How Sleep Apnea Can Cause Asthma

You may be thinking that I’m stretching things a bit by suggesting that obstructive sleep apnea can cause asthma, but there are numerous published studies linking these two conditions. A recent study published in Chest showed that poorly controlled adult asthmatics had a much higher chance of having undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea—almost 3 times higher. […]

Are You Allergic To New York (or LA, or Atlanta)?

My wife Kathy tells me that while she was growing up in LA, she was miserable. Her family and social life was great, but she was constantly sick, suffering from headaches, and was generally physically sick most of the time. She thought this was normal until she moved to NY for graduate school and she […]

Sleep Apnea Increases Risk of Poor Asthma Control

This is one of the first connections that I pointed out, even before my book was published. So it’s not surprising that still another study links obstructive sleep apnea with poorly controlled asthma. The study authors from University of Wisconsin recommended that all patients with poorly controlled asthma be screened for obstructive sleep apnea. My question […]