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.

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Affiliation:

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

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A basic communication tool like email can help isolated older people combat loneliness and depression, a new study suggests.

    Surveys conducted between 2002 and 2008 found that far fewer retirees who said they used the Internet for communication...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Developmental-behavioral Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- They're likened to a dog's "shock collar" by some and called a "life-saving treatment" by others. But the days of electro-shock devices as a tool for managing hard-to-control behavior in people with disabilities may be number

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    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    There are two types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea, and central sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea is the more common type, and is caused when the back of the mouth or throat is blocked. Individuals with obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing several times when they are asleep, because their...Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Marriage vows often include the promise to stick together for better or for worse, and research now suggests that when it comes to your health, having an optimistic spouse is better.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from 1,970 heterosexual Am...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Students can't be scared into doing well on final exams, a new study shows.

    In fact, reminding them of the consequences of doing poorly on an exam could result in lower scores, the British researchers added.

    The study included 347 studen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Less than 10 percent of crimes committed by mentally ill people are directly linked to the symptoms of their disorders, a new study shows.

    "When we hear about crimes committed by people with mental illness, they tend to be big headline-making cr...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's easy for women to sound sexy, but men just don't have what it takes, a new study says.

    When they want to sound sexy or attractive, women lower their pitch and boost their hoarseness. Men aren't able to do the same ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- You think best when the air temperature is at a level that makes you feel the most comfortable, new research suggests.

    The study included two groups of participants with different ambient temperature preferences, one co...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being outgoing makes you happier no matter where you live, a new international study says.

    Researchers looked at mood and behavior among college students in the United States, China, Japan, the Philippines and Venezuela. Overall, those who felt o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, April 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your sleeping position with your significant other offers clues about the quality of your relationship, according to a new study.

    Researchers asked more than 1,000 people about their preferred position at night and to rate their relationship qual...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creative activities outside of work may help boost your job performance, a new study suggests.

    Personal endeavors after-hours help employees recover from on-the-job demands and improve skills such as problem-solving, the researchers report in t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Creamy butter or ice cream versus a crunchy granola bar: A new study suggests that the texture of foods influences people's dieting choices.

    "We studied the link between how a food feels in your mouth and the amount we eat, the types of food ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Is your spouse biting your head off at the end of a long day? It may be hunger more than anger that's fueling the bad mood, according to a new study that used voodoo dolls and air horns to test spousal aggression.

    For the research, 107 middle-age...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Fussy and demanding babies are likely to spend slightly more time plopped in front of a TV or computer screen when they're toddlers than are "easier" babies, new research finds.

    It's not clear just what this finding means. Parents could be tryin...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD
    Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Sleep has a significant impact on children’s weight. Children who are sleep deprived are at greater risk for weight problems. The risk starts early and can extend into adulthood. Recent research into the sleep-weight connection has shown:
    • Babies and toddlers who slept fewer than 12 hours per
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