Complementary Options for Sleep Apnea: Acupuncture & Yoga

As many of you know, I incorporate acupuncture and yoga into my practice when treating sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. Of course, I don't do it myself—I refer to other trusted practitioners. Despite acupunctures' completely different paradigm of health and wellness compared with Western allopathic medicine, one thing it's great for is to […]

Reflux And Spontaneous Arousals In Mild Sleep Apnea

Gastro-esophageal reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease are commonly seen in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Many of you will have the typical throat clearing, post-nasal drip, chronic cough or hoarseness that's seen with laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Sleep apnea causes your normal stomach juices to leak up into the throat, which not only causes you to […]

Two Pills for Snoring?

This is something I've written about before, but here's another study that shows how taking a nasal decongestant along with something that helps to empty your stomach faster can help with snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine reported that the combination of phenylephrine (a nasal […]

Do All Stroke Patients Need A Sleep Study?

Almost every time I see or hear about a man or woman who suffered from a stroke, the first thing that comes to my mind is, did this person have sleep apnea? We have numerous studies that show that untreated obstructive sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for significantly increasing your risk for stroke […]