Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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