Why You Keep Waking Up At Night

Dr. Barry Krakow's TEDx Talk on Complex Insomnia

My friend and colleague Dr. Barry Krakow just gave an eye-opening TEDx talk recently. He talks about complex insomnia, which is commonly seen in men and women who keep waking up in the middle of the night. Dr. Krakow explains why this happens and why you have to go to the bathroom when you do […]

7 Surprising Health Conditions That Can Be from Poor Breathing at Night [Podcast 43]

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I discuss 7 health conditions that you may not think about that could be a sign of a sleep-breathing disorder. 1. Nighttime urination 2. Atrial Fibrillation 3. Panic attacks at night 4. Seizures 5. GI problems 6. Skin problems 7. Infertility  Bonus: Cancer Download mp3   Show Notes Dr. Josh Ax: Eat Dirt: Why Leaky […]

Why You Have To Pee At 3AM

Jessica is a 55-year-old woman who is seeing a urologist for her “overactive” bladder. She wakes up 3-4 times each night to urinate, and also has too many urges to go during the day. She came to see me about her snoring problem. A sleep study found that she stopped breathing 35 times every hour. […]

Why Do I Always Wake Up After 5 hours of sleep?

Julia was at wit’s end. She has been suffering from insomnia for the past 10 years, since she entered menopause. She keeps waking up after 5 hours, despite trying every over-the-counter and prescription medication available. She has no trouble falling asleep, but is not able to stay asleep for more than 5 hours, typically waking up […]

7 Unusual Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea [Podcast 31]

When You're Not A MOOSE

If you don’t fit the typical profile of someone with obstructive sleep apnea (MOOSE: male, older, overweight,  snoring, excessive sleepiness), most doctors won’t ever think that you may have obstructive sleep apnea. I see dozens of of patients every month who are told they don’t have sleep apnea but were found to have moderate to […]