Which is Better for Insomnia? CPAP vs. ASV: Interview With Dr. Barry Krakow [Podcast 73]

Why You Keep Waking Up At Night

If you have been told that you don’t have obstructive sleep apnea but still can’t get a good night’s sleep, then this discussion is for you.

In this special episode, I will be having a conversation with with Dr. Barry Krakow, who will talk about his new landmark study on eclinicalmedicine, the online version of the prestigious journal Lancet. The title of the paper is Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia. 

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Show Notes

Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping through the Night.

UARS Podcast Interview with Dr. Guilleminault

TEDxABQ talk: Why Do You Wake Up At Night?

Complex insomnia: insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing in a consecutive series of crime victims with nightmares and PTSD

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia

Prevalence of Sleep Disorders Among Soldiers With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Itamar WatchPAT Home Study Meta-analysis

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2 thoughts on “Which is Better for Insomnia? CPAP vs. ASV: Interview With Dr. Barry Krakow [Podcast 73]

  1. Great program by Krakow, so interesting to me to realize the resistance by sleep docs to ASV and other methods. always wondered why the sleep docs automatically rx cpap, knowing its relative poor performance, i,e. low compliance, uncomfortablenss etc.
    synopsis of my observations:

    In spite of your and Dr. Krakow’s credentials there are many resistive sleep docs! totally surpirsing and incorrect attitude, but reality. My philosphy is; if chicken noodle soup works for you, have at it. AND-most importantly: It is immoral and hypocritical to NOT do the best we can for our patients.

    Just know that you and Cathy are doing s super job and are so admirable. keep on truckin!
    Thank God for your contributions and May God Bless you and your family and President Trump.

  2. Extremely interesting! I personally believe my mild apnea diagnosis is really something different like UARS or? I keep telling the Doc’s (and the sleep clinic) that my issue is shallow breathing (reduced flow) and not apnea. The sleep lab I went to will not listen to my comments and said “you don’t know – our test show what is true”. The titration overnight was terrible and said 95% of people are fine with CPAP – guess I am not one.

    Where/how can I get an auto BiPaP or auto ASV? Can I buy a ASV on my own