Dr. Michael Breus is a sleep expert.

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Oprah has a sleep question of her own for Dr. Breus. "I can count a minute and 37 seconds from the time [Stedman] puts his head on the pillow [to the time he falls asleep]," Oprah says. "I want to know, 'What is that?'"

Dr. Breus says people who fall asleep that quickly may be sleep deprived. "[For] the normal individual, sleep is not an on/off switch," he says. "Falling asleep should take somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes."

"I can't wait to go home and tell Stedman, 'You are sleep deprived, that is what your issue is,'" Oprah says.

There are 88 sleep disorders keeping people from the rest they need, including sleep apnea. When should you talk to your doctor if you're concerned you might have it? "If you find that you're snoring and somebody sees you stop breathing at night, and you wake up in the morning with headaches. If you find you're sleepy during the day when you're driving a vehicle, things of that nature, it's important to talk to your physician right away if you feel like you might have any sleep disorder," Dr. Breus says.

Still having trouble sleeping? Get Dr. Breus's bedtime essentials.
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