Podcast #21: How Mouth Breathing Can Ruin Your Sleep

In this episode, Kathy and I will reveal 7 ways that mouth breathing can cause sleep and health problems.  Download mp3 file | Subscribe  Show notes: Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook Interview with Dr. Michael Mew on Breathing and the Modern Melting Face Interview with Patrick McKeown on Buteyko Breathing Shut Your Mouth to Save Your […]

Podcast #14: Your Sleep Apnea Questions Answered

In this episode, I answer 13 of your questions that I get through my blog, email, and contact me page. This is completely live and unscripted. I have no ideal what Kathy will ask me. See below for a list of the questions.   Download mp3 file RSS Feed Subscribe on iTunes   1. How much […]

The Link Between Asthma, Reflux, and Mood Disorders

About one in 12 people in the US (about 25 million, or 8% of the population) had asthma in 2009. More than 1/2 of all adults and children with asthma had an attack in 2008. 185 children and 3,262 adults died from an asthma attack in 2007. These numbers are likely to be higher in […]

Reflux, Sleep Apnea and Increased Survival in Lung Disease

This blog post’s topic may sound completely unrelated to obstructive sleep apnea, but here’s a study showing that in people with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), being placed on an acid reflux medication (proton pump blocker) boosted survival significantly by about 2 years (3.4 vs. 1.4 years). The author’s explanation is somewhat complicated: “DDAH and inducible nitric oxide […]

Why Your Heartburn Medications Don’t Work

Here’s an article from the Wall Street Journal that explains why many people who have heartburn don’t respond to acid reflux medications. In addition to what’s explained in the article (non-erosive reflux disease, or NERD), another explanation is that acid reflux medications don’t do anything to treat reflux. What they are designed to do is […]