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 […]

Find Your Best Sleep Position

How to Avoid the One Position That Can Kill You

Just after finishing a tonsillectomy on a 13 year old boy, I watched as the anesthesiologist removed the breathing tube easily. He was then moved to the stretcher, but after a few seconds, he became combative and started sitting up and flailing his arms and legs. It took two anesthesiologists, two OR nurses and myself […]

How Your Face Can Predict Your Sleep Position

Sleep position is a perennial topic that you’ll see often talked about in the media. In most cases, your sleep position is thought to predict your personality type. However, there’s a simpler explanation for why you may prefer to sleep on your side or on your tummy. This has to do with the shape of your face, […]

5 Effective OTC Anti-Snoring Products

Guest post by Jimmy Keillor  When it comes to snoring, there are plenty of solutions out there for people to try, from sleep-retainers, to specialty pillows, to nasal strips and beyond. Besides solutions that require a prescription, these are some of the most effective snoring solutions that I’ve seen out there. Let me say, first and […]