Dr. Christian Guilleminault on Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Encore [Podcast 70]

A Reason Why You May Be Chronically Sick and Tired

Dr. Christian Guilleminault

This week, I’m thrilled to play an encore of the interview I had in 2013 with one of the greatest sleep physicians of our time, Dr. Christian Guilleminault from Stanford University. He first described upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in 1993. Along with Dr. Dement, he co-coined the term, OSAS. Sadly, he recently passed as at the age of 80. This episode is a tribute to his incredible contributions and legacy to the sleep community.

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Original 1993 UARS paper

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6 thoughts on “Dr. Christian Guilleminault on Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Encore [Podcast 70]

  1. Helpful information here! I was originally diagnosed with UARS but now have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I’m on autopap but still very tired much of the time.

    I was especially interested in flow limitation since I think I experience that — or at least I find my autopap gives me less and less air as I’m trying to fall asleep sometimes. Have researchers figured out what causes flow limitation?

    I ask because I think I know. I have a strong science and math background (and a PhD a computer science), and I think flow limitation can be explained by physics.

  2. This information is really helpful. Insomnia in women over 40 are a real problem and there seems no very efficient treatment. This cause many women feel tied during the day time.