We spend about one third of our lives sleeping – or at least we should. Yet millions of people are sleep deprived, getting up early, staying up late, fighting insomnia. Sleep problems are estimated to be the #1 health issue in the United States and afflict nearly half of the adult population. Some 36 million Americans have problems getting through the day because of the sleep they didn’t get the night before. Lack of sleep may also be making us sick. An estimated 18 million Americans stop breathing hundreds of times per night, a condition called sleep apnea. This condition can contribute to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and depression.
Noted sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus explains how your genes, environment, job habits and physiology may be hampering your sleep. Dr. Breus' 4-week program offers the tools and information to help all viewers diagnose the root of their sleep issues and how to manipulate a free asset – sleep – to strike a balance to get all you want in life. Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine.