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

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Activity

  • Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    A dream is an internally generated perceptual experience (often with both visual and auditory components) during the sleeping state that the dreamer accepts as real. Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- White, straight women are much more likely to seek treatment for infertility than minority, bisexual or lesbian women, a new study finds.

    Researchers examined data gathered from nearly 20,000 American women, aged 21 to 44, who took part in poll...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    The best thing to do is prepare your bedroom for sleep. This involves making sure the temperature is at a cool and comfortable setting, reducing light exposure, limiting and eliminating bothersome noises—making sure the room is exactly how you want it to be when your head hits the pillow. Read More
  • Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Lack of sleep or sleep deprivation, can cause a depletion of a neurotransmitter called Serotonin. Serotonin is one of the many calming hormones, and it allows us to keep our cool during stressful situations. Without enough Serotonin we may become irritable. In addition, sleep deprivation can lead...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.

    "These results demonstrate how cultural notions of parenting influence perceptions of peop...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to natural light boosts the health and happiness of nurses, which may improve patient safety and satisfaction, a new study suggests.

    Researchers found that nurses whose workstations had natural light had lower ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued his ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When large numbers of workers lose their jobs, suicide attempts increase among certain groups of teens, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed the results of a survey of more than 403,000 American teens conducted from 1997 to 2009, along with n...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Robin Williams was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease before he committed suicide this week, and he was sober at the time of his death, his wife announced Thursday afternoon.

    In a prepared statement, Susan Schneider said her husband continued hi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Natural light during the work day may benefit employees by improving their sleep and quality of life, according to a new study.

    "There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day -- particularly in th...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many shift workers take drugs to sleep or stay awake despite lingering questions about their benefits and risks, researchers report.

    The study authors analyzed the findings of 15 clinical trials that included a total ...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD has posted a blog entry:
    Strong and healthy circadian function is vital to good sleep and to overall good health. Circadian rhythms have a significant influence over sleep, working in concert...Full Post
  • Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Snoring is a turbulence problem. Air rushes down a tube that causes a vibration in the tissue, which causes a cadence and then a snore. This can cause frequent disruptions in a person’s sleep (not to mention the other person trying to sleep in the same bed). Snorers generally don’t wake up feeling...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The apparent suicide Monday of Academy Award-winning actor and comic star Robin Williams has refocused public attention on depression, its sometimes link to substance abuse and, in tragic cases, suicide.

    Williams was last seen alive at his suburb...Full Article

  • Michael Breus, PhD answered:
    Changing the sleep habits of a young person takes a concerted effort, starting with a simple conversation about the value and importance of sleep. This may not go over too well with teenagers who prefer to stay up late, but as with everyone else, their morning wake-up call doesn’t usually change....Read More