Sat, 23 April 2016
In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal 7 ways that mouth breathing can cause sleep and health problems.
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
Wed, 23 March 2016
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.
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
Sat, 20 February 2016
In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep:
2. Dental headgear
3. Orthodontics / teeth extractions / jaw surgery
4. Medical or surgical menopause
6. Surgery that prevent your preferred sleep position
7. Back to sleep campaign to prevent SIDS
Link back to original post on doctorstevenpark.com
Mon, 1 February 2016
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:
Wed, 13 January 2016
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.
Fri, 25 December 2015
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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Thu, 12 November 2015
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?
Sun, 1 November 2015
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.
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
Mon, 12 October 2015
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.
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Tue, 8 September 2015
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:
VA study comparing survival for CPAP vs. UPPP
Netherlands study about average AHI and CPAP usage
American Sleep Apnea Association CPAP Assistance Program
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