The Brain Warrior's Way Podcast

With Dr. Daniel & Tana Amen

Podcast hosts Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are changing the way we look at the brain and its direct connection to all things wellness. From weight loss to love and happiness to overcoming mental conditions like anxiety, depression and ADD. They deliver practical, everyday tips for building the best brain and best life possible. Click on one of the episodes below to listen today! You can also find The Brain Warrior’s Way on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or Google Play.

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So, How Much Sleep Do You REALLY Need?

April 1, 2021

Today’s episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast brings a feature back by popular demand: Brain in the News! In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen take a brain-centric look into some of the latest hot news topics associated with the brain and mental health. This episode features such topics as how much sleep you need, the rise in mental health issues for teenagers and young adults, how stress ages the brain, and how many alcoholic drinks a week is ok for your brain. 
CATEGORIES Sleep

How to Determine the Hours of Sleep You Need Each Night, with Dr. Michael Breus

October 22, 2020

One of the common questions we get asked is about the optimal hours of sleep needed each night. Unfortunately, there’s no right or wrong answer, as the amount varies from person to person. So how many hours do YOU need? In this fourth and final episode in a series with sleep doctor Michael Breus, he and the Amens give you a strategy to determine your nightly sleep target, as well as additional sleep tips to help you get the most out of your nights. For more information on Dr. Michael Breus, visit https://thesleepdoctor.com/
CATEGORIES Sleep

The Connection Between REM Sleep and the Brain, with Dr. Michael Breus

October 21, 2020

Whether you’re an early bird, night owl, or somewhere in between, at some point during our sleep all of us experience the phenomenon of REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Most of us are aware that our dream state is associated with REM sleep, but what exactly is the brain doing at this time? In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Dr. Michael Breus for a discussion on the effects of REM sleep on the brain. For more information on Dr. Michael Breus, visit https://thesleepdoctor.com/
CATEGORIES Sleep

Add These Steps to Your Sleep Routine for a Major Health Boost, with Dr. Michael Breus

October 20, 2020

Of all the ways to improve your overall health, making adjustments to your sleep routine is one of the easiest methods that can also have the most significant results. In the second episode in a series with “The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus, he and the Amens dive into some simple steps you can add to your sleep routine in order to make a dramatic difference in the way you feel each day. For more information on Dr. Michael Breus, visit https://thesleepdoctor.com/ Links to more information on the connection between sleep and menopause: https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/02/20/natural-supplements-menopause-sleep/ https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/02/13/sleep-supplements/ https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/02/06/hormone-replacement-therapy/ https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/01/30/managing-sleep-health-menopause/ https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/01/23/sleep-and-menopause/ https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/01/09/symptoms-of-menopause/ https://thesleepdoctor.com/2018/01/05/menopause-affects-sleep/
CATEGORIES Sleep

The Most Common Sleep Problems (and How to Fix Them) with Dr. Michael Breus

October 19, 2020

When you have problems with your sleep, it can affect your entire life, and often in ways you least expect. Stress, anxiety, and depression can be made so much worse when our sleeping habits are part of the problem, rather than a part of the solution. In this week’s 4-part podcast series, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are joined by sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus for a discussion on the most common sleep problems, and how you can fix them quickly to feel better immediately. For more information on Dr. Michael Breus, visit https://thesleepdoctor.com/
CATEGORIES Sleep

What Happens in Your Brain When You Pray or Meditate?

September 3, 2020

In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen wrap up week 5 of the End of Mental Illness Live Class and Challenge with a Q&A session. Topics explored in this episode include the effect of prayer and mediation on your brain waves, sleep patterns, and the incredible story a mom who went through a horrific tragedy and managed to pull herself from the depths of depression to come out the other side. To take The End of Mental Illness 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/
CATEGORIES Sleep

Why Bad Sleep is a Risk Factor for Mental Illness

July 9, 2020

This week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast has featured powerful lessons from Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen’s End of Mental Illness live class and challenge. The subject of this episode is how poor sleep habits can negatively impact the brain. Many people are unaware that sleep is a major risk factor for cognitive issues such as dementia, and therefore it’s crucial that we take steps to better our circadian rhythms to stay healthy and energetic throughout the day and keep mental illness at bay. To take The End of Mental Illness Brain Health Revolution 6 Week Class and Challenge, visit https://endofmentalillness.com/brainhealthchallenge/
CATEGORIES Memory Loss, Sleep

How to Get Better Sleep as You Age, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 25, 2020

Recent studies have found that your hormone levels play a major role in regulating your melatonin levels, thus helping you get a good night’s sleep. So how can improve your sleep health as you age? In the final episode of a series with sleep specialist Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amens give you some helpful tips to help you stabilize your circadian rhythms to sleep soundly through the night, no matter your age. For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course
CATEGORIES Sleep

The Link Between Sleep & Daytime Performance, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 24, 2020

Most of us are aware of the effect a bad night’s sleep can have on our day. But is there a way to hack your sleep patterns to optimize your work and athletic performance during the day? The short answer is yes. In this episode, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are once again joined by Dr. Shane Creado for a discussion on how to optimize performance through sleeping habits. For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course
CATEGORIES Sleep

Manage Your Pain to Sleep Better, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 23, 2020

With all the anxiety from the pandemic, getting a good night’s sleep can be hard enough. But throw chronic pain into the mix, and things can get really frustrating. Luckily, there are some strategies you can use to manage your pain to get better sleep at night. In this second episode of a series with Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amen discuss practical tips to keep that pain from keeping you up all night. For more on Dr. Creado's new book, "Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes" visit: https://www.amazon.com/Peak-Sleep-Performance-Athletes-Cutting-edge-ebook/dp/B085YFP9YW For more on Dr. Creado's online course, "Overcoming Insomnia", visit: https://brainmd.com/overcoming-insomnia-course
CATEGORIES Sleep
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