creado completed a sleep medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin and has created a 21-lesson online course to help you get the restful sleep you need.

In this remarkable series, you’ll discover:

  • What your brain is doing why you sleep and why it’s critical to survival
  • The surprising ways sleep affects our memory, moods, and overall brain function
  • How many nights of sleep deprivation it takes to make you go psychotic (hint: it’s less than you think)
  • The effects of losing a single hour of shuteye
  • The sleep-related issue that raises your risk for sudden death and heart attack
  • How many extra calories your body thinks it needs for every 4 hours of sleep deprivation
  • The medications that may be messing with your rest
  • Why it’s so hard for kids with ADD/ADHD to get the ZZZ’s they need
  • Why sleep aids and medications may be doing more harm than good
  • The truth about what you should do if you can’t fall asleep or if you wake up in the middle of the night
  • The real deal about CBD oil and sleep
  • At least 10 things you can do before resorting to taking Ambien
  • The best supplements for more restful sleep

Listen to the 4-part series on sleep with Dr. Shane Creado on the Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast.

At Amen Clinics, we understand how important sleep is to overall brain health and we evaluate all the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual factors that can be contributing to sleep issues and mental health problems. If you’re having trouble sleeping and it is affecting your life, make an appointment with Dr. Creado by calling 888-288-9834 or schedule a visit online.



  1. Enjoyed it immensely except for Tana interrupting and talking all about herself, most annoying had to try and over,ok it so I could take in what the drs. Had to say

    Comment by Maureen Hopcraft — July 8, 2019 @ 2:56 AM

  2. Any suggestions for 12 hr night shift workers? Is it better to flip my sleep to follow circadian rhythms when off or better to stick to always sleeping during day so my wake up time stays the same?

    Comment by Nona — July 9, 2019 @ 6:23 AM

  3. I Need advise and help for my son who has gaming issues .Please advise where and how do I get help. We r in Frederick, Maryland.

    Thanking you!

    Comment by Pamela Jaggi — July 9, 2019 @ 7:49 AM

  4. I have to agree with Maureen. While I can appreciate Tana’s enthusiasm, it makes listening to these podcasts much less enjoyable to the point that I often stop listening to them.

    Comment by Judy M — July 10, 2019 @ 7:07 AM

  5. I share Maureen’s issues with following and learning from this session. Tana’s comments are distracting and makes it difficult to understand what the doctor was saying. I have had recent sleep problems which have led to cardiac arrhythmia and implant of pacemaker. I have, at the age of 70, gone through a upheaval of my life. I have tried everything to sleep through the night. I fall asleep around 11 pm and wake up at 4:30 a.m. and cannot go back to sleep. It happens regularly, and then after I am awake at 4:30 as if I had set an alarm. I do not use sleep aids, but I have had a glass of wine before going to sleep, but discontinued that as well as it did not help at all. I have become forgetful and very concerned about dementia (my mother was diagnosed with it).

    Comment by Pamela McDonald — July 13, 2019 @ 5:16 PM

  6. Tana is a brilliant women and she is part of the show, without her this podcast would not be as magical!
    Thanks Dr. Amen for always having brilliant doctors, I am more confident that after watching this podcast i will defeat insomnia for good!

    Comment by Thomas Pedroso — October 9, 2019 @ 12:36 PM

  7. I just went through a hospitalization where I was sleep deprived for over a week. It got so I couldn’t sleep, even when I got home. It is devastating. Tana’s comments make this talk more relatable. It shows that they are real people with an understanding of real problems. It comes across as a more genuine exchange.

    Comment by Kathy Weir — March 13, 2020 @ 7:47 AM

  8. I enjoyed this podcast. There was a lot of disruptions so wasn’t easy to always hear.

    Comment by Dana — March 14, 2020 @ 1:56 AM

  9. Can you take these supplements in conjunction with each other? I too wish Tana wouldn’t manipulate her issues and interrupting.

    Comment by cher bartlett — July 27, 2020 @ 1:13 PM

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