Dr. Alex Dimitriu | Optimizing Peak Performance and Enjoying Restorative Sleep

Dr. Alex Dimitriu is a psychiatrist, a specialist in sleep medicine, and the Owner of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine. At his practice, Dr. Dimitriu helps his patients optimize peak performance by day and peak restorative sleep by night. Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine has been nationally recognized by The New York Times, Men’s Health, Psychology Today, and many more.

When he isn’t improving the waking and sleeping hours of his patients, Dr. Dimitriu loves spending time with his two children and enjoying all things ocean-related, including sailing, kite-boarding, and body surfing.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Dr. Alex Dimitriu talks about how his love of people led him to the medical profession
  • Sleep architecture: how each phase of the sleep cycle impacts your cognition
  • The long-term consequences of insufficient sleep
  • Why your Apple Watch or Fitbit can’t accurately track your sleep cycle
  • How do you know when you’ve had enough sleep?
  • Dr. Jonathan Horowitz and Dr. Dimitriu discuss “sleep hygiene” and the power of daily meditation
  • Dr. Dimitriu explains what his patients are looking for when they come to Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine
  • The intersection of stimulant use and sleep deprivation
  • What is the difference between fatigue and sleepiness?
  • When to start seeking specialized professional help for sleep-related issues

In this episode…

Do you lie awake at night waiting hours on end for sleep to rescue you from racing thoughts, insomnia, or endless social media scrolling? Consequently, do you stumble through each day, relying on numerous cups of coffee just to keep your eyelids open? If so, you’re not alone—and you don’t want to miss this sleep-focused episode of Succeed Under Stress.

Dr. Alex Dimitriu is the Owner of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine in California. Early on in his career as a psychiatrist, Dr. Dimitriu formed a personal and professional interest in sleep medicine. After diving into the niche, Dr. Dimitriu was shocked to discover the monumental impact that sleep has on every aspect of our lives. Now, he helps his patients optimize their sleeping and waking hours so they can start living happier and healthier.

In this episode of Succeed Under Stress, Dr. Jonathan Horowitz sits down with Dr. Alex Dimitriu, the Owner of Menlo Park Psychiatry & Sleep Medicine, to discuss how sleep affects our cognition, performance, and mental health. Tune in as Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Dimitriu talk about the different stages of the sleep cycle, how sleep deprivation impacts how we think, and what perusing social media late at night really does to your body. Stay tuned!

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