Mental health has become a growing concern as individuals grapple with feelings of isolation, anxiety and depression as a result of mandatory quarantine, social distancing and the fear of contracting or spreading COVID-19. On this episode, Dr. Michael Breus explains how quality sleep can help safeguard against the virus and how oral appliance treatment can provide a comforting alternative for those who experience anxiety around CPAP.
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. Dr. Breus was recently named the Top Sleep Specialist in California by Reader’s Digest, and one of the 10 most influential people in sleep.