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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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT