Why 5 Hours of Sleep Is Better Than 8 Hours

Conventional wisdom within sleep medicine says 7 to 8 hours of sleep is ideal. Less than 5 hours or more than 9 hours is associated with much higher rates of depression, diabetes, stroke, and dying in general. Then why is it that some people feel great after sleeping only 4 to 5 hours, but feel terrible […]

5 Proven Strategies to Lose Weight If You Have Sleep Apnea

Erica was a young woman who I saw yesterday for sleep apnea. She commented to me that despite eating healthy meals, limiting her calorie intake, and exercising regularly, she’s still gaining weight. This seems to be a very common problem for many people today, whether or not you have obstructive sleep apnea. Although it’s been shown […]

Sleep: The Missing Link in Weight Loss

Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times health columnist, wrote a great article in last week’s Times Magazine called, “The Fat Trap.” She details a poignant account of her personal struggles with obesity, and the various scientific studies that support the notion that there are a number of genetic, biochemical and environmental factors that prevent certain people […]