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Michael J Breus Ph.D.
Research reveals how deeply your sleep, on a nightly basis, can affect your biology at the cellular level.
Sleep is far more than a tool to elevate your productivity and your quality of life in the here and now.
Left untreated, Restless Legs Syndrome can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Learn more about this condition and discover how lifestyle changes can help.
If you wake up in the morning with jaw pain, you may be grinding your teeth.
It may not be an easy habit to get into, but journaling before bed can make a difference if you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep.
Acid reflux can be uncomfortable and can drastically affect your sleep. Taking these measures can help you get a good night's rest.
Jet lag doesn’t have to ruin the experience of seeing the world. You can still make memories, even if you're adjusting to a new time zone.
Some people choose to sleep with their pets, and others do not. It is a very important and personal decision.
It was long assumed that sleeping with animals was disruptive to sound sleep. But the research tells a different story.
The arrival of spring means the return of pleasant weather and spending more time outdoors with family, friends, and pets. But for many, the arrival of spring also means allergies.
Read on to learn more about which chronotype you are and how it affects your sleep.
Why there’s much more to chronotype than being a morning or night person.
A lack of sleep is a major driver of mood problems, emotional reactivity, and mood disorders.
Consistent sleep routines also offer protection for mood and emotional health.
There are easy steps you can take to reduce or prevent snoring, as well as potentially address more serious health problems.
Key tips for following a time-restricted diet, whether you’re looking to lose weight, gain energy, or just feel good.
Melatonin isn't the only supplement that can improve sleep rhythm—and contrary to what many people think, it's not a sedative.
Valerian is a natural sedative that increases calming chemicals in the brain and reduces anxiety, which can help improve sleep.
Valerian and melatonin have both been shown to help people fall asleep more easily.
Depression is common among men and women with sleep apnea—and it can hurt sex and intimacy.
There is nothing that feels sexy about living with untreated sleep apnea—from the snoring and exhaustion to the mood swings and lack of focus.
Could your partner be hindering your ability to get a good night's sleep? Here are 3 possible ways they could be and a few ways to combat them.
Aging does not have to deprive any of us of consistently restful, refreshing sleep, but for some women does.
For a lot of women, sleep problems explode during middle age, and throughout the menopausal transition.
Today I’ll be peeling back the secrecy around twitching while sleeping by telling you the underlying common causes, and what to do to sleep better and more soundly at night.
There are three simple changes you can make to your sleep environment for sleeping better in 2021 and beyond.
This research provides new, important details about the impact of the timing of alcohol intake on breath alcohol concentration.
Our food choices affect sleep quality and sleep amounts. And the quality and duration of our nightly rest has a big impact on eating habits.
Here are seven important things to know about how sleeping, eating, and time are connected to a healthier, more rested you.
Think you know the best sleep aids? You might be wrong. These are the best natural, short-term sleep aids for restless nights.
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.