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Information from "The Sleep Doctor" for better sleep and better health
Michael J Breus Ph.D.
The perfect night's sleep can be difficult to achieve, but there is hope. Here are some tips to boost your medications and supplements and get you off on the right foot.
We often see people waking up earlier in the summer months due to sunlight exposure in bedrooms. This will have an effect on your biological circadian rhythm.
GABA is an amino acid produced naturally in the brain. It functions as a neurotransmitter, facilitating communication among brain cells.
Suicide has long been a serious public health problem that’s been deeply overlooked, in funding for large-scale research and in attention from public-health efforts.
As you’re using essential oils, pay attention to how you feel. Scent is a highly individual experience. Each of us react to smells differently.
The easiest way to improve the quality of your sleep is physical exercise. It's also important to know that physical activity can help your PMDD.
When it comes to your sleep, whatever makes you feel calmed, soothed, relaxed, and puts your body and mind in a restful mode is the right choice for you.
Want to know how long you can safely sleep on the weekends without suffering any health consequences? Read on to learn more!
We’ve learned a staggering amount about the microbiome and its relationship to sleep in recent years.
If you’re having trouble sleeping and you have symptoms that sound like tinnitus, talk with your doctor about both, so you can sleep better—and feel better— soon.
Let’s take a closer look at the specific sleep disorders that influence the condition of diabetes.
Sleep has a powerful connection to metabolism, to hormones that regulate appetite and eating patterns, and to the body’s use of blood sugar and insulin.
We all know, through experience, how sleep deprivation puts us on a short fuse: Lack of sleep makes you testy, irritable, and short-tempered.
In both adults and children with ADHD, sleep problems are common—often significantly more common than in the general population.
It’s difficult to identify a cognitive skill that isn’t affected by sleep, and compromised by sleep deprivation.
Sleep deprivation can have great effects on the brain and body, whether it’s the occasional night of too-little sleep or the larger, more chronic sleep debt so many people face.
Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t keep us free from worry about the long-term risks of cognitive decline and dementia.
Binaural beats have been around for a while, but they've recently gotten a lot of attention for their ability to lower stress and improve sleep.
Besides being delicious, what do all these fish have in common? They’re great sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
When I was growing up, Jujubes were one of my favorite candies to snack on at the movies. I had no idea, then, that the actual jujube plant was so powerfully healthful.
I want to jump in and address a topic that seems to be causing some confusion: if you use the supplement CBD, you are not consuming “pot.” Read on to learn why!
If you’re not yet familiar with magnolia bark, you’re not alone. My patients are often unaware of this potent-with-health-benefits plant supplement.
Last week, I talked about my favorite supplements to improve sleep—and the surprising ways they can also help women in menopause with other symptoms. Read on to learn a few more!
So many women I talk to want to treat their sleep problems as naturally as possible. I’m on board with that idea!
Many women I see in my practice have questions about hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. They wonder about the benefits versus the risks.
If you’re a woman in your 40s or 50s, you’ve probably given some thought to how perimenopause and menopause might affect your health. Today we discuss the connection.
The women I talk with and treat as patients want to understand how menopause may affect their sleep and their health. This article will help you maneuver this experience.
Feeling uncomfortable and not like yourself? Sleep problems and other symptoms might be involved.
With jam-packed schedules and often a lot of stress, sleep issues for women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s would be likely even without a major biological change.
To get all the potential benefits—and avoid the pitfalls—naps need to be used correctly.
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.