Autism, Vaccines, & Sleep Apnea: My Multi-Hit Theory

Revisiting A Controversial Topic

In response to my post called “Autism, Vaccines, & Sleep Apnea: My Multi-Hit Theory,” I received a response that pointed out some issues with my theory. Please read my original blog post to see her point in context, and then come back to read her reply, as well as my response. “I tend to think this […]

10 Insights I Learned at the 2017 Sleep Conference in Boston

During my annual pilgrimage to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s meeting (in Boston this year), I had a high number of revelations and insights. Here are 10 of the most interesting findings and observations:   Esophageal manometry (measuring pressure levels within the esophagus) is easy to do and is done routinely in Dr. Simmon’s sleep lab. […]

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome: The Silent Epidemic 

Cindy is a 34-year-old woman who originally came to see me about her recurrent sinus headaches. She had taken multiple antibiotics with only temporary relief. She also was taking and antidepressant for the past 2 years. She complained of intense fatigue and daily headaches, along with recurrent diarrhea, especially when she was stressed. She always […]

Why Do I Always Wake Up After 5 hours of sleep?

Julia was at wit’s end. She has been suffering from insomnia for the past 10 years, since she entered menopause. She keeps waking up after 5 hours, despite trying every over-the-counter and prescription medication available. She has no trouble falling asleep, but is not able to stay asleep for more than 5 hours, typically waking up […]