Dr. Michael Breus is a sleep specialist, author, and clinical psychologist. He is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show.
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As 2019 comes to a close, we're taking a look back at our five most downloaded episodes of the podcast! First, "America's Sleep Doctor" Dr. Michael Breus shares tips to recover from the holiday season and get better sleep. Comedy legend Richard Lewis' relationship with Curb Your Enthusiasm creator Larry David is just as hilarious off-screen as it is on-screen. He opens up about their real-life friendship. Pod Save America host Jon Lovett shares his thoughts on our current political climate, and how we can improve. Kunal Nayaar, star of The Big Bang Theory, shares his big plans for his future now that the hit sitcom has ended, and how he hopes to bring joy to others. Finally, UCLA gymnast and viral sensation Katelyn Ohashi opens up about how she hopes to use her platform to make a difference in the world.
Most people now know that getting good sleep is essential for healing, top performance, and mental health. But there are too many false ideas floating around about sleep. The old advice to just get eight hours of sleep doesn’t work for everyone. On this episode of Health Theory with Tom Bilyeu, guests Michael Breus (the Sleep Doctor) and Jason McKeown detail exactly how you can sleep more efficiently, understand your own chronotype, and develop a routine for getting ready for the best possible sleep.   BUY Modius SLEEP for 50% off here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/modius-sleep-sleep-better-without-medication This episode is brought to you by: ITU. Check out Impact Theory University at: http://bit.ly/ImpactTheoryUniversity2 Butcherbox. Sign up now and get $20 off your first box plus 2lbs of ground beef and 2 packs of bacon at butcherbox.com/IMPACT or enter promo code IMPACT at checkout. That’s 2lbs of ground beef and 2 packs of bacon for free PLUS $20 off your first box by going to ButcherBox.com/IMPACT OR enter promo code IMPACT at checkout. SHOW NOTES:   What can we do to be more efficient with our sleep? [1:11] What are the four stages of sleep, and what’s going on in each stage? [2:54] Michael explains why sleep consistency is so important [4:31] Jason asks why the human body needs sleep at all [5:12] The amount of sleep a person needs is mostly genetic [6:51] Michael details an experiment everyone can do to find out how much sleep they need [8:02] Michael tells the story of the client he couldn’t help [9:52] Most people go through all four chronotypes over their lifetime [12:00] Michael explains why most people’s chronotype changes as they age [14:08] Jason describes how the brain recovers during sleep [14:53] Michael explains why pharmaceutically induced sleep is harmful [17:52] Jason talks about why it makes sense to treat the brain with electricity [19:15] Jason explains how he gets ready for sleep [23:49] Michael describes his exact routine for getting ready for optimal sleep [25:06] Michael explains why blue light matters and what it does [25:43] Michael advocates cognitive behavioral therapy to help with sleep [27:!6] Most people have something else going wrong if they aren’t sleeping [30:34] Getting poor sleep definitely leads to dementia and chronic illness [31:31] Tom and Jason discuss finding the exact optimal amount of sleep [32:26] Jason points out that how harmful it can be to miss even one hour of sleep [38:00] Michael explains that we are at the mere beginning of learning about sleep [39:03] Michael details how to use cannabis to help with sleep [40:55] What one thing should people change to improve their sleep? [43:33]   FOLLOW JASON:   WEBSITE: https://bit.ly/2YeLR5J  TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2OJsqim    FOLLOW MICHAEL:   WEBSITE: https://thesleepdoctor.com/  INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2P7wlVi  FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/2qfOt71  TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2DFjnsp 
Did you know that roughly 30% of the population is currently suffering from insomnia? That is nearly 90 million people! Dr. Michael Breus aka The Sleep Doctor is helping people all over the country take a hard look at their nightly routines and develop plans to get their best nights sleep. Dr. Breus’s passion for sleep came out of nowhere when one day there was an opening in the sleep lab during his residency and he decided to see what it was all about. Three days later and he was hooked and knew that his future was in sleep medicine.  He is motivated by the fact that by helping someone sleep better, you are helping them live a better overall life.
Daylight Saving Time Sleep Tips with Dr. Michael Breus, “The Sleep Doctor” For Many of Us, Spring Forward = Lost Sleep. Learn How to Adjust to the Time Change and Develop Better Sleep Habits Overall. The Sleep Doctor Joins Ric To Teach You the 5 Best Ways to Relax Before Bed, so you'll Sleep Better and Wake Up Looking More Refreshed! We are preparing to “spring forward” with Daylight Saving Time on March 11. Yet statistics show Americans are still not getting enough sleep. The old adage “getting your beauty rest” is more important than many might think. Dr. Breus can explain how to combat that lost hour of sleep during the time change, how sleep directly affects your skin health and appearance, and how to fall asleep faster and wake feeling more rested all year long. Dr. Breus, “The Sleep Doctor” will share his five tips for getting that elusive goodnight’s sleep: * Understanding your routine and developing a sleep schedule (work, exercise, socializing) * How to reduce the effect of Blue light - the glare emitted from the screens of our phones, tablets and computers – that’s been proven to disrupt sleep patterns * Sticking to cut-off times for caffeine and alcohol consumption * Getting some Sunshine each Morning * Utilizing This Works Deep Sleep and Sleep Plus Pillow Sprays Dr. Breus believes in the science behind This Works pillow sprays. Deep Sleep pillow spray was developed to help you fall asleep faster and wake feeling more rested. Sleep Plus pillow spray was developed to help restore healthy sleep patterns for restless sleepers. Both sprays are fast-acting natural remedies to help restore normal sleep patterns. Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, best selling author and both a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is the official sleep representative of WebMD. Breus works in private practice with athletes, celebrities and trains other sleep doctors, in addition to being a sought-after expert to discuss sleep issues. For more information, visit: ThisWorks.com http://www.bluefunkbroadcasting.com/root/twia/sleep2018.mp3
Dr. Michael Breus is a clinical psychologist and a sleep expert who appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show. The study of sleep and helping people to sleep well is his life's work. Dr. Breus is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Full show notes available at http://ktla.com/frankbuckleyinterviews.
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