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 […]

The 7 Stages of CPAP

Jim was incredulous. “How many times did I stop breathing?” I repeated my answer. “791 times over 7 hours. That’s 113 times every hour. Plus, your oxygen level went down to 59%, which is very dangerous.”  Jim was quiet for a few seconds. He then lowered his voice and asked, “My father had sleep apnea. I […]

The 7 Habits of Highly Successful OSA Patients

Karen was desparate. She was in the middle of medical school, and could not focus or had the energy to continue with her education. She thought that she had mono, but her doctors were not convinced. She went to multiple different doctors and was told that it may be chronic fatigue syndrome.  She was disappointed that […]

Are You A Woman Suffering From Brain Fog?

Please Join Me On The Female Brain Summit

In all my past podcast and blog posts, brain health has been the most popular in readership and feedback. Brain fog seems to be one of the most common complaints.  I was recently invited to talk about how sleep-related breathing problems in women can cause not only brain fog, but brain damage. Please join me […]