Podcast #17: Brain Damage And Sleep Apnea – Interview with Dr. Ronald Harper

In this podcast, I have a fascinating discussion with Dr. Ronald M. Harper, Professor of Neurobiology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Harper shares some profound insights about why brain damage goes hand in hand with obstructive sleep apnea. In this interview, you’ll learn: Why Obstructive Sleep Apnea (or OSA) can cause brain damage […]

Podcast #14: Your Sleep Apnea Questions Answered

In this episode, I answer 13 of your questions that I get through my blog, email, and contact me page. This is completely live and unscripted. I have no ideal what Kathy will ask me. See below for a list of the questions.   Download mp3 file RSS Feed Subscribe on iTunes   1. How much […]

5 Areas of Brain Damage Caused By Obstructive Sleep Apnea

One of the most common complaints by my patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is memory loss. Judith is a 55 year old woman who used to have a sharp memory, but now is having trouble with names and losing her keys all the time. Things got much worse when she gained more weight, which worsened her […]

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 […]

Women with Sleep Apnea More Prone to Brain Damage

Here’s an interesting study showing that women with untreated obstructive sleep apnea have worse levels of brain damage compared with men. In this particular study, the cingulum bundle and the anterior cingulate cortex, areas which are involved in decision-making and mood regulation, were most affected. The lead investigator was also the first to show that sleep apnea […]