Imperfect Action

Imperfect Action

106: Dr. Michael Breus: Better Performance Through Better Sleep

October 24, 2020

“You change somebody’s sleep and you change their life.” Dr. Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor, will change the entire way you have been thinking about and approaching sleep. By focusing on both the quality as well as the appropriate quantity (not what you think it is), we can increase our performance and be at our best cognitively, emotionally, physically, and even spiritually. Dr. Breus shares a practical 5-step plan for better sleep, discusses supplements for sleep, and offers some tips for waking up quickly and staying alert when most are having a mid-day slump. He even covers dealing with jetlag, sleep trackers, and sleep’s impact on your immune system. This is a workshop’s worth of topics, distilled into an impactful 30-minutes.
Listen, share, and put his ideas into action. Let’s play bigger, do better, and move the world!


Dr. Michael Breus, The Sleep Doctor

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 168 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 (39 times in 8 seasons).

* Author, The Power of When
* Author, The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan
* Author, Beauty Sleep
* Hundreds of presentations to Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 Companies
* Inaugural Sleep Technology Ambassador at Health 2.0, put on by The National Sleep Foundation
* Consulted to brands such as Advil PM, Breathe Rite, Crowne Plaza Hotels, Dong Energy (Denmark), Merck (Belsomra),IHome, Princess Cruise lines, Disney, Phillip Stein, Zeo, SleepScore Max and more
* Sleep Expert, WebMD for more than 14 years
* Writes for The Insomnia Blog, The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Sharecare, and The Oz Blog
* Principal Researcher on numerous grant funded projects and clinical trials
* Interviewed many times on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson Cooper, Rachael Ray, Fox and Friends, The Doctors, Joy Behar, The CBS Early Show, The Today Show, and Kelly and Michael.
* Writes for The Insomnia Blog, The Huffington Post, and Psychology Today
* Expert resource for most major publications doing more than 100 interviews per year (Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and many popular magazines)
* Appears regularly on Dr. OZ and Sirius XM Radio

Dr. Breus currently resides outside of Los Angeles and maintains a private practice in that area.

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