It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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Michael J Breus Ph.D.
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 that I’m asked, by patients and non-patients alike: 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 the 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.
Are you familiar with ASMR? You might have heard of this sensory phenomenon, which has become wildly popular in the past several years.
Is 4:00 a.m. the new 6:00 a.m.? I’ll let you decide… and I’ll share the results of a sleep makeover I did for a journalist.
These are the supplements that I most often discuss with my patients, and in some cases use for myself and my family.
If the timing of circadian clocks can throw the body into cancer, could circadian clocks be used to treat cancer? That’s a question that scientists are investigating.
There’s another eating strategy that’s increasingly popular these days and has its own unique relationship to sleep. That’s intermittent fasting.
We know that diet and sleep are deeply connected. But the truth is, we don’t know nearly enough yet about how individual nutrients impact our sleep.
Here is a bit of the science behind whether or not an evening workout will hinder your sleep.
By allowing a person who is medically complicated to control their pressure, they will affect their other medical issues.
The cannabis plant has been used for centuries as a sleep aid. It has dozens of different natural chemical compounds that have effects on sleep.
It turns out that sleep coaching is becoming big business these days, and a variety is available for you to purchase at any time.
For all its many pleasures, summer can be hard on sleep. The heat makes it harder to get comfortable, sound nights of rest.
With streaming services and on-demand content transforming the way we consume media, it’s important to ask: What effect does all this binge-viewing have?
Are you feeling lonely and unengaged? Not getting enough sleep could be to blame!
In the past week, I have seen two studies that involved blood testing for sleep disorders. Here are my takeaways.
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.