Sleep Disorders and Depression: What You Need to Know

thesleepdoctor.com| Sleep Disorders and Depression: What You Need to Know Almost everyone has heard about sleep disorders: from sleep apnea to insomnia and even narcolepsy. But did you know sleep disorders could be directly linked to your depression? Even in the best of times, depression is a common disorder that impacts millions of Americans. About…

How Your Chronotype Can Help in the Coronavirus Outbreak

thesleepdoctor.com| How Your Chronotype Can Help in the Coronavirus Outbreak What does your chronotype have to do with how you’re faring in these strange, difficult days of isolation and uncertainty? A lot. That’s because your individual chronobiology has effects over our physical health, disease risk, emotional health and cognitive performance, and sleep. Our chronotypes—and how…

This Is Your Brain on Sleep: How Good Rest Repairs Your Mind

thesleepdoctor.com| This Is Your Brain on Sleep: How Good Rest Repairs Your Mind We often talk about how important sleep is when it comes to repairing our bodies, and rightfully so. Without quality rest, our bodies — and perhaps most importantly right now, our immune systems — begin to break down. At the same time,…

The Power Of Cooling On Sleep And A Racing Mind

thesleepdoctor.com| The Power Of Cooling On Sleep And A Racing Mind A racing mind makes it hard to sleep. We likely all have experienced that feeling when it’s time to go to bed and your mind starts to race. You lay in bed staring at the clock, tossing and turning with no way to just…

Working On Your Summer Body? Here’s Why Sleep Is Your Secret Weapon

thesleepdoctor.com| Working On Your Summer Body? Here’s Why Sleep Is Your Secret Weapon It’s starting to heat up, and you know what that means: more time for fun in the sun. I know this year is different because of the coronavirus situation, but it’s still that point on the calendar where people are looking forward…

Will Sleeping in Separate Beds Kill My Sex Life? And Other FAQs

thesleepdoctor.com| Will Sleeping in Separate Beds Kill My Sex Life? And Other FAQs I want to go over a few more frequently asked questions that I often run into. We reviewed a few FAQs about a month ago, which included a couple tips on how to get to sleep faster. (You can read the full…

The Close Relationship Between Stress and Sleep

thesleepdoctor.com| The Close Relationship Between Stress and Sleep As the Corona virus drags on, for many people stress grows. We are stressed about the virus, about the economy and the future and about what comes next when we restart. We worry about our kids and their education and even about how much we’ve been eating…

Can Prebiotics Help you Increase Deep and REM Sleep in Stressful Times?

thesleepdoctor.com| Can Prebiotics Help you Increase Deep and REM Sleep in Stressful Times? To say these are stressful days is a radical understatement. We’re all under near constant stress. Many people are finding it difficult to manage their worry, fear, and anxiety—and finding it especially tough to get a good night’s sleep. I’m communicating with…

Coronavirus and Nightmares: Why Bad Dreams Can Be a Good Thing

thesleepdoctor.com| Coronavirus and Nightmares: Why Bad Dreams Can Be a Good Thing Here’s something I think we can all agree on: these are abnormal times. So it would make sense that few people are getting what we’d consider “normal” sleep right now.  As the coronavirus pandemic moves into late April, a flood of new research…

Can Melatonin Help Protect Against Covid-19?

thesleepdoctor.com| Can Melatonin Help Protect Against Covid-19? This question has been flooding my inbox and social media: Dr. Breus, I’ve heard that melatonin can help me avoid Covid-19—is that true? There’s a lot of information swirling around out there right now, about treatments and prophylactics, medications and supplements to protect against Covid-19, the disease caused…

How To Get Great Sleep While You’re Stuck at Home

thesleepdoctor.com| How To Get Great Sleep While You’re Stuck at Home If I had one thing to tell everyone while stuck at home due to the coronavirus, it would be this: don’t let your new, abnormal schedule ruin your sleep. Of course, that’s easier said than done right now. With millions of Americans suddenly finding…