Why Sleep Apnea Treatments Don’t Work for Some People [Podcast 58]

You’re excited that you were finally diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. This could explain your years of chronic fatigue, weight gain and headaches. You start using your new CPAP machine at home with some degree of anticipation as well as a bit of trepidation. The first few days are a bit challenging but you decide […]

Why CPAP Does Not Work For Some People

Filling your cup with water so CPAP can work analogy

Why is it that after using your CPAP machine or dental appliance religiously, it still does not work? Some days you feel great after sleeping with CPAP. But on other days, you feel like CPAP does not work at all. I learned a very important concept that may explain this situation from Dr. David Buchholz, […]

Restless Legs and Teeth Grinding: A Wake Up Call [Podcast 51]

In this episode, Kathy and I discuss two common conditions that are not usually associated with sleep breathing disorders, but should be. Download mp3  |  Subscribe _____________________________________ Show Notes Willis-Ekbom Disease Limb movements and sleep breathing disorder Bruxism and sleep breathing disorder review paper Bruxism and CPAP Ferritin levels and RLS Iron Levels and PLMD […]

My Most Important Source for Learning

And it’s not from journals, conferences, or textbooks...

Jason mentioned something to me that more often than not, would have seemed not too important. However, this time, it was different. He made an off-handed comment that whenever his sinus pain and pressure gets worse, his right ear ringing (tinnitus) also worsened. Typically I would have noted this comment down in my medical records and […]