Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

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Everyone has had the moments where sleep is hard to come by.

Dr. Michael Breus a well-known clinical psychologist and board certified sleep expert has appeared on shows like "Katie" and "Dr. Oz" sharing his message. He said the number one problem his patients face is not being able to turn off their brains. If people have that problem he suggests counting backward from 300 by three’s.

"It’s a lot of thinking but it prevents you from thinking about anything else," explained Dr. Breus. "It’s so doggone boring that you’re out like a light."

Breus said watching television before bed can also help as long as there’s a timer set, but avoid using that computer.

"The computer is much more interactive and so I tell people let’s try for an electronic curfew, meaning let’s stop making e-mails, texts, using the phone about an hour before bed."

Other tips from Breus include doing your night hygiene routine in dim light to signal to your brain it’s time for bed, buy a mattress that fits your sleep needs and wake up at the same time and go to bed at the same time, even on weekends. Dr. Breus made an appearance Thursday morning a Coconis Furniture in South Zanesville.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.