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 […]

Ask Dr. Park: Neurologic Complications of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

We already know that obstructive sleep apnea can cause stroke, but can it can also cause central sleep apnea or even Alzheimer’s? How can it lead to various other unexpected conditions such as migraines, headaches, dizziness, lightheadedness, various stomach ailments, and even ringing, hearing loss, or vertigo? Hear Dr. Park’s answers and what you can […]

Migraines, Heart Disease, & Sleep Apnea

One of the most common conditions that I see in my ENT practice is migraines. Not your typical classic migraine with the auras, light sensitivity and nausea, but the variations of migraine that involve the ears and sinuses. In fact, the vast majority of people who suffer from sinus pain and headaches are found to […]

UARS: The Hidden Sleep Condition

You’ve gained some weight over the years and you’re just not sleeping well. Your husband says you’ve begun snoring. You know that your father has obstructive sleep apnea and is doing well with CPAP. You mention this to your doctor and she orders a sleep study. The sleep study comes back completely normal. Now what? […]