Drink 1/2 Cup at Night to Sleep like a Baby

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Check out this updated video with even more tips on how to use kefir to sleep better at night.


Previous Video on Kefir:

0:00 Introduction: How to sleep better at night
0:30 What is kefir?
0:55 How kefir helps you sleep
1:32 Kefir vs. yogurt
1:45 Benefits of kefir for sleep
3:30 Other kefir benefits
3:45 Tips to sleep better
5:55 Make sure you can always find unfiltered health information by signing up for my newsletter!
6:17 Learn more about how kefir can help you sleep!

Let’s talk about what kefir is and how it can help you start sleeping better. This is an updated version of a video I did on this topic, with additional tips for better sleep using kefir.

Kefir is a fermented drink. There are about five times the beneficial microbes in kefir than in yogurt. Kefir has a combination of friendly bacteria and yeast—it even has friendly candida.

There are definitely benefits to consuming yogurt, but kefir may be even more beneficial—especially to help you sleep at night.

The microbes in kefir can survive the stomach acid, but the microbes in yogurt can’t. Kefir is a probiotic that helps provide the precursor to melatonin and helps lower cortisol.

A certain strain of microbe that’s in kefir helps increase oxygen and blood flow in the body, which helps you get better sleep. The microbes in kefir also make vitamin B1, an essential vitamin for reducing stress and anxiety. Vitamin B1 also helps support the parasympathetic nervous system, which promotes rest and healthy digestion.

Kefir helps you absorb certain minerals like calcium and magnesium. These two minerals are wonderful to support sleep. Kefir may also be easier to digest for people with sensitivities to milk.

Other potential health benefits of kefir include:
• Helping with allergies or asthma
• Balancing cholesterol
• Reducing bloating or constipation
• Supporting the immune system

Tips for using kefir to sleep better through the night:
1. If you’re doing intermittent fasting, consume kefir at the end of your last meal rather than right before bed.
2. Consume sheep or goat milk kefir if possible.
3. Buy raw milk kefir if possible, or consider making your own kefir from raw milk.
4. Get plain whole milk kefir—not low-fat kefir.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis and intermittent fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals®. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of “doctor” or “Dr.” in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! Try these tips to sleep better at night. I’ll see you in the next video.

49 responses to “Drink 1/2 Cup at Night to Sleep like a Baby”

  1. Dr. Berg, question. I’ve seen videos of a guy that does a lot of experiments under a microscope and applies certain spices that have antioxidants to bacteria he gets from, say, pond water, etc..and I’ve seen them die out instantly. But I’ve also seen the cultures from Kefir he mixed with other bacteria and the Kefir bacteria killed them off…but would other antioxidants that we eat also kill off the good bacteria we feed our gut? Is there a study on that?

    • Antioxidants are good supplements. They don’t kill microorganisms.
      Antibiotics taken for fever, infections etc do.

  2. Saw the heading & thought I don’t have a problem sleeping 😊I listen before thinking of turning off 😊 heard the word Kufir 😊 blown away as very interesting video. Appreciate 😊

  3. Hi Dr. Berg, so many thanks for your wonderful and insightful videos. Just wanted to ask if coconut water kefir also has the same benefits as milk kefir. I used to have milk kefir but felt uncomfortable after taking the same so I switched to coconut water kefir.

  4. 🌞Another day, of life changing health information without the “please press the like button” or “subscribers ooonly chat”, etc out there. 🫡We SALUTE, Dr. Berg! 💯 I can’t wait to add Kefir & or Dr. Berg’s Friendly Bacteria Probiotic Liquid to my diet and get rid of the collagen!

  5. I have been consuming Kefir right after dinner every night for the past 2 1/2 weeks now, and I can confidently say that my sleep has most certainly improved quite a bit. As a matter a fact, as I’m typing this, I actually just woke up from a good night’s sleep with zero interruptions at all, and I feel much more recharged than before. A HUGE thank you to Dr. Eric Berg for his knowledge and insightful videos! Kefir has become one of the best investments I have ever made in my entire life so far.

  6. I remember having candida (not recognised by the EU as an illness), being depressed, not being able to sleep and consuming kefir. It was as if light was invading my retina. Suddenly everything was brighter my depression start to go away and I could sleep and eat again. This food is a blessing.

    • @Davon C I’ve bought kefir at Aldi’s and Walmart Neighborhood Grocery Store. It’s in the dairy section. This video is confusing, as it depicts kefir as something chunky, but it’s like thick milk or heavy cream. It’s in a bottle that you can drink straight from, but I tend to not want an entire bottle at one time, so I pour it into a glass that I can easily scoop clean with my finger, so as not to waste any. When the bottle gets low, I add water and shake it up, then drink it or add it to a smoothie. I don’t want to waste any of those beneficial critters, just because they’re sticking to the inside of the bottle.

    • @Natasha Mudford so you basically drink between 3-4 oz at a time? Does it help with candida in your opinion 🤔

  7. Dr. Berg, hope you’ll do a nutritional comparison between Icelandic Skyr and Kefir. Thanks for your Educational Health Videos.

  8. I started drinking Kefir in June 2022 after watching the first video. I noticed a difference in my digestion overnight.
    In 1 month (with no other changes to diet) I lost 5 lbs.
    After 3 months of drinking kefir, I started eating Sauerkraut and Kimchi.
    After about 1 year I have gone from using 6 rolls of toilet paper per month to 4.
    My weight has gone from 218 down to 205

    • Suggestion: get a bidet, you’ll go from 4 rolls to about .5 per month and feel cleaner afterward 🙂

  9. Making your own kefir is so simple and cheap. There are tons of videos on YouTube on how to make it. I’ve been making my own since the last video on it and I can attest to all the benefits Dr Berg states in this one. (I mix a tablespoon of nutritional yeast with some stevia in mine for added B vitamin and I think it’s delicious) Thanks Doc!

    • Mary nest chan has how to make kefir: water kefir, cow/goat kefir, coconut kefir. she is excellent see her vids on raw sauerkraut and fremented veggies this is another way to add good bacteria to the gut see dr berg vids.

    • You are correct, It’s great. I was making my own kefir, but I had to stop because it produces so much I can’t consume it all. And altough I made kefir cheese with it, It became a waste. I wanted to give it away, but no one wanted it. It amazes me how uninformed most people are.

  10. I honestly resisted kefir because I find it gross. But it’s something I’m willing to try. Thank you for your advice, always!

    • I don’t like drinking it plain however, I’ve been putting it in my spinach and banana, oatmeal with banana smoothies. It tastes like yogurt.

    • ​@Leta KeokukI drank it a lot years ago…but it was just like yogurt…which was good and bad. Cause it tasted great and I Loved It. But I thought I remember it giving me the runs…with my lactose intolerance, so idk. We will see. I will try it out again then.

  11. Been drinking kefir whole my life. We where getting it even in the kindergarden. Its pretty good to have on a hot day.

  12. I’ve been doing this for the year since the last video like this, and can attest with complete assurance that this works. Additional thoughts:
    1) add nutitrional yeast for a B-Vitamin double whammy. 🙂
    2) if you buy prepared kefir from the grocery store, get the UNSWEETENED variety; most are ruined by a bunch of added sugar (like most other modern foods.)
    3) once you’ve taken it, lights out and stay still in bed (use a sleeping mask if you have to sleep in a light environment.)

  13. What about organic coconut kefir (fermented, 0 sugar, 0 carbs, dairy free) ? Been putting this in our smoothies. Love all your videos.

  14. Dr Berg..you are such a blessing to mankind, with your daily info on how to stay healthy! Had i known you several years ago, I would have been in my best health nd shape nd would have been enjoying my health to my last breath!
    Thank you for all that you do. U r an Angel on earth❤
    Fyi..You look great!!

  15. I sure appreciate Dr. B explaining in great detai the natural remedy for every physical ailment under the sun. Every time I watch Dr. B i want to get started on keto. I also really enjoy reading the positive results comments on his videos. I am an overweight 50 yr old
    The last time I startes keto and OMaD I did well and lost weight. Then I “fell off the wagon”…😢

  16. My mom would make what she called “Sweet Milk”. She would warm some milk on the stove add a little Karo syrup to it. It was delicious and we went to sleep. As an adult, I found out it’s good for constipation. I will definitely look into Kefir because I have insomnia and gut issues.

  17. Can we just say how beautiful this man is, not only are all of his videos short and informative, but he gets to the point and there’s no need to ask for questions. Dr. Eric Berg you are a legend, thank you for all your videos.

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