7 Surprising Health Conditions That Can Be from Poor Breathing at Night [Podcast 43]

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I discuss 7 health conditions that you may not think about that could be a sign of a sleep-breathing disorder. 1. Nighttime urination 2. Atrial Fibrillation 3. Panic attacks at night 4. Seizures 5. GI problems 6. Skin problems 7. Infertility  Bonus: Cancer Download mp3   Show Notes Dr. Josh Ax: Eat Dirt: Why Leaky […]

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome: The Silent Epidemic 

Cindy is a 34-year-old woman who originally came to see me about her recurrent sinus headaches. She had taken multiple antibiotics with only temporary relief. She also was taking and antidepressant for the past 2 years. She complained of intense fatigue and daily headaches, along with recurrent diarrhea, especially when she was stressed. She always […]

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Cause Gastrointestinal Problems

Digestive and gastrointestinal problems are not commonly thought of when you mention obstructive sleep apnea. I used to think this way as well until I met Lorraine, a woman in her 30s who was thin and healthy looking on the outside. However, she hated waking up in the mornings due to her severe, throbbing headaches, and […]

An Out-Of-The Box Explanation For Chronic Stress

Here’s a very good story about one of my past guest interviewees, Dr. Avram Gold. Sleep Review Magazine published an interesting article that reviews Dr. Gold’s controversial work on functional somatic syndromes (depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, insomnia, Raynaud’s syndrome, RLS, hypothyroidism, IBS, etc.) and upper airway resistance syndrome.  It’s a fascinating discussion about how […]

Taking the Mystery Out of UARS: A Must Read

Today, I had good news and bad news for Anna, a 28 year old patient regarding her sleep study results. The good news was that she didn’t have obstructive sleep apnea. The bad news was that she stopped breathing 15 times every hour. More bad news: She woke from deep to light sleep 25 times every […]