Podcast #003: Interview With Dr. Stasha Gominak on How Low Vitamin D Can Ruin Your Sleep (Part 1)

This is Part 1 of my interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak, a neurologist practicing in Tyler, Texas. Dr. Gominak has unique views on how Vitamin D can significantly affect the quality of your sleep, independent of obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. In this intervew, she will reveal:

1. How Vitamin D is related to sleep
2. Why Vitamin D3 is better than D2
3. How Mice and Pigs Confused Doctors About Vitamin D
4. Why Sleep became much worse in the 1980s
5. How much Vitamin D do we need?
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10 thoughts on “Podcast #003: Interview With Dr. Stasha Gominak on How Low Vitamin D Can Ruin Your Sleep (Part 1)

  1. That is quite a range for D3 supplementation from person to person. Perhaps we are dealing with a supply and demand issue?

    So then, what happening in the body consumes D3? Is it possible that those with sleep apnea, in the process if trying to repair all of that cell damage, consume a lot of D3?

  2. Paul Jaminet in The Perfect Health Diet recommends supplementing 2500 IU in winter and 1000 IU in summer in the northern hemisphere as a rule of thumb. But he also recommends having serum 25OHD tested. Just about 45 is what you want to maintain for that reading. More than that starts to increase risk of atherosclerosis and kidney stones.

  3. Vitamin D status is also affected by your genetic profile. It’s helpful to get your DNA profile from a service such as 23andme, then transfer the data to GeneticGenie for methylation analysis.

  4. I hope you can collaborate with Dr Gominak .Sounds like you two will change the way things are looked at. Than you for this!!!

  5. Thank you for having an open mind .You will help even more people with this information. Perhaps this will motivate new research. Keep up the good work bringing this to us.

  6. I like the idea of d3 but my naturopath Dr says Im not converting it well and must take the d2. My regular medical Dr agreed, saying that some have a difficult time processing the d3 even though its a better form.I do have fat malabsorption so maybe that plays a role. My numbers went up more quickly with the d2. That said, above all, I sleep, breathe, and feel better when I just plain get out in the sun and especially if I’m exercising outdoors. I totally agree that vitamin D is essential to a good nights sleep. Thanks for the info!

  7. Thank you for making this available. I listened to Part 3, I believe. I haven’t subscribed to I-tunes & will do so later as that should make it easier to pull up these interesting lectures. I am so grateful (via your book) to know that I have Obstructive resp. apnea — I have all 5 criteria to make the Dx. II take VD3 & B complex 50 as @ 86 I weigh just over 100 lbs. & feel that should be sufficient for me.Thak you for your help.

    Margaret Dahl

  8. I commented before that I used d2 instead of d3 because of a doctor’s reccomendation. But for the past six months I’ve been using d3 instead. It does seem to be helping me sleep better. I’ve also started adding in the other supplements mentioned in this podcast. Very helpful! Thanks for sharing!