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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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

How to Break the Cycle of Sleep Deprivation, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 22, 2020

It’s clear that the pandemic has been devastating to many peoples’ sleep health, because we had a huge response to the recent series on sleep issues with Dr. Shane Creado. So we invited Dr. Creado back to address some more sleep topics that we didn’t get to last time. This episode discusses the cycle of sleep deprivation, and why it’s so important to break it. 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

Tips to Psychoanalyze Your Own Dreams, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 4, 2020

Dreams, and the inherent meaning behind them, have always been one of life’s most intriguing mysteries. What do our dreams reveal about us? Do they show us a truer side of ourselves? Do they predict the future? In the fourth and final episode of a series with author and sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amens discuss where our dreams may come from, and what the connection is between our dreams and our brains.
CATEGORIES Sleep

Practical Tips to Get Better Sleep at Night, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 3, 2020

The coronavirus quarantine and working from home has caused many people to make shifts in their sleep schedules. Some are getting more sleep, and some less. In the third episode of a series with author and sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado, he and the Amens discuss some of Dr. Creado’s most effective strategies for planning and sticking to a healthy sleep schedule.
CATEGORIES Sleep

How Do You Know if You Have a Sleeping Problem? With Dr. Shane Creado

June 2, 2020

Self-diagnosing issues with your sleep can be tricky. Observing your sleep patterns can be difficult because, well, you’re asleep! In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen are again joined by “Peak Sleep Performance for Athletes” author Dr. Shane Creado for a discussion on how to track your sleep patterns and make adjustments to get a better night’s sleep.
CATEGORIES Sleep

The Surprising Reasons You Can’t Get to Sleep, with Dr. Shane Creado

June 1, 2020

The amount of sleep we get every night plays a huge role in our overall health and mood. Just getting a couple hours less sleep than needed can cause major problems in the long run. What’s worse is many people have no idea why they have trouble sleeping in the first place. In this episode, sleep expert Dr. Shane Creado helps us identify the biggest sleep stealers that rob us of a good night’s sleep.
CATEGORIES Sleep

Sleep Strategies: Which Supplements & Medications are Best for You? with Dr. Shane Creado

May 23, 2019

Although CBT for insomnia is the most effective treatment method for sleep-related issues, for some people it may not be enough. Certain supplements and medications can certainly help, but it’s important to be armed with the right information. In the last episode of this series on sleep issues with Dr. Shane Creado, Dr. Amen and Tana Amen fill you in on the proper supplements and meds (and dosages!) you should be using to get those Z’s.
CATEGORIES Sleep

What is the Single Most Effective (and Free!) Treatment for Insomnia? with Dr. Shane Creado

May 22, 2019

You may be surprised to learn that the gold standard for treatment of insomnia doesn’t cost a thing. So what is CBT for insomnia? In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen are again joined by Dr. Shane Creado for an extended look into this treatment modality, and what makes it so effective.
CATEGORIES Sleep
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