Michael Breus, PhD

Bio

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is dedicated to informing the public and healthcare communities about “disordered sleep” in a sleep-deprived society.

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Sleep Expert and Clinical Psychologist for Pain Management at Arrowhead Health, Private practitioner at Southwest Spine and Sports

Location:

  • city, AZ

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  • Michael Breus, PhD - city, AZ - Psychology
    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Poor sleep (including insomnia) can affect health risks, mental and physical well-being, performance, quality of life, and even accidental death.

    Researchers in Norway undertook a large-scale evaluation of the relationship between symptoms of insomnia and the risk of fatal accidental injury. Their...Read More
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    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an increased risk of a certain type of eating disorder, according to a new study.

    The eating disorder is called loss of control eating syndrome (LOC-ES). As the name implies, people ...Full Article

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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for insomnia works because feelings that disrupt sleep like frustration, anxiety and fear can fade away with the right training. The following behavior changes often used in CBT sleep therapy can reduce frustration and improve sleep:
    • Sleep restriction. Limit
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    FRIDAY, May 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most American servicewomen who are sexually assaulted don't seek health care right away, a new study suggests.

    Of more than 200 women who said they had been sexually assaulted while in the armed forces, fewer than one-third sought medical care after...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With food, seeing it is eating it, a new study suggests.

    People who keep food in plain sight around the house are more likely to be obese, researchers report, while low self-esteem is another risk factor.

    "Self-esteem is important becau...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged and older women who experience a life-threatening illness or the death of a loved one may face a 65 percent increased risk of heart attack, a new study suggests.

    And having a history of money problems might double the heart attack ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic women tend to exercise less and fret less about their weight than white women, and their heart disease risks are also lower, a new study suggests.

    Examining data from female employees of a Miami-based health system, researchers theori...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found.

    Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and pervasive developmental di...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Being bullied as a child may take a larger toll on a young adult's mental health than being abused or neglected at home, a new study suggests.

    Kids who are the victims of bullies are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and to try to hu...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens may have an increased risk for psychosomatic symptoms -- physical problems caused by mental distress -- if their parents separate or divorce, a new study suggests.

    Those who lived mostly with one parent due to a family breakup had the most ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released new guidance to help primary care doctors recognize the signs of child abuse.

    "Minor injuries in children are incredibly common, and most are not the result of abuse or neglect," report l...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Bullied high school students have greater odds for depression and suicidal thoughts than others, and they're also more likely to take weapons to school, according to three new studies.

    "Teens can be the victim of face-t...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who survive self-poisoning with drugs are at a significantly increased risk for suicide over the following decade, a new study shows.

    "Self-poisoning in adolescence is a strong predictor of suicide and premature death in the ensuing decad...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, April 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whether it's Dr. Seuss or Beatrix Potter, when parents read to young children it may spur brain activity that supports early reading skills, a new study finds.

    Researchers led by Dr. John Hutton of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Self-control during childhood is associated with improved job opportunities later in life, a new study suggests.

    Kids who pay attention, stick with difficult tasks and refrain from behaving in impulsive or inappropriate ways are more likely to ho...Full Article