page contents Are You a Ticking Time Bomb? - The Insomnia Blog - Sleep Doctor Michael Breus, PhD

Official Website

  • Official Website
    Visit Dr. Breus's official website for more information about sleep and Dr. Breus

About Dr. Breus

  • Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction.

    Dr. Breus is dedicated to informing the public and healthcare communities about sleep disorders and “disordered sleep” in a sleep-deprived society.

Books, Video and Products

Follow Dr. Breus on Twitter

Subscribe to future blog posts

  • Get this blog sent to your inbox by entering your name and e-mail address:


« Don’t Get Caught Drowsy Driving this Holiday Season | Main | Who gets up with the baby? Interrupted sleep has a gender bias! »

November 30, 2010


It seems to have been some time since since you said much about sleep apnea. As I understand it, undiagnosed / untreated sleep apnea can seriously damage the heart over time - I am being treated for sleep apnea since a referral by my cardiologist. I wonder if people in general understand sleep apnea, or take it seriously enough.

Up until a couple of months ago I was guilty of cutting sleep for all the usual reasons. But after a recent near miss on the road that was caused by my sleep deprivation, I resolved to get to bed before 11:00pm. I've noticed a difference in how I prioritize. I've got more time now. And now I find out that the extra 2 hours of sleep can help delay a heart attack? Wonderful.

The comments to this entry are closed.

NEW! Sleep Better with Sleep Shield

Sign Up for Dr. Breus' Newsletter

  • Sign up for Dr. Breus' Newsletter and get a FREE SLEEP STARTER KIT --soothing audio you can download today for a better sleep tonight:

You Can Also Find Me Here

  • Insomnia Blog Video on YouTube