How the Rockettes Helped Shape Sleep Medicine

After seeing the Rockettes with my family last week, I was reminded of a story in Dr. William Dement’s classic book, The Promise of Sleep. Just after receiving his Ph.D., Dement moved to New York city to work at Mt. Sinai Hospital in the late 1950s. He and his wife found a large apartment on […]

A Surprising Finding: Sleep Apnea Is Linked With Depression!

If you have sleep apnea, you’re more likely to suffer from depression. I can’t help but to be amazed that theses type of studies are still performed. I know that in the name of science, you have to show that there are statistical associations between two conditions that are thought to be related. But it’s […]

Is Nocturnal Asthma Really Sleep Apnea?

Having an asthma attack in the middle of the night can be a frightening and terrifying experience. Typically, these attacks happen in the early morning hours, just before awakening.  Now there’s research showing that poorly controlled asthma during pregnancy can increase a woman’s chances of developing preeclampsia (50%) and premature births (25%). Furthermore, infants born […]

Understanding Your Sleep Study Report

Expert Interview with Dr. Anita Bhola The sleep study report may look like a jumble of numbers and cryptic medical terms that’s impossible to decipher. However, with a bit of guidance from Dr. Anita Bhola, a board-certified sleep medicine physician in New York City, you’ll be able to understand the basics in how to read and […]

Sleep Your Way To Better Creativity

There’s a common phrase that’s used when people are searching for creative answers: "Let’s sleep on it." A new study that was summarized in the New York Times shows that this is literally true. By sleeping more, we now know that you’ll be more creative. However, this study revealed that the type of sleep stage […]