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Michael J Breus Ph.D.
Want to know how long you can safely sleep on the weekends without suffering any health consequences? Read on to learn more!
We’ve learned a staggering amount about the microbiome and its relationship to sleep in recent years.
If you’re having trouble sleeping and you have symptoms that sound like tinnitus, talk with your doctor about both, so you can sleep better—and feel better— soon.
Let’s take a closer look at the specific sleep disorders that influence the condition of diabetes.
Sleep has a powerful connection to metabolism, to hormones that regulate appetite and eating patterns, and to the body’s use of blood sugar and insulin.
We all know, through experience, how sleep deprivation puts us on a short fuse: Lack of sleep makes you testy, irritable, and short-tempered.
In both adults and children with ADHD, sleep problems are common—often significantly more common than in the general population.
It’s difficult to identify a cognitive skill that isn’t affected by sleep, and compromised by sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation can have great effects on the brain and body, whether it’s the occasional night of too-little sleep or the larger, more chronic sleep debt so many people face.
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t keep us free from worry about the long-term risks of cognitive decline and dementia.
Binaural beats have been around for a while, but they've recently gotten a lot of attention for their ability to lower stress and improve sleep.
Besides being delicious, what do all these fish have in common? They’re great sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
When I was growing up, Jujubes were one of my favorite candies to snack on at the movies. I had no idea, then, that the actual jujube plant was so powerfully healthful.
I want to jump in and address a topic that seems to be causing some confusion: if you use the supplement CBD, you are not consuming “pot.” Read on to learn why!
If you’re not yet familiar with magnolia bark, you’re not alone. My patients are often unaware of this potent-with-health-benefits plant supplement.
Last week, I talked about my favorite supplements to improve sleep—and the surprising ways they can also help women in menopause with other symptoms. Read on to learn a few more!
So many women I talk to want to treat their sleep problems as naturally as possible. I’m on board with that idea!
Many women I see in my practice have questions about hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. They wonder about the benefits versus the risks.
If you’re a woman in your 40s or 50s, you’ve probably given some thought to how perimenopause and menopause might affect your health. Today we discuss the connection.
The women I talk with and treat as patients want to understand how menopause may affect their sleep and their health. This article will help you maneuver this experience.
Feeling uncomfortable and not like yourself? Sleep problems and other symptoms might be involved.
With jam-packed schedules and often a lot of stress, sleep issues for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s would be likely even without a major biological change.
To get all the potential benefits—and avoid the pitfalls—naps need to be used correctly.
Is napping good for sleep, or bad? When is the best time to nap? Should you be worried—or feel guilty—if you're tempted to take a nap?
Over the years, I’ve treated a number of patients with violent and dangerous parasomnias. In all of these cases, the stakes are high.
Sleep forensics is the use of sleep medicine, science, and expertise in the investigation of violent, strange, and irrational behavior related to sleep—and crimes.
Sleep myths can hinder your ability to get your best, most restorative sleep. Steer clear of them, and you’ll be on the path to better sleep.
Everybody is busy these days, looking to squeeze as much time as they can out of the day. Can you learn how to bio-hack your sleep and take advantage of every minute?
The sleep-promoting, stress-reducing, disease-protecting power of this essential mineral!
Often times I have patients who have questions surrounding nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals. Recently I had someone ask me about magnesium for sleep.
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.