My next guest, Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and on the show (40 times).
Dr. Breus has been interviewed on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Ray, Fox and Friends, The Doctors, Joy Behar, The CBS Early Show, The Today Show, and Kelly and Michael.
Dr. Breus lectures all over the world for organizations such as YPO (Young Presidents Organization) 20+ times in 2018-19, AT&T (10 times), on stage for Tony Robbins (Unleash the Power), hospitals, and medical centers, financial organizations, product companies and many more.
Please enjoy my conversation with Michael Breus, America’s most trusted sleep doctor
"Entrepreneurs have a much higher risk profile when you're sleep deprived in terms of your decision-making."
"Mood and spirituality and all of those aspects that matter to us as humans and quite frankly they're founded in sleep."
"We have to divorce ourselves from the idea that there's a set amount of sleep for all humans."
"Stages three and four and REM. Those are the money stages. Those are the ones that we really want to optimize."
"We think of stage three, four sleep as physical restoration; REM sleep is mental restoration."
"The single best way to improve stages three, four sleep is through exercise. 20 minutes, high intensity exercise once a day is really very good for sleep in general. That's one of the easiest ways to improve stage three, four sleep."
"One of the ways to avoid attacking stage three, four sleep is alcohol."
"Downing caffeine first thing in the morning does almost nothing for you. Water will absolutely help wake you up and sunlight will absolutely help wake you up."
"Generally speaking, if you fall asleep really quick, you could probably use more sleep."
"The consistency of my schedule allowed my actually allowed my sleep architecture to condense."
"If you want to enter into a state of unconsciousness, you need to be at a heart rate of about 60 or below."
"So 20 minutes for things you got to do; 20 minutes for hygiene; and then 20 minutes for some form of meditation, relaxation, prayer, yoga, stretching that slows you down."
"Remember your sleep cycle follows your core body temperature cycle."
"Your Chronotype report actually turns out to be quite an invitation and a great conversation starter"
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