Book Review: Tongue-Tied by Dr. Richard Baxter

How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More

I have to admit that until I read Dr. Richard Baxter’s book (Tongue-Tied: How a Tiny String Under the Tongue Impacts Nursing, Speech, Feeding, and More), I though I knew the basics principles of tongue-tie and how to properly manage this all-too-common condition. I finished reading the entire book over 3 days with an entirely […]

Should You Get a Tracheotomy for Sleep Apnea? [Podcast 52]

In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss a simple surgical option that is almost never offered to sleep apnea patients, despite an almost 100% cure rate.  Download mp3   |  Subscribe ____________________________________ Show Notes Interview with Dr. Mack Jones Deadly Sleep book by Dr. Jones Finding the Right Surgeon blog Finding the Right Surgeon […]

Restless Legs and Teeth Grinding: A Wake Up Call [Podcast 51]

In this episode, Kathy and I discuss two common conditions that are not usually associated with sleep breathing disorders, but should be. Download mp3  |  Subscribe _____________________________________ Show Notes Willis-Ekbom Disease Limb movements and sleep breathing disorder Bruxism and sleep breathing disorder review paper Bruxism and CPAP Ferritin levels and RLS Iron Levels and PLMD […]

Does Tonsillectomy Increase Your Risk of Infections?

One of the most common questions I get asked by parents is, “Don’t the tonsils and adenoids help to fight infections?” My usual response is that yes, they are part of the immune system, but only a small part. There are thousands of lymphoid tissues and glands spread throughout the body. However, if large tonsils […]

7 Sleep Apnea Surgery Myths [Podcast 50]

In this episode, Kathy and I will dispel 7 of the most common myths about sleep apnea surgery. Download mp3  |  Subscribe UPPP doesn’t work Tonsils should not be removed since they help fight infections UPPP causes swallowing problems UPPP makes CPAP impossible to use CPAP is always better than surgery Surgery should not be […]