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It seems like everyday you hear about a new do-it-all fitness regimen or a new study showing that the exercises that you once thought were best are actually bad for you. In our 21st Century Fitness series, we consult the brightest minds to try to cut through the fat and find out what it really takes to be fit and healthy today.

Sleep, For Your Health

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Sleep. It’s something you do every day, hopefully. If you’re like most people, sleep’s probably the first thing you sacrifice when life gets hectic. But what scientists and researchers are discovering about the profound effects of sleep on our bodies might make you think twice about staying up late to watch another episode of your favorite TV show. Dr. Michael Breus, aka the “Sleep Doctor,” joins us Thursday to explain how sleep impacts our minds, our muscles, our weight, even our genes, and how what you eat effects how you sleep.

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Dr. Michael Breus, also known as the Sleep Doctor, is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomat of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep. He's author of the book The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight through Better Sleep [Amazon|Indiebound].