Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is one of only 168 psychologists in the world to have passed the Sleep Medical Speciality board without going to Medical School. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep. He is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and on the show (40 times). His topic of expertise is the science of sleep and peak performance.

Breus is the author of four books with his most recent with co-author Stacey Griffith called Energize: Go from Dragging Ass to Kicking it in 30 days (Dec 2021) This book has a unique program designed to deliver natural energy all day long (without caffeine). His third book The Power of When (September 2016), a No. 1 at Amazon for Time Management and Happiness and No. 28 overall, is a bio-hacking guide book proving that there is a perfect time to do everything, based on your genetic biological chronotype.

Breus has supplied his expertise with both consulting and as a sleep educator (spokesperson) to many brands, and has lectured all over the world for various organizations, hospitals and medical centers, product companies, and more.

For over 14 years he has served as the Sleep Expert for WebMD. He also writes The Insomnia Blog on his website, and can be found regularly on Psychology Today and Sharecare. Breus has been interviewed as an expert resource for major broadcast networks and digital media publications, where he has been interviewed about sleep disorders and sleep hacking for performance.

Breus has been in private practice for 23 years and recently relocated his practice to Manhattan Beach just outside of Los Angeles.