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Michael J Breus Ph.D.
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.
Your back is tied to every other part of your body, so when you’re dealing with a lingering back injury, it tends to impact everything you do.
Here’s how to tell if you do—and why it matters.
Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year: resolution time, or what I like to call REST-O-LUTION time.
A warm bath is a good option to help you fall asleep, but you may be surprised by why this works. It's not only for the reasons you think.
From anxiety to diet, there is a variety of reasons you might struggle to get enough sleep. Knowing what they are can help you find the right solutions.
The key to good sleep is being consistent and having rituals before bed that help set the tone for a good night of sleep.
Fasting has become extremely popular as a tool for weight loss, anti-aging, and longevity, as well as for its benefits to mental and physical health.
936 million people around the globe have sleep apnea. Are you one of them?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all message about how popular diets affect sleep. Here's what you need to know.
A lot of today’s go-to diets emphasize protein and fat and minimize carbohydrates. But different eating plans combine these macronutrients in different ways.
Both sleep and inflammation are regulated by our circadian biorhythms. When one goes awry, the other is likely to suffer, also.
A low-sugar, high-fiber diet that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods will help keep your gut healthy. It will also help you sleep better.
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.