The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Michael J Breus Ph.D.
Set yourself up for success with a home office that suits all of your needs.
It’s happening throughout the world right now: people working indefinitely from their homes. Here are some tips to get you through it!
The link between sleep deprivation and early death may run through a surprising place: your gut.
Being in debt is never a great feeling, whether it’s staring at a large credit card balance or dealing with the effects of a mounting lack of sleep.
From the best sleep positions for every health condition to why sleep divorces are trending, this week I’ll be sharing just how different sleeping situations can impact your life.
It appears that even among people who started getting more sleep during the weeks and months of stay-at-home, their sleep quality suffered.
Here are some things we’ve learned so far about what’s happened to our sleep since lockdown, with some advice about how to put this information to work for your sleep.
Looking to add a few hours of better sleep to your life? Here are some important tips to help you get there.
Having trouble getting a good night's sleep? Here are some tips to help you get the sleep you need.
We pay attention to our diet when it comes to our weight, but common bedtime food mistakes can also have a huge impact on your sleep quality.
Without quality rest, our bodies—and perhaps most importantly right now, our immune systems—begin to break down.
What do dreams do? Dreams are a way for our brains to process stress and emotionally-charged memories.
Are you dreaming more vividly these days, remembering more of your dreams, or having nightmares that wake you from sleep, or leave you feeling anxious?
We often talk about how important sleep is when it comes to repairing our bodies, and rightfully so. But it's also critical for the brain.
Melatonin is known for its ability to help you sleep. But recent findings suggest that it may also help guard against illness.
With millions of Americans suddenly finding themselves either working from home or looking for a new job during this downturn, our lives are very different.
Having a hard time falling asleep? If so, you’re not the only one. Stress is often a catalyst for insomnia.
Whether it’s handling nightmares or how to approach your teenager about sleeping in, here are a few questions I hear routinely.
One big question is this: does too-high cortisol cause sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea, or is high cortisol a result of those sleep disorders?
Cortisol production follows a daily, 24-hour rhythm, lowest overnight and highest first thing in the morning. When it gets disrupted, sleep does too.
With recent health concerns, many people are off their regular sleep routine.
If you routinely feel run down, don’t worry — you’re far from the only one. The average American adult, according to the NSF’s Sleep in America poll, reported being sleepy several days a week.
Poor sleep is rampant in the United States — and it’s not only impacting adults. It's impacting kids too.
A good night’s sleep goes beyond helping you stay fresh at the office the next day.
By getting a full night of sleep, we help our bodies fight back against potential threats.
Research shows that getting enough sleep AND sticking to a regular sleep routine together can help you break through a weight-loss plateau.
Have you committed to a new healthy eating routine? Sleep can help make your healthy dietary choices easier to stick to and more effective.
Sleep plays a key role in memory retention, alertness, and improved creativity, among other benefits. These benefits apply to any age group.
Most people think of melatonin as primarily—or even exclusively—a sleep remedy. Melatonin, of course, is critical for healthy sleep.
Trying these things may increase the effectiveness of sleep supplements.
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is the author of Beauty Sleep.