Sleep-Breathing Problems Tied To Special Education Needs

Here’s another study showing how important good breathing during sleep is when it comes to a child’s development. Researchers studied 11,000 children in England and found that those that sleep-disorderd breathing problems or other sleep problems in the first 5 years of life had significantly more special education needs at age 8. This article points […]

Post-Thanksgiving Sleep-Breathing Disturbances

Just as I predicted in my 11/28/09 post, many more people will experience various ear, nose, throat and sleep-breathing disturbances in the immediate days just following Thanksgiving. Just today, I saw a number of patients that developed sinus pain and congestion or throat pain along with ear pain. Of course, they all indulged in seconds […]

Q: Severe OSA or UARS?

Hello Dr. Park,
I am a 24 year old male and have been suffering from moderate-severe sleep problems for at least 7 years now.  For as long as I can remember, I have had issues waking up in the morning.  No matter how hard I try or what methods are used, I couldn’t get up when desired.  In the past 2 years I have noticed a big decrease in my level of energy.  Oftentimes I feel fatigued to the point where my day is compromised. 

Q: Can Sleep Apnea Cause Birth Defects?

Q: Dear Dr. Park, I was wondering if you are aware of any link to birth defects or other issues in babies of mothers with undiagnosed sleep apnea? I have only been diagnosed lately at the age of 47, but my first child who’s 22 was born with a cleft lip, has asthma + is […]