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Dr Michael Breus

Spring Forward -- Are You Ready?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Be aware of your bedtime routine as the clock springs forward -- otherwise you might fall back asleep at the wrong time.

Your Body Clock: How Aging Eyes Can Disrupt Your Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 05.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Circadian rhythms -- our own internal biological "clock" -- govern our sleep-wake cycle and several other daily rhythms of the body. It's a complicated and finely-tuned system of hormonal and bio-chemical reactions that helps us live in rhythm with the 24-hour day.

Your Brain On Sleep

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

There's still a great deal of information about the effects of sleep on the brain that we don't yet understand, so any research that sheds light on this subject is exciting and potentially important.

Fighting Family Jet Lag Through the Holidays

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 02.06.2012 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Let's face it, as adults we don't always weather these changes particularly well, so it's no surprise that our kids don't handle jet lag with ease and good humor. The good news is there are a number of things you can do to prepare them.

Safer Sleep for Babies: New Guidelines

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.14.2012 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Moms and Dads, here's some important news: there are new guidelines you should know about that can help your baby sleep more safely. The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new recommendations for sleep safety and protection against SIDS.

The Serious Risks of Low Sleep in Teens

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Most teens are not getting enough sleep, and their lack of sufficient sleep is being associated with a whole series of risky, unhealthy behaviors, from smoking and drinking to sexual activity and over-eating.

Could This Be Keeping You Up At Night?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

When I talk about sleep hygiene, I'm not only encouraging good sleep habits, but encouraging making changes that don't promote good quality sleep. One of the changes I find myself talking about most often has to do with alcohol.

Sleep Challenge 2010: Women, It's Time to Sleep Our Way to the Top. Literally.

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

We believe getting enough shuteye is the next feminist issue. After all, women have already broken glass ceilings in politics, sports, business and the media -- just imagine what we can do when we're fully awake.

Sleep Hygiene 101: How To Ensure A Better Night's Rest

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

Sleep is actually a combination of 2 systems, your sleep drive (like hunger) and a biological clock that tells you when to sleep. When both are working well together, you sleep best.