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Entries by Dr. Michael J. Breus from 08/2010

Unraveling the Mystery of Why We Sleep

| Posted 08.02.2010 | Healthy Living

We know that sleep has restorative effects on our bodies down to the cellular level, but how it all works from a biological perspective has been somewhat of a mystery.

Insomniacs: Rock Yourself to Sleep

| Posted 08.09.2010 | Healthy Living

There's something magical about the rocking motion that puts a baby to sleep. So why couldn't the same or a similar technique help an adult insomniac?

Can Cherries Relieve Insomnia?

| Posted 08.16.2010 | Healthy Living

So what's the magic in cherry juice? Cherries contain melatonin, a natural antioxidant with a well-documented history of helping to regulate the sleep-wake cycle.

Jet Through Jet Lag

| Posted 08.23.2010 | Healthy Living

The anticipation of taking a time-out and getting away from the rigors of daily life can be exhilarating ... until you get to your destination feeling tired, tense and touchy, thanks to jet lag.

The Boys of Summer: Sleeping, Pitching and Winning

| Posted 08.25.2010 | Sports

Your favorite MLB team is pitching. Who do you want on the mound? A recent research study would indicate that you should take his sleep habits into account before answering!

A New Challenge for College Students: The Freshman 8, Not 15!

| Posted 08.26.2010 | College

Sleep deprivation, especially among college students, is at epidemic levels. So what to do?

Sleep Disorder Linked to Risk of Dementia

| Posted 08.30.2010 | Healthy Living

Anyone who has a family member with dementia knows how heartbreaking these illnesses are. It's often anyone's guess as to what ultimately causes dementia in a given person. What about sleep habits?

Sunday Night Insomnia or Monday Morning Exhaustion?

| Posted 08.30.2010 | College

Welcome to college. Here are your new living quarters, and a list of social events you can attend...the freshman mixer, the tailgate for the first football game, the fraternity rush parties and the ever present late-night dorm pizza get together until 2 a.m. Ouch!