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Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Michael Breus, Ph.D., is the Sleep Doctor. He teaches people how to live healthier lives by improving their quality of sleep. In addition to being a Clinical Psychologist and Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine as well as a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Breuse is also the bestselling author of The Power of When and The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan. He is also an advisor for the Dr. Oz Show and has been the Sleep Expert for WebMD over 14 years.

Dr. Breus joins me today to discuss the importance of sleep and how it impacts our physical, emotional, and mental health. He reveals the myth behind the needing eight-hours of sleep and shares what inspired him to start a career in sleep medicine. He explains why people need sleep and explains the different sleep stages. He also shares strategies to help you sleep better as well as highlight the importance of practicing sleeping as a skill.


“Sleep is a lot like love. The less you look for it, the more it shows up.” - Dr. Michael Breus


Today on the #SpohnTrained Personal Development Podcast:

  • The inspiration behind Dr. Breus’ book, The Power of When
  • Why we need sleep
  • The definition of sleep deprivation and how it impacts emotional and mental health
  • The different stages of sleep
  • How to design sleeping habits for optimum performance
  • The myth of the eight-hour sleep
  • What is sleep inertia, how it affects our day, and how to manage it
  • How polyphasic sleep can cause depression
  • How to use supplements for a better quality of sleep
  • The environmental factors of sleep
  • The relationship between sleep and menopause
  • Breus’ recommended tools and apps for a better sleeping habit
  • How to have lucid dreams


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