An Apology to My Readers

One of my main goals this year has been to publish my second book, The Sleep Apnea Solution: Dr. Park’s Complete Guide to Getting the Sleep You Need and the Life You Want. I’ve been working on it furiously for the past year, squeezing in time here and there.

I know I told you that my book will be published by the Spring of 2105.  As you can see, we’re in the middle of spring, and I’m only up to the second draft. However, the one thing that I’ve seen over and over again in my life is that when major events or projects get delayed, it happens for a good reason (in retrospect). As I repeatedly go through the manuscript, I’m constantly revising and fine-tuning my message so that I can serve you better as a trusted adviser. 

With that in mind, I have set a new publishing date: Fall of 2015. With your continued support and positive feedback, I’m confident that I can get this important book to you by this fall. You have been my most important teachers, more so than any textbook or medical journal. 

In the meantime, please comment on my blogs, listen to my podcasts and let me know what resonates with you. The more encouragement I get from you, the more likely I’ll have a quality book that will be able help you get the sleep you need and the life you want.

Thanks for all your support. I won’t let you down.

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2 thoughts on “An Apology to My Readers

  1. Dr. Park I would first of all like to take the time to thank you for your good efforts with books, webcasts, research, and many other things I do not even know about. Information from your webcasts has literally saved my life. Thank you for it all.

    I had hoped to write more replies to your posts but simply I have not found the time.

    Regarding the guest post about ANP I wonder if there may be yet another mechanism which may lead to it’s release. Perhaps a circulatory system closed down due to stress hormones and altered blood gas levels from long term potentiated and/or periodic over breathing might stress the heart a bit. I know that as I go more hypocapnic I have found that covering my ear with my hand results in hearing my own heart beat first as a “fush fush” kind of sound then becoming more like knocking on wood and then even to the point of sounding like an engine knocking when very hypocapnic!

    Indeed I wonder about many things concerning sleep apnea:

    What is it that causes us to often have “unfounded air hunger”? Even this very day I woke up breathing a bit more air than my “at rest in bed” state would seem to justify. My mouth was a bit dry, my feet were a bit cold. I know that a minute or two of using eucapnic breathing techniques will bring back the moisture to my mouth and heat back to my feet and also the elimination of the “unfounded air hunger”

    Also why on earth is it that we have so many large necks amongst those with OSA? I know I have one.

    Perhaps there is a connection between the two?

    I remember having many a tension headache over the years. I would find my neck muscles rock hard. If I could get someone to rub my neck muscles for a few minutes and get them to relax the tension headache would go away.

    Well if I have “rock hard neck muscles” all the time perhaps that explains the hefty neck development.

    And what are those tense muscles doing? Perhaps they keep my head on my shoulders crushing my vertebrae as they do so?

    Well now starting at about C6 and exiting at C1 are the vertebral arteries which are the most significant supply of blood to the areas of the brain where the internal chemoreceptors reside. So then if some inflammation from say arthritis (likely true in my case) or the like came into the neck might that “crushing” of the vertebral stack result in some shutting down of the vertebral arteries? And would the resultant reduction in the supply of blood then lead those internal chemoreceptors to send out a signal to “breath more and pump harder”? And would the resultant blood gas changes from that tend to exacerbate the situation? Could this explain long term potentiated over breathing?

    What I do know is that this very morning instead of doing eucapnic exercises I found that simply applying upward force lifting my head a bit off my shoulders seemed to immediately quench the unfounded air hunger. As well while I do hear some arthritic snapping and popping while doing neck relaxation and range of motion exercises I also feel simply wonderful after doing them most every time (note: I can think of many risks with this, go easy if you try this and keep help near).

    This may well be worth looking into.