Why Do I Always Wake Up After 5 hours of sleep?

Julia was at wit’s end. She has been suffering from insomnia for the past 10 years, since she entered menopause. She keeps waking up after 5 hours, despite trying every over-the-counter and prescription medication available. She has no trouble falling asleep, but is not able to stay asleep for more than 5 hours, typically waking up […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does Menopause Cause Sleep Apnea?

“I keep Waking up every 2 hours in a sweat, with my heart racing and feeling very hot. I also keep having to go to the bathroom every time I wake up.”    This quote was from Doris, a 51 year-old woman who came to see me not for her menopausal symptoms, but for her […]

Ask Dr. Park: Women’s Sleep Issues

In this Ask Dr. Park teleseminar, I talk about common sleep problems that occur in women: insomnia, prementrual issues, pregnancy, and menopause. Some of the questions I answer include: – Why are women light sleepers? – How is sleep different in women compared to men? – How can I go back to sleep if I […]