5 Ways Your Posture Can Make You Feel More Stressed

One sign that you’re getting older is the need for bifocals. I had to give in a few years back and get bifocals so I could read easier and see better during surgery. I just upgraded my frame as well to get try-focals. The benefit to getting tri-focals is that you have a combination of […]

Find Your Best Sleep Position

How to Avoid the One Position That Can Kill You

Just after finishing a tonsillectomy on a 13 year old boy, I watched as the anesthesiologist removed the breathing tube easily. He was then moved to the stretcher, but after a few seconds, he became combative and started sitting up and flailing his arms and legs. It took two anesthesiologists, two OR nurses and myself […]

The Best Pillow For A Great Night’s Sleep

One thing that I’m very particular about is to make sure I take my pillow with me when I travel. If I’m not able bring my pillow or I forget, I roll up a towel and shape it in such as way to mimic my regular pillow.    Everyone has their favorite pillow. Some people […]

The Most Misunderstood And Often Overlooked Treatment For Sleep Apnea (HINT: It’s NOT CPAP)

John Wooden, UCLA’s legendary basketball coach was a stickler for fundamentals. He looked down on trick plays, fancy footwork, or high-tech strategies. Similarly, before looking for state-of-the-art treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea, you should always first consider the fundamentals.    If you’ve been newly diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, you’re likely to be told to lose […]

My Magic Sleep Sofa-Pillow

Due to various reasons (my father visiting, and my 1 year old son sleeping in a Pack-And-Play crib in the living room), I ended up sleeping on our old leather sofa the other night. Although I only slept for 5 hours, I woke up much more refreshed than my usual night's sleep. I do remember […]