I Listen To Podcasts While I Sleep. Is It Bad? A Sleep Expert Explains!

Sleep troubles come in all shapes and sizes — from issues falling asleep, to waking up in the middle of the night, to how to maximize one's deep sleep. Join sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus as he answers burning sleep questions from the community!

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0:00 Ask the Sleep Doctor
0:30 How to wake up refreshed
2:05 Recommended CPAP mask
3:13 Getting enough deep sleep
4:20 Fitting sleep into a busy schedule
5:04 Advice for apigenin
6:25 Falling asleep to podcasts

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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  1. I am constantly in a REM sleep. How do I get into deep or light sleep? How do you know if you are awake or asleep?

    1. Why do you think you are constantly in a REM sleep? It is not physiologically possible to constantly be in a REM sleep.

  2. Q: “Is it bad to fall asleep listening to podcasts?”
    A: Only if the podcast actually good, and it keeps you awake.

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