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Disordered Sleep

Why Sleep Is Crucial For Surviving The Holiday Season

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Looking for some help to avoid the seasonal weight gain? In addition to the standard advice, I'd like to add another strategy to the list: get plenty of sleep.

Zolpidem-Related ER Visits Have Increased Sharply

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's more news about complications that can arise from prescription sleep medication: Side effects from a common prescription sleep aid are sending increasing numbers of people to emergency departments.

The Everyday Activity That's Robbing Children Of Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 10.05.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's a lot of evidence that suggests media exposure can be detrimental to children and the quality of their sleep. This study provides some important details about how when, what, where and who is watching matters.

Marriage Problems for Parents, Sleep Problems for Baby

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 09.06.2011 | Women
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Here's some sobering, if unsurprising, news: A recent study indicates that strength of your marriage can have an effect on your baby's sleep. Research...

How Working The Night Shift Can Affect Your Health

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Many sleep problems can be attributed to an internal clock that has become out of sync. Sometimes your body's clock just doesn't quite match up with society's 24-hour clock.

Can Your Brain Learn To Help You Sleep Better?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

It's pretty amazing what the brain can learn to do, even while we're asleep.The researchers from suggest that the brains of people with sleep apnea are using the negative effects of OSA to learn to breathe more deeply and effectively.

Get Out Of Bed For Better Sleep?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

A new study suggests that being in the bed itself might be contributing to your sleeplessness. In fact, the researchers found that one of the best things an insomniac can do is get out of bed.

The Truth About Melatonin

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Melatonin is a sleep and body clock regulator, not a sleep initiator.

Moms: A New School Year Can Spell Sleep Relief (or Not)

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Men and women do share more household responsibilities now more than ever, but it's still the women who carry the heaviest load of caretaking, basically acting as CEO of a family.

Off to College, Probably Not Off to Sleep: Part 1

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

For both newbies and soon-to-be graduates alike, the one thing that seems to get the best of them every single year is sleep. Translation: serious deprivation.