Free Teleseminar Recordings: Sleep

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Expert Interview: Dr. A. Joseph Borelli on Brain Dysfunction and Sleep Apnea

In this teleseminar, I interview Dr. A. Joseph Borelli, who is President and Medical director of MRI at Belfair, in Bluffton, SC. He is a leading expert in brain imaging and has an interest in brain imaging in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. He’s going to show some eye-opening radiologic images of your brain after repeated apneas.



PreviewScreenSnapz001Expert Interview: Dr. Jeff Rouse on TMJ and Sleep Disorders 

In this teleseminar, I interview Dr. Jeff Rouse, about the relationship between TMJ disorders and sleep-breathing problems. 

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Expert Interview: Dr. Karen Bonuck on Pediatric Sleep-Breathing Problems and Developmental Issues

In this teleseminar, I interview Dr. Karen Bonuck about her landmark research linking snoring in infants and higher risk for developmental delays later in life. If you have children, or thinking about having children, you must listen to this interview.



Dr. ParkAsk Dr. Park: What You Can Do When CPAP Fails

In this teleseminar, I’ll go over all options when CPAP doesn’t work for you.

• What other options are there when CPAP doesn’t work?
• Are dental devices effective?
• What are my surgical options?
• Do tongue exercises, acupuncture or didgideroo playing help to cure sleep apnea?
• What about Provent nasal plugs?

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Expert Interview: Nancy Rothstein, Author of My Daddy Snores

In this Expert Interview, I have a fascinating discussion with Nancy Rothstein, The Sleep Ambassador® and author of My Daddy Snores. Nancy serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at NYU where she developed and teaches an online course on Sleep Wellness through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is also consulting with NYU to create University enterprise initiatives and educational outreach on Sleep Wellness, as well as on general Wellness. 

 Here are the links to the various websites that she mentioned during the interview: 

    *    American Sleep Apnea Association 
    *    The American Association of Physiological Medicine and Dentistry 
    *    The Center for Neuroacoustic Research 
    *    Blue blocking glasses

Expert Interview: Dr. Barry Krakow on PTSD, Insomnia, and Sleep Apnea

In this Expert Interview, I interview Dr. Barry Krakow about his work on PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), insomnia, and obstructive sleep apnea. These are the questions I asked:

– How did you get involved with mental health patients who have sleep disorders?

– How is insomnia and sleep apnea related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

– What’s the hard evidence that sleep-breathing disorders and insomnia go hand-in-hand?

– Why do you use the term complex insomnia to describe the co-existance of insomnia and sleep apnea?

– Tell us about your paper that’s coming out in SLEEP on complex insomnia.

– What comes first, insomnia or sleep apnea?

Expert Interview: Dr. Ira Shapira, Founder of

In this Expert Interview I’ve invited Dr. Ira Shapira, founder of We’ll talk about the main reasons why people hate CPAP and what you can do about it.

He’ll answer the following questions:

• How did I HATE CPAP get its name?
• How did you become involved in treating sleep apnea in the early 1980’s? 
• How are Sleep Apnea and ADD and ADHD related?
• What percentage of patients love their CPAP?    How can you predict who will love their CPAP?
• Why do over 60% of patients reject CPAP when it is considered the Gold Standard?
• Are oral appliances indicated for severe sleep apnea?  WEhat are the exceptions?
• What are the most commonn complaints?
• How are Sleep Apnea and TMJ disorders related?
• What important medical information did the Shimshak studies on TMJ disorders show?
• Why do oral appliances cause bite changes?
• Why is sleep apnea frequently associated with postural problems?
• Can CPAP cause permenant bite changes?  Oral Appliances?  What is the difference in the changes?
• How is numbness and pain in the arm and fingers related to sleep apnea?

Expert Interview: Dr. Michael Mew on “Breathing and the Modern Melting Face”

In this Expert Interview, Dr. Mike Mew gives us a discussion on “Breathing and the Modern Melting Face.” Dr. Mew and his father, Dr. John Mew, are pioneers in functional orthodontics. I’m confident you’ll find it a fascinating discussion.


Expert Interview: Dr. Carl Stepnowsky on CPAP Adherence Research

In this Expert Interview, I invite Dr. Carl Stepnowsky to pick his brain on the tomes of research out there of CPAP adherence, or how you as the patient can better use and benefit from your CPAP machine. He’s an Assistant Adjunct Professor at UC San Diego, and has been extensively published in the medical literature. 

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Expert Interview: Dr. Derek Mahony on Children and Sleep Apnea

On this Expert Interview program, Dr. Derek Mahony, a world renowned orthodontist  from Australia, gives a special talk on:

Nasal Airway, Snoring/OSA & Malocclusion in Children


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Expert Interview: William Headapohl, Author of Sleep Or Die

In this Expert Interview, I talk with Mr. William Headapohl about his new book, Sleep or Die: Overcome Apnea Before It Overcomes You (Volume 1)




Expert Interview: YOU As The Expert On CPAP

This month, I invite veteran CPAP users to share their wisdom and knowledge for new CPAP users and those that are struggling with CPAP. 






Ask Dr. Park: Update from Sleep 2012 in Boston and Your Questions Answered





Expert Interview: Dr. Theodore Belfor on Developing the Face and the Airway

Dr. Belfor graduated from New York University College of Dentistry, and served his country as Brigade Dental Surgeon Captain for the 196th Light Infantry, Chu Lai, Viet Nam, and has been in private practice for 40 years. He has been lecturing, teaching and training the Homeoblock™ protocol for more than seven years at USA and International venues. 

Additionally, he is a Senior Certified Instructor for the International Association for Orthodontics (IAO), is Chairman and President of OrthoSmile, Inc. and the inventor of the patented Homeoblock™ orthopedic/orthodontic appliance. 

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Expert Interview: Dr. Emerson Wickwire on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for CPAP

Dr. Emerson Wickwire currently serves as Sleep Medicine Program Director at Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Associates in Columbia, Maryland. He also holds the rank of Assistant Professor, part-time, at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in sleep. Dr. Wickwire is board certified both in behavioral sleep medicine by the American Board of Sleep Medicine and in cognitive and behavioral psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He is a pioneer in interdisciplinary approaches to sleep medicine and maximizing human performance.

In this interview, Dr. Wickwire shares his wisdom about comprehensive approaches to managing sleep apnea, including cognitive-behavioral treatment to maximize success with CPAP .

Some of the questions include: 

What are cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT)?

Have cognitive-behavioral treatments been applied to sleep disorders?

What is the psychology of sleep apnea?

What factors influence PAP use?

What are Wickwire’s Four Pillars of CPAP Success?

What is a PAP adherence risk profile?

What CBT interventions have been tested to improve PAP adherence?

And much more…

Expert Interview: Help For Your CPAP Problems with Nicole Garrison of Philips Respironics

This month, I interview Ms. Nicole Garrison, Clinical Specialist for Philips Respironics, to answer your questions about your most common CPAP problems. She answers the following questions:

#1.  What can I do about skin irritation/breakdown on my nose/face?

#2. How can I stop the pressure leaks, & are there options for mask discomfort?

#3.  I feel like I cannot exhale against the pressure, what can I do?

#4. Do I have any options if I cannot tolerate the pressure during inhalation and exhalation?

#5.  Why am I waking up with my mask off next to me?

#6.  What can I do about dryness/dry mouth?

#7. What if I do not feel better, even with wearing CPAP every night?

And many more…

Expert Interview: Dr. Shelby Harris on Sleep Hygiene

This month, we’re privileged to have with us Dr. Shelby Harris, who answers your most pressing questions about sleep hygiene. Dr. Harris has been quoted numerous times in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and the New Yorker. She has also appeared on the Today Show, World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America Health, ABC7-NY’s Eyewittness News and ABC’s Primetime: Live.



Some of the topics and questions she covers are:

  • “If I sleep in on the weekend, does it make up for the lost sleep over the week?”
  • “I’m so tired when I’m on the couch at night, but when I hit the pillow, my mind starts racing and I can’t fall asleep. Why?”
  • The importance of scheduling in time for sleep as well as wind-down time beforehand
  • Proper timing of exercise to help with better sleep
  • Misuse of alcohol as a sleep aid
  • Smoking – effects on sleep
  • Caffeine – how/when to use it and when not to

Ask Dr. Park: Sleep And Breathing–The Two Keys to Optimal Health

In this teleseminar, I reveal:

  • Why all modern humans stop breathing intermittently while sleeping
  • 3 key anatomic concepts that makes everyone susceptible to sleep apnea
  • 7 common surgical procedures that can worsen or uncover obstructive sleep apnea
  • 5 simple steps to better breathing and better sleep
  • 5 ways to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
  • What you MUST do first before trying to lose weight.

PDF of slides

Expert Interview: Dr. Brian Palmer on “The Evolution of Malocclusion & Sleep Apnea”
Dr. Brian Palmer is an internationally recognized expert on dental malocclusion, infant feeding habits, and its’ relation to obstructive sleep apnea. He talks about the “Evolution of Occlusion & Sleep Apnea.”
Earn 2 CU credits from the Greater Kansas City Dental Hygienists’ Association. Listen to this two hour talk while viewing the slides and then click here to claim your credits.

Expert Interview: Dr. Robson Capasso on Sleep Apnea Surgery, The Stanford Way

This month, I’ve invited Stanford University’s sleep surgeon, Dr. Robson Capasso to talk to us about his institution’s philosophy on sleep apnea surgery.

Here’s a short list of questions that are answered on the program:

  1. What’s the success rate for sleep apnea surgery?
  2. Can you wait until someone is asleep to image the site of obstruction?
  3. What is the progress in getting UARS recognized as a real condition?  How is it diagnosed and managed at Stanford?
  4. How do you decide whether to recommend surgery or an oral appliance in a CPAP intolerant patient?
  5. Can you explain the different techniques for performing the MMA, and how successful these are for reversing OSA?  Is it possible to achieve an AHI of zero after an MMA?
  6. Do you recommend adult jaw development as an alternative to surgery?
  7. Is sleep apnea surgery covered by insurance?
    ….and many more.

Expert Interview: Patrick Mckeown on Buteyko Breathing

In this month’s program, I’ve invited Buteyko breathing instructor Patrick Mckeown to talk to us about how this breathing technique can improve symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea.

Ask Dr. Park: Apnex Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This is a special edition of my Expert Interview Series, on Apnex‘s Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy device.

Mr. Brian Erickson from Apnex join us to answer any questions.

In this interview, we answer the following questions:

  • What is the Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation Therapy?
  • What are the inclusion and exclusion criteria?
  • Can I be included if I had a UPPP performed?
  • Will I be compensated?
  • What were the initial results from the original feasibility study?
  • What are the potential complications?
  • How long does the study last?
  • Is it available near where I live?
  • What does it feel like when it’s on?
    And much, much more.

Expert Interview: Lisa Brateman on The Psychology of Sleep Apnea

In this Expert Interview program, Ms. Lisa Brateman will talk to us about the psychology of obstructive sleep apnea. This is an important topic that affects not only those of you with sleep apnea, but also your loved ones, your friends, and family members.


Expert Interview: Eric Cohen on How to Achieve 89% CPAP Aderence Rates

In this Expert Interview, I talk with Mr. Eric Cohen and Mr. Jake McCabe of National Sleep Therapy on how their company achieves an 89% CPAP adherence rate. 

Besides revealing their secret to getting very high adherence rates, here are some other questions we covered:

  • Define compliance or adherence, and medicare criteria
  • What’s the national CPAP adherence rate average?
  • Being compliant or adherent doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re sleeping better, right.
  • How does the patient, doctor, and DME work together to raise adherence rates?
  • How long do you stay with the patient?
  • Do you have any special tools to help the patient?
  • What would you say are some of the top things patients can do?

Expert Interview: Dr. Christian Guilleminault on UARS

This month, I interview Dr. Christian Guilleminault of Stanford University, who is one of the pioneers in sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment. We’re going to focus on Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS), which he discovered.

Here are some of the questions we covered:

  • Describe to us what UARS is and how it’s different from OSA?
  • Why is the AHI limited when it comes to picking up UARS.
  • How to diagnose UARS: Esophageal manometry vs. nasal cannula.
  • How UARS patients have intact nervous systems, whereas sleep apnea (OSA) patients have diminished nervous systems, and what may cause progression from UARS to OSA?
  • How do you treat patients with UARS? How is it different from treating sleep apnea?
  • What are the dental options for UARS?
  • How common is UARS in children and how can they be treated?
    And much more…

Anthropologist Robert Corruccini on Human Malocclusion

In this program, I interview Dr. Robert Corruccini, anthroplologist and author of How Anthropology Informs the Orthodontic Diagnosis of Malocclusion’s Causes (Edwin Mellen Press). We’re going to talk about why modern humans have crooked teeth, and how this relates to smaller  jaw sizes and smaller upper airways. In particular, you’ll learn:

  • When did humans begin to experience a lot of occlusal problems?
  • What kind of genetic and environmental factors can cause malocclusion?
  • How does Dr. Corruccini’s work compare and contrast to Dr. Weston Price’s work?
  • Is it true that even a few hundred years ago, humans didn’t have as many impacted wisdom teeth?
  • What are some of the health consequences of crooked teeth?
  • Has modern dentistry helped or hurt our teeth and our health?
  • For those of use with dental crowding already, what can we do? What can we do for our children?

Joy Moeller on Orofacial Myology

My Expert Interview with Ms. Joy Moeller, an orofacial myologist, on how the way your use your mouth and tongue can profoundly affect the way  you speak, swallow, and breathe. We discuss:

  • What is orofacial myology (also called myofunctional therapy)?
  • How is this related to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea?
  • What can you do to help TMD/TMJ patients?
  • How does myofunctional therapy help forward head and neck posture?
  • Why is this treatment not taught in medical or dental schools yet?
  • Can young children benefit from orofacial myology?
    And much more….

Epigenetic Orthodontics & The DNA Appliance

My Expert Interview with Dr. Dave Singh, who is the author of Epigenetic Orthodontics and inventor of the DNA appliance. We discuss:

  • What is Epigenetic Orthodontics?
  • How is Epigenetic Orthodontics different from conventional orthodontics?
  • Sleep apnea as a craniofacial problem
  • How the DNA appliance can help obstructive sleep apnea
  • How is the DNA appliance different from conventional oral appliances.

Dr. Avram Gold on UARS, Chronic Fatigue, and Functional Somatic Syndromes

In this month’s Expert Interview, I interview Dr. Avram Gold, a pioneer in researching the link between upper airway resistance syndrome, chronic fatigue, and the functional somatic syndromes. Some of the topics will include:

  • What are the functional somatic syndromes and how are they related to sleep-breathing disorders?
  • What’s the relationship between central sensitivity syndrome and stress?
  • How is sleep-disordered breathing related to stress?
  • How is anxiety or depression related to functional somatic syndromes?
  • How is chronic fatigue syndrome connected to the this condition?

Dr. Raymond Silkman, Holistic Dentistry, Part II

This month, we welcome back Dr. Raymond Silkman, who will finish his fascinating discussion on holistic dentistry.

We continue with the following topics:

  • How modern orthodontics can ruin your sleep quality
  • How dental crowding can lead to nasal congestion
  • The real cause of TMJ (it’s not from grinding or clenching)
  • Why modern humans have more facial wrinkles
  • Describe the Advanced Lightwire Functional (ALF) appliance
    and much, much more

Dr. Mack Jones on Neurologic Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In this month’s Expert Interview, I talk with Dr. Mack Jones, neurologist, sleep physician, and author of the book, Deadly Sleep: Is Your Sleep Killing You? about some of the major neurologic complications of obstructive sleep apnea. In this fascinating and provocative discussion, Dr. Jones and I talk about:

  • How sleep apnea can cause Alzheimer’s disease
  • The link between multiple sclerosis and sleep apnea
  • How ADHD and autism can be caused by sleep-breathing problems
  • Seizures and sleep apnea
    And much more….

Dr. Barry Krakow on Complex Insomnia, UARS, and PTSD

For this Expert Interview, I’m honored to have Dr. Barry Krakow as my guest. He’s a world-renowned sleep researcher, and author of numerous books, including Sound Sleep, Sound Mind, and Insomnia Cures. We’re going to have a fascinating discussion about:

  • complex insomnia (insomnia and sleep apnea)
  • upper airway resistance syndrome
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
    and much, much more…

If you or your loved one has either insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome, you don’t want to miss this.

Dr. Richard Quinttus on Oral Systemic Biology

Please join me for this month’s Expert Interview as I invite Dr. Richard Quinttus to speak to us about Oral Systemic Biology (OSB) therapy. There are a number of different dental/orthodontic techniques to not only align our teeth, but also to improve our breathing passageways by widening our upper and lower jaws. After hearing about OSB, it sounded almost too good to be true.

In this teleseminar, Dr. Quinttus reveals:

  • How poor breathing due to narrowed upper airway breathing can lead to or aggravate anxiety, fatigue, muscle aches, headaches, snoring, sleep apnea, forward head posture, and constant throat clearing.
  • How to optimize breathing by allowing the relationship between the tongue, jaw, throat and spone to balance.
  • How this device aids the tongue in moving forward
  • How you can find an Oral Systemic Balance practitioner near you
    And much, much more…

Dr. Raymond Silkman, Holistic Dentistry, Part I

In this Expert Interview, I talk with Dr. Raymond Silkman, a holistic dentist, who will reveal his unique perspective on how our diets have ruined our health, mainly by causing our jaws to shrink. Dr. Silkman reveals:

  • How modern orthodontics can ruin your sleep quality
  • How dental crowding can lead to nasal congestion
  • The real cause of TMJ (it’s not from grinding or clenching)
  • Why modern humans have more facial wrinkles
    and much, much more…

Michael Goldman of, Sleep Health Evangelist

In this interview I talk with Michael Goldman, Sleep Health Evangelist and creator of He and I talk about important and sure to be controversial topics related to obstructive sleep apnea, including:

  • Should patients read their own data or make pressure change adjustments on their own?
  • How much say should patients have in choosing their own machine types or masks?
  • Do patients really need a doctor’s prescription before undergoing a sleep apnea test?
    And much, much more…

10 Steps to CPAP Success with Aurelio Henriquez

Dr. Park’s Expert Interview with Aurelio Henriquez about how to best use your CPAP machine. Since 2002, Aurelio has helped hundreds of CPAP users overcome their struggles while he was with the NY Methodist Sleep Disorder Center as a Polysomnographic technologies and then later as the technical lab director for the Columbia University Sleep Disorder Center.

Find Out The latest Developments in Sleep Apnea Treatments with Dr. Steven Y. Park

I was at the Sleep 2010 meeting in San Antonio, where all the top sleep researcher gather for their annual conventions.

This is my roundup of the latest in sleep apnea treatments as well as to answer your specific questions about the topics that I report.

Discover The Surprising Link Between The Neurological And Sleep Disorders… with Mack Jones, MD

Dr. Mack Jones, a neurologist ad the author of Deadly Sleep: Is Your Sleep Killing You?explains what he did to overcome his sleep apnea and to avoid the looming risk of Alzheimers.

The Politics Of Sleep Apnea with Ed Grandi, Executive Director of the American Sleep Apnea Association

Many of you who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea are wondering why there’s little awareness even amongst many health care providers about this ever increasing health problem despite all the clinical research showing the effects of OSA can have on obesity, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, ADHD and on and on. In this interview, Mr. Edward Grandi, the President of American Association of Sleep Apnea explains why.

Treat Sleep Apnea With Tongue Exercises with Janet Bennett

Tongue exercises can be a noninvasive way of promoting muscle tone in the throat, which can be helpful for some people with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Listen to my interview with Ms. Janet Bennett, speech pathologist and creator of the I Just Want To Sleep website about her unique tongue exercise program.

Discover the REAL Reason Why Your Teen Is So Sleepy with Dr. Kasey Li 

Dr. Park interviews Dr. Kasey Li, a renowned Stanford researcher and clinician specializing in the treatment of sleep breathing disorders, on the #1 reason why sleepy teens are at higher risk for developing ADHD, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Li.

How Bottle Feeding Poses Risk for Sleep Apnea in Infants with Dr. Brian Palmer

Dr. Park interviews Dr. Brian Palmer, a dentist that has done extensive research on the suck and swallow mechanisms of natural breast-feeding. He talks about how bottle-feeding can aggravate dental malformations and development of obstructive sleep apnea later in life. If you have children or even if you’re in the planning stage, this is a MUST listen for any child care provider.  Click here to learn more about Dr. Palmer.