Podcast #21: How Mouth Breathing Can Ruin Your Sleep

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal 7 ways that mouth breathing can cause sleep and health problems.  Download mp3 file | Subscribe  Show notes: Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook Interview with Dr. Michael Mew on Breathing and the Modern Melting Face Interview with Patrick McKeown on Buteyko Breathing Shut Your Mouth to Save Your […]

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 […]

5 Ways Doctors Are Making You Sick

One of the foundational principles of medicine is, Primum non nicer, a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.” No physician wants any harm to come to their patients. But in this day and age, it’s a given that patients may sometimes be injured, even if you practice high-quality, evidence-based textbook medicine.  A frightening revelation that I had a few […]

7 Drugs That Can Cause Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A psychologist colleague of mine once told me that at the hospital where he works, many of his patients are on antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. A significant number of these patients will go on to gain significant weight, snore heavily, and end up dying of heart attacks or strokes. While this is purely anecdotal, based on […]

Chicken or the Egg: Depression or Sleep Apnea?

In the wake of Robin Williams’ untimely death by suicide, I think it’s appropriate to talk about the pink elephant in the room that no one seems to notice. Mr. Williams was known to suffer from severe depression, and there are reports that he also had early stages of Parkinson’s Disease. He also battled alcohol […]