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Can a Sleep Divorce Save Your Marriage?

From the Show: HER
Summary: It's estimated that 25 percent of couples in the U.S. are sleeping apart, and the number keeps rising. Is this healthy or harmful to your relationship?
Air Date: 1/16/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Michael J. Breus, PhD
Michael Breus Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction.

Dr. Breus is the author of The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), a groundbreaking book discussing the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism. His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctor's 4-Week Program to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, has been met with rave reviews and continues to change the lives of readers. It is now available in paperback as BEAUTY SLEEP: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep.

Dr. Breus is also the creator of The Dr. Breus Bed™, the first and only mattress collection ever designed by a sleep specialist.

As the subject of sleep continues to gain momentum in our sleep-deprived society, Dr. Breus has become a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field. Dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all, Dr. Breus is on a mission to develop innovative education and communication programs.
Can a Sleep Divorce Save Your Marriage?
Are you incompatible in the bedroom? Not sexually that is, but based on how you sleep?

Your sleep patterns can affect your relationship; not to mention the affect snoring has on a harmonious marriage.

A UC Berkeley study suggests that lack of sleep may diminish the positive feelings you have for your partner. Researchers found people with lower quality sleep demonstrated lower levels of gratitude and were more likely to have feelings of selfishness than those who slept well.

According to additional research, more and more couples are sleeping in separate bedrooms. Dr. Michael Breus, PhD, says it's estimated that 25 percent of couples in the U.S. are sleeping apart, with the number on the rise in recent years.

So, is it a good idea for you to sleep apart to improve your individual sleep and potentially your relationship as well?

Dr. Breus is a Clinical Psychologist who is known as the "Sleep Doctor." He shares how you can blend your sleeping habits and create a sleep-friendly bedroom.

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