How to sleep better? Oprah Winfrey’s sleep doctor reveals the ONE hack to follow

-Jul 17, Hannah Hargrave, Living -

It’s hard to think of Oprah Winfrey having a bad night’s sleep but it turns out that being a mega successful billionaire doesn’t mean you drift off with ease. So what does her sleep doctor say is the one secret to sleeping soundly?

Oprah Winfrey can afford anything that money can buy and, alongside her yachts, palatial mansions and custom bathtubs, is her sleep doctor, Michael Breus.

Recognised as one of the world’s leading sleep doctors the Los Angeles based specialist has helped a multitude of stars, and mere mortals, to slip into silent slumber and now he’s revealed his number one hack for better sleep.

Given his incredible client list and credentials – he’s a board certified sleep specialist as well as a clinical psychologist – you might assume Dr. Breus has a groundbreaking and top secret piece of advice to dish out, but you would be wrong. His most trusted tip is really quite simple!

If you enjoy a lie in, you might not like what he has to say because Dr. Breus insists the key to getting a consistently good night’s sleep is down to the time you get out of bed. 

“Get up at the same time every morning,” he recommends. “Sure, I know we all long for that weekend sleep-in, but to be honest, it can make you take on a jetlag feel.”

Here at Lumity we know how important it is not to upset our circadian rhythm (also known as your body clock) and that’s exactly what Oprah’s doctor is saying.

“I would say the more consistent you are with your wake up time – not your bedtime, but your wake up time – the better off you are because as soon as you wake up and you get that sunlight, it resets your circadian clock.”

Dr. Breus insists he has hundreds of sleep hacks but if he could only pick one, that would be his recommendation.

“Wake up at the same time every day,” he insists. “Including weekends.”

So if you’re reading this article in bed at midday on a Saturday, we’re afraid that it’s about time you got up.


If you enjoyed this, you might like to find out what Anjula Mutanda says is the secret to reducing stress before you go to bed, and here’s six tips to getting a good night’s beauty sleep.

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