Headache Success Stories

One of the most gratifying things that I like to hear from patients (besides “I’m sleeping better than ever”) is to be told that “my headaches are gone.” I had two such events over the past two days. One patient underwent a conservative tongue base reduction using the Coblator tool, along with a modified uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. Overall, […]

The Connection Between Migraines & Sleep-Breathing Problems

Michelle Bachmann’s recent revelation that she suffers from migraines brings up an important point that most doctors and the lay public don’t appreciate: the importance of proper breathing at night. It’s commonly known that sleep deprivation can cause or aggravate migraines, but what’s usually assumed is that migraine sufferers are breathing well at night. If […]

Does Michelle Bachmann Have Sleep Apnea?

I know I’m going to be accused again of suggesting that another celebrity or politician has obstructive sleep apnea, but here I go anyway: An article in the New York Times ran an article about Michelle Bachmann’s ability to run our country if she suffers from chronic migraines. This question seems to be a moot point, since […]