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Michael J Breus Ph.D.
Studies show increased risks for several types of cancer—including breast, prostate, and thyroid—are linked to disrupted, poor quality sleep.
Sleep can play a powerful and protective role in helping us manage and even reduce our cancer risk.
While the research about cancer risk and sleep duration is mixed, the scientific links between poor quality sleep and variable sleep schedules are more clear.
People are often really asking: If I sleep poorly, does my cancer risk go up? Here's what research shows so far.
Part 2: Some of the vitamins that are most often recommended for women in menopause.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the supplements that target menopause symptoms, with an eye on how they also might affect sleep.
The best sleep-promoting supplements on the market, and how they can also address menopause symptoms.
What are the best supplements for sleep and menopause?
The attention you give to healthy sleep today will pay off years, and decades, down the road.
At every stage of life, we face different challenges to sleep. But often, sleep starts to get increasingly complicated during middle age.
From our first days as newborns until old age, sleep changes throughout our lifetime.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the health risks that can occur during menopause, and how sleep is involved.
Let’s look more closely at some of the mind-body therapies that have been studied for their effectiveness in treating sleep and menopause symptoms...
Natural methods for relieving sleep problems and other menopause symptoms together.
Insomnia, and changes to sleep patterns, are often an early signal of perimenopause. Poor and disrupted sleep are common symptoms of menopause.
Through each phase of her life—including the stages of menopause—a woman’s sleep and health face different risks and challenges.
It’s one of the most frequent questions I’m asked: What’s the relationship between menopause and sleep?
If you are seeking more ways to help you fall asleep at night, or need some help alleviating the pain that keeps you awake at night, keep reading.
By all means, enjoy the sunshine. And get plenty of it in the morning, when it can help make you alert and strengthen the circadian biorhythms that also help you sleep.
Let’s take a look at how the body handles sleep and heat, and how you can set yourself up to sleep better when temperatures soar.
What does science say about floatation therapy’s potential benefits to alleviate physical pain?
CBN is a cannabis-derived compound that may help sleep, along with other benefits for health and treatment for illness and disease.
Dreams are weird, and they are certainly something we need to understand better. As far as remembering our dreams, this feels like a “hit or miss” situation.
Matcha is a delicious, earthy and roasted-tasting, a great pick-me up ritual for mid-morning. Here is why you may want to consider swapping it out with your coffee.
Sleep has always been a source of mystery—and despite increased focus on the subject, misconceptions are still very common.
Think about how comforting and relaxing it feels to be embraced in a good, long hug from someone you love.
The snooze button is something you probably started using back in high school but you should probably stop using it now.
There are three areas entrepreneurs need to be aware of so that they don’t hurt themselves or make their stock price plummet.
Getting plenty of high-quality rest is an important, and still overlooked, factor in weight control.
We’ve made some real progress in changing this stereotype. But obstructive sleep apnea is still too often thought of as primarily a men’s health problem.
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.