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Katie: Whats up and welcome to the Wellness Mama podcast. I’m Katie from wellnessmama.com and wellnesse.com. That’s “wellness” with an “E” on the top. And this podcast is all about learn how to enhance your power and energize your life by understanding chronotypes, physique varieties, sleep, fasting, motion, and a variety of different elements. I’m right here with sleep physician Michael Breus who’s double-board licensed, a scientific psychologist, and a scientific sleep specialist. He additionally, as we speak about on this episode, is likely one of the few individuals on this planet to move medical boards with out going to medical college. And he’s an knowledgeable useful resource for many main publications. He’s performed lots of of interviews every year and he’s been in personal apply for 23 years now. He’s additionally been named the highest sleep physician in most areas.


He’s a wealth of data. He’s been on my podcast earlier than to speak particularly about sleep, and on this one, we discuss extra about power, what the completely different power varieties are, what the power scale is, methods to extend your power, how completely different physique varieties have completely different expressions of their power and learn how to enhance them, the best way that motion impacts power and the way it’s completely different at completely different occasions of day, completely different physique varieties, how and when to quick, issues like caffeine, melatonin, and his high ideas for a lot of elements of life. It’s all the time an enchanting episode with Dr. Bruce. I do know you’ll take pleasure in this one, so let’s bounce in. Dr. Breus, welcome. Thanks for being right here.


Dr. Michael: Thanks for having me. I’m excited to be again on “Wellness Mama.”


Katie: Properly, I like chatting with you. I’m excited for this dialog too, and I’ve a variety of sleep and power and health-related questions that we’re gonna go into. However first I simply need to convey up this one subject you and I have been simply speaking about offline, which is that you’re considered one of only a few individuals on this planet to move the medical specialty boards with out going to particular medical college for these. So if you happen to might simply give us a quick recap of how that occurred and what you probably did as a result of it’s wonderful.


Dr. Michael: So it was form of a joke. So it was my very first job and my boss stated to me, “Hey, Michael, you understand, we’ve found out your wage. We figured every part else out, nevertheless it’s a one-year contract. And on the finish of that one yr, it’s important to take and move the medical boards in sleep medication.” And I raised my hand and I stated, “Dr. DeMarini,” I stated, “I’m excited to begin this new job, however I’m a Ph.D., not an M.D. These are medical boards.” And he stated, “There’s a three-year window and we’re within the final yr of the window. So you are taking them, if you happen to move them, you get a job for the subsequent yr. If you happen to don’t, you’re fired.” So I used to be like, “Okay.” So I went residence and I informed my girlfriend who’s now my spouse.


I used to be like, “You’re not gonna imagine this. I bought the job. I’m so excited, blah, blah, blah.” And I stated, “However I’ve to take and move the medical boards.” And he or she was like, “Michael, you understand you’re not a health care provider, proper?” And I used to be like, “No drawback. No person’s ever gonna do this. I doubt anyone might ever do it.” A few week later, she turned to me and she or he was like, “Are you gonna do it?” I used to be like, “Do what?” She’s like, “Are you gonna take the medical boards?” I stated, “I don’t know. I by no means actually considered it.” She’s like, “I feel you might move.” That was all it took, was her giving me the problem and the arrogance to say, “Hey, I feel you are able to do it.” And I’m considered one of 168 individuals on this planet which have ever taken and handed the sleep specialty boards with out going to medical college.


Katie: That’s so wonderful. I like that. Like I stated earlier than we began recording, it’s on my bucket checklist too. Though I might need to really go to medical college to have the ability to qualify, however it’s on my checklist. And also you clearly have a specialty in lots of areas. You’re referred to as The Sleep Physician and also you achieve this a lot specialty in sleep, which we’ve talked about earlier than. I’ll be certain our first podcast is linked, for you guys listening, within the present notes. It was superior. Dr. Breus is a wealth of data, however you will have a brand new e-book popping out that I actually wanna go deep on as a result of I feel this can be a synchronicity clearly with sleep, which you’re gonna clarify rather well, but in addition that is an space that it looks like nearly everyone has struggles with proper now, particularly, and particularly this time of yr, particularly this previous two years, and that’s the subject of power. And I feel even inside that, even broad phrases are sometimes misunderstood. So although it appears fundamental, let’s begin with, typically, like what’s power on a organic degree and in possibly a much bigger degree, if there are extra relevant definitions ask.


Dr. Michael: Yeah. So nice query. So, you understand, with sleep, it’s fairly straightforward to outline. Now we have sleep levels, we have now sleep cycles. We will measure EEG, issues of that nature, however measuring power is just not all the time the simplest factor on this planet to do. There are a variety of completely different workouts that you may measure your metabolic output. That’s one method to measure power. However what I made a decision to do was suppose via the various kinds of power. So we have now consuming power. In order that’s gasoline, proper? Now we have shifting power as a result of a physique at relaxation tends to remain at relaxation whereas a physique in movement tends to remain in movement. So we just like the movement a part of that. Now we have emotional power, proper? We will discuss rather a lot about that, about how completely different conditions from an emotional standpoint could make us really feel energized or fairly frankly, zap our power.


And we have now resting power, which is just a little bit completely different than sleeping power. I wished to make a distinction between these two as a result of there’s now knowledge to counsel that non-sleep deep relaxation, so simply mendacity there in a darkish room can truly be rejuvenative and show you how to get extra power. And so what I made a decision to do was take these 4 sorts of power and actually check out how they work from a biology standpoint, but in addition from an emotional standpoint, and be capable of give individuals higher concepts as to learn how to, primary, see how energetically constant you’re all through your day, primary, however quantity two, if you happen to do have these highs and people lows, how do you form of take the lows and produce them as much as the highs?


Katie: Yeah. I feel that’s an ideal diving in level as a result of I feel for most individuals, power is only a common time period of like, “Oh, I don’t have very a lot power right now. My power’s low, or I really feel very energetic,” nevertheless it’s…


Dr. Michael: Properly, and I used to be additionally gonna say that one factor is that folks generally tend to note their power when it’s low, not when it’s excessive, proper? And so within the very first chapter of the e-book, we have now individuals study what an power scale is. And so we use Gunnar Borg’s Scores of Perceived Exertion scale. So this can be a scale that’s been utilized in train physiology for so long as I can bear in mind, 30-plus years. And it’s a 0 to 10 scale the place you concentrate on your self energetically, like how a lot power is it gonna take for me to exert to do that explicit exercise, 0 to 10? And we have now individuals take a look at that power at 5 separate occasions all through the day. To be clear, it takes one minute. You simply put some alarms in your cellphone and form of mid-morning, earlier than lunch, after lunch, earlier than dinner, after which earlier than mattress, we have now you are taking these rankings simply to form of get an thought of the place are your power highs and the place are your power lows as a result of most individuals actually don’t give it some thought.


Katie: That’s a fantastic level. I in all probability solely discover once I’m low power and I feel usually individuals additionally consider power as similar to emotional power possibly. So I’d love to listen to just a little bit concerning the distinctions and the way you consider emotional versus bodily power and/or some other varieties and the way we’d take a look at these otherwise.


Dr. Michael: So emotional power is considered one of my favourite matters. So I’m gonna begin with that after which I’ll break down the opposite ones if that’s okay. So once you take a look at emotional power, I feel it’s so fascinating as a result of an emotion could cause you to really feel nice pleasure, it could possibly trigger you to really feel nice unhappiness, nice anger, or nice something, proper? And so after we begin to consider these issues, how can we establish occasions the place we have now low power from emotion? And so I name this the emotional vampire scenario, proper? And so… And you understand who these individuals are, proper? You’ve bought them in your life. I’ve bought them in my life. Hopefully, we’re not married to them. However these are folks that actually suck our power from our system. In order that they’re both all the time damaging, they’re pessimistic a variety of the occasions. Perhaps they’ve a variety of difficulties themselves and so they’re making an attempt to hunt one thing out by way of their very own well being, however on the finish of the day, they generally tend to drag power from you or not be capable of help you specific good, optimistic power.


And there’s a lot of issues that you are able to do. Primary, you bought to establish who these individuals are. Quantity two, don’t spend an excessive amount of time with them. Holy cow. I imply, these individuals are gonna suck you dry. So restrict the period of time that you simply spend with them, primary, however quantity two, attempt to spend time with them at your highest energetic factors of the day. That’s what these power rankings do, is that they help you know, “Oh, my power is excessive at let’s say 11:00 within the afternoon, so right here’s what I’m gonna do. I’m gonna work with that particular person who I do know is usually a little bit draining as a result of my power is already excessive.”


One other factor we educate individuals learn how to do is if you happen to do have a kind of interactions and also you’re feeling kinda low, there’s a variety of issues on the market that you are able to do to really up your power. An enormous one, comedy, laughing seems to be a improbable factor. So my son sends me jokes on a regular basis. He thinks they’re hilarious. To be clear, a few of them are literally fairly humorous and I attempt to learn them each from time to time and if I’m having a low power second or a low power day and I learn a joke that got here from my son, it turns my power round like that, proper? As a result of it’s any person that I care about who’s sharing one thing that they suppose is humorous and can also be, it’s humorous to me as properly. So you’ll be able to see how that strikes you from a low power level nearly instantly to a excessive power level.


One other instance, my son is easy-to-use examples from as a result of he’s my teenager who tends to be the least energetic of my youngsters at any given second. Music. Music, music, music can… I imply, give it some thought. If you happen to’re driving alongside and your favourite track comes on, you simply begin bopping round and your complete power profile adjustments dramatically once you do one thing like that. So for example, my son, when he was dwelling at residence, he’s now in faculty, we gave him… We stated, “You’re the morning DJ. So that you get to decide on the music that goes on each morning for your complete home. Can’t flip it on till 7:00 a.m. as a result of we don’t wanna wake everyone up too early, however you get to select it.” Properly, primary, I truly bought my child to get up at age 17, which was fairly spectacular in and of itself. Simply to be clear, for people on the market who’ve a tough time with getting their children up and down, and we’ll in all probability speak about that in some unspecified time in the future in time, you understand, it’s not a simple factor.


So he would play the Beastie Boys. You need to combat in your proper to social gathering each morning at a quantity of 10. And I’ve to inform you one thing, the entire home cherished it. We have been bopping round having a superb time dancing up, nevertheless it’s that complete thought of with the ability to change your temper actually nearly immediately with one thing like laughter, one thing like music.


After which the third space that I actually wished to form of take a second on is kindness. Lots of people don’t give it some thought, however once you’re type to any person, it adjustments you. It adjustments you essentially and it makes you are feeling higher not solely concerning the type act that you simply’re doing, however about your self as properly. And I feel that additionally adjustments your energetic element from possibly being not so good to being considerably higher as a result of as soon as once more, you’re serving to one other human out. So emotional power seems to be a kind of areas that we actually do a variety of discovery and we assist individuals establish, hey, who’re these emotional vampires or these emotional vampire conditions in my life and learn how to keep away from them and actually stick in some good ways to keep away from that slowly creeping down of the power.


Katie: That’s nice. I really feel like there’s… I’ve by no means met anybody who’s like, “Yeah. I don’t want extra power. I’m effective.” It’s like a common factor nearly. And that is smart about emotional vampires. I’d in all probability add to the checklist that watching the information might be an effective way to zap your power since you’re gonna get that fear-like stress response instantly. So I’d love to listen to about that. And in addition, you talked about youngsters being decrease power. I’m additionally a mother of youngsters now, so I’d love any tips about, properly, A, why are they decrease power, and B, how will we assist them?


Dr. Michael: So let’s speak about youngsters first after which we’ll discuss concerning the different one subsequent. So with youngsters, right here’s the one factor that everyone on the market can bear in mind. And I do know we’ve bought a variety of mothers who pay attention, each new mothers and mothers which have been round for a short time. So this can maintain true. However particularly with youngsters, one of many issues that occurs is there’s a shift of their inner circadian clock. So what occurs is, and I don’t know if you happen to’ve observed this, Katie, however in each of my youngsters, they like to remain up late and sleep late. I imply, if it was as much as my son, he wouldn’t go to mattress earlier than 2:00. My daughter by no means goes to mattress earlier than 1:00 a.m. They each sleep till about 8:30, 9:00 the subsequent day as a result of they don’t have courses too early, however that has actually modified them as a result of what finally ends up occurring is that they keep up late, after which in the event that they do need to rise up at a traditional time, they’re dragging. I imply, dragging it.


So one of many issues that we actually attempt to do is take a look at from a biology standpoint, okay, might or not it’s one thing that’s happening from their circadian rhythm? Subsequent, let’s be trustworthy. Most youngsters should not too into vitamin, proper? They’re involved in grab-and-go, soda, sugar, sweet, no matter, proper? And whereas… Don’t get me incorrect, there are many youngsters on the market who have gotten concepts of fine well being and good vitamin in all probability primarily based on issues that their mother and pa or individuals of their lives educated them on, however we see that circadian perform adjustments. We see that their weight-reduction plan doesn’t essentially assist them extra power excessive after which crashes with power drinks and caffeine and issues of that nature which appear to be abused extra throughout that time period.


Additionally, sadly, for some youngsters, in the event that they do get entangled with substance abuse, alcohol particularly, that may have a dramatic impact on their sleep as properly. So there’s rather a lot. After which, after all, there’s their schedule, proper? So a lot of youngsters have doing sports activities. So they could have sports activities earlier than college the place they need to rise up actually, actually early. Keep in mind, youngsters have to sleep early within the morning, not work out early within the morning. So there’s a ton of the reason why we see youngsters actually form of laying round and never getting the sleep that they want and that’s actually one thing that we wanna form of focus in on. I can’t bear in mind what the primary a part of the query was.


Katie: Oh, about like the brand new cycle and emotional vampires and…


Dr. Michael: Sure. So I like your thought. And considered one of my suggestions for individuals is that they’ve a media weight-reduction plan 90 minutes earlier than mattress. You don’t want to look at any… You don’t have to know what number of circumstances of COVID there are in america earlier than you go to mattress. Is it gonna actually change your…? You realize, all it’s gonna do is freak you out, proper? So on the finish of the day, what I inform individuals to do, tape your favourite, funniest present, not critical, not dramatic, not homicide, you understand, thriller, however a humorous present. And that’s what you watch earlier than mattress. Me personally, I like Seinfeld. I just like the previous problems with Seinfeld as a result of they’re fairly tame. They’re additionally fairly humorous and also you’re out like a light-weight.


Katie: It’s humorous. I feel my teenage son truly has a variety of similarities with you. He’s a Seinfeld fan proper now and he prefers the comedy. However I bear in mind from our first episode, you speaking about youngsters and the way they actually do have to sleep later within the day, particularly inside the college system lets them. And we homeschool for lots of causes, however that’s one I actually considered, particularly as they have been getting older and we have now a rule in our home, such as you by no means wake the sleeping child. You additionally by no means wake the sleeping teenager. And so for them, they don’t begin college until 9:00 normally, which is ideal for homeschool, however that was a giant precedence for me, is like I’ve a lot happier youngsters, I feel, than I’d have if I used to be getting them up at 6:00.


Dr. Michael: 100%. And that’s truly one of many greatest benefits of homeschooling. I imply, there’s a variety of benefits of homeschooling, however the schedule is actually considered one of them. And in addition in the course of the pandemic, you understand, we had a variety of children capable of sleep just a little bit later as a result of there wasn’t a commute to highschool, however I’ve to inform you, having them be capable of be in class has turned out to be rather more essential than I feel many individuals truly ever thought. So, you understand, it’s been an fascinating experience for certain, however yeah, steer clear of the media if you happen to can earlier than mattress.


Katie: And I do know out of your work that motion can also be a giant element right here and also you talked about this, however I’m certain there’s a variety of intricacies about sorts of motion, timing of motion. And in addition how I feel usually we expect, “I would like motivation after which I’ll do one thing.” However usually it’s the motion that creates the motivation. So I’d love to listen to how motion pertains to power and learn how to optimize it.


Dr. Michael: So, to begin with, motion is arguably some of the essential elements as a result of bear in mind, a physique at relaxation tends to remain at relaxation. A physique in movement tends to remain in movement. And now, the motion schedule that we have now… So right here’s what’s enjoyable. Keep in mind how I informed you that we have now individuals monitor their power at 5 completely different occasions all through the day? So what they do, they do this for about seven days after which we flip the script. And so we are saying, you understand these occasions that you simply’ve been your power, you understand, you set the alarm in your cellphone for 5 occasions in the course of the day, now we would like you to make use of those self same occasions to maneuver. And so one of many issues that you simply talked about is motivation for motion, proper?


And so right here’s the factor. We base this on one thing referred to as your physique kind. So if you happen to… I do know we’ve talked rather a lot about chronotypes, and people are our genetic… For folk who don’t bear in mind, these are our genetic sleep schedules which might be constructed into our DNA and our hormone schedules and issues like that. One of many issues we haven’t talked about but is the physique kind. So if you happen to go manner again to highschool and you concentrate on your highschool biology, you may bear in mind that there have been three physique varieties, one was referred to as an endomorph, one was referred to as a mesomorph, and one was referred to as an ectomorph. So it’s important to form of return into the reminiscence banks just a little bit to do not forget that one.


But when you concentrate on it, bear in mind, ectomorph is the lengthy and lean individuals, so just a little bit on the thinner aspect. The mesomorphs have extra of an athletic construct, extra of a V form to their physique. And the endomorphs have extra of a rectangle, just a little bit on the thicker aspect of their physique. Right here’s what we all know, is if you happen to establish your physique kind, which we will do fairly simply, we then assign individuals actions that their physique kind likes, proper? And so right here’s the factor. If you happen to’re an endomorph, just a little bit on the thicker aspect and I flip to you and say, “Hey, we would like you to go run two miles.” You’re not gonna wanna do this. You hate operating as a result of it’s not enjoyable, and it hurts your joints, and also you’re not prepared for it and issues like that. So we have now different actions. So what we do is we create motion profiles for every particular person primarily based on their physique varieties, which has by no means been performed earlier than, which is form of cool.


So the 5 completely different occasions flip into completely different motion varieties. So the very first one that you’ve got each morning known as stretch. Makes form of sense, proper? You’ve been mendacity in mattress for some time, you haven’t been shifting rather a lot. Your physique actually must stretch. So everyone will get the identical actions, stretch. Now we have completely different variations of these stretches for people who find themselves extra superior and extra newbie at it. The second motion known as a shake. So that you ever discover how when a canine will get up, what do they do? [vocalization] Proper? They do this loopy factor and so they… That truly felt form of energetic once I did it proper there. In order that they do this shaky factor, proper? That truly helps you fairly a bit. It helps transfer blood truly out to the distal areas, which can also be useful to convey it again and begin to really feel extra energetic. I’ve individuals do that for 5 minutes.


You are able to do a shake your arm, shake your head, shake your butt, shake your legs. However shaking truly might help fairly a bit energetically. That one would occur proper earlier than lunch after which proper after lunch, we’d do a bounce, proper? So what’s a bounce? Could possibly be leaping jacks. It could possibly be a mini trampoline if you happen to’ve bought a kind of laying round. It might simply be skipping down the lane. Sure, you heard it right here, The Sleep Physician undoubtedly skips down his driveway. Many individuals have made enjoyable of me in my neighborhood today as a result of I’m doing my skipping proper after lunch. However once more, this bounce actually provides you an entire form of power as a result of what’s occurring? Persons are caught on Zoom. They’re sitting there all day lengthy. Keep in mind, guys, sitting is the brand new smoking. We don’t wanna sit. We need to rise up and we need to transfer. And so bouncing might be tremendous useful.


The fourth space we name construct, and that is truly the place you employ a significant muscle group. So that you may do pushups. You may do sit-ups. You may do deep knee bends, nevertheless it’s one thing the place you employ a big muscle group. Now, to be clear, this isn’t train. This isn’t you figuring out. You aren’t gonna have a sweat from any considered one of these 5 motion occasions, however that is time to form of work out the kinks, form of get your muscle tissue going, and preserve your self from getting too stiff and too strong.


The ultimate motion is definitely referred to as steadiness. And we do that earlier than the top of the day. A number of occasions we have now individuals doing issues like a tree pose from yoga or one thing like that. And we like that as a result of on the finish of the day, once you’re making an attempt to do a tree pose, which is standing on one foot along with your arms clasped collectively, you just about can’t consider anything and that helps settle your thoughts and show you how to prepare for mattress. So these are the 5 completely different actions that we ask individuals to do. You solely do them for 3 to 5 minutes apiece, and once more, you set your mobile phone on the similar occasions once you have been testing your power, and guess what? You’ll begin to discover that your power begins to extend fairly dramatically in any respect 5 of these landmark occasions, proper? Subsequent factor we’re gonna speak about possibly is intermittent fasting and the way the gasoline to your physique can truly form your power as properly as a result of I’ve a sense you’re gonna be asking me about that one subsequent.


Katie: You learn my thoughts on that. And I’ll say a fast tip, among the finest issues we’ve ever performed for years, we changed our espresso desk in our lounge with a mini rebounder. And so everyone would simply bounce continually. And now we have now a giant out of doors trampoline and we have now a gymnastics mat down our hallway. So we’re just about all bouncing all through the day, however that’s a simple manner, even when it’s wet to simply form of incorporate a few of that.


Dr. Michael: I like that. What a fantastic thought.


Katie: However I do wanna speak about fasting, however first, I’d like to know… There’s all this debate within the health world of exercising within the morning versus exercising at evening or within the night, you additionally talked about youngsters shouldn’t be figuring out once they first get up, however what are the professionals and cons of various timing of precise train?


Dr. Michael: So we do this primarily based on chronotypes. So, bear in mind, the actions which might be on this e-book should not thought-about train, however we do speak about each day train. So to be clear, everyone on the market ought to be doing a couple of half an hour of train day by day if they will presumably assist it. Train relies upon upon what kind of train and what you wanna do. For example, if you happen to’re a cardio particular person and also you wanna do 25 minutes of cardio, then that’s not a nasty thought to do primarily based in your chronotype. So for example, if you happen to’re an early morning chronotype like a lion, you’re gonna get up early and run. However if you happen to’re a late-night chronotype like me, like a wolf, there’s nothing you wanna do much less within the morning than run, proper? And so discovering these explicit occasions is definitely fairly straightforward. Now we have them within the e-book for every one of many chronotypes so individuals can know precisely when to train. Some individuals, once more, primarily based in your chronotype, train within the morning is improbable. Me, personally, there’s simply no manner. The one factor I hate greater than mornings are morning individuals. They’re simply too rattling chipper. So the very last thing I actually wanna do is be lifting weights or going for a run at that specific stage.


Katie: I’m a wolf as properly and I’ve observed my hormones are usually a lot happier, particularly once I work out within the afternoon, which does lead into the subsequent query, make it tougher to quick and do a fasted exercise if you happen to’re not figuring out within the afternoon. However I do know simply from my very own studying and out of your work, that meals is a giant sign of circadian biology and never simply what we eat, however after we eat makes a giant distinction. And there’s actually a variety of reputation of various kinds of fasting and time-restricted consuming protocols proper now. So how do these interaction with sleep power, chronotypes? Stroll us via that.


Dr. Michael: Completely. So that is the most important factor that we actually discovered, I feel, within the e-book. So after we… I’ve been an intermittent sooner for about 5 years and I find it irresistible. I’ve performed time-restricted consuming for fairly some time. And one of many issues I observed early on was that it didn’t work rather well for me. I can’t eat breakfast. Let me simply be trustworthy with you. I’m an evening owl, okay? There’s nothing worse for me within the… I like breakfast meals to be clear. I like eggs, and pancakes, and all that form of good things, however consuming within the morning is simply not for me as an evening owl. And so I’ve all the time shifted my time-restricted consuming primarily based on my chronotype. Then I truly discovered some literature behind it that proved that it was truly extra useful for you as a result of once more, your complete inner system, your chronotype modifies your whole hormones, so your consuming hormones, your sleeping hormones, the entire above. So if you happen to eat inside your chronotypical timeframe by way of once you’re intermittent fasting, that may be very useful.


The second factor that we discovered needed to do with physique varieties. So bear in mind we have been speaking only a second in the past about endomorph, mesomorph, and ectomorph, it seems that these distinctions assist us find out how lengthy we should always quick. So comply with me right here, the ectomorph, which is our lengthy and lean particular person, they’re lean. We don’t want them to quick for prolonged intervals of time. In order that they’ll eat for 12 hours and quick for 12 hours. Our mesomorphs who could wanna lose just a little little bit of weight however are actually involved in having extra power in the course of the day, what they find yourself doing is that they find yourself fasting for 14 hours and feeding for 10. You discover how their quick is just a little bit longer, as a result of they’re just a little bit greater by way of metabolism being slower. The endomorphs who’re our greatest group of people that have the slowest metabolism, they’re gonna quick the longest time period, which might be 16 hours, and feed for the shortest time period, which might be 8 hours.


That is simply a place to begin for individuals, however lots of people ask me on a regular basis. They’re like, “Michael, I wanna do that intermittent fasting factor. I don’t know when and I don’t know for a way lengthy.” Now we have now the rules primarily based in your genetics. So it’s not like I do pull them out of the air. Your genetics inform us your chronotype, your genetics inform us your physique kind, let’s use that as form of our secret weapon to have the ability to determine when to intermittent quick. Now, intermittent fasting in and of itself is a superb power booster. Based mostly on one thing referred to as autophagy. So autophagy is the place our physique truly redoes your complete a part of the cell primarily based in your quick. And so, you’re fasting, fasting, fasting, which suggests you dissipate the carbs which might be in your abdomen, after which lastly, once you burn via all of these, then your physique begins to burn fats. And once you’re burning fats, primary, you will have a lot increased power since you truly get higher power from burning fats than burning carbohydrates in you as a human. However quantity two, you’re slimming your self down and getting your self nearer to the burden that you simply’re form of searching for. So there’s a variety of advantages to doing intermittent fasting, particularly from an lively standpoint.


Katie: And also you’ve talked about and now defined considerably the completely different physique varieties. I’m curious, can we modify our physique kind, or is that set in stone? And in addition, will we see similarities or like correlations between chronotypes and physique varieties sometimes or can they be throughout the board?


Dr. Michael: So it’s actually fascinating. So we did a survey, so we’ve had over one million individuals take my quiz, the chrono quiz, that we talked about final time. And so what we did was we despatched out to about 5,000 individuals about I feel it was like 1,200 individuals in every class or 1,250 individuals in every class and we requested them about their physique varieties. It was actually fascinating to study what was happening. So your first query was, can you alter your physique kind? It’s actually, actually onerous. It’s genetic, it’s form of in you, and it dictates the pace of your metabolism. There are methods to hurry up your metabolism that has to do with what gasoline you set in your physique, once you put it in your physique, and we go into all of that within the e-book, however usually talking, it’s powerful to alter your physique kind. That’s okay although. We will work inside that as a result of all it’s telling us is the pace of our metabolism after which we will counter that primarily based on the opposite pace. So we will’t change our physique varieties though I do know loads of individuals wouldn’t thoughts with the ability to change your physique kind. Don’t fear. You may nonetheless be as thick or as skinny as you wanna be inside that physique kind primarily based in your power degree.


Katie: And I do know we talked about it in-depth within the first interview, so I’ll hyperlink to that one and put the quiz so individuals can take the quiz and discover out themselves, however for anyone who’s not acquainted and possibly hasn’t heard the primary interview but, give us only a temporary overview of the completely different chronotypes so individuals have form of a passing context for that.


Dr. Michael: Completely. So chronotype is a time period that you simply won’t have heard, however you’ve undoubtedly heard of the idea earlier than. If you happen to’ve ever been referred to as an early chicken or an evening owl, these are chronotypes. Now, my contribution to the literature is we’ve identified since concerning the ’70s that there have been three separate chronotypes, early birds, individuals within the center, or evening owls. By the best way, the individuals within the center, we used to name them hummingbirds. I’m undecided why. My contribution was I discovered a fourth chronotype that I name a dolphin. And so I modified the vernacular as a result of I’m not a chicken, I’m a mammal and I wished to decide on one that really match the chronotype.


So lions substitute early birds. I imply, come on, who doesn’t wanna be a lion, proper? King of the jungle, get up earliest within the morning. These are the folks that get up between 4:30 and 5:30 within the morning on their very own, by the best way. Loopy. It’s not my gig for certain. These are the COOs of an organization. These individuals normally suppose considerably within the army sense and go from the first step, to step two, to step three, very acutely aware of their pondering. Very health-conscious, normally good sleepers, and individuals who work out frequently.


Subsequent are the bears. They substitute the hummingbirds. And, by the best way, being a bear is the perfect. About 50% of the inhabitants is a bear. And these are the folks that go to mattress round 10:00, wake round 7:00, and most of life works properly on their schedule. 9:00 to five:00 schedule works good for a bear.


Evening owls, we now name them wolves. You and I are lone wolves. If we ever resolve to hang around, you understand, subsequent time we see one another, you and I’ll in all probability be those which might be up considerably late, hanging out and chit-chatting whereas different individuals could have gone to sleep, however we additionally tend to be artists, and actors, and musician. My most artistic individuals are my wolves. And so we generally tend to see them… By the best way, wolves hate making lists and in the event that they do, they go from step 1, to step 12, to step 47, they haven’t any rhyme or motive. Makes good sense to us, nevertheless it is mindless to anyone else on the market.


The dolphin is the fourth class, and that represents my insomnia sufferers. Tons and many individuals have gotten a genetic type of insomnia that we assist establish in addition to assist out within the e-book, in “The Energy of When” and in “Energize!” What’s cool about that is after we put the 5,000 individuals collectively, we didn’t simply get 4 completely different chronotypes and three completely different physique varieties. We truly got here up with what we name an influence profile and imagine it or not, there are some folks that didn’t actually fall into sure classes. Yeah, there have been physique varieties in all 4 chronotypes, however the quantity was form of fascinating. For example, if you happen to’re a lion, proper? That early riser, you will have a most unlikely to have a sluggish metabolism. Form of fascinating to see a few of these issues form of come out within the knowledge, nevertheless it’s all within the e-book and it’s cool.


Katie: It’s cool and really hopeful. I do know my mother discovered rather a lot from that. She’s extra of a dolphin kind, I assume. And so she all the time felt like she by no means match the “guidelines” of all the opposite varieties. And that gave her a variety of context. And that was actually, actually useful, I feel.


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And regardless that I do know our first one was on sleep, I really feel like sleep is an more and more high subject for just about everybody proper now, particularly the final couple of years, it appears, to make that worse. And I do know, like I stated, we went intimately on the primary one, however are you able to additionally simply give us, since you’re the sleep physician, some good sleep hygiene guidelines to begin from?


Dr. Michael: After all. After all. So primary, everyone ought to be waking up. Discover I didn’t say going to mattress, waking up at your chronotypical wake-up time. If you happen to don’t do something apart from purchase my new e-book, you need to undoubtedly go to chronoquiz.com and study what your chrono… You want how I slipped within the purchase my new e-book? Go to chronoquiz.com and determine what your chronotype is. Right here’s the excellent news. I ship you data. I educate you the perfect time of day to drink espresso, alcohol, get up, fall asleep, however that’s my primary rule, is get up on the similar time day by day, together with the weekends. Sure, I do know there’s a lot of individuals on the market who’re saying, “Oh, Dr. Breus, that stinks. I don’t wanna get up at 6:30 on the weekends as a result of that’s the time I get up in the course of the week.” Do it anyway.


The extra constant your sleep is, the extra your physique is aware of when to sleep and when to get up. A number of occasions, what occurs to individuals on the weekends is that they go to mattress late and sleep in late, go to mattress late, sleep in late. What do you suppose the physique desires to do on Sunday evening? Go to mattress late and that’s why Monday mornings stink is as a result of individuals continually need to sleep in. So primary rule, get up on the similar time, seven days every week primarily based in your chronotype.


Quantity two has to do with caffeine. Tremendous simple. Simply cease caffeine by 2:00 p.m. Most individuals don’t know that caffeine’s bought a half-life of as much as eight hours relying upon how fast a metabolizer you’re. So if you happen to cease at 2:00, eight hours later, no less than 50, that’s 50% of the caffeine is out of your system. Right here’s a extremely scary one, Katie. That quarter-life of caffeine when 25% of it’s nonetheless in your system is 12 hours. So if the final cup of espresso that you simply drank was at 9:00 within the morning, 25% of that’s on board 9:00 at evening. So do me a favor. If you happen to can, step quantity two, cease caffeine by 2:00 p.m. at an absolute minimal.


Step quantity three has to do with alcohol. I inform individuals on a regular basis there’s a extremely huge distinction between going to sleep and passing out, proper? We don’t just like the passing out. We just like the going to sleep. So in that case, we ask individuals to cease ingesting, restrict your self to 2 alcoholic drinks, have two glasses of water, and cease your alcohol consumption three hours earlier than mattress. This fashion you’ll be able to have a pleasant glass of wine or spirit or beer with dinner, take pleasure in your self, however not have it have an effect on your sleep.


Step quantity 4 is a giant one and it has to do with train. So I would like individuals exercising each single day, seven days every week if you happen to presumably can, assuming that your physician has cleared you to take action. However the factor you bought to watch out of is if you happen to train too near bedtime, you’ll be able to truly enhance your core physique temperature and make it powerful to go to sleep. So train each day, however step quantity 4 is to cease train 4 hours earlier than mattress.


Step quantity 5 is a superb morning time ritual. I name it my three 15s. So proper once you get up, you are taking 15 deep-centered breaths. So huge arms, convey it round like this, convey it ahead in order that your arms are clasped in entrance of you, 15 strong, deep breaths. Subsequent stroll exterior with a glass of 15 ounces of water. Keep in mind, sleep in and of itself is a dehydrative occasion. You should drink water within the mornings, not espresso as your first beverage. That may be very, very useful. And quarter-hour within the sunshine. Now, you’re gonna marvel to your self, “Michael, quarter-hour within the sunshine, actually? You’re the sleep physician. That’s what you’re gonna inform me to do?” I’m, and there’s three distinct the reason why. Primary, quarter-hour of daylight is the precise period of time that your physique wants to provide vitamin D. So you will get your each day dose of vitamin D.


Right here’s one thing for everybody to recollect. Most individuals are poor in vitamin D, 94% of COVID deaths. Let me repeat myself. 94% of COVID deaths are in people who find themselves vitamin D poor. So you’ll want to get exterior and you’ll want to get some sunshine. I get it, we’re strolling into winter. It won’t be the simplest factor on this planet to do. It’s higher if you happen to’re truly bodily exterior than if you happen to stand by a window but when all you are able to do is stand by a window, as a result of it’s so chilly, stand by a window, however get that daylight.


One of many different issues that the daylight does that folks don’t know is when it hits your eye, it turns off the melatonin faucet in your head. This truly helps get you away from mind fog. So quantity two motive to get sunshine within the morning is to get rid of mind fog. The third motive is one that just about no person is aware of about however is tremendous essential. When your mind turns off your melatonin faucet by getting that sunshine, it truly units a timer to reset or reinstitute melatonin manufacturing roughly 14 hours later. So right here’s the problem. If you happen to get up at 6:00 one morning, 8:00 one morning, and 10:00 the subsequent morning, your timer will get set at completely different occasions. So the consistency of your wake-up time and the consistency of your sunshine will work completely in your favor for higher sleep.


Katie: Can you employ the daylight half to hack the wake-up time or is it actually that essential to get up at this… Like, I’m pondering for individuals who wanna sleep in on the weekends, if we bought morning daylight on the similar time however possibly slept just a little later sure days, does that assist or is it actually that essential to rise up on the similar time day by day?


Dr. Michael: If I might decide one factor, it could be rise up at the very same time. I’d say you may give your self 15 to twenty minutes distinction. So if usually you get up at 5:00 and also you don’t wanna get up at 5:00 on the weekends and also you wanna rise up at 5:30, I don’t suppose I care, however you actually don’t wanna go a lot previous that as a result of your inner clock will certainly know. And, by the best way, since it’s winter time and, you understand, we would have listeners who’re up north or in different nations the place there’s a lot of, you understand, darkness that’s happening, you’ll be able to truly purchase a lightbox. So I take advantage of a lightbox at any time when I journey. And I used it in mornings right here if the solar hasn’t come out but. You will get one on Amazon for like 100 bucks. It’s referred to as a GoLite, G-O-L-I-T-E. I’ve no affiliation with them, nevertheless it’s fairly cool.


Katie: And I do know it varies primarily based on chronotype, however I’ve additionally heard recommendation that if we will rise up proper round dawn day by day, that’s alleged to be very helpful. Is that true for all chronotypes?


Dr. Michael: Each chronotype, it’s truly fairly true for as a result of what occurs is, is when the sunshine hits the rods and cones in your eye for the primary time, it begins to prime them. After which because the solar totally comes up, that rods and cones totally come on-line to it. Consider it or not, among the finest issues that you are able to do each morning is watch the dawn.


Katie: And that’s free. Even when it’s not essentially probably the most enjoyable for these of us who aren’t naturally the morning kind folks that I do know.


Dr. Michael: Precisely.


Katie: And I do know you talked about like meals timing being essential and fasting, and particularly within the morning, and in addition to keep away from consuming proper earlier than mattress. What do you suppose is the golden window of how lengthy to depart earlier than sleep and in addition, are there sure meals which might be higher or worse at evening?


Dr. Michael: So I generally tend to love to cease consuming inside two to 3 hours of mattress. It takes about 90 minutes in your abdomen to clear no matter’s left in there and begin working its manner via your digestive system. So if you happen to can, I’d keep away from consuming something inside about an hour to an hour and a half earlier than mattress. However you don’t wanna go to mattress hungry both. So if let’s say you had a light-weight dinner and also you’re nonetheless, you understand, your abdomen is just a little form of itching at you, what do you do? So that is gonna sound cuckoo, nevertheless it actually works, is if you happen to’re not fasting throughout this time, proper? As a result of lots of people, if you happen to’re a lion, you’ll be fasting throughout this time. If you happen to’re a wolf, you wouldn’t be, you need a couple of 250-calorie snack. You need it to be about 70% carbohydrates and about 30%, both protein or fats. So that you is likely to be saying your self, “Maintain on a second, Michael. Carbohydrates earlier than mattress, what are you pondering?”


So right here’s what occurs. If you eat carbohydrates, it spikes one thing referred to as serotonin in your head which calms down the cortisol which has been operating round. That’s that combat or flight hormone that’s been making you do all of the various things that you simply’re operating round doing proper earlier than mattress. In order that’s why we name them consolation meals as a result of they make us truly really feel comfy by producing serotonin. In order that 70% carbs might be useful. So what’s an instance of that? Like some rice muffins with some nut butter on it, proper? Or some avocado, or an apple with some nut butter, one thing that’s bought a good quantity of carbs. Once more, you wanna preserve your snack to about 250 energy if you happen to can. Different issues are, you might do a protein shake the place you’ll be able to precisely measure your carbs and issues like that. As soon as once more, simply to provide your physique what it’s searching for simply earlier than mattress.


Different issues or meals which might be very optimistic for sleep, any of the omegas. So if we’re speaking dinner, fish is a superb one to assist with sleep. Additionally something with any of the B nutritional vitamins in it. So leafy greens, kale, magnesium that we discover in kale is tremendous good for sleep. However to be actually trustworthy with you, Katie, you’d need to eat like a bushel of kale to get sufficient magnesium. So individuals do want to consider other ways to complement their magnesium. I personally use a recipe referred to as banana tea. So most individuals don’t realize it, however bananas are loaded with magnesium. And we speak about this a superb bit within the e-book, of various meals that you may have. However imagine it or not, the peel has 3 times the quantity of magnesium because the fruit itself.


So no, I’m not gonna ask you to eat the peel. What I’m gonna do is say wash off the skin of a banana, lower off the tip within the stem, lower it in half. To date, all you’ve performed is wash a banana, okay? You’ve bought these two halves with fruit in them. Drop them into three cups of boiling water. To date I’m solely asking you to clean off a banana and boil it simply to be clear. After about 5 minutes, the banana will flip brown and also you drink the water. It’s loaded with magnesium. As my daughter likes to say, “Dad, it’s very banana-y.” So you actually have to love the banana taste to take pleasure in it. However what’s nice about it’s it doesn’t work together with any treatment. It’s nice for seniors. It’s nice for teenagers. I’ve one mother and she or he makes it at first of the week and pours it into popsicle molds and she or he provides it to her children at evening for dessert and so they’re out like a light-weight.


Katie: That’s a fantastic tip. And possibly mixing just a little like uncooked honey and even a teeny little bit of salt in there might additionally assist with this.


Dr. Michael: Completely. Properly, and uncooked honey, particularly, is considered one of my favorites as a result of it’s tough in your system to digest uncooked honey and it’ll preserve your blood sugar secure longer. Not good for diabetics although. If you happen to’re a diabetic, this recipe is dangerous for you due to the excessive glycemic index. In that case, I’d argue that you simply wanna attempt guava leaf tea. Not guava fruit and never guava juice, however guava leaf tea. There’s some knowledge to counsel that it’ll assist preserve your blood sugar secure.


Katie: That’s nice to know. And it is smart once you clarify the carbohydrate factor, why when individuals are confused, they have an inclination to crave, like, carby meals like chips, or chocolate, or issues that will be a superb supply of that for the serotonin. It additionally makes me curious, these are nice pure sleep aids. And I’m gonna undoubtedly attempt these ideas, however what are your ideas on sleep dietary supplements typically? Particularly, I’ve seen so many with melatonin now even for teenagers and I’m simply interested in that as a result of I’m very hesitant with that, particularly with children.


Dr. Michael: Good. Ninety-nine % of all youngsters have loads of melatonin on board. Melatonin in Europe is used as a contraceptive. Let me say that another time. Melatonin in Europe is used as contraception. Okay? So we all know it has an impact on younger ladies. I can’t consider something worse for a younger feminine creating menstrual cycle to then have melatonin instituted when it’s not mandatory. So I personally by no means ask mothers or dads to make use of melatonin of their youngsters. Anyone below age 18, there’s one caveat, and that’s children on the autism spectrum. There’s a important quantity of information to indicate at massive dosages, which is three to 5 milligrams, that that may be useful for these youngsters. We don’t know 100% why, however we do know it may be useful. If you happen to discover what I stated about massive dosages being three to 5 milligrams, that’s form of fascinating as a result of 95% of melatonin is now offered in an overdosage format.


The suitable dose is between a half and one and a half milligrams for adults primarily based on the info out of MIT which I imagine. And so individuals are taking manner an excessive amount of melatonin. You realize, you requested me about sleep dietary supplements, melatonin, particularly. I’ve a special principle than many different docs on the market do.


Step primary, blood work. Okay? I wanna know what your physique is doing proper now earlier than I begin sticking different issues inside it. So I take a look at vitamin D, I take a look at iron, I take a look at melatonin, and I take a look at magnesium. These 4 issues all have an effect on sleep dramatically. Go to my web site, you’ll see blogs on all of them so that you’ll perceive it. Do this first. Then if any of these are poor, repair that first, proper? Then see what goes on. So as soon as your physique’s bought sufficient magnesium, sufficient vitamin D, iron, and melatonin in it, possibly that was the most important drawback.


And also you don’t need to be taking one thing for the remainder of your life. You simply have to eat meals which might be excessive in these areas and complement your vitamin accordingly. That’s actually one space that I’ve with individuals, however let’s say you probably did the blood work. The whole lot seems to be good, your magnesium is ok. Your melatonin seems to be good. All of these issues are good. What do I like to recommend at that time? You actually need to suppose via what your sleep-related subject is. So for example, if in case you have a tough time falling asleep, one thing like valerian and hops makes a variety of sense as a result of we all know that knowledge, when these two are mixed collectively, that may assist with falling asleep. Nevertheless, in case your drawback is staying asleep, that’s when melatonin might truly be very invaluable.


So with out saying an excessive amount of, I’ve my very own line of dietary supplements. It’s referred to as Sleep Physician PM. And we have now two variations, one that can assist you go to sleep and one that can assist you keep asleep. So it’s very fascinating. We even have one that you may take in the course of the evening with none next-day grogginess. So I’ve created a formulation that mimics lots of the prescribed drugs by way of hitting those self same receptor websites however with 100% pure components. And that’s actually what we would like. Final, final, final resort is to place any person on a sleeping capsule. However simply to be very clear with you and your whole listeners on the market, for anyone on the market that’s at the moment taking a sleep assist, there’s nothing incorrect with taking a sleeping capsule. That may be a dialogue between you and your physician, okay? That isn’t one thing that you simply’re gonna have over a podcast. And you need to discuss along with your physician, if you happen to grow to be uncomfortable being on a sleep assist, by no means, by no means, by no means chilly turkey your self off of it. It’s a extremely dangerous thought. Speak along with your physician and see if you should use a taper schedule to return off of it. However once more, I generally tend to make use of pharmacy as a final resort or to interrupt the cycle of insomnia then get individuals off drug by three to 4 months.


Katie: And also you talked about magnesium in relation to the banana tea. And magnesium’s one thing I’ve been speaking about for a very long time since I found out how useful it was for me and simply studying the analysis about what number of other ways our physique makes use of and desires magnesium…


Dr. Michael: 300 methods or one thing loopy like that. Yeah.


Katie: And the way most of us really don’t get anyplace near sufficient. So is that this one that you simply suppose might be useful for individuals to particularly complement with and any recommendation round that?


Dr. Michael: Completely. So me, personally, I take magnesium day by day. I do drink banana tea. I don’t drink it each evening, nevertheless it undoubtedly is useful relying upon once more, your magnesium ranges and form of what’s happening with you. Personally, I take one thing referred to as MagSRT. It’s by an organization referred to as Jigsaw Well being. I like them. I do know that their stuff is tremendous clear. That’s the complement that I’ve been utilizing for magnesium that I like to recommend to everyone on the market.


Katie: And I do know we touched on this a teeny bit within the first interview, however I’d guess there’s a variety of {couples} on the market who’ve companions with mismatched sleep varieties. Any recommendation for navigating that and/or for folks who’ve a bunch of children in my case with all types of various sleep varieties?


Dr. Michael: Sure. So don’t worry. You may nonetheless keep along with your companion even when they’ve a special chronotype than you. We speak about that rather a lot within the e-book, simply other ways from a relationship standpoint. However one of many issues that I oftentimes inform individuals is, look, have everyone in your own home take the chrono quiz in order that you understand what everyone’s chronotype is, then you definately even have the key key since you’ll know in case your daughter… Let’s say you’ve bought a teenage daughter. Properly, I’ll offer you an instance of my teenage daughter. I’ve been making an attempt to foster my relationship with my teenage daughter for years and one of many issues I discovered is that if I went in within the morning and I stated, “Hey, Carsen, you understand, what have you ever bought deliberate for right now within the morning time?” Right here’s what I’d get, “Ugh. Go away me alone.” Proper? But when I walked in when her power degree was increased primarily based on her chronotype within the afternoon as a result of she’s a Wolf chronotype, guess what? I’m in there for an hour and a half asking the identical query.


I can’t consider something extra essential than the connection between me and my daughter. And so, for me, the chronotypes have grow to be a communication device. And so study the chronotypes of your companion and all of the members of your rapid household and you’ll begin to additionally know, when are they gonna be in a superb temper? When are they gonna have power? When are they gonna be in not such a superb temper? When are they gonna, you understand, have to eat? All of those various things, grow to be actually essential for you, particularly if you happen to’re the one that’s form of operating the family and coping with the entire children and that form of stuff, it may be very, very helpful.


The opposite huge factor to recollect is everyone doesn’t need to go to mattress on the similar time, particularly once you’re speaking a couple of couple. So a variety of {couples} suppose, “Properly, if we don’t go to mattress collectively, then meaning one thing about our intimacy or one thing about our relationship, even sleeping in the identical room.” Let me be clear. Your sleep is just not part of your relationship. If you happen to sleep in a special room each evening since you sleep higher, that doesn’t make your relationship dangerous. That doesn’t imply that you’ve got much less love or intimacy in that relationship. It simply means you wanna get a superb evening’s sleep in an effort to be capable of be intimate with that particular person, in an effort to care about what they’re saying and issues of that nature. So there’s a lot of completely different choices. I’ve bought some {couples} the place she’s an early chicken and he’s an evening owl and what he’ll do is learn a e-book whereas she falls asleep after which stroll into the opposite room after she’s fallen asleep. Every kind of various choices that you are able to do primarily based in your chronotype.


Katie: I find it irresistible. And as we get near the top of our time, one other query considerably unrelated that I like to ask is that if there’s a e-book or various books which have had a profound influence in your life and in that case, what they’re and why.


Dr. Michael: Completely. So I preserve a few them shut by. Considered one of my favourite books, I even have it proper right here is by Eckhart Tolle and it’s referred to as “The Energy of Now.” It’s a tremendous, wonderful e-book to show individuals learn how to keep optimistic within the current tense. That’s one of many ones that I’m actually… I’ve been taking part in round rather a lot with these days. After which what’s one other…? What’s the opposite one which I’m studying these days? Oh, I began studying this one truly. I met this gentleman… It’s referred to as “Spaceman.” And I met an astronaut who had written a biography. I’m a giant biography fan. And so I like studying about how profitable individuals grew to become profitable. My favourite biography truthfully is Andre Agassi of all individuals. If anyone will get an opportunity to learn the e-book “Open,” it’s wonderful. Among the finest biographies I’ve ever learn. However I’m form of a biography junkie. I like studying about different individuals’s lives and seeing what they did.


Katie: Superior. I’ll hyperlink to all these within the present notes at wellnessmama.fm so that you guys can examine them out. And lastly, the place can individuals continue learning from you and any parting recommendation for the listeners on any of those matters?


Dr. Michael: Completely. So if you happen to wanna purchase the e-book, go to energizemyself.com or Amazon or wherever books are offered, it ought to be nearly all over the place tomorrow. So we’re tremendous enthusiastic about that. If you happen to wanna study extra about me, I’m on each type of social media you might presumably think about. My deal with is The Sleep Physician. And physician is all spelled out. So Twitter, and Fb, and Instagram, and imagine it or not, TikTok as properly. I’ve grow to be TikTok well-known. I’ve a video now that’s bought on 1.5 million views for what do you do if you happen to get up in the course of the evening? So heaps and many locations to seek out me and, after all, my web site is thesleepdoctor.com.


Katie: Properly, you’re forward of me on the TikTok pattern. I haven’t figured it out but, however I’ll undoubtedly comply with you. However to reiterate your personal recommendation, let’s not watch you on TikTok within the couple of minutes earlier than mattress.


Dr. Michael: Precisely.


Katie: An excessive amount of stimulation, though I’m certain there’s additionally some good like humor and enjoyable information that can assist with the power factor. So possibly we’ll begin with TikTok and Michael Breus very first thing within the morning.


Dr. Michael: There you go. I find it irresistible.


Katie: Dr. Breus, you’re such a pleasure to speak to. Thanks a lot for being right here for spherical two. I’m excited in your new e-book and I’ll be certain it’s linked within the present notes as properly, however thanks for educating us right now.


Dr. Michael: Thanks. You realize, I take pleasure in your organization a lot, Katie. I’m glad that we’re personally reconnected and have a chance to share with one another since you’ve bought such a fantastic crowd of individuals and also you do such a tremendous job with them. I’ve a lot respect for all of the stuff that you simply guys are doing. So thanks for having me on. I’m excited to be a part of the “Wellness Mama” journey. And if individuals wanna study extra, take a look at the e-book.


Katie: Thanks a lot. I really feel the identical manner about you, a lot gratitude. And, after all, gratitude and a lot because of all of you for listening, for sharing your most useful assets, your time, your power, and your consideration with each of us right now. We’re so grateful that you simply did, and I hope that you’ll be part of me once more on the subsequent episode of the “Wellness Mama” podcast.


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