Listen To My Interview About Snoring With Dr. Sosenko

Dr. Lydia Sosenko, a dentist specializing in sleep-breathing disorders in Illinois, interviews me for this 34 minute segment on snoring. You can listen to it or download it here. We talk about about the many dangers of snoring, how it’s a “dealbreaker” in many relationships, why sleep tests are very important, how common undiagnosed apnea really […]

Ask Dr. Park: Any Question About Sleep Apnea

On this Ask Dr. Park teleseminar (3/8/11),  I’ll answer your most important questions about obstructive sleep apnea. Here are the questions I answer:   • The benefits of nasal breathing and nasal nitric oxide production • Can using CPAP cause chills? • What’s the best mattress option for sleep apnea? • When would you consider […]

Sleep Apnea Is A Craniofacial Problem

As a resident during otolaryngology training, I rotated in the medical center’s craniofacial clinic, seeing various disorders that lead to underdeveloped or malformed facial or skull structures. These syndromic children clearly had severely asymmetric faces or underformed jaws. In many cases they had breathing problems requiring surgery. One of the more common conditions you’ll see […]

Ask Dr. Park: Top 10 Questions About Sleep Apnea

This month, I’ll be answering the top 10 questions I get asked about obstructive sleep apnea. Of course, I’ll also leave plenty of time for me to answer your other questions at the end of the program. 1. What’s the difference between snoring and apnea, and where is each coming from? 2. What’s the best […]

The Gold Standard Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In the sleep community, CPAP is consistently mentioned as the “gold standard” treatment option for obstructive sleep apnea. I find this odd, since the overall success rate for CPAP is disappointing, especially if you look at overall acceptance and compliance numbers. Some people may take exception to what I have to say, but here are […]