Why Your Sleep-Ability Depends on Your Breathe-Ability

On his yearly physical, Jack’s doctor asked if he had any problems sleeping. The first thing that came to mind was his annoying frequent trips to the bathroom to urinate. During the day, he’s been more tired and feeling anxious lately. As a 60 years old man, he just assumed that this was a normal […]

Taking the Mystery Out of UARS: A Must Read

Today, I had good news and bad news for Anna, a 28 year old patient regarding her sleep study results. The good news was that she didn’t have obstructive sleep apnea. The bad news was that she stopped breathing 15 times every hour. More bad news: She woke from deep to light sleep 25 times every […]

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide a Possible Clue to UARS, and Obesity

Guest post by Dr. Deborah Wardly. Recently, my hypothesis paper on Atrial Natriuretic Peptide (ANP) was published, which discusses various actions of ANP and how they might relate to the clinical presentation of OSA and UARS.  ANP is known to be elevated in OSA as a result of intrathoracic pressure changes during apneas.  This has been […]

Too Many Bathroom Trips At Night? See A Sleep Doctor First

There have been numerous studies that show that a major reason why people go to the bathroom to urinate frequently are doing so not because of irritable bladders or enlarged prostates, but due to an underlying sleep-breathing problem. Here’s another study that showed that about 58% of men with nocturia had obstructive sleep apnea. When treated […]