with Heidi Hanna


with Heidi Hanna

When it Comes to Sleep, Consistency is Key: Dr. Michael Breus is the Sleep Doctor
Featured Guest Dr. Michael Breus

Are you feeling stuck in a stress mess, overwhelmed, and overstimulated by the demands of your life? Spread too thin and not prioritizing self-care because you feel like it’s selfish when so many other people need your help? Well, let’s stop for a moment.


How much can we really help others when we’re just scraping by, ourselves? At the end of the day, we’re only really worth as much as we can give, based on the energy we have in the time that we have.


I’m your host, Dr. Heidi Hanna, and in this stress mastery podcast, we’re talking to the experts to find out what they do to use stress as fuel for success and what they do to shift stress in a positive way when they notice it getting out of control.


Because we’re all human, we all get stuck sometimes and we can learn so much from each other when we take an honest look at the patterns that are hurting us and create new patterns that will help us.


So, let’s get ready to master stress together in today’s conversation!


Key Takeaways:

  • [1:08] Dr. Hanna welcomes listeners, shares her excitement about today’s conversation and lists some of the extensive accomplishments and amazing credentials of her guest, Dr. Michael Breus, the Sleep Doctor.

  • [3:39] Dr. Hanna asks Michael if he can tell us a little bit about his relationship with stress.

  • [5:14] Heidi’s ‘fab three’ every morning are great to start a day but how can you start a night right?

  • [7:00] Michael shares his go-to strategy for going to sleep: the power-down hour.

  • [9:38] Is eight hours of sleep a myth? Sleeping in or waking up? Catching up on sleep? Dr. Michael Breus talks about the importance of consistency, and more.

  • [11:25] Dr. Hanna asks Michael how he navigates sleep pattern disruptions (i.e. traveling).

  • [13:25] The Timeshifter app jet lag plans by the Sleep Doctor.

  • [14:25] All of Dr. Michael Breus’ favorite tools and apps and techniques as well as his new supplement.

  • [16:52] Dr. Hanna raises the question of prescription medication use for sleep management.

  • [23:26] Dr. Hanna asks Michael what his mantra is and wraps up the show until next week.

Don’t miss out on Michael Breus’ special gifts!


Master your traveling sleep, follow this link to download the app along with a free jet lag plan from the Sleep Doctor on the Timeshifter app.


The Sleep Doctor has a new supplement, if you follow his link, you’ll also get a free online sleep course.


If you enjoyed this conversation, please be sure to subscribe to the stress mastery podcast now for exclusive listener gifts and check out the show notes for links, tips, tools, and techniques.


Until next time, please remember that stressing is a blessing, once you know how to use it for good. It gives us the energy and information to fuel positive change if we’re brave enough to look into it, stay open and curious to what it has to teach us and then adjust our patterns in a way that will give us even more capacity to cope. And when we do that together, we increase the energy we have to bring to the time that we have and we’re better together. So please, be good to yourself, and I’ll see you next week.


Mentioned in this episode:

Book: The Power of When: Discover Your Chronotype — and the Best Time to Eat Lunch, Ask for a Raise, Have Sex, Write a Novel, Take Your Meds, and More, by Michael Breus

Book: The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Simple Rules for Losing Weight While You Sleep,
by Michael Breus

Timeshifter App

Sleep Score



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