Podcast #18: 7 Ways Doctors Ruin Your Sleep


In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep: 1. How this one type of surgery can sometimes cause nasal congestion years later 2. Which dental treatments can create smaller airways 3. How modern orthodontics and jaw surgery can aggravate sleep problems 4. Why medical or surgical menopause can ruin your sleep 5. Find […]

Flat-Head Syndrome Linked to Developmental Delays

Children with deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or “flat-head syndrome,” have been more commonly seen ever since pediatricians recommended placing infants on their backs during sleep. It’s an accepted consequence of a maneuver that has been found to lower crib death (sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS) by about 40 to 50%. So far it’s been thought […]

Flat-headed Children May Be Developmentally Delayed

Deformational (or positional) plagiocephaly (DP) is a commonly seen condition, especially since pediatricians began to recommend placing our infants on their backs to sleep. Here’s a study showing that children with DP have lower developmental scores at age 3 compared to those that didn’t have DP. The largest differences were seen in cognition, language, and […]

Flathead Syndrome Associated with Lower Developmental Scores in Preschoolers

Deformational plagiocephaly (PD), or flathead syndrome, is a common condition, especially since our country began to place our infants on their backs during sleep, to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Even my middle son had it and was referred to a neurosurgeon for evaluation. In this Pediatrics study, researchers found that preschoolers with PD […]