Find Your Best Sleep Position

How to Avoid the One Position That Can Kill You

Just after finishing a tonsillectomy on a 13 year old boy, I watched as the anesthesiologist removed the breathing tube easily. He was then moved to the stretcher, but after a few seconds, he became combative and started sitting up and flailing his arms and legs. It took two anesthesiologists, two OR nurses and myself […]

How Sleep Apnea Can Cause Anxiety [Podcast 30]

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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 then. 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, problems breathing during sleep may […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Autoimmune Disorders?

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In my book Sleep, Interrupted, which was published in 2008, I commented on the association between sleep-related breathing disorders and autoimmune conditions.  This was based on a revelation I had after reading Dr. Robert Sapolski’s book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. He hypothesized that chronic stress due to any reason, can stimulate your immune and nervous systems […]

5 Reasons Why Sleep Hacks Don’t Always Work

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It seems that sleep is the new black. Almost every day, I see more and more books, articles, and media coverage touting the health benefits of sleep. You know that sleep is now a mainstream topic when Ariana Huffington publishes a book about sleep: “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”    Shortcuts […]