Podcast #18: 7 Ways Doctors Ruin Your Sleep

In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep: 1. How this one type of surgery can sometimes cause nasal congestion years later 2. Which dental treatments can create smaller airways 3. How modern orthodontics and jaw surgery can aggravate sleep problems 4. Why medical or surgical menopause can ruin your sleep 5. Find […]

5 Ways Doctors Are Making You Sick

One of the foundational principles of medicine is, Primum non nicer, a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm.” No physician wants any harm to come to their patients. But in this day and age, it’s a given that patients may sometimes be injured, even if you practice high-quality, evidence-based textbook medicine.  A frightening revelation that I had a few […]

How Doctors Are Making You Fat

Now that it’s the day after New Years, many of you likely made a resolution to lose weight. I’m not going to go into any detail about what you should eat or how you should exercise, since that’s not my area of expertise. What I can say is that poor sleep in general will promote weight gain. It’s […]

7 Drugs That Can Cause Obstructive Sleep Apnea

A psychologist colleague of mine once told me that at the hospital where he works, many of his patients are on antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. A significant number of these patients will go on to gain significant weight, snore heavily, and end up dying of heart attacks or strokes. While this is purely anecdotal, based on […]