12 Medications That Can Wreak Your Sleep or Make You Fat

Modern prescription medications are touted as a major advance in promoting health and keeping us alive longer. I beg to differ. What I observe instead is that in many cases, commonly prescribed prescription medications can wreak your sleep or make you fat, or both. As I have stated many times on this blog and in […]

Top Sleep Blog Award for 2018

As a full-time, academic surgeon at a major teaching hospital, it can be challenging to maintain a blog and do regular podcasts. Honestly, I have thought about giving it up altogether multiple times. However, I still get dozens of emails and personal feedback about how helpful the content has been, even to the point of […]

Why You Keep Waking Up At Night

Dr. Barry Krakow's TEDx Talk on Complex Insomnia

My friend and colleague Dr. Barry Krakow just gave an eye-opening TEDx talk recently. He talks about complex insomnia, which is commonly seen in men and women who keep waking up in the middle of the night. Dr. Krakow explains why this happens and why you have to go to the bathroom when you do […]

7 Ways Black Electrical Tape Can Help You Sleep Better

People often joke about using duct tape for everything. I prefer to use black electrical tape for everything, especially to sleep better. Here are 7 simple ways black electrical tape can help you get a better night’s sleep. Some of these suggestions may apply only if you have obstructive sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine.   […]

Why Your Sleep-Ability Depends on Your Breathe-Ability

On his yearly physical, Jack’s doctor asked if he had any problems sleeping. The first thing that came to mind was his annoying frequent trips to the bathroom to urinate. During the day, he’s been more tired and feeling anxious lately. As a 60 years old man, he just assumed that this was a normal […]