Michael J. Breus, PhD

Michael J. Breus, PhD, a double board-certified clinical psychologist and clinical sleep specialist in Los Angeles and author of most recently, Energize! Go From Dragging Ass to Kicking It in 30 DaysThe Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype—and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and MoreThe Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep…and Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the Academy of Sleep Medicine.

Personal Care

Rise and Shine!

Are you getting enough sleep at night yet find yourself dragging the next afternoon or, worse, as you get out…


What to Know Before You Buy Your Next Mattress

From TV commercials to ads on social media, it seems like every day brings a new mattress company trying to…


Why Don’t I Remember My Dreams?

A good night’s sleep doesn’t always lead to vivid memories of your dreams. Here, the factors that influence whether you remember those nighttime sagas…


The Rules of Mattress and Pillow Shopping – with America’s Sleep Doctor Michael Breus

With an influx of online mattress companies joining the already crowded space of sleep technology, clinical psychologist and Diplomate of…


Why Do I Drool When I Sleep?

Drooling during sleep can be harmless…or signal a medical condition that needs treatment. Here’s how to tell the difference…


What We Don’t Understand About Sleep – with Dr. Michael Breus

Dr. Michael Breus joins Sarah Hiner to discuss his favorite tips and strategies to ensure a consistent, restorative good night’s rest.


To Improve Your Memory, Try Pink Noise

Noise machines that help people sleep can improve cognitive function, too. Here’s the kind of noise machine you need.


“The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus on the Connection Between Sleep and Anxiety

In this podcast, Dr. Michael Breus talks about the methods people can use to combat anxiety in a way that will allow them to solve their insomnia issues and achieve a restful night...


Sleep Myths That Are Keeping You Up At Night

Counting sheep helps you fall asleep, one glass of wine is fine before bedtime and other myths that might be keeping you from a good night's sleep.


Why You May Need a Sleep Study

If your doctor recommends a sleep study, don't be alarmed. It can help explain many sleep problems, including ones you may have never even considered...


You Don’t Need the New Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses

Eyeglasses coated with blue light filters are being heavily marketed. But they may not help you get a good night's sleep—and could do harm.


Good Sleep Solutions for Menopause

It's more than just hot flashes that keep women up at night when they're going through menopause. Here's how to get a good night's sleep—again.


Melatonin Can Be Dangerous

Melatonin can reduce the effectiveness of certain medications and has potentially dangerous side effects.


Avoid Jet Lag—Three Ways That Work!

Jet lag can shrink a vacation or ruin a business trip. these natural remedies get your body back in sync faster.


New Ways to Beat Insomnia Quickly

Good news—there is no reason to suffer with insomnia, especially now that there is a nonpharmaceutical treatment that is proven…


It’s 3 in the Morning and You’re Awake…Again!

Get back to sleep with these innovative fixes… In the world of sleep disorders, having difficulty staying asleep is just…


Hours of Power…Use the Science of Chronobiology to Harness Your Peak Times

Imagine what your day would be like if you did everything at the best time—when your body clock is naturally…


This Blanket May Help You Sleep

Move over sleep meds—there’s a new solution in town. Weighted blankets. The comforting heavy covers, filled with small plastic balls…


Sleep in Retirement Out of Whack…

“Ever since my husband retired six months ago, he’s been staying up all night and sleeping all day. Should I…


How to Finally Fix Your Sleep Apnea

Here are the best ways to get the treatment you need… If you’ve got obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)—that well-known sleep…