Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a disaster more urgent than global warming. It’s not going to happen in the next few decades or hundreds of years. It’s happening now: Due to modern Western diets and other various lifestyles and habits, our facial bones (and airways) are shrinking. 

In this captivating discussion, I will reveal:

  • What’s causing our faces to shrink
  • Why it’s worse for our children
  • The consequences of smaller faces and airways
  • How crooked teeth may be the first sign of shrinking faces
  • What we can do to prevent it
  • And what we can do to reverse the consequences.

Shownotes:

Our Skulls Are Out-Evolving Us on onezero.medium.com

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

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price 

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

Tooth loss and obstructive sleep apnea signs and symptoms in the US population

CDC: Obesity in children 3x since 1970s

CDC data: 1/5 school aged children are obese

Dr. Brian Palmer on Evolution of OSA podcast

Vitamin D podcast

Fluoride podcast 

Glyphosate podcast

Tongue Tied book interview with Dr. Richard Baxter

Harvard health article on poor oral health higher rates of heart disease 

Nasal congestion and facial growth

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Tooth Erosion

Myths & Fact About Your Sleep Position podcast 

https://doctorstevenpark.com/narrowface

Direct download: Podcast_78-_Our_Shrinking_Faces_More_Important_Than_Global_Warming.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:35pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss a very intimate topic: your sleep position. Over the years, I've seen a wide variety of explanations for why certain people like to sleep in certain positions, and even personality type differences. In this podcast, you will discover:

  • Which sleep position is most healthy for you
  • The one bad advice dermatologists are telling women
  • Why hospitals can be dangerous for you or your loved one
  • And much more.

Show Notes

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

JAMA article on pregnant women and sleep position and babies born small for gestational age

Positional sleep apnea article

Sleep Position book

Drug induced sleep endoscopy results in AHI < 5

CPAP increases fetal movement in women with pre-eclampsia

UARS article in Bottom Line Health

SlumberBump sleep positioner

Antisnoreshirt

Somnibel sleep positioner

Night Shift sleep positioner

Contour pillow for snoring

 

Direct download: 77-_Myths_and_facts_about_your_sleep_position.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I have an interesting discussion about the 7 most common myths that I encounter about surgery for the tonsils:

  1. Don’t take out tonsils because they are part of the immune system and help fight infections 
  2. Tonsils can grow back after tonsillectomy 
  3. Tonsils shrink as you get older or you can outgrow them
  4. Surgery can lead to bleeding
  5. Anesthesia can be harmful in children
  6. You need to find the best surgeon 
  7. Small tonsils don’t need to be removed

Show Notes 

George Catlin: Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Sleep apnea lowers your immune system response study

Tonsillectomy does not alter your immune system response study

Rate of tonsil regrowth after tonsillectomy 

Rates of bleeding after tonsillectomy

CHAT study

Patterns of Upper Airway Obstruction on Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing with AHI<5 

Direct download: 76_-_7_Myths_About_Tonsillectomy_You_Should_Know.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I have an interesting discussion about the 7 most common myths that I encounter about surgery for the tonsils:

  1. Don’t take out tonsils because they are part of the immune system and help fight infections 
  2. Tonsils can grow back after tonsillectomy 
  3. Tonsils shrink as you get older or you can outgrow them
  4. Surgery can lead to bleeding
  5. Anesthesia can be harmful in children
  6. You need to find the best surgeon 
  7. Small tonsils don’t need to be removed

Show Notes 

George Catlin: Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Sleep apnea lowers your immune system response study

Tonsillectomy does not alter your immune system response study

Rate of tonsil regrowth after tonsillectomy 

Rates of bleeding after tonsillectomy

CHAT study

Patterns of Upper Airway Obstruction on Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing with AHI<5 

Direct download: 76_-_7_Myths_About_Tonsillectomy_You_Should_Know.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:55am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will be revealing the steps we took to significantly improve our family's allergy symptoms this fall.

Shownotes

The Truth About Allergies Revealed blogpost

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

Allergy-free bedsheets

Micro-poop theory blogpost

Dyson HEPA vacuum cleaner

The Sinus, Allergy and Migraine Study (SAMS)

Dr. David Buccholz: Heal Your Headache

Long term nasal saline irrigation and increased infections blogpost

Direct download: 75_-_When_An_Allergy_is_Not_Just_An_Allergy.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:52am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will be talking about a controversial issue, which is the topic of fluoride in our water supply, food, and even our medications. For a more detailed article about the potential dangers of fluoride, click here. During this discussion, we will reveal:

  • How and why fluoride was added to our water supply
  • How I began to suspect the dangers of fluoride
  • Multiple studies linking higher levels of fluoride with lower IQ levels
  • How fluoride may help to shrink our jaws (but have less cavities)
  • How to minimize your daily exposure to fluoride.

Show Notes

OTC and prescription sleep aids

Original fluoride article

The Story of Fluoridation

Fluoride in otosclerosis article

Rat palatal shelf growth and fluoride 

Braces in pregnant rats given fluoride 

Fluoride and rat soothe movement 

Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico 

Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada

Decreased melatonin biosynthesis, calcium flux, pineal gland calcification and aging: a hypothetical framework

Fluoride and low thyroid levels 

Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland

The Hidden Cause of Acne: How Toxic Water Is Affecting Your Health and What You Can Do about It

Complete List of Fluoride-Free Bottled Water

Fluoride Free Toothpaste 

How to detox from toxic fluoride

Medications with fluoride

Reverse osmosis water filter

https://doctorstevenpark.com/fluoride

 

 

 

 

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_74_Fluoride_Friend_or_Foe.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

In this special episode, I will be having a conversation with with Dr. Barry Krakow, who will talk about his new landmark study on eclinicalmedicine, the online version of the prestigious journal Lancet. The title of the paper is Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia. If you have been told that you don’t have obstructive sleep apnea but still can’t get a good night’s sleep, then this discussion is for you.

Show Notes

Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping through the Night.

UARS Podcast Interview with Dr. Guilleminault

TEDxABQ talk: Why Do You Wake Up At Night? 

Complex insomnia: insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing in a consecutive series of crime victims with nightmares and PTSD

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia

Prevalence of Sleep Disorders Among Soldiers With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Itamar WatchPAT Home Study Meta-analysis

Direct download: Podcast_73_Krakow_Insomnia.ASV_-_10219_11.05_PM.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:00pm EST

In this episode, we're going to explain why even if you think you sleep great, you're not. If you sleep like a log or can sleep anywhere, any time, this discussion is for you. We'll be talking about the hypersomnias—when people tend to sleep too much or too long.

We'll be revealing the following:

  • Why you can sleep 9 hours or more and will feel tired
  • How you can stop breathing 25 times every hour and not have sleep apnea
  • Which doctor to see if you suffer from this condition
  • And much more.....

Show Notes

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

Upper airway resistance syndrome interview with Dr. Guilleminault

Insomnia as risk for future cancer 

U-shaped curve for ideal sleep length

Sleep endoscopy findings in symptomatic patients with AHI < 5

Two things that go flop in the night blog post

Shift work and cancer

Sleep journal

Sleep tracking apps and devices

Narcolepsy vs. hypersomnias

doctorstevenpark.com/hypersomnia

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live Better Podcast on iTunes

Direct download: Podcast_72_-_Why_Youre_Not_Sleeping_Well.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:51pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I are going to be talking about another controversial topic that many of you have probably had some experience with at one time or another...and that’s the issue of sleeping pills and OTC sleep aids. In particular, we will be discussing:

  • Why sleeping pills are usually the wrong way of treating insomnia
  • Why insomnia may not really be insomnia
  • How to wean yourself off sleeping pills
  • A non-prescription therapy that's better than sleeping pills in the long run.

Show Notes:

Sleep aid market increasing

Podcast: How to sleep better without medications

Podcast: How medications are harming you

Risk of complications for sleeping pills

Sleep aids and risk of Parkinson's

Sleep-eating

Insomnia increases risk of dying

Insomnia as a harbinger of mental illness

Insomnia and future risk of heart disease

Insomnia and increased risk of dementia

Hip fractures with Ambien

Sleeping pill vs. CBT-i study

3 Ps of insomnia

Krakow’s OSA in treatment resistant insomnia study

Dr. Krakow’s podcast on OSA and Insomnia

Dreams about choking while sleeping

Sleep endoscopy in AHI < 5 study

UARS paper - Guilleminault

SLEEPINESS 10 steps

Podcast 65: How to sleep better without medications

3 Rs: Sleep restriction, reconditioning and relaxation

Neck stretching exercises

Two floppy valves videos

Online CBT-i programs

 

Direct download: Podcast_70-_The_Truth_About_Sleeping_Pills_and_OTC_sleep_aids.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EST

This week, I’m thrilled to play an encore of the interview I had in 2013 with one of the greatest sleep physicians of our time, Dr. Christian Guilleminault from Stanford University. He first described upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in 1993. Along with Dr. Dement, he co-coined the term, OSAS. Sadly, he recently passed as at the age of 80. This episode is a tribute to his incredible contributions and legacy to the sleep community.

Shownotes

Original 1993 UARS paper

Direct download: Podcast_70_Guilleminault_Encore.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:40am EST

One of the most common questions I get asked is, "Where can I find someone like you in my area to help me with my sleep problem?" Even in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, people are frustrated by not knowing where to even start.

In this episode, Kathy and I will give you my long answer, including who, why how, where and what to look for when starting or troubleshooting your sleep-health journey.

Shownotes

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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia 

Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician's Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life

Inspire hypoglossal nerve pacemaker

Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy for OSA meta-analysis

Dr. Melvin Moss

Paula Fabbie, myofunctional therapist 

AHI < 5 sleep endoscopy study

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Oral Appliance guidelines

Interview with Dr. Bill Hang

Interview with Dr. Kasey Li on maxilla-mandibular advancement

doctorstevenpark.com/sleepprofessional

Direct download: Podcast_69-_How_to_Find_the_Right_Sleep_Professional.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:17am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I have an enlightening discussion about the good, bad, and ugly aspects of light. Some of the topics covered will be:

  • How light exposure and affect your appetite hormones and cause weight gain
  • How sun exposure may lower your risk of cancer
  • Why working at night may increase your risk for cancer.
  • How new technology is ruining our sleep and making us fat
  • How to use natural sunlight to sleep better and stay thin.

Shownotes:

Lights Out book by TS Wiley

Blue blocking glasses

F.lux - Computer screen blue light filter

Bright light box for seasonal affective disorder

7 Ways Black Electrical Tape Can Help You Sleep Better

Nobel 2017 award in medicine and physiology

Vitamin D levels and risk of cancer study

Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure 

Sunscreen SPF guide on EWG

 

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_68_-_How_Light_can_be_Good_Bad_or_Ugly.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:49am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. 

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. 

Shownotes

Hormones covered:

  • Thyroid
  • Estrogen and progesterone
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Atrial natriuretic peptide
  • Insulin
  • Grehlin and leptin
  • Vitamin D
  • Growth hormone.

Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled, by Dr. Richard Shames

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide article by Dr. Deb Wardly

Vitamin D interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak

Sicker, fatter, Poorer by Dr. Leo Trasande

Sleep, Interrupted by Dr. Steven Y. Park

Second Spring by Dr. Maoshing Ni

The Woman Code by Alyssa Vitti 

The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Christiane Northrup 

Keep Swimming Clip in Finding Nemo

https://doctorstevenpark.com/hormones

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live better Podcast 

 

Direct download: How_Sleep_Affects_Your_Horomones.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:03am EST

Summer is in full swing and there's no better time to get fit and get slim than now. And I know that a lot of our listeners are starting their Keto, Paleo, Whole30 or whatever diets that are really popular right now. And there's nothing wrong with that. But tin this podcast Kathy and I will talk about an issue that not a lot of people think about when they're going on a diet or they're starting off trying to lose weight. And that issue is, are you sleeping well? Are you sleeping long enough? And that's something that most of us don't think about. We don't connect sleep with weight, but that's a huge, huge problem that one needs to address before you do any sort of diet regimen. 

Shownotes

Glamour article on weight loss

Glamour weight loss experiment

Youtube video on nasal dilators

Toxins podcast

Candlelight disrupts circadian rhythm study. News article

Knee LED study NYT article

How to optimize your bedroom for better sleep. mykoreanamericanhome.com

NOSTRILS post

Prescription medications podcast blogpost

doctorstevenpark.com/loseweight

Direct download: Podcast_67_-_How_Better_Sleep_Can_Help_You_Lose_Weight.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

In our last podcast, Kathy and I talked about how many commonly prescribed prescription medications can either make you gain weight or ruin your sleep. I this episode, we will discuss 7 steps you can take to prevent ever having to need them, or begin to wean off these medications. 

Show Notes:

  1. Prioritize sleep like your most important appointment 
  2. Optimal breathing while awake and while sleeping
  3. Sleep hygiene 

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome 

Obstructive sleep apnea 

  1. Eat a healthy, organic toxin-free diet

Fed-Up Movie

  1. Eliminate environmental toxins or allergies

Podcasts on home toxins (part 1, part 2)

  1. Light toxicity
  2. Phone and email restrictions
  3. Vitamins and supplements

Reader Survey Link

doctorstevenpark.com/medications

Direct download: Podcast_65_-_How_to_Sleep_Better_Without_Medications.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:25am EST

Prescription medications are the mainstay of modern medicine. But what we don’t realize is that many common medications have the potential to make you fat or ruin your sleep. Please join Kathy and me as we discuss 12 Medications That Can Make You Fat or Ruin Your Sleep. This is Part 1, and in our next podcast, we will go over various ways to avoid prescription medications. 

Shownotes: 

3 reasons why we shifted from acute to chronic care for medications

3 pathways that medications aggravate sleep problems and weight gain 

  1. High blood pressure medications (lower melatonin and nasal congestion)
  2. Acid reducers (proton pump inhibitors)
  3. High cholesterol medications
  4. Antibiotics 
  5. Antihistamines
  6. Birth control pills

Estrogen dominance, Dr. John Lee

Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Northrup

Estrogen promoting environmental toxins podcast

Endocrine disruption podcast (Trasande)

  1. Viagra and other medications for erectile dysfunction (nasal congestion)
  2. Oral steroids
  3. Antidepressants  

Reader comment about Paxil 

  1. Mood stabilizers

Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)

  11. Stimulants for ADHD

  12. Sleeping pills

Interview with Dr. Karkow on treatment resistant insomnia

Blog response on 7 Drugs That Can Cause OSA

https://doctorstevenpark.com/medications1

 

 


In this episode Kathy and I continue our conversation about the most common toxins that we're exposed to on a regular basis. We will talk about the potential dangers of fluoride, flame retardants and Chlorine. 

Show Notes:

Fluoride,  Flame retardants,  Chlorine

Previous podcast #62 on the following toxins: BPA, PTFE, phthalates, lead 

Dr. Weston Price: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

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

Why Some Women Have Throat Pain Before Periods

Fluoride and IQ study

Chlorine swimming pool and asthma study

Negative health effects of chlorine

Branch Basics Discount

Direct download: Podcast_63_toxins2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:09am EST

I don't want to sound like Chicken Little, but the sky is not falling. However, we are literally bathing in a myriad of potentially toxic and harmful toxins and pollutants in our everyday lives. We touched on some of these toxins during my interview with Dr. Trasande. In Part 1 of today's episode, Kathy and I will go over 4 of the 7 common toxins that all of us may be exposed to on a regular basis. Some of these can definitely affect your sleep quality. Stay tuned for our next episode when I reveal the next 3 toxins.

Click here to find out what these common toxins are and how you can lower your exposure. 

Show Notes

Dr. Trasande, author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer interview

Slow Death By Rubber Duck

Sleep interrupted

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Micro-poop theory article 

Homemade cleaning products on Pinterest 

Branch Basics cleaner review 

 

Direct download: Podcast_62_toxins1.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

In this episodes, Kathy and I explain why certain supplements are essential to good gut health and brain function, as well as to potentially prevent damage from untreated obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. We end the discussion by exposing a major myth about a popular supplement. 

Show Notes 

Sleep Breathing Paradigm in Sleep, Interrupted

Inflammation and OSA article

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (Talks about stress)

Glyphosate podcast

Functions of the liver

Vitamin D podcast with Dr. Gominak

Dr. Deborah Wardly UARS and ANP paper and effects on magnesium

Sleep apnea and brain damage (Dr. Ron Harper interview)

Sleep deprivation and effects on gut biome article

Dr. Mercola’s information on probiotics

Ferritin level and limb movements article

Direct download: 060_-_7_Supplements_to_Fight_Fatigue_and_Brain_Fog.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:59am EST

One of the most common questions I get asked is how I can stay so thin and healthy. Kathy and I answered this question in a previous podcast (How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy), but I wanted to go into more detail about the who, what, when, where, how and why we eat as it relates to our health. I’m not a nutritionist, but questions about food and what I eat is so common that I though it was important to address this important issue, from a sleep and breathing perspective.

 

Shownotes

Summary of How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy Part 1

  • Control our allergies 
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Eat organic
  • Breast feed
  • Cook at home
  • Elimination diet
  • Reprioritize habits and lifestyles
  • Nutritional supplements
  • More sun exposure
  • Be healthy before you conceive

Who?

What to Eat

  • Eat organic, non-packaged foods, and avoid gluten
  • Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It, by Dr. Josh Axe
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by Dr. William Davis.
  • Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers, by Dr. David Perlmutter
  • Keto and Paleo diet

When to Eat

  • Don’t eat or snack (or alcohol) within 3-4 hours of bedtime.
  • Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired, by Dr. Steven Y. Park
  • Glamor article: You Can Do This! The Sleep Diet Is Here

Where to Eat

How to Cook

Why to Eat Healthy

  • Most important

Summary

  • Eat organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Little to food packaging
  • Use ingredients as close to the source as possible
  • Supplements (Vitamin D, omega-3, magnesium, probiotics, etc.)
  • Better breathing and sleep hygiene
  • Poor sleep causes poor digestion
  • Choose one item on this list and layer on other areas once you succeed

 

https://doctorstevenpark.com/thinhappyhealthy2
Direct download: 059_-_Thin_healthy_happy_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:33am EST

Why are our kids sicker, fatter these days? Dr. Leonardo Trasande, author of the book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future…and what we can do about it, answers this question. I’m so excited to have the privilege of interviewing the author about this important topic on this episode today. He will answer the following:

  • How the dose does not always make the poison  
  • How do these chemicals affect the obesity epidemic in our children?
  • Can you please elaborate on male reproductive and fertility issues. 
  • How is this problem affecting girls? What about it potential effects on the rate of breast cancer?
  • How can you determine if a study or journal article is credible and scientifically sound or a platform with industry supported backing?
  • What can we as parents do to fight this problem?
  • Where can our listeners find your book and find out more information about you?
Direct download: Trasande.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00am EST

You’re excited that you were finally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. This could explain your years of chronic fatigue, weight gain and headaches. You start using your new CPAP machine at home with some degree of anticipation as well as a bit of trepidation. The first few days are a bit challenging but you decide to keep trying. After another 3 weeks of misery, you call your sleep doctor but she is not helpful. The equipment company send you a new mask, but that makes no difference. At this point you’re ready to give up. 

In this podcast epode, Kathy and I give 5 reasons why regardless of which sleep apnea treatment you start with, you should not give up.

What combination of sleep apnea therapy worked for you?

Email me at doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com

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Show Notes

Threshold Concept blog post

Heal Your Headache interview with Dr. David Buchholz

CPAP troubleshooting steps podcast

Totally CPAP book

Nasal surgery and CPAP study

Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook

Two things that go flop in the night blog post

CPAP vs. APAP, Bilevel

Glyphosate in our food supply podcast

Slow Death By Rubber Duck book

Pinterest board on cleaning products

Dr. Josh Axe

Dr. Joseph Mercola

The Autoimmune Fix book by Dr. O’Bryan

Interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak on Vitamin D

 

doctorstevenpark.com/treatmentfail

Direct download: Podcast_58-_Why_Sleep_Apnea_Treatments_Dont_Work_For_Some_People.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 7:00am EST

In this episode, I have a discussion with Dr. Bill Hang, one of my original mentors who inspired me to connect the dots between dental crowding and sleep apnea. He will answer the controversial question, "Can traditional orthodontics cause obstructive sleep apnea"? 

Show Notes

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

Dr. Brian Palmer

Dr. Bill Hang: Faceocused.com

Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life by George Catlin

Corruccini book

Esthetic line

Evidence Supports No Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Premolar Extraction: An Electronic Health Records Review

Orthodonticsandosa.com (promo code: turning point)

 

Direct download: 057_-_Bill_Hang.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:00am EST

You made your New Years resolution to lose, weight, stop smoking or sleep better. But why is it that it’s so hard to keep going, let alone even to get started? If you have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), kathy and I will cover 5 of the most common reasons why people fail in keeping any goal in life. 

Show Notes

How OSA Can Ruin Your New Years Resolutions blog post

Sleep apnea and cancer link

Sleep Apnea Darth Vader Photo

CPAP Alternatives podcast

Sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction blog post

Sexual intimacy and OSA blog post

OSA and brain damage interview with Dr. Harper

Brain dysfunction and sleep deprivation  interview with Dr. Borelli

SMART goals

Historical figures who took regular naps

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What are your specific sleep goals for 2019?

Click here to respond.

Direct download: How_Sleep_Apnea_Can_Kill_Your_2019_Goals.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:32pm EST

In this episode, I'm excited to have with us Dr. Richard Baxter, author of the relatively new book, Tongue tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More. 

In this 60 minute interview, find out:

  • What is tongue tie? What are some other names for it?
  • What are some common misconceptions about this condition?
  • Why and how does it develop? 
  • Is there an increase in incidence or are we picking up more?
  • How does it negatively affect breastfeeding?
  • How can it be detected and treated?
  • What’s the research supporting this?
  • How can tongue tie affect speech and swallowing?
  • How is tongue tie connected to large tonsils and adenoids?
  • What about sleep apnea?
  • How is it related to dental problems?
  • What other complementary therapies are helpful when treating tongue tie?
  • How can I find the right practitioner to treat my/child’s tongue tie?
  • What’s the best method/tool to use for release?
  • Where can we find more information about you and your practice?
  • Where can people find your book?
 

Show Notes

Tonguetieal.com

Tongue Tied book

Dr. Brian Palmer

 

Direct download: 055_-_Dr._Richard_Baxter.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

This is part 2 of my interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak. Listen to Part 1 here.

Direct download: 054_-_Dr._Stasha_Gominak_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

I'm so happy to have Dr. Stasha Gominak back again to give us a review and update on the importance of the hormone, Vitamin D, and how it affects everything including your brain, gut, skin, pancreas, bones, and your sleep. 

Dr. Stasha Gominak is a Baylor College of Medicine alumna and completed her Neurology residency at the Harvard-affiliated, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She has utilized her skills to assist 1,000s of clients. Now retired from daily practice, Dr. Gominak, MD is committed to helping people across the world achieve pain-free lives through sleep repair.

In this 47 minute interview, Dr. Gominak will reveal the following:

  • The link between Vitamin D, headaches and sleep apnea
  • The link between Vitamin D and B12, and sleep problems
  • Vitamin D receptors in the sleep nuclei in the brain
  • Vitamin D as the primary endocrine/reproductive control center for seasonal changes
  • Vitamin D receptors in the brain, pancreas, GI tract, ovaries, fallopian tubes, etc.
  • Timeline in Vitamin D deficiency and sunscreens, computers, and more indoor activity
  • Why becoming hairless made humans Vitamin D deficient
  • How your skin color affects your sleep
  • Why Vitamin D dosing levels are inaccurate 
  • Can Vitamin D prevent the Flu?
  • The ideal level of Vitamin D for great sleep
  • The ideal Vitamin D level for fertility, the bones, etc.
  • Why having normal levels of Vitamin D is not good enough
  • Why we’re still in the 1940s with our Vitamin D understanding 
  • How Vitamin D cells can cure skin cancer cells in culture
  • The link between Vitamin D deficiency and heart disease 
  • How you as the patient need to educate your physicians
  • The important link between Vitamin D and the gut biome
  • And much more.
 

Shownotes:

https://drgominak.com

Vitamindcouncil.org

The world epidemic of sleep disorders is linked to vitamin D deficiency (Gominak & Stumpf) PDF article

Brain microbiome

 

Direct download: 053_-_Dr._Stasha_Gominak_1_version_3.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:56pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss a simple surgical option that is almost never offered to sleep apnea patients, despite an almost 100% cure rate. 

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Show Notes

Interview with Dr. Mack Jones

Deadly Sleep book by Dr. Jones

Finding the Right Surgeon blog

Finding the Right Surgeon podcast

Direct download: 052_-_Tracheotomy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I discuss two common conditions that are not usually associated with sleep breathing disorders, but should be.

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Show Notes

Willis-Ekbom Disease

Limb movements and sleep breathing disorder

Bruxism and sleep breathing disorder review paper

Bruxism and CPAP

Ferritin levels and RLS

Iron Levels and PLMD in children

Dr. David Buchholz podcast

Heal Your Headache: The 1-2-3 Program for Taking Charge of Your Pain

Glyphosate podcast

Direct download: 051_-_RLS__TMJ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:10am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will dispel 7 of the most common myths about sleep apnea surgery.

  1. UPPP doesn’t work
  2. Tonsils should not be removed since they help fight infections
  3. UPPP causes swallowing problems
  4. UPPP makes CPAP impossible to use
  5. CPAP is always better than surgery
  6. Surgery should not be done for mild or no sleep apnea
  7. Find a surgeon that has done a high volume of procedures

Show Notes 

Traffic fatality in NYC 1.17/100K

Anesthesia related deaths 0.5-0.8 / 100K

The Truth About Obstructive Sleep Apnea Surgery E-book

Totally CPAP

Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story of Success

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise, by Eric Ericsson

Direct download: 050_-_Surgery_Myths_Final_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:15am EST

What is the little-known problem that's causing a lot of people to be sick and tired, that many doctors miss? In this podcast episode Kathy and I discuss how the epiglottis may be the reason behind your chronic fatigue, anxiety, or headaches. In this episode we'll cover the following:

  1. Learn about the anatomy of the epiglottis 
  2. 3 reasons why your epiglottis is more floppy
  3. How to diagnose a floppy epiglottis
  4. Non-surgical options
  5. How to find the right surgeon.

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Show Notes

Epiglottis diagram 

Floppy eiglottis video

The Little-Known Breathing Problem That Most Doctors Miss blogpost

Glyphosate podcast

Glyphosate and bone problems

Joint laxity article

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS)

Drug induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) in patients with AHI < 5

Mandibular advancement devices

Swallowing problems after epiglottis removal paper

Epiglottis obstruction after cervical fusion article

Laryngomalacia in children

OSA Surgery e-book

Finding the right surgeon

Myths about sleep apnea surgery

Atrial fibrillation and OSA article

Direct download: 049_-_Epiglottis_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:07pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I go over 10 steps that I take to stay thin, healthy and happy.

 

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Shownotes

How Glyphosate May Be Shrinking Our Children’s Faces (Podcast 47)

How Allergies Can Ruin Your Sleep (Podcast 22)

Slow Death by Rubber Duck

Pinterest DYI household cleaning products 

Environmental Working Group

ADA history

Eat Dirt

Thrive Market

Amazon Fresh

Brian Palmer interview 

The Autoimmune Fix

Plant Paradox

Immune System Recovery Plan

UARS 

Grain Brain

Wheat Belly

Food, Inc. Movie

Dr. Gominak’s interview on Vitamin D

Direct download: 048_-_10_Steps_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:49pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss how glyphosate, the main ingredient in the weed killer Roundup, may be making our children’s faces smaller. Here are the topics we will discuss:

  1. What is glyphosate and how did we get here?
  2. My personal mission to find out why my youngest son has so many food allergies
  3. Common health problems associated with glyphosate
  4. Common foods with glyphosate
  5. 7 Ways glyphosate interferes with health
  6. 5 ways you can minimize glyphosate exposure.
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Show Notes
 
The High Cost of Pesticides: Human and Animal Diseases
Changing Faces: The Consequences of Exposure to Gene and Thyroid Disrupting Toxins
Direct download: Podcast_47_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24pm EST

In this episode, we have Mr. Roger Price, who has more than five decades of experience and qualifications in multiple areas of human health, giving him a unique background and ability to ‘see the big picture’, as well as to spearhead the integration of previously unconnected disciplines into a Functional Health Program. He is internationally recognized as “The Man who connected Dentistry, Sleep and Breathing."
 
In this interview, we discuss:
  • What is the link between children’s teeth and the way they sleep?
  • How did modern humans change the rules of life?
  • How we changed our diets and feed our babies to make things worse
  • Why the AHI is not a reliable measure of sleep quality
  • The myth about nasal breathing
  • Why 90% of asthma is not really asthma
  • How to control an asthma attack
  • The two genetic markers of asthma
  • The truth about Buteyko Breathing
  • Symptom management vs. educational program
  • The 3 basic myths about breathing
  • The Dental Diet by Dr. Steven Lin.
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_46_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

In this podcast episode, Dr. Barry Rafael joins us to talk about integrative orthodontics and his mission to teach patients, parents, and professionals about Airway-Related Oral Dysfunctions and treatment alternatives.

In this 62 minute interview, Dr. Rafael will reveal:

  1. When children should be checked for airway dental disease
  2. The ADA position paper on the role of dentists in sleep disordered breathing 
  3. The legacy of Dr. Brian Palmer 
  4. His integrative approach to orthodontics
  5. His efforts to educate the profession
  6. His practice protocols.

 

Show Notes

Pottinger’s Cats: A Study in Nutrition
Direct download: Podcast_45_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal "Why Better Breathing Doesn’t Always Lead to Better Health."

Here are 7 of these reasons. Please listen to the recording to find out more.

1. You can’t control your breathing when you’re sleeping
2. You don’t know you’re not breathing well
3. You can’t control your sleep position or posture at night
4. Not all breathing is equal
5. The oxygen myth: Lack of breathing, not lack of oxygen
6. Despite high levels of oxygen in your bloodstream, it may not reach certain areas of your body under stress
7. Stress-Breathing Paradox

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Shownotes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky
 
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_44_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:29am EST

Here are 7 health conditions that you won’t think about that may suggest that you have a sleep-breathing disorder. 
 
1. Nighttime urination
 
2. Atrial Fibrillation
 
3. Panic attacks at night
 
4. Seizures
 
5. GI problems
 
6. Skin problems
 
7. Infertility 
 
Bonus: Cancer
 
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Show Notes
 
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_43_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will explain why some women have throat pain just before their periods. It’s guaranteed to lave your doctor stumped. Even you’re a man, you’ll find this information valuable for yourself or a loved one.

Please leave a comment on iTunes

Show Notes

Blog post

Dr. Christianne Northrup: Wisdom of Menopause

Unstuff Your stuffy nose e-book

Macrolide antibiotics

UARS

Tongue exercises: Bennet

Myofunctional Therapy

Acupuncture

Shames: Hormones

Singh

Belfor

Nutritional supplements

Elisa Viti: Woman Code

Direct download: Podcast_42_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EST

In this episode, we have a special guest interview with Mr. Joshua Thomas, who runs a fantastic website, fixyoursleeptoday.com.  Joshua has an amazing story to share with us, describing his journey going through a maze in the medical system for years before being able to find help for his wife, by finally treating undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea.

In this 32 minute interview, he will reveal:

1. What motivated Joshua to start up fixyoursleeptoday.com?

2. How has this affected him personally, and what had to be changed to sleep better and be healthier in general?

3. What are the most common questions that he gets his readers?

4. What are some of the most successful options his readers have had for snoring? 

5. What are some of his favorite over-the-counter (OTC) devices for snoring?

6. What to tell people that they don’t want to use a gadget, device or a machine for the rest of their lives?

7. How to help people who have “paralysis by analysis”? 

8. The one thing that people usually don’t address about sleep that’s important to consider.

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Show notes

fixyoursleep.com

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

Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician’s Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life

Direct download: Podcast_41_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 6:49am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about upper airway resistance syndrome, or UARS, as part of our “Back to the Basics” series.  In this discussion, we cover the following:

  • What is UARS and how is it different from obstructive sleep apnea?
  • What are the most common features of UARS and how can it be diagnosed?
  • Why most doctors are unaware of UARS
  • What you can do to start treating UARS and when to see your doctor
  • How to prevent obstructive sleep apnea and UARS.
 

Show Notes

Original UARS paper by Dr. Christian Guilleminault

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

Robert Sapolsky’s book, “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

The Sleep Breathing Paradigm (Podcast 39)

POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome)

UARS and somatic syndromes: Dr. Avram Gold article

Direct download: Podcast_40_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:25am EST

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I go back to the basics. We will talk about my sleep-breathing paradigm, the concept that all modern humans are susceptible to various degrees.

Show Notes

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

Dr. Terrance Davidson: The Great Leap Forward: the anatomic basis for the acquisition of speech and obstructive sleep apnea

Dr. Weston Price : Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

Dr. Robert Corruccini: Anthropologist who found that soft diets are associated with more crooked teeth. Podcast interview.

Video series on why we have malocclusion (crooked teeth)

Dr. Christian Guilleminault. Podcast interview. UARS paper

Unstuff your stuffy nose free e-book

Dr. Brian Palmer. The first person to alert me to the impact on how bottle-feeding can alter facial growth.

Direct download: Podcast_39_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:04am EST

I've seen thousands of patients that succeed with CPAP, and thousands more that don't. What I've noticed is that people who are able to get a great night's sleep with CPAP have certain common characteristics or habits that they all have in common. Please join Kathy and me in this important, and potentially life-saving discussion.

Shownotes

CPAPBabes.com

CPAPTalk.com

Hope2sleep.com

American Sleep Apnea Association's AWAKE group

 

Direct download: Podcast_37_-_Habits.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

I know many of you out there hate the idea of using CPAP. A number of you keep asking me how to avoid using CPAP. Some of the even get panic attacks thinking about using CPAP.

With today's launch of my book, Totally CPAP, I think it's appropriate to address all these concerns, with a podcast titled "5 Reasons Why You Should Try CPAP Even If You Hate It." 

Shownotes

Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician’s Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life

Direct download: Podcast_36_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:55pm EST

Show Notes

Get more AM light. Northwest Univ. study - more exposure to daytime sunlight 8-12 AM were much lighter. 

Delayed sleep phase syndrome. Singularity
 
Blackout bedroom, shit work.
 
Shift Workers 
 
Vitamin D - get checked
 
 
5 Immediate steps to help you sleep better and lose weight
 
1. Take morning walks outside
2. Use software filters. No screens before sleep
3. Cover the lights in your bedroom
4. Spend more time outdoors
3. Check Vit D  
 
Dr. Gominak Vitamin D Interviews
Direct download: Podcast_35_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:18am EST

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal the 7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat.

 


Show Notes

FDA obesity statistics

WHO obesity statistics

Wall-E Movie

7 Ways Your Stuffy Nose Can Make You Fat

     1. Stress due to breathing poorly

          Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers

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

     2. Poor breathing at night from upper airway resistance syndrome to obstructive sleep apnea 

     3. Craving for sugary, fatty, starchy foods

     4. Poor digestion with inflammation

     5. Poor oxygen uptake due to lack of nitric oxide

          Buteyko breathing: Patrick McKewon podcast

          Close Your Mouth

     6. Leptin goes down, and ghrelin goes up

     7. Lack of energy and motivation

 7 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting

  1. Exercise outdoors in the sun
  2. Check for Vitamin D deficiency (Gominak Vitamin D podcast)
  3. Get rid of your stuffy nose (Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book)
  4. Cook at home
  5. Regular deep breathing, relaxation exercises
  6. Address other physical breathing issues
  7. Get more sleep 
Direct download: Podcast_34_-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:47am EST

You may have experienced forgetting things once in a while, but for some people, it's a common occurrence. Some of you are in a constant state of brain fog, struggling to think clearly. In this episode, Kathy and will talk about various reasons that can lead to sleep deprivation, and ultimately, to memory problems and brain fog. 

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Show Notes

 
Dr. Ronald Harper: Podcast on OSA and brain damage
 
The importance of REM sleep
 
The 3 benefits of sleep
     1. Growth hormone, wound healing, immune system
     2. Memory enhancement
     3. Stress management
 
How sleep deprivation alters your sense of how impaired you are
 
APO E4: The common gene for Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and obstructive sleep apnea.
 
3 ways our brains are damaged 
     1. Modern society
     2. Toxins and inflammation: Leaky gut and brain
     3. Small jaws and upper airway
 
Eat Dirt:Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It. By Dr. Josh Axe
 
 
Glamour magazine article
 
Medications that can trigger obstructive sleep apnea 
 
What You Can Do Right Now To Prevent Losing Your Mind
      1. Don’t eat late
     2. Good nasal breathing: Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book
 
 
Direct download: Podcast_33_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:58am EST

In this  episode, my special guest is Dr. Felix Liao, who  is a holistic dentist in Falls Church, Virginia, with a special focus on connecting the mouth with whole body health.

Dr. Liao is currently president of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the editor of Biological Dentistry Journal. He is the author of the forthcoming book Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage — a must read for anyone who has breathing and sleep problems.

In this 47 minute interview, Dr. Liao will reveal:

  • The link between tongue tie and crooked teeth and lack of c-spine curvature
  • Difference between mandibular advancement devices and bio-mimetic functional devices.
  • How poor muscle use during swallowing can cause crooked teeth.
  • How nasal congestion can cause a long and narrow face.
  • How poor upper jaw development can lead to snoring
  • How Buteyko breathing can complement dental options
  • How to get bigger, fuller lips.
  • Are oral appliances covered by insurance?
  • What is a holistic mouth doctor, and how can you find one?
 

Show Notes
Direct download: Podcast_32_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47pm EST

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

In this podcast episode, Kathy and will talk about the 20 top ways of getting rid of your snoring. We’l. cover 15 non-prescriptions and rover-the counter options, as well as 5 prescription/surgical options. 

  • How snoring and ADHD are linked
  • How snoring can cause stroke
  • A better way to lose weight
  • Your best sleep position
  • How to choose the right pillow
  • Why mouth breathing is bad for your health
  • 3 proven non-surgical / alternative ways to stop snoring 
  • The best surgical options for snoring
  • Which dental device works best for snoring 
  • The pros and cons of surgical options

Show notes:

Dr. Karen Bonuck’s interview on snoring and behavioral problems

New York Times article on spouses sleeping in separate bedrooms

Snoring demonstration video

Reflux causes sensory damage

Snoring causes sensory damage

Snoring and carotid artery plaques

Lingual tonsils and reflux

Direct download: Podcast_20_-_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:51pm EST

In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep:

1. Rhinoplasty

2. Dental headgear

3. Orthodontics / teeth extractions / jaw surgery 

4. Medical or surgical menopause

5. Medications

6. Surgery that prevent your preferred sleep position

7. Back to sleep campaign to prevent SIDS

Link back to original post on doctorstevenpark.com


Shownotes:

Breathe Right strips

DNA Appliance

Homeoblock

Biobloc

Jaw surgery in Korea

Blood pressure medications lowers melatonin

Medications that make you gain weight

Do birth control medications cause weight gain?

Timing of heart attacks in patients with obstructive sleep apnea 

Delayed development in infants who sleep on back

Improved sleep in  tummy sleeping infants

 

Direct download: Podcast_18_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

In this podcast, I have a fascinating discussion with Dr. Ronald M. Harper, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Harper shares some profound insights about why brain damage goes hand in hand with obstructive sleep apnea. In this interview, you’ll learn:

  • Why Obstructive Sleep Apnea (or OSA) can cause brain damage but how this brain damage can further perpetuate sleep apnea
  • Eye-opening insights about why OSA is so often associated with memory loss, brain fog, balance issues, hypertension, and even diabetes 
  • Besides traditional OSA treatment options, which simple exercise method can help reduce OSA severity.

 


Show notes:

Brain Morphology Associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Brain Structural Changes in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Sex Differences in White Matter Alterations Accompanying Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Blood-Brain Barrier Leakiness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Brain Structural Changes and Neurocognitive Function before and after Treatment

Direct download: Pocast_harper-final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

In this podcast, Kathy and I will reveal "Everything You Wanted to Know About Nasal Surgery." Topics include:

1. Septoplasty: Why packs are not needed

2. Turbinoplasty: How much removal is enough?

3. Nostril surgery: Why it's better than Breathe Right strips

4. Sinus surgery: Myths and misconceptions

5. Reconstructive surgery: When you may need this.

 

Show notes:

The Truth About Sleep Apnea Surgery

Un-Stuff Your Stuffy Nose e-book

How to Find a Good Sleep Apnea Surgeon

 

 

Direct download: Podcast_16_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:27pm EST

In this podcast, Kathy and I will discuss the 7 Myths About Nasal Surgery, & When to Do Surgery
  
1. Nasal trauma causes a deviated septum
2. Septoplasty will treat snoring or sleep apnea
3. Septoplasty will change my nose externally or have bruising
4. Will need packing inside the nose
5. Rhinoplasty - what it means, and what to watch out for
6. Does a deviated septum (or shrunken turbinates) come back after surgery?
7. Turbinate surgery causes empty nose syndrome.
And when to consider nasal surgery.
 
 
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Direct download: Podcast_15_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 4:29pm EST

In this episode, I answer your questions that I get through my blog, email, and contact me page. This is completely live and unscripted. I have no ideal what Kathy will ask me.
 
1. How much do you charge for a office visit or procedure? 
2. How can I make an appointment to see you?
3. Various questions about specific medical issues.
4. What’s the difference between upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?
5. Will sleeping pills work for upper airway resistance syndrome?
6. Does sleep apnea cause brain damage? 
7. Are apneas more damaging on the brain than hypopneas?
8. What’s the relationship between depression and sleep apnea?
9. How do dental extractions affect sleep apnea?
10. Can nasal surgery cause sleep apnea later in life?
11. What’s the link between reflux and sleep apnea?
12. Can sleep apnea cause dizziness?
13. What questions should I be asking my doctor?
 
 
Podcast 13: Which surgeon do  you recommend?
Direct download: Podcast_14_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

In this episode, I answer one of the most common questions I get, which is: "Can You refer me to a good sleep apnea surgeon in my area?"

Kathy and I will provide 4 questions you should be asking your surgeon, as well as 4 that you shouldn't. 

Show Notes

The Truth About Sleep Apnea Surgery free report

Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals the #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired

 

Direct download: Podcast_13_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 1:38pm EST

There comes a time when you have to say, "enough is enough." You've gone through 3 different masks, CPAP, APAP and 2 dental appliances. You also tried chin straps to keep your mouth closed along with your oral appliance and CPAP, all together. Some of you can't even keep CPAP on for more than one hour. And there are some of you that are able to use CPAP for 8 hours straight for 3 months and your machine is telling you that your AHI level is 0.1, but you still feel terrible. You've also tried every trouble shooting step mentioned on every sleep apnea support site. At a certain point, you have to consider the possibility of undergoing surgery.

Granted not everyone who struggles with CPAP has tried all this, but many of you have already gone through many, if not most of the above steps. Some people will be better candidates for surgery than others. 

In this podcast, Kathy and I will go over 7 good reasons why you may want to consider surgery for your obstructive sleep apnea. Here's a quick summary along with the resources and links mentioned in the podcast:

1. CPAP is not working
      Podcast on troubleshooting CPAP problems (Podcast #9)
2. Oral appliance is not helping
      Podcast #59 on oral appliances
3. You have a stuffy nose
      E-book on how to unstuffy your stuffy nose
4. You have large tonsils or adenoids
5. Previous surgery didn’t work
6. If you can’t breathe out through your nose or feel a flap close suddenly during inhalation
7. You’ve tried everything.
 
If you liked or found helpful what you heard on this podcast, please leave a review on iTunes. 
Direct download: Podcast_12_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:22pm EST

In this podcast, I'll be talking about a very controversial subject: Which is better: Which is better? Kathy and I will cover  the following:

  1. My honest answer to which is better: CPAP or surgery
  2. Controversy about surgical success
  3. How the Provider Effect influences specialists’ preferences
  4. The problem with using the AHI to define surgical success
  5. Why conservative surgery can sometimes be detrimental to patients
  6. The problem with meta-analyses
  7. research study vs. real-world CPAP compliances rates
  8. How to overcome indecision due to too many options
  9. How to find the right surgeon.

Show Notes:

VA study comparing survival for CPAP vs. UPPP

Netherlands study about average AHI and CPAP usage

Carl Stepnowski interview (iTunes #19) MP3

American Sleep Apnea Association CPAP Assistance Program

SecondwindCPAP.com

How to find the right surgeon


If you found this podcast helpful, please go to iTunes to rate and review this program. This way, more people can find this information to help themselves and others.

Direct download: Podcast_11_-_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

Frustrated CPAP users are constantly asking me what other options are available. There are literally dozens of over-the-counter, natural, prescription, and surgical options that are available. I've chosen 9 options that have proven results, based on published research in peer-reviewed medical journals. There may be other options that may work very well, but as of date, I'm not aware of any prospective studies showing significant improvement based on sleep studies as well as quality of life questionnaires.
 
Show Notes
 
1. Sleep positions: Slumberbump, Rematee Anti-snore Shirt
2. Past podcasts on the advantages and disadvantages of mandibular advancement devices.
3. Acupuncture interview (#52) with Amy Hausman. Research description.
4. Tongue exercises: Interviews with Joy Moeller (#33), Janet Bennet (#45). Meta-analysis article.
5. Provent article
6. Didgeridoo article
7. Throat and tongue surgery interview (mp3).
8. Jaw surgery interview (mp3)with Dr. Kasey Li
9. Tongue nerve stimulation 

If you found this podcast helpful, please go to iTunes to rate and review this program. This way, more people can find this information to help themselves and others.

Direct download: Podcast_10_-_Final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:38pm EST

CPAP, although the "gold standard" form of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, has a number of common problems for many people. Join us for a discussion on the 7 most common problems you may have using CPAP (along with solutions).

Direct download: Podcast_9_final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42pm EST

If you tuned in to our last episode,  I talked about the 7 reasons why oral appliances may be a good option for those of you with obstructive sleep apnea, and in today’s episode, we’re going to talk about the 8 reason why you may not want to consider oral appliances for sleep apnea.

  1. It’s challenging to find a qualified dentist for every patient

  2. It can change your bite

  3. It’s much more expensive than CPAP

  4. It can be lost or damaged

  5. If you have severe sleep apnea

  6. If you're severely overweight

  7. If your nose is stuffy

  8. Sometimes, the tongue may not move forward with jaw movement.

Plus two more bonus reasons.

Links and references mentioned:

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Interview with Dr. David Lawler iTunes link #55.

Unstuffy Your Stuffy Nose e-book

Sleep, Interrupted

 

Direct download: Podcast_8_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:26am EST

Many people hate the idea of using a CPAP mask attached to a hose every night. Fortunately, a good alternative to this is a mandibular advancement devices (also called oral appliances)  come in various models, but they all have one thing in common: The lower jaw is pushed forward against the upper jaw, moving your tongue forward, opening up your airway.
 
In this podcast episode, I will go over the 7 reasons why I like using mandibular advancement devices to treat obstructive sleep apnea.  
 
1. No headgear or straps around your face.
2. It’s silent. CPAP 26 dB. 30 is a quiet whisper
3. It’s small and convenient
4. More dentists are available to make these devices, and are usually covered through most major insurances. 
5. Equal to CPAP for people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
6. An oral appliance can used as a CPAP mask holder
7. It can be used effectively for snoring and UARS, even if you don’t have obstructive sleep apnea.
 
Resources and links mentioned:
 

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Photo of hybrid oral appliance / CPAP nasal pillow

Unstuffy Your Stuffy Nose E-book

Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast on iTunes (#54)

Direct download: Podcast_7_final.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:12pm EST

In this episode, My special guest is Dr. Mark Cruz, a dentist in private practice in Dana Point, CA, close to Laguna Beach. He has spent over 10 years educating dentists and doing research at UCLA and is now on the data safety monitoring board of the NIH's Institute for Craniofacial Research, the dental arm of the NIH. He has collaborated with many sleep luminaries including Dr. Christian Guilleminault, and Dr. David Gozal. Information about his dental airway mini-residency can be found here.

In this interview, we’ll discuss:
 
1. What’s the role of the dentist and dentistry as a profession in airway related health?
 
2. Is the airway wellness concept new for dentistry?
 
3. Who are the key team members that are needed for airway health? 
 
4. How can someone find an airway focused dentist or orthodontist in his or her community?
 
and so much more.

 

Direct download: Cruz.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:46am EST

 

Join Dr. Park on this installment of his Expert Interview Series, where insomnia and sleep medicine expert, Dr. Gregg Jacobs, unveils his proven and effective methods for stopping insomnia, without the use of harmful and expensive medications.

 
Here’s what you’ll learn during this teleseminar:
  • The 10 most effective ways to beat insomnia without medications
  • The most common mistakes every insomnia sufferer makes and what you can do to avoid them
  • Why most doctors are uninformed when it comes to insomnia and what you can do to get the best treatment possible
  • Which sleeping pills, if any, are safe and which you must absolutely avoid taking
An Insomnia Specialist at the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Gregg Jacobs is the leading authority on the treatment of insomnia.  His insights on insomnia and sleep are eye-opening and enlightening. During this 64 minute call, Dr. Jacobs answers your questions.
Direct download: Overcome_Insomnia_Without_Medications.mp3
Category:Ask Dr. Park -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

This is part 3 and the final segment of my conversation with Dr. Stasha Gominck, a neurologist with some very insightful information about vitamin d and how it’s vitally related not only to sleep, but to every aspect of your health. As mentioned previously, vitamin d is actually a hormone that’s needed by every area of your body, including your brain. 
 
In this segment, Gominak is going to tell us:
 
  • How to optimize growth hormone release
  • The link between slow wave sleep and the B vitamins
  • How this b vitamin can help REM behavior disorder
  • How much Vit D is made in your skin by sunlight
  • Vitamin D’s anti-cancer properties
  • The importance of quality sleep and cancer prevention
 
For more information about Dr. Gominak, visit her Web site at
 

 

Direct download: Gominak_Part_3.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 11:38pm EST

This is Part 2 of my interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak, a neurologist practicing in Tyler, Texas. Dr. Gominak has unique views on how Vitamin D can significantly affect the quality of your sleep, independent of obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. In this intervew, she will reveal:

How B vitamins interact with Vitamin D
How B vitamins are related to fibromyalgia
The link between irritable bowel syndrome and headaches
How Vit D is linked with weight gain
What’s the right dose of B vitamins? And for how long?
Which vitamins are made in your gut?
 
Visit Dr. Gominak at http://drgominak.com
Direct download: Gominak_Part_2.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 10:23pm EST

This is Part 1 of my interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak, a neurologist practicing in Tyler, Texas. Dr. Gominak has unique views on how Vitamin D can significantly affect the quality of your sleep, independent of obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. In this intervew, she will reveal:

 

1. How Vitamin D is related to sleep
2. Why Vitamin D3 is better than D2
3. How Mice and Pigs Confused Doctors About Vitamin D
4. Why Sleep became much worse in the 1980s
5. How much Vitamin D do we need?
 
Visit Dr. Gominak at http://drgominak.com
 
Direct download: Gominak_Part_1.m4a
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 12:11pm EST

ADHD and other behavioral problems are rampant today with millions of children on prescription medications with or without psychotherapy. As I've stated in the past, a significant number of these children have a treatable sleep-breathing problem, which goes undiagnosed. I was alerted to watch this video about a mother’s excruciatingly painful journey to help her son, Connor, who was labeled with a condition called oppositional defiant disorder. 
 
In this episode I'm honored to have as our guest Ms. Valerie Deegan, Connor’s mother. We’re going to talk about what she had to go through to get her son treated appropriately without medications. 
 
Resources mentioned in this Podcast:
 

American Academy of Physiologic Medicine & Dentistry (AAPMD.org)

Ride of the Zombies Charity Bike Ride

Dr. John Mew's photos

Subscribe in iTunes @ doctorstevenpark.com/itunes. Thanks for reviewing my podcast and rating me.

 

 

Direct download: Deegan.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Podcast #001 Show Notes

 
Welcome to the relaunching of my Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better podcast. In this episode, I will reveal:
 
1. Why only humans have sleep apnea
2. How you can choke and die
3. 5 simple things you can do to sleep better tonight.
 
Download the PDF of the slides here.
Download the MP3 file here.
 
Acronym for obstructive sleep apnea: MOOSE
 
Male
Older
Overweight
Snoring
Excessive Sleepiness.
 
4 Evolutionary / Anatomic Changes:
 
1. Klinorynchy
2. Anterior Migration of the Foramen Magnum
3. Laryngeal descent and loss of epiglottic and soft palate lockup
4. Vertical descent of the larynx.
 
As a result of complex speech and language development, only humans can choke and die.
 
3 Dental Concepts
 
1. Transition to soft, processed foods lead to dental crowding and malocclusion
2. Eating soft vs. hard foods and aggravate dental crowding
3. Bottle-feeding can cause dental crowding and crooked teeth.
 
Changes in our eating and infant feeding habits created more dental crowding and more narrow airways.
 
All these concepts are described in more detail in my book, Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired.
 
Facial profiling. Younger people have more triangular jaws and flatter faces.
 
If our brains get bigger and our jaws get smaller, what will we look like in 50,000 years?
 
Sleep-breathing continuum. All chronic health conditions can be directly or indirectly connected to poor breathing and poor sleep.
 
Conventional treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea:
 
1. Conservative
2. CPAP
3. Dental appliances
4. Surgery.
 
Other options: 
 
1. Acupuncture
2. Oral exercises
3. Didgeridoo
4. Provent
5. Winx
6. Tongue nerve stimulation / pacemaker
7. Functional dental appliances.
 
5 Practical Tips to Sleep Better Today
 
1. Avoid eating or drinking alcohol late
2. Improve nasal breathing
3. Adjust head position to improve the airway
4. Avoid migraine triggers
5. Practice relaxation / deep breathing techniques.
 
Reader Question: Dry mouth after starting CPAP. What to do?
 
Sleep Tip of the Day: How blue light can ruin your sleep and what you can do about it.
 
Resources mentioned in podcast:
 
Dr. Brian Palmer's website
 
 
Subscribe in iTunes @ doctorstevenpark.com/itunes. Thanks for reviewing my podcast and rating me.
 
Download the PDF of the slides.
 
 
 
 
 

Web site

 

Direct download: Podcast_1_-_6_26_14_11.56_PM.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 2:56pm EST

Interview with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, Author of Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Solution—Made Easy!

Please join me on this special interview with Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of the bestselling book, From Fatigued to Fantastic. His new book, Fatigue & Fibromyalgia Solution—Made Easy!, is an easy to read, updated and distilled version of of earlier bestseller.

Listen to his incredible personal story and how he overcame chronic fatigue syndrome, and how you can, too.


Direct download: Teitelbaum2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33pm EST

Dr. Brian Palmer is an internationally recognized expert on dental malocclusion, infant feeding habits, and its relation to obstructive sleep apnea.

Topic: The Evolution of Malocclusion & Sleep Apnea

Download mp3

Download PDF of slides (Part 2)

Direct download: Palmer_part_2.mp3
Category:Podcast -- posted at: 9:00pm EST

Brain Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea with Dr. A. Joseph Borelli

In this teleseminar, I interview Dr. A. Joseph Borelli, who is President and Medical director of MRI at Belfair, in Bluffton, SC. He is a leading expert in brain imaging and has an interest in brain imaging in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. He’s going to show some eye-opening radiologic images of your brain after repeated apneas.

Direct download: Borelli.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Pediatric Sleep-Breathing Problems and Developmental Issues with Dr. Karen Bonuck

In this teleseminar, I interview Dr. Karen Bonuck about her landmark research linking snoring in infants and higher risk for developmental delays later in life. If you have children, or thinking about having children, you must listen to this interview.

Direct download: Bonuck.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:30pm EST

Nancy Rothstein, Author of My Daddy Snores

In this Expert Interview, I have a fascinating discussion with Nancy Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador® and author of My Daddy SnoresNancy serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at NYU where she developed and teaches an online course on Sleep Wellness through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is also consulting with NYU to create University enterprise initiatives and educational outreach on Sleep Wellness, as well as on general Wellness. 

Direct download: Rothstein.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

PTSD, Insomnia, and Sleep Apnea with Dr. Barry Krakow

In this Expert Interview, I interview Dr. Barry Krakow about his work on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), insomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea. These are the questions I asked:

- How did you get involved with mental health patients who have sleep disorders?

- How is insomnia and sleep apnea related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

- What’s the hard evidence that sleep-breathing disorders and insomnia go hand-in-hand?

- Why do you use the term, complex insomnia to describe the co-existance of insomnia and sleep apnea?

- Tell us about your paper that’s coming out in SLEEP on complex insomnia.

- What comes first, insomnia or sleep apnea?

Direct download: Krakow_2_11-27-12.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:25pm EST

Dr. Ira Shapira, Founder of IHateCPAP.com

In this Expert Interview I’ve invited Dr. Ira Shapira, founder ofIHateCPAP.com. We’ll talk about the main reasons why people hate CPAP and what you can do about it.

He’ll answer the following questions:

• How did I HATE CPAP get its name?
• How did you become involved in treating sleep apnea in the early 1980′s? 
• How are Sleep Apnea and ADD and ADHD related?
• What percentage of patients love their CPAP?    How can you predict who will love their CPAP?
• Why do over 60% of patients reject CPAP when it is considered the Gold Standard?
• Are oral appliances indicated for severe sleep apnea?  WEhat are the exceptions?
• What are the most commonn complaints?
• How are Sleep Apnea and TMJ disorders related?
• What important medical information did the Shimshak studies on TMJ disorders show?
• Why do oral appliances cause bite changes?
• Why is sleep apnea frequently associated with postural problems?
• Can CPAP cause permenant bite changes?  Oral Appliances?  What is the difference in the changes?
• How is numbness and pain in the arm and fingers related to sleep apnea?
Direct download: Ira_Shapira.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:23pm EST

In this Expert Interview, Dr. Mike Mew gives us a discussion on “Breathing and the Modern Melting Face.” Dr. Mew and his father, Dr. John Mew, are pioneers in functional orthodontics. I’m confident you’ll find it a fascinating discussion.

Direct download: Mew.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:22pm EST

In this Expert Interview with Dr. Carl Stepnowsky, we’ll be picking his brain on the tomes of research out there of CPAP adherence, or how you as the patient can better use and benefit from your CPAP machine. He’s an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC San Diego, and has been extensively published in the medical literature. 

Direct download: Stepnowski_CPAP_Adherence.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:20pm EST

On this Expert Interview program, Dr. Derek Mahony, a world renowned orthodontist  from Australia, gives a special talk on:

Nasal Airway, Snoring/OSA & Malocclusion in Children

Direct download: Mahony.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

I interview Mr. William Headapohl about his new book, Sleep or Die: Overcome Apnea Before It Overcomes You

Direct download: Headapohl_Sleep_Or_Die.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

This month, Dr. Ted Belfor gives a presentation on “Developing the Face and The Airway with a Removable Dental Appliance: The Homeoblock”.

Direct download: Belfor.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Dr. Emerson Wickwire currently serves as Sleep Medicine Program Director at Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Associates in Columbia, Maryland. He also holds the rank of Assistant Professor, part-time, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in sleep. Dr. Wickwire is board certified both in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and in cognitive and behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a pioneer in interdisciplinary approaches to sleep medicine and maximizing human performance.

 In this interview, Dr. Wickwire shares his wisdom about comprehensive approaches to managing sleep apnea, including cognitive-behavioral treatment to maximize success with CPAP .

 Some of the questions include: 

 What are cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT)?

 Have cognitive-behavioral treatments been applied to sleep disorders?

 What is the psychology of sleep apnea?

 What factors influence PAP use?

 What are Wickwire’s Four Pillars of CPAP Success?

 What is a PAP adherence risk profile?

 What CBT interventions have been tested to improve PAP adherence?

 And much more…

Direct download: Wickwire_4-24-12.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:04pm EST

This month, I have as my guest Ms. Lois Laynee, CEO of AZ Sleep Apnea Center, and founder of Restorative Breathing Method. She will give a talk titled: 

“Restoring Breathing for a Good Night Sleep”

In this program, Lois reveals:

- The physiology and biomechanics of optimal breathing
- Why exclusive nasal breathing is a must
- Ways to open up your  nose without prescription medications
- How to receive a free brochure on Restorative Breathing techniques
- And much more…

Direct download: Lois_Laynee.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

This month, I interview Ms. Nicole Garrison, Clinical Specialist for Philips Respironics, to answer your questions about your most common CPAP problems. She answers the following questions:

#1.  What can I do about skin irritation/breakdown on my nose/face?

#2. How can I stop the pressure leaks, & are there options for mask discomfort?

#3.  I feel like I cannot exhale against the pressure, what can I do?

#4. Do I have any options if I cannot tolerate the pressure during inhalation and exhalation?

#5.  Why am I waking up with my mask off next to me?

#6.  What can I do about dryness/dry mouth?

#7. What if I do not feel better, even with wearing CPAP every night?

And many more…

Direct download: Garrison_Phillips_Respironics.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 10:58pm EST

This month, we’re privileged to have with us Dr. Shelby Harris, who answers your most pressing questions about sleep hygiene. Dr. Harris has been quoted numerous times in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and the New Yorker. She has also appeared on the Today Show, World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America Health, ABC7-NY’s Eyewittness News and ABC’s Primetime: Live.

Some of the topics and questions she covers are:

  • “If I sleep in on the weekend, does it make up for the lost sleep over the week?”
  • “I’m so tired when I’m on the couch at night, but when I hit the pillow, my mind starts racing and I can’t fall asleep. Why?”
  • The importance of scheduling in time for sleep as well as wind-down time beforehand
  • Proper timing of exercise to help with better sleep
  • Misuse of alcohol as a sleep aid
  • Smoking – effects on sleep
  • Caffeine – how/when to use it and when not to
  • And lots more
Direct download: Shelby_Harris_CBT-i.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 10:56pm EST

Dr. Brian Palmer is an internationally recognized expert on dental malocclusion, infant feeding habits, and its’ relation to obstructive sleep apnea.

Topic: The Evolution of Malocclusion & Sleep Apnea

Guest: Dr. Brian Palmer

Length: 1 hour, 17 min

Download PDF of slides (part 1)

Direct download: Palmer_2.1.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 10:52pm EST

This month, I’ve invited Stanford University’s sleep surgeon, Dr. Robson Capasso to talk to us about his institution’s philosophy on sleep apnea surgery. Here’s a short list of questions that are answered on the program:

1. What’s the success rate for sleep apnea surgery?

2. Can you wait until someone is asleep to image the site of obstruction? 

3. What is the progress in getting UARS recognized as a real condition?  How is it diagnosed and managed at Stanford?

4. How do you decide whether to recommend surgery or an oral appliance in a CPAP intolerant patient?  

5. Can you explain the different techniques for performing the MMA, and how successful these are for reversing OSA?  Is it possible to achieve an AHI of zero after an MMA?

6. Do you recommend adult jaw development as an alternative to surgery?

7. Is sleep apnea surgery covered by insurance?

….and many more.

Direct download: Capasso_OSA_Surgery.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 6:01am EST

In this month’s program, I’ve invited Buteyko breathing instructor Patrick Mckeown to talk to us about how this breathing technique can improve symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

Direct download: Buteyko.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 5:58am EST

In this Expert Interview program, Ms. Lisa Brateman will talk to us about the psychology of obstructive sleep apnea. This is an important topic that affects not only those of you with sleep apnea, but also your loved ones, your friends, and family members.

Direct download: Expert_Interview__Psychology_of_OSA.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 5:56am EST

In this Expert Interview, I talk with Mr. Eric Cohen and Mr. Jake McCabe of National Sleep Therapy on how their company achieves an 89% CPAP adherence rate. 

Besides revealing their secret to getting very high adherence rates, here are some other questions we covered:

 - Define compliance or adherence, and medicare criteria
- What’s the national CPAP adherence rate average?
- Being compliant or adherent doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re sleeping better, right?
- How does the patient, doctor, and DME work together to raise adherence rates?
- How long do you stay with the patient?
- Do you have any special tools to help the patient?
- What would you say are some of the top things patients can do?

Direct download: Cohen.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 5:53am EST

Dr. Christian Guilleminault on UARS

This month, I interview Dr. Christian Guilleminault of Stanford University, who is one of the pioneers in sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. We’re going to focus on Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), which he discovered.

Here are some of the questions we covered:

- Describe to us what UARS is and how it’s different from OSA?

- Why is the AHI limited when it comes to picking up UARS.

- How to diagnose UARS: Esophageal manometry vs. nasal cannula.

- How UARS patients have intact nervous systems, whereas sleep apnea (OSA) patients have diminished nervous systems, and what may cause progression from UARS to OSA?

- How do you treat patients with UARS? How is it different from treating sleep apnea?

- What are the dental options for UARS?

- How common is UARS in children and how can they be treated?

And much more…

Direct download: Guilleminault_7_26_11.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 5:48am EST

In this program, I interview Dr. Robert Corruccini, anthroplologist and author of How Anthropology Informs the Orthodontic Diagnosis of Malocclusion’s Causes (Edwin Mellen Press). We’re going to talk about why modern humans have crooked teeth, and how this relates to smaller  jaw sizes and smaller upper airways. In particular, you’ll learn:

- When did humans begin to experience a lot of occlusal problems?

- What kind of genetic and environmental factors can cause malocclusion?

- How does Dr. Corruccini’s work compare and contrast to Dr. Weston Price’s work?

- Is it true that even a few hundred years ago, humans didn’t have as many impacted wisdom teeth?

- What are some of the health consequences of crooked teeth?

- Has modern dentistry helped or hurt our teeth and our health?

- For those of use with dental crowding already, what can we do? What can we do for our children?

Direct download: Corruccini_6_28_11.mp3
Category:Expert Interview -- posted at: 5:46am EST