Dr. Oz: Secrets Behind Insomnia with Dr. Michael Breus & Rebecca Scott


Doctor Oz discussed the secrets reasons we suffer from insomnia with Dr. Michael Breus, brilliant author of Good Night: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health which is a must read!, and Rebecca Scott.  One in three of us suffer from one of the following types of insomnia.

Three Type of Insomnia:

1.  Trouble Falling Asleep
2.  Trouble Staying Asleep
3.  Waking-Up Too Early

Your body needs sleep to rebuild your mind, your muscles and to replenish your energy.  1 in 10 of us have sleep problems that effect how we function the next day.  Women are one and half times more likely to get insomnia than men.  Last year, 55 million sleep prescriptions were given.  Clearly, we need some help with insomnia issues!


  1. Vivian Smithey says

    I have a horrible sleep problem and have been prescribed clonazepam for sleep.. I am finally falling asleep but cannot go back to sleep once I get up to go to the bathroom. I don’t know what to do. I have had trouble falling asleep for ten years. I am 59 years old, female, and a professional. I have no problems financially and am happily married. I can fall asleep on the couch but once I get in bed, I am wide eyed. Help.

  2. deb1ie says

    I had years of troubled sleep, not being able to stay asleep and trouble going back to sleep once I woke up in the middle of the night. I had no problem falling asleep. My problem was staying asleep. The cause of all my symptoms/problem turned out to be gluten of all things. As I got older I was developing an allergy to gluten which is found in wheat flour, barley, rye, and malt and which is hidden in a whole slew of processed foods, even soy sauce! Once I gave up gluten (i.e., no more pizza, bread, rolls, toast, cake, and anything else containing wheat, barley, and rye flour and anything malted) and was diligent about keeping it out of my diet, the insomnia miraculously went away, along with my week-long migraines and a whole slew of other problems that my doctor had attributed to irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease, etc. and was making a fortune treating me for, not to mention all those prescriptions! It turned out that I don’t have IBS or Crohn’s or a sensitive stomach or prone to ulcers, etc., etc., etc. I just needed to get gluten out of my diet. As to how and why gluten was causing the insomnia, I can only guess. I’m just glad that my grab-bag of maladies that I suffered with for years have finally disappeared. It’s now been six months since I started eliminating gluten from my diet and I feel like a new woman. Also, an added benefit to eliminating the gluten is that for the first time in 50 years, my weight has stablized and I no longer have that extra 20-30 pounds to lose. The extra weight simply melted off me when I eliminated the gluten.

  3. sasha says

    LOVED LOVED LOVED the segment with Dr. Breus! He was engaging, interesting, humorous and informative! One time Dr. Oz had another sleep expert on but he did just that…put me to sleep!! Dr. Breus keep me on me toes but gave me good pointers on how to get a good nights sleep and keep my health my #1 priority. Thank you, Dr. Oz and Dr. Breus!

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