Podcast #21: How Mouth Breathing Can Ruin Your Sleep

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In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal 7 ways that mouth breathing can cause sleep and health problems.  Download mp3 file | Subscribe  Show notes: Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook Interview with Dr. Michael Mew on Breathing and the Modern Melting Face Interview with Patrick McKeown on Buteyko Breathing Shut Your Mouth to Save Your […]

Podcast #17: Brain Damage And Sleep Apnea – Interview with Dr. Ronald Harper

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In this podcast, I have a fascinating discussion with Dr. Ronald M. Harper, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Harper shares some profound insights about why brain damage goes hand in hand with obstructive sleep apnea. In this interview, you’ll learn: Why Obstructive Sleep Apnea (or OSA) can cause brain damage […]

Tom Hanks, Spies, and My Dilemma As A Sleep Apnea Surgeon

One of my greatest challenges as a sleep apnea surgeon is what to do when patients require additional surgery because the first one didn’t work. With all surgical options for sleep apnea, there is always a small but significant number of patients when surgery helps partially or not at all.    Patients know this before […]

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Everyone has experienced interrupted sleep. From having a new child, to car alarms or a barking dog, it’s a given that our sleep will be interrupted as a part of life. However, some people are awakened every few hours, even every few minutes during sleep due to breathing pauses. Obstructive sleep apnea can cause this, […]