Sleep Apnea & Gastrointestinal Problems (Podcast 25)

A Surprising Link

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: Irritable bowel syndrome Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis) Celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity) Colon cancer Acid reflux Download MP3 Subscribe Shownotes: Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the […]

Why You Have Crooked Teeth: Interviews with Top Orthodontists

Most physicians and dentists don’t normally associate crooked teeth with the airway and breathing problems. However, without understanding what causes crooked teeth (malocclusion), you can’t truly understand why obstructive sleep apnea develops in the first place. Fortunately, more and more dentists and some physicians are beginning to appreciate the vital role that orthodontists play in […]

Sleep Apnea & Sex (Podcast 024)

What You Need to Know

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 […]

Why 5 Hours of Sleep Is Better Than 8 Hours

Conventional wisdom within sleep medicine says 7 to 8 hours of sleep is ideal. Less than 5 hours or more than 9 hours is associated with much higher rates of depression, diabetes, stroke, and dying in general. Then why is it that some people feel great after sleeping only 4 to 5 hours, but feel terrible […]