My new book, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox, was released October 30 of 2015, and I am thrilled to say it’s already topped Amazon’s Hot New Releases charts and is a #1 bestseller in several health categories! Thank you all who placed pre-orders and spread the word.

This title was inspired by anyone who thinks they’re sleeping “fine” because they’re getting eight hours a night—we’re thinking in terms of quantity, not quality. And that’s a dangerous place to be in.

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If you’ve ever dealt with insomnia, anxiety, depression, acid reflux, bruxism (teeth grinding), sleepiness during the day, unrefreshing sleep, neckaches and headaches when you wake up, or jaw pain—this book is for you.

The book is available in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.

What People Are Saying


Dr. Mark Burhenne is a pioneering voice in the prevention and treatment of sleep apnea. This guide presents his straightforward, action-oriented plan for healing by measuring, treating, and verifying your sleep quality for a lifetime of healing, deep sleep. This book revolutionizes the way we understand and treat our sleep. I highly recommend it!

Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

GretchenRubin2-1There are few iron laws of the universe, but here’s one: if you want to be happier, healthier, and more productive, you need to get enough sleep.  The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox  will help you improve the quality of your sleep, so you’ll feel more alive than ever.

Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home  

Frank-Lipman-MD1If you want to boost your brainpower, memory, energy, and mood, as well wake up every morning happy and in the driver’s seat of your life, Dr. Burhenne is your guide. In this groundbreaking book, he shows us how every one of us is susceptible to sleep breathing interruptions and what to do to optimize this breathing for efficient, optimal, and healing sleep every night of our lives.
Frank Lipman, MD, New York Times bestselling author of The New Health Rules, founder and director of Eleven-Eleven Wellness in New York City and creator of Be Well

XVLX4blMWhen I work with my clients and when I lecture to medical professionals and CEOs alike, I tell them that if they do not take anything home with them that day, to take home this message: Your body needs fuel and that comes in the form of the quality foods you eat and the quality sleep you get. I can’t stress enough how important this book is for people to read as it will help you better understand why you need quality sleep, what the pitfalls or correctable problems may be that are preventing you from getting it, and what you can do about it. I highly recommend you read the 8-Hour Sleep Paradox and get yourself feeling better than you thought possible.

Eva Selhub, MD, Harvard Medical School Lecturer in Medicine and author of Your Health Destiny and The Love Response

Aviva_for_PMMGetting good sleep is one of the most precious things we can do for our long-term health. When patients come to me unable to lose weight, get their blood pressure under control, fix their sugar cravings, or get over daytime fatigue, the first thing I look to is their sleep. And so often, it turns out that, sure enough, there is a sleep disorder at the root of their problem. In this book, Dr. Burhenne will help you to find out whether you have a sleep disorder that is preventing you from having the health you deserve and living the life you want. When looking for the root causes of your chronic health problems, make sure to look in this important resource!

Aviva Romm, MD, award-winning author, creator of WomanWise and founder of the Yale Integrative Medicine program

Ronesh-SinhaThis is one of the most important books on health I have read in a while.  As a doctor, author, and lecturer who even gives talks on sleep, I thought I had a good understanding of the subject, but Dr. Burhenne adds a dimension that no other book so clearly addresses. The book has changed the way I view my own sleep and will forever change the way I educate my patients and audience about this critical subject.  I guarantee you or someone close to you will benefit profoundly from this information.  An absolute must-read.

Ronesh Sinha, MD, author of The South Asian Health Solution

The Cover

8 hour sleep paradox

The Contents

Chapter 1: Why Is a Dentist Writing About Sleep?

  • How Your Teeth Affect Your Sleep
  • The Sleep Ability Quiz
  • Sleep Myths That Are Killing Us
  • Understanding the Epidemic
  • Getting Started

Chapter 2: How We Sleep Is How We Live

  • Sleep Ability: The Most Important Health Stat You Don’t Know
  • Why Not All Sleep is Created Equal
  • The Cost of Interrupted Sleep Breathing
  • How a Small Airway Makes You Grind Your Teeth
  • What Deep Sleep Looks Like
  • The Emotional Impact of Fighting for Your Life

Chapter 3: A New Approach to Reverse This Epidemic

  • Understanding the Three Steps to Treating Sleep Ability

Chapter 4: Step 1: Measure

  • What to Ask for at a Dental Screening
  • Starting Off Small: Measuring Sleep at Home
  • Working With Your Doctor
  • The PSG: The Gold Standard
  • Understanding the Location and the Cause

Chapter 5: Step 2: Treat

  • A Review of Treatments
  • The Best Treatment for You
  • The Importance of the Right Team

Chapter 6: Step 3: Verify

  • How to Verify Your Sleep Ability
  • When and How Often Should I Verify?

Chapter 7: Insurance Tips & Tricks: How to Get Coverage for a MAD

  • Medical, Not Dental, Insurance Covers Oral Appliances
  • What You’ll Need to Give Your Insurance Provider

Epilogue: What It’s Like to Wake Up

  • My Story
  • Knowledge Can Save Your Life

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