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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 04/2009

Snoring: A Health Hazard or a Harmless Habit?

| Posted 04.03.2009 | Healthy Living

When I tell people that snoring can be a sign of a serious health problem, they typically act surprised because snoring is so common. In other words, ...

Spring Cleaning

| Posted 04.05.2009 | Healthy Living

In some parts of the country, winter is still holding down the fort. But for many of us, spring is really right around the corner and soon we'll be em...

Foods for Sweet Dreams

| Posted 04.09.2009 | Healthy Living

Pop Quiz: Which is the better bedtime snack--an oatmeal raisin cookie with milk or another serving of the pasta with meat sauce you ate at dinner? Ans...

Melatonin: Miracle or Mistake?

| Posted 04.14.2009 | Healthy Living

Melatonin is a hormone your body produces to help it regulate your sleep-wake cycles, but taking additional melatonin in the form of a supplement isn't as good an idea as you might think.

Secrets from Sound Sleepers

| Posted 04.20.2009 | Healthy Living

Just because I'm a sleep doc doesn't mean I only encounter insomniacs and narcoleptics. Much to the contrary, I meet sound sleepers all the time and l...

Take a Caffeinated Shower

| Posted 04.27.2009 | Healthy Living

Looking for an extra boost in the shower to wake you up? How about a caffeinated shower? You read that right. I had to do a double-take myself when I ...

Tips for Sleepless Mariah Carey

| Posted 04.30.2009 | Healthy Living

I'm not usually the sort to wade through celebrity gossip pages, but this one came across my desk because it is, well, directly related to my area of ...