Michael J. Breus, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. At age thirty-one, he was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders and Neuropsychological Testing, is one of only 162 doctors in the world with his credentials and distinction. He is the co-founder of SoundSleep Solutions, a direct-to-consumer sleep-related information website. He currently serves as Senior VP of Clinical Operations for Arizona-based Areté Sleep Health, a multi-state sleep diagnostic and therapy company that operates over 100 beds in four states. He has authored one book on the subject, Beauty Sleep: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep, originally published as Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep.
As the subject of sleep gains greater momentum in our sleep-deprived society, Dr. Breus is quickly becoming the widely recognized leader in this rapidly evolving field of medicine. Dedicated to raising awareness of both sleep disorders and what he calls “disordered sleep” in the public and health-care communities, Dr. Breus is on a mission to develop innovative education and communication programs.
Dr. Breus is on the faculty of the Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine. He has provided editorial services for numerous medical and psychology peer-reviewed journals and has given more than 200 presentations to professionals and the general public. His articles have appeared in The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, The Journal of Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, Physiology and Behavior, Medicine and Science in Sports Exercise, and The Journal of Pain. For the past eight years, Dr. Breus has served as the sleep expert for WebMD Health. He has been interviewed by Parents Magazine, Redbook, Town and Country, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire, among others, and has given live interviews for both local and national news and entertainment television and radio shows, including CNN, CNN Business Traveler, FOX News Channel’s Dayside, The Today Show, The View, and The Early Show.