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If you don't fit the typical profile of someone with obstructive sleep apnea (MOOSE: male, older, overweight,  snoring, excessive sleepiness), most doctors won't ever think that you may have obstructive sleep apnea. I see dozens of of patients every month who are told they don't have sleep apnea but were found to have moderate to severe sleep apnea after undergoing sleep studies. So if you're not a MOOSE, what are some other ways to tell if you may have sleep apnea?

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I discuss 7 Unusual Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea. 

  1. Tongue Scalloping
  2. Nocturia (nighttime urination)
  3. Headaches
  4. ADHD
  5. PTSD
  6. Sexual dysfunction
  7. IBS or GI problems

 


Show Notes

 
Direct download: Podcast_31_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

The 1950s was once called the “age of anxiety.” I think it’s fair to say that the level of anxiety has risen exponentially since the 1950s. There are many reasons why you may be anxious, including information overload, social media, non-stop news, or even your children’s activities. For many of you, In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal how sleep-breathing problems can cause or aggravate anxiety.

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Shownotes

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
Heal Your Headache by Dr. David Buchholz
Calm magnesium tea
Patrick McKeon interview
Bohr effect
Stop Smoking for the Last Time by George Wissing 
Deborah Quilter interview (#67) on yoga breathing
Direct download: Podcast_30_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:16pm EST

In this interview, I interview Dr. Mark Burhenne, who is an integrative sleep medicine dentist, and author of The 8-hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness.  He has a fantastic website, askthedentist.com, which is dedicated to helping people understand oral health and the mouth-body connection for overall wellness. He has been featured in numerous media outlets, including being a contributor to Yahoo! Health, CNN, and the Huffington Post.

In this 40 minute program,  you’ll learn:

  • 7 Sleep Myths that are killing you
  • The link between bruxism/TMJ and sleep apnea
  • His many personal benefits of treating obstructive sleep apnea
  • Dr. Burhenne’s favorite dental appliance
  • And the best appliance for TMJ.

 


Show Notes:

Direct download: Podcast_28_final_-_Burhenne.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:20am EST

One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I stay so skinny. In this episode, Kathy will reveal the 10 ways I stay thin and healthy. 

 
 
 
  1. Exercise outdoors
  2. Don’t eat close to bedtime
  3. Clear your nose
  4. Get the right pillow
  5. Cook your own meals
  6. Avoid eating out
  7. Regular life planning, goal setting and daily morning rituals
  8. Try certain supplements 
  9. Avoid toxins
  10. Sleep 7 to 8 hours
 
Show Notes:
 
 
Direct download: Pocast_27_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

This is a special interview with a returning guest, Dr. A. Joseph Borelli. As you may recall, he was on our show with us in the past talking about brain dysfunction and sleep apnea. In this episode, we’re going to about the Walking Dead: How Sleep-Deprived Zombies Are For Real. 

In this 60 minute interview, we will cover the following:

  • How sleep apnea damages autonomic nervous system centers in the brain
  • Can brain damage from OSA be reversed?
  • The connection between OSA and atrial fibrillation 
  • Can heart damage from sleep apnea be reversed?  
  • The difference between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)
  • Why UARS is harder to diagnose
  • Newly discovered lymphatic system in the brain and implications
  • How CPAP may cause intracranial hypertension
  • And much, much more.
Show notes:
 
Dr. Borelli's past interview on brain health
University of Pennsylvania cardiology study
Dr. Borelli's Discover article
Dr. Deborah Wadly's paper on resolution of intracranial     hypertension with jaw surgery 
Placebo article in New England Journal of Medicine
Direct download: Podcast_26_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EST

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I will talk about links between various gastrointestinal issues and obstructive sleep apnea. We cover the following 5 surprising conditions:

  1. Irritable bowel syndrome
  2. Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)
  3. Celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity)
  4. Colon cancer
  5. Acid reflux

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Shownotes:

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

IBS study

Gluten-free diet and celiac diease

Inflammatory bowel disorders and Celiac disease research study

Upper airway resistance syndrome 

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

Blog post on GI problems and sleep apnea

OSA and cancer article

Vitamin D Podcast (Part 1Part 2Part 3)

Pepsin in earssinuses and lungs

doctorstevenpark.com/gastro

iTunes link

Direct download: Podcast_25_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:37pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I talk about one thing that most people don't think about when sleep apnea is mentioned: Sexual and reproductive problems. Find out:

  • How sleep apnea can lower your sex drive
  • Surprising statistics on erectile dysfunction and its association with obstructive sleep apnea 
  • Why men's sperm counts are dropping rapidly
  • The role of stress in sleep apnea, and how it affects your sex life
  • Why zebras don't get ulcers.

 


Show notes:

Goncalves, M. A., et al. "Erectile dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and nasal CPAP treatment." Sleep medicine 6.4 (2005): 333-339.

Hirshkowitz, Max, et al. "Prevalence of sleep apnea in men with erectile dysfunction." Urology 36.3 (1990): 232-234.

The Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Erectile Dysfunction

Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, by Dr. Robert Sapolsky

Subramanian, Shyam, et al. "Sexual dysfunction in women with obstructive sleep apnea." Sleep and Breathing 14.1 (2010): 59-62.

Petersen, Marian, et al. "Sexual function in female patients with obstructive sleep apnea." The journal of sexual medicine 8.9 (2011): 2560-2568.

Low testosterone heart attacks and sleep apnea

Carlsen, Elisabeth, et al. "Evidence for decreasing quality of semen during past 50 years." Bmj 305.6854 (1992): 609-613.

Rolland, Matthieu, et al. "Decline in semen concentration and morphology in a sample of 26 609 men close to general population between 1989 and 2005 in France." Human Reproduction (2012): des415.

Gaskins, Audrey Jane, et al. "Physical activity and television watching in relation to semen quality in young men." British journal of sports medicine(2013): bjsports-2012.

Agarwal, Ashok, et al. "Effect of cell phone usage on semen analysis in men attending infertility clinic: an observational study." Fertility and sterility 89.1 (2008): 124-128.

Idiocracy Movie

Moaning during sleep

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

Direct download: Podcast_24_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

In this podcast episode, Kathy puts me on the spot by asking unscripted questions about the most common questions I get asked about the ear, nose and throat. I will answer:
 
  • Should large tonsils always be removed?
  • Do tonsils grow back after surgery?
  • Do we need tonsils? / How can you fight infections if your take them out?
  • Why can I only breathe on one side of the nose?
  • Why won’t my stuffy nose go away desire multiple medications?
  • Why does my stuffy nose go from side to side? 
  • Why do some women have sore throats just before their periods?
  • Why do sleep apnea patients have chronic or recurrent throat problems?
  • What’s the one most important tip that you give to everyone?
 

Shownotes
 
Pepsin found in ear, nose, lungs
Dr. Ron Haper’s interview about OSA and brain damage
Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired
Direct download: Podcast_23_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal how allergies can ruin your sleep.

We'll discuss proven steps that can get rid of your allergies this spring. 

Show notes:

Direct download: Podcast_22_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:33pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal 7 ways that mouth breathing can cause sleep and health problems. 

Show notes:

Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook

Interview with Dr. Michael Mew on the Modern Melting Face

Interview with Patrick McKeown on Buteyko Breathing

Shut Your Mouth to Save Your Life, by George Catlin

Good review of Catlin's book

Direct download: Podcast_21_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:04am EST

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