Interview With Sleep Expert Dr. Michael Breus
This week’s Dorothy and the Dealer episode is delivering you the absolute KEY to a good night’s rest, and it comes from The Sleep Doctor himself - Dr Michael Breus!
It’s a fundamental part of our lives and yet good, restful sleep is something that eludes a lot of us, right?!
I mean, how common is it to whinge to your work buddy in the morning (as you chug your first of seven coffees) about how you tossed and turned all night, got woken up early by a screaming child, or had to hit your snoring partner at least a dozen times before they FINALLY rolled over?
Never fear though, because this week’s Dorothy and the Dealer episode is delivering you the absolute KEY to a good night’s rest, and it comes from The Sleep Doctor himself - Dr Michael Breus!
First up - figure out your chronotype. Mitch is a Lion (but would rather be a Bear) and Mills is a Bear (but has the heart of a Wolf). No idea what I’m on about? Well, here’s a breakdown:
- Lion (Early birds)
- Bear (People in the middle)
- Wolves (Night owls)
- Dolphin (Not great sleepers / Insomniacs)
Funnily enough, these chronotypes can actually tell you when to go to bed, how long to sleep, what time to stop drinking coffee and a whole load of other helpful hints. And it’s hard not to get the whole family in on it (trust us - everyone in the MJB office ended up taking the quiz).
Other tips include:
- Write a gratitude list before bed - to change your mindset and energy.
- NEVER use the snooze button.
- Quit drinking coffee by 2pm each day.
- Try a nappalatte (Trust us, you’ve got to hear this to believe it…)
And remember sleep is a lot like love - the less you look for it the more it starts showing up.
Want to know more about your sleep? Make sure you check out thesleepdoctor.com or head on over to chronoquiz.com to find out whether you’re a lion, bear, dolphin or wolf.
And don’t forget to give the podcast, Sleep Success with Dr. Michael Breus, a listen - he may even answer any questions you have!