Airway Inflammation and the 7 Stealthy Sleep Smashers

My family and I recently suffered a miserable cold that would not go away for over 2 weeks. It started off with a stuffy nose, which then developed into a prolonged chronic cough. Thankfully, everyone is now fine, except for a few lingering symptoms. During the peak of my cold, I had trouble sleeping because […]

Migraine And Colic: Could It Be … Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Guest Blog by Deborah Wardly, MD A new study done at UCSF showed that women with migraine were 2.6 times more likely to have babies with colic.  They suggested that colic might be a manifestation of early migraine and that the predisposition to migraine may include a hypersensitive nervous system which manifests as colic in […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Cures Migraine For NFL’s Percy Harvin

Minnesota Vikings’ Percy Harvin was carted off the practice field last month due to a migraine attack that caused him to vomit and collapse. After being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea and undergoing treatment, he reports that he no longer suffers from migraines. Migraines are a major potential complication of any condition that prevent good, […]

Migraines, LED Lights & Sleep Apnea

This past Sunday, my family ate at Penang, one of our favorite restaurants on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Immediately after our meal, my wife complained of a queazy stomach and a headache. We thought it was indigestion from eating too much and didn’t think much of it. After sleeping it off, she felt […]

Migraines, Heart Disease, and Sleep Apnea

Most of us think of headaches as being separate from heart disease. But with the human body, everything is ultimately related. Take for example, a recent study that found that the presence of migraines raises the presence of cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. This may be new news for […]