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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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Injectable drug users who also use cocaine and amphetamines have nearly double the suicide attempt rate of other substance users, a new study finds.

    "We know that substance use is associated with the risk of suicide attempt and completed suicide,"...Full Article

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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    The easiest way to track your caffeine intake is with a caffeine log or diary; each day, write down any caffeine you ingest. In this video, I will explain the importance and benefits of tracking your caffeine intake. Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Curiosity is the main reason why college students try synthetic marijuana, a new survey finds.

    Of more than 330 students in undergraduate and graduate health programs at a public university, 17 percent said they used fake pot at least once in t...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD - city, AZ - Psychology
    Michael Breus, PhD has posted a blog entry:
    Snoring doesn’t just interfere with the snorer’s sleep. When it comes to couples, one person’s snoring often means sleep trouble for two. And it isn’t...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Age Management Medicine:

    MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Folks who feel "young at heart" may be more likely to live to a ripe old age, a new British study suggests.

    Seniors who said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age experienced a lower death rate over the course of eight years ...Full Article

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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    You should lower your caffeine intake by slowly phasing caffeine out of your diet, since going cold turkey could be dangerous. In this video, I will explain how to reduce your caffeine intake safely over several weeks.  Read More
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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    To avoid waking up once you have fallen asleep at night, there are a few things you can do to stay in slumber mode. In this video, I will share some great tips for drifting back to sleep if you happen to wake up. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that almost half of U.S. kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development.

    "This study tells us that adverse childhood experiences are common among U.S. children and, as demonstrated in adult studies, have lifelon...Full Article

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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Sleep apnea is diagnosed with a sleep study either in a sleep laboratory or at home, depending on the patient’s needs. In the sleep lab, patients will come in at bedtime and spend the night in the sleep lab. During the night patients have 27 electrodes attached to them (no needles, just paste and...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older men who have breathing difficulties or spend less time in deep sleep may be at greater risk of brain changes that can precede dementia, a new study suggests.

    Experts said the findings don't prove that breathing disorders, including sleep ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Social Work:

    WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Restricting the number of locations where alcohol can be sold in a community may help reduce domestic violence, researchers say.

    The team at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reviewed 16 studies that examined the link b...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD - city, AZ - Psychology
    Michael Breus, PhD has posted a blog entry:
    The past decade or so has seen the development a worrisome trend in fertility studies—evidence that suggests the possibility of broad declines in male...Full Post
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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Your diet can indeed affect your sleep; what you eat at night can help you fall asleep by increasing the levels of serotonin in your brain. Watch me explain the foods to embrace and those to avoid for healthy sleep. Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although people often think of men as better negotiators, new research suggests that women are more effective than men in certain types of financial negotiations.

    "One reason men earn higher salaries than women could be women's apparent disadvantag...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD - city, AZ - Psychology
    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    People with certain sleep issues can benefit from taking melatonin. Find out how melatonin can help you catch much-needed Zzz's by watching this video.  Read More