Why Deep Breathing May Make You Calm

Mothers have always been known to tell their children to take a long, deep breathe to relax or to stay calm. The New York Times reports on the science behind why this may be true. Here’s my comment to the New York Times in response to the article: There are two proven benefits to deep […]

What Are The Best Snacks Before Bedtime?

In the Well section of this week’s New York Times, a reader asks the following: What’s the best food to eat just before bedtime if you get hungry? The questioner acknowledges beforehand that it’s not good to eat close to bedtime. The columnist answers by recommending specific food choices over others.   Not eating anything […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Bone Loss or Osteoporosis?

It seems that every week or two, there’s a new-found association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and various medical conditions. Besides the typical medical conditions associated with OSA such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and even cancer, there have been a handful of studies looking at the link between OSA and […]

Can Tooth Extractions Cause Sleep Apnea?

At least every few months, I see patients who tell me that after multiple teeth were removed, their health went downhill many months later. I also see many patients with very small mouths who have severe debilitating fatigue and brain fog. Not too surprisingly, they have had 4 to 8 or more extractions when younger.  Dental extractions […]