Dr. 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 on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show.

Dr. Breus is the author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), a groundbreaking book discussing the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, has been met with rave reviews and continues to change the lives of readers. It is now available in paperback as BEAUTY SLEEP: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep.

As the subject of sleep continues to gain momentum in our sleep-deprived society, Dr. Breus has become a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field. Dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all, Dr. Breus is on a mission to develop innovative education and communication programs.

Dr. Breus has a private practice in beautiful Northeast Scottsdale Arizona. And can be reached by phone at 480-999-5900 or on the web at www.secretstosleepsuccess.com
In addition to his private practice, where he treats athletes and celebrities alike, Dr. Breus also trains other sleep doctors and consults with major airlines, hotel chains, mattress manufacturers and retailers to provide the optimum sleep experience for their customers. His audio relaxation CD distributed in Crowne Plaza Hotels helps millions of people fall asleep each year; and for over 14 years Dr. Breus has served as the Sleep Expert for WebMD. Dr. Breus also writes The Insomnia Blog and can be found regularly on WebMD, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, MedPedia, Organized Wisdom, and Furniture Today.

Dr. Breus has provided editorial services for numerous medical and psychology peer-reviewed journals and has given hundreds of presentations to professionals and the general public. Among his numerous national media appearances, Dr. Breus has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, and The Doctors. He also appears regularly on Dr. OZ and Sirius XM Radio.

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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    How Does the Amount of Sleep I'm Getting Affect My Ability to Lose Weight?

    Sleep can have a dramatic effect on your weight. In this video, sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, joins Dr. Oz to discuss how too little shut-eye can put on the pounds and undermine your diet.
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    Why Do I Lose Weight When I Sleep?

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    How Can Sleep Make Me Thinner?

    Deep sleep, or REM sleep, is when you burn the most calories. In this video, Dr. Oz and Dr. Michael Breus reveal tips and techniques to help you succeed at getting enough quality, thinning sleep.
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    How Sleeping Helps You Lose Weight

    Dr. Michael Breus and Dr. Oz reveal tips and techniques to help you succeed at getting enough quality sleep to lose weight.
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    What Type of Tea Will Help Me Sleep?

    There are a couple of herbal teas that can help you catch your zzz's. In this video, Dr. Oz's guest, sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, reveals the best ones to steep for a good night's sleep.
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    Can Antacids Help Me Sleep?

    Even if you don't think you need one, an antacid may be just the ticket to a better night's sleep. Find out how in this video with Dr. Oz and sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD.
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    How Can I Relax My Mind Right Now?

    Feeling anxious or stressed? Watch and listen to Dr. Michael Breus's guided imagery meditation. In five minutes you can relax your mind and feel a sense of peace and calm.
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    What Should I know About Prescription Sleeping Pills?

    Are you a good candidate for prescription sleeping pills? Learn about who might need a sleep aid, how to take them and the risks involved.
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    How Does Caffeine Affect My Sleep?

    Caffeine affects your sleep in that it's a shock to your system, making drifting off to sleep difficult. Watch sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, explain why a cut-off time for caffeine in the afternoon is beneficial if you are sensitive to it.
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    Can Caffeine Make Up for a Lack of Sleep?

    Caffeine can certainly mask the effects of sleep deprivation by waking you up, but you still need real sleep to refresh your mind and body. In this video, sleep expert Michael Breus, PhD, explains why caffeine cannot make up for a lack of sleep.