What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
Verified by Psychology Today
Information from "The Sleep Doctor" for better sleep and better health
Michael J Breus Ph.D.
Sleep plays a key role in memory retention, alertness, and improved creativity, among other benefits. These benefits apply to any age group.
Most people think of melatonin as primarily—or even exclusively—a sleep remedy. Melatonin, of course, is critical for healthy sleep.
There’s plenty of new evidence on just how important a good night’s sleep is to maintaining a healthy brain.
Trying these things may increase the effectiveness of sleep supplements.
Your back is tied to every other part of your body, so when you’re dealing with a lingering back injury, it tends to impact everything you do.
Here’s how to tell if you do—and why it matters.
Love it or hate it, it’s that time of year: resolution time, or what I like to call REST-O-LUTION time.
A warm bath is a good option to help you fall asleep, but you may be surprised by why this works. It's not only for the reasons you think.
From anxiety to diet, there is a variety of reasons you might struggle to get enough sleep. Knowing what they are can help you find the right solutions.
The key to good sleep is being consistent and having rituals before bed that help set the tone for a good night of sleep.
Fasting has become extremely popular as a tool for weight loss, anti-aging, and longevity, as well as for its benefits to mental and physical health.
936 million people around the globe have sleep apnea. Are you one of them?
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all message about how popular diets affect sleep. Here's what you need to know.
A lot of today’s go-to diets emphasize protein and fat and minimize carbohydrates. But different eating plans combine these macronutrients in different ways.
Both sleep and inflammation are regulated by our circadian biorhythms. When one goes awry, the other is likely to suffer, also.
A low-sugar, high-fiber diet that focuses on whole, unprocessed foods will help keep your gut healthy. It will also help you sleep better.
Problems with inflammation occur when this natural, protective response happens too often, or at the wrong times.
Studies show increased risks for several types of cancer—including breast, prostate, and thyroid—are linked to disrupted, poor quality sleep.
Sleep can play a powerful and protective role in helping us manage and even reduce our cancer risk.
While the research about cancer risk and sleep duration is mixed, the scientific links between poor quality sleep and variable sleep schedules are more clear.
People are often really asking: If I sleep poorly, does my cancer risk go up? Here's what research shows so far.
When it comes to vitamins that are recommended for women in menopause, it's important to understand any sleep-promoting or sleep-disrupting side effects.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the supplements that target menopause symptoms, with an eye on how they also might affect sleep.
The best sleep-promoting supplements on the market, and how they can also address menopause symptoms.
What are the best supplements for sleep and menopause?
The attention you give to healthy sleep today will pay off years, and decades, down the road.
At every stage of life, we face different challenges to sleep. But often, sleep starts to get increasingly complicated during middle age.
From our first days as newborns until old age, sleep changes throughout our lifetime.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the health risks that can occur during menopause, and how sleep is involved.
Let’s look more closely at some of the mind-body therapies that have been studied for their effectiveness in treating sleep and menopause symptoms...
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is the author of Beauty Sleep.