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Welcoming Dr. Michael Breus, The Sleep Doctor™, to the Apollo Neuro Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Michel Breus headshot
- Mar 18, 2022

We are excited to introduce the newest member of our Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Michael Breus. Dr. Breus is a double board-certified Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Sleep Specialist. He has been featured on CNN, Oprah, The View, Anderson Cooper, The Today Show, WSJ, NYT, Washington Post (to name a few). We’re thrilled to have Dr. Breus on board as our resident expert in all things sleep. 

Hear what Dr. Breus has to say about the Apollo wearable:

“Having been a practicing sleep specialist for 23 years, I have looked for solutions for improving sleep quality for my patients that were easy to follow and effective. Often I was left with the recommendations of Sleep Hygiene, and many different solutions with little to no data to back them up. I was introduced to the concepts behind Apollo and was intrigued since the science was so clear, and pristine. I've personally been using it for over a year and have found significant improvement. Quite honestly Apollo has been a game changer in my ability to focus, be present, and sleep on demand. My patients love the fact that Apollo is drug-free, has no negative side effects, and is completely effortless. If anyone out there is interested in getting higher quality sleep, then they need to incorporate this device into their daily living, like me.”

“Having real clinical data on the Apollo with patients was really what convinced me to recommend the Apollo to my patients, family, and friends. Basically, I trust the device, the data, and the Apollo team with my and my patients' health and sleep.”

If you’re interested in getting your best sleep possible with Apollo, let our expert lead the way:

Dr. Breus’ Apollo sleep routine

6:45am - Start the day

Energy and Wake Up

5 min @ 80%

8:30am - After workout and shower

Rebuild and Recover

60 min @ 65%

2:00pm - Meetings and strategy sessions

Clear and Focused

60 min @ 65%

3:00 - Podcasts, media

Social and Open

30 mins x 2 - 75%

11:30pm - Before bed 

Sleep and Renew

60 min @ 100%


What works for Dr. Breus may not work for you, and vice versa! We typically recommend starting modes on a lower intensity, around 20%. Apollo vibrations are soothing and gentle — they should never be distracting. After a few minutes, you may forget you’re wearing it, and that’s totally normal. Higher intensity does not mean more effectiveness, so experiment to find the intensity that feels right to you. 

Intensity preferences range are different for everyone. The goal is to just barely notice the vibrations so that they fade into the background when you are paying attention to something else. Adjust Apollo’s intensity based on the environment — just like how you listen to music at a lower volume when you’re alone in a quiet place versus on a plane with a roaring engine.