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

When You're Not A MOOSE

Fat man with no shirt and his belly hanging over his pants.

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 […]

Inflammation, PTSD and Sleep Apnea

Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a commonly seen condition, especially in victims of sexual abuse, or in military personnel after deployment. For the most part, it’s categorized as a mental health disorder that’s treated with medications and/or psychotherapy. Personal or family history of anxiety or depression is though to increase your risk of developing […]

Expert Interview: Dr. Barry Krakow on PTSD, Insomnia, and Sleep Apnea

Krakow

        In this Expert Interview, I interview Dr. Barry Krakow about his work on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), insomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea. These are the questions I asked: – How did you get involved with mental health patients who have sleep disorders? – How is insomnia and sleep apnea related to post-traumatic […]

My Two Major Panic-Anxiety Episodes

In this modern age of anxiety, it’s almost a given that you’ll have some anxiety over certain things, such as financial, health, relationship, or academic concerns. If you have a sleep-breathing disorder, it’s likely your stress and anxiety levels will be much higher. Any degree of sleep deprivation or inefficient sleep can heighten your nervous […]