Dr. Oz: How to Sleep Better at Night & Get Off Sleep Medications

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Dr. Oz: Sleep Aid Cycle

Dr. Oz has been talking to Sue, who has been relying on sleep aids for 14 years. He introduced her to Dr. Michael Breus, who had a plan to help us sleep better at night without sleep aids.

Dr. Breus explained that sleep is affected by two things. The first is a sleep drive, similar to hunger, which builds throughout the day. Then there’s circadian rhythm. In Sue’s case, both of these things are off. She’s replaced her sleep drive with her sleep pills overtime, so her body doesn’t think it needs to regulate sleep. Then, her anxiety overrides everything.

Dr. Oz: Go to Sleep Later

Dr. Oz: How to Sleep Better at Night & Get Off Sleep Medications

Dr. Oz talked to sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus about how we can get better sleep at night after relying on sleep aids and the best way to encourage our sleep drive to work well again. (wiros / flickr)

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