Welcoming Dr. Marie Dibra to Our Team

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We’re excited to welcome Dr. Marie Dibra to the Sleep Dallas team! Newly arrived to Texas, Dr. Dibra joins our team from Florida where she was a clinical professor with the division of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

Board-certified in sleep medicine, Dr. Dibra specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and shift work disorder, among others. In addition to her focus in sleep medicine, Dr. Dibra is also a board-certified internist with a background in nutrition. Her unique professional background and experience allow her to take a comprehensive and compassionate approach to addressing our patients’ sleep issues and their underlying contributors.

When not in the office, Dr. Dibra enjoys playing tennis, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two young sons.

We’re so excited to have Dr. Dibra on board as we work to help patients restore their sleep, health, and overall quality of life!

Learn more about Dr. Dibra here.

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Am I a TYPICAL person with narcolepsy?

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“Am I a TYPICAL person with narcolepsy?”

No, I’m not. Here’s why:

The majority of people living with narcolepsy are undiagnosed. Up to 75% of “us” are currently either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with other conditions.

So the most TYPICAL person with narcolepsy is walking around unaware of the true nature of their symptoms, questioning their strength, thinking they aren’t cut out for their education or career. “If only I got MORE sleep, was LESS stressed, exercised MORE, ate LESS, surely I wouldn’t be so tired…”

Or maybe the TYPICAL person w/ narcolepsy has realized something is wrong & brought this to a healthcare provider. Maybe they were told their sleepiness isn’t unusual for [insert any age group or life stage, it doesn’t matter, we’ve heard it all].

Or maybe their medical provider took their concerns seriously (yoohoo!) BUT only studied sleepfor less than 2 hours in their medical education (bummer), so sleep disorders are not top of mind, and certainly not narcolepsy, that’s so rare (oh fudge!).

Perhaps the doctor thinks of thyroid issues or depression! Or if muscle jerking/collapsing is mentioned, epilepsy. Or if hearing voices, schizophrenia. Maybe the most TYPICAL person is down one of those paths right now, taking meds that make their symptoms worse (double whammy).

Therefore, I am in the minority who got lucky, got a sleep study, diagnosis & access to treatments in a somewhat timely fashion. For me, this was 6 years.

We say: “Average delays from symptom onset to diagnosis are 8 to 15 years.”

But that’s misleading, when you think about it, capturing the experiences of only those who get a diagnosis at all. I’m no mathematician, but shouldn’t this be: “from 8 years to a lifetime” to capture 100% of people with narcolepsy’s experiences?

So, no, I am NOT typical, which is exactly WHY I am raising my voice for World Narcolepsy Day. Because I know what it feels like to fight an invisible heaviness thinking it was within my power to control.

Thinking back to those years brings tears to my eyes, even now. I wish I could reach out to younger self in Brown University’s Rock library and say, “Julie, this isn’t normal & won’t go away, go see a sleep doctor now.”

Am I a TYPICAL person*diagnosed* with narcolepsy? I’ll answer that soon. 💗

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Interview with James Nestor, Author of NY Times Best-Seller, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art [Podcast #92]

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Please join me as I welcome James Nestor, author of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,  and LA Times best-selling book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art.

He will reveal the following:

  • How and why did you write this book?
  • How did you end up volunteering for a Stanford experiment to plug your nose for a few days?
  • How do you deal with doctors and other patients that don’t see poor breathing as a serious problem, especially if you’re younger or thin?
  • What’s the one thing that you’ve implemented after writing this book?
  • What are some tips for our listeners to improve their breathing and well-being?
  • And much, much more.

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How to Stop Mouth Breathing and Get Better Sleep

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My Comments on CNN

Here’s a great article on CNN, with an interview with James Nestor, author of the New York Times best-seller, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art

 

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