Dr. Michael Breus (The Sleep Doctor) is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction.
Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show. He’s been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson Cooper, and The Today Show.
Dr. Breus is the author of 3 books, Good Night, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan, and his latest, The Power of When which focuses on sleeping to your individual sleep schedule.
For over 14 years Dr. Breus has served as the Sleep Expert for WebMD. He’s been in private practice for 16 years which was recently relocated to LA.
In this episode, we discuss:
- The mystery of sleep
- How caffeine “energizes” you
- Sleeping between 10pm and 2am DOESN’T count for double the sleep hours
- What is your chronotype?
- Can we change our chronotype or are we locked in for life?
- The best time to have sex
- Melatonin is a sleep regulator and not a sleep initiator
- The Sleep Doctor’s love for magnesium!
- A banana tea recipe that will improve your sleep
- Is 5-HTP a useful sleep supplement?
- Sleep deprivation, how does it harm you?
- 5 steps for sleeping better
- Consistency of your sleep schedule is everything… this includes weekends
- How sleep is like a baseball game
- Why coffee shouldn’t be the first liquid you consume in the morning
- Alcohol can prevent you from getting into the deeper stages of sleep
- The #1 way to improve the quality of your sleep
- The importance of 15 minutes of sunlight first thing in the morning
- Dr. Breus’ current evening/nighttime routine
- The best pillow and mattress
- How often should you replace your mattress?
- Never go to bed hungry
- Are saunas, ice baths, or hot showers helpful before sleep?
- Dreams and nightmares, what are they?
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Dr. Michael Breus’ website – The Sleep Doctor
Follow Dr. Michael Breus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Dr. Michael Breus – The Power of When (book)
Dr. Michael Breus – The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan (book)
Dr. Michael Breus – Good Night (book)
Dr. Michael Breus’ free ebooks (including Dreams)
The Power of When quiz – find out your chronotype
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