Sleep Apnea & Gastrointestinal Problems (Podcast 25)

A Surprising Link

In this podcast episode, Kathy and I will talk about links between various gastrointestinal issues and obstructive sleep apnea. We cover the following 5 surprising conditions: Irritable bowel syndrome Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis) Celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity) Colon cancer Acid reflux Download MP3 Subscribe Shownotes: Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the […]

5 Ways Sleep Apnea Can Cause Gastrointestinal Problems

Digestive and gastrointestinal problems are not commonly thought of when you mention obstructive sleep apnea. I used to think this way as well until I met Lorraine, a woman in her 30s who was thin and healthy looking on the outside. However, she hated waking up in the mornings due to her severe, throbbing headaches, and […]

Ulcerative Colitis, Chron’s, and Sleep Deprivation

Here’s more evidence that sleep deprivation can exacerbate inflammatory bowel disease, which includes ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease. A study was published in Sleep Medicine where rats who were given a substance to induce colitis (DSS, dextran sodium sulfate). Control rats that were deprived of acute sleep deprivation or chronic sleep deprivation had no signs of […]