Dr Stasha Gominak
Neurologist & Expert in Sleep Issues.
Dr. Gominak attended college in California and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, receiving her MD degree in 1983. She completed a Neurology residency in 1989 at the Harvard affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. From 1991-2004 she practiced as a general neurologist in the San Francisco Bay area.
In 2004 Dr. Gominak moved to Texas and began to concentrate on treating neurological illness by improving sleep. She published a pivotal article in 2012 proposing that the global struggle with worsening sleep was linked to reduced sun exposure. In 2016 she followed with a second article linking the change in the intestinal microbiome to the epidemic of poor sleep, and described a simple process for normalizing sleep and the intestinal bacterial population, called RightSleep®.
Dr Gominak leads a session that takes as it starting point that we sleep to repair and replenish our supplies. Every night we make chemicals like thyroid hormone, insulin, serotonin, dopamine, interferon. We make enough to last 16 hours then we run out. We don’t grow a third arm during the night but we do actually re-make ourselves to look the same, every night. That means if we are not able to get into and stay in deep, paralyzed sleep every night our organs begin to fail. We get heart disease or liver disease, or kidney disease, or high blood pressure. Most authors attribute our widespread sleep problems to “not doing it right”. We “stay up too late”, we’re “too busy”. Dr Gominak disagrees, her research suggests that sleep is completely involuntary, you can’t “do it wrong”. If you don’t sleep normally there’s something wrong with you! And that something wrong is something that Dr Gominak can probably help you to fix, quite easily.
Being based in the USA, Dr Gominak delivers her session via live video link.