5 Surprising Facts About Your Thyroid And Sleep [Podcast 84]

Originally at: https://doctorstevenpark.com/thyroid?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thyroid thyroid disease

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about thyroid diseases, a very common condition that’s not often addressed when you are seen for a sleep problem.

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Show Notes:

Hypothyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hashimotos thyroiditis

Graves disease

Autoimmune thyroiditis

The Thyroid Diet Revolution: Manage Your Master Gland of Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss by Mary Shomon

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired

Thyroid and interaction with sleep

Ideal thyroid labs

TSH less than 2

Free T4 top 25%

Free T3 top 25%

Reverse T3, low end

Anti-thyroid antibodies as low as possible

Thyroid binding globulin

Vitamin D > 50

Ferritin > 60

Thyroid friendly foods

Health organic foods

Iodine in seafood and salt, as well other various foods

Selenium to help thyroid function

Vitamin D health chart

Omega-3

Zinc

Copper

Vitamin B Complex

Magnesium

Iodine

Ashwagandha

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How to Treat Your Sinusitis Without Medications [Podcast 83]

Originally at: https://doctorstevenpark.com/sinusitis?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sinusitis

Sinus infections with pain and pressure are all-too-common this time of the year. Please join Kathy and me as we reveal:

  • Why your sinus infection may not be an infection al all
  • What many doctors (even ENTs) may miss when treating sinusitis
  • How to treat your sinus symptoms without using antibiotics
  • How sinus pain may be linked to anxiety
  • Alternative ways of treating your sinus condition.

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Shownotes:

Heal Your Headache by Dr. David Buchholz 

Sinus And Migraine Study

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

Reflux and chronic sinusitis 

OSA and reflux

CPAP reduces reflux

Pepsin in middle ear

Pepsin and H. pylori in maxillary sinus

Pepsin and lungs

Macrolide antibiotics and anti-inflammatory properties

Biaxin and chronic sinusitis in Japanese study

DISE in AHI < 5 study

Anxiety podcast

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Dr. Robert Sapolsky 

Unstuff your stuffy nose free report 

Acupuncture studies

Myofunctional therapy studies

Janet Bennet of ijustwanttosleep.com

 

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The Gut Biome and How It Can Affect Your Sleep & Weight [Podcast 82]

Originally at: https://doctorstevenpark.com/gutbiome?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gutbiome

In this age of fecal transplants, the gut biome is a popular topic that everyone is talking about. What is the gut biome and how is it related to your sleep quality? How can the bacteria in your gut prevent you from losing weight? 

Please join Kathy and me as we answer the above questions and more.

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Show Notes:

What is the gut biome?

How sleep affects the gut biome (good review article on Huffington Post)

Another article on sleep loss and gut bacteria

How stress affects the gut biome

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

Melatonin/circadian rhythm and gut biome

How excessive exercise negatively affects the gut

Gut biome and insomnia and circadian disorders

Gut dysbiosis and Vitamin D

Glyphosate as an antibiotic

Glyphosate graph

Glyphosate affects Vitamin D conversion in liver by p450 enzyme

Antibiotics in young children linked with higher rate of obesity

Vaginal delivery vs. C-section gut bacteria

Breast fed vs. bottle gut biome

14 Steps

Reduce stress

Cut out children’s activities

Animal proteins are important 

7 hours of sleep

Eat high fiber foods – pre-biotics 

Timing of meals: Eat every 4 hours or intermittent fasting

Avoid fad diets

5 Korean foods to help you quit sugar

Avoid MSG

Minimize antibiotics

Eat healthy 

Probiotics / Fermented foods

Sweat every day

Eat dirt

Avoid processed foods

Dr. Mark Hyman:

Eat whole unrefined foods

Majority vegetable/plant based foods

Good fats

Supplement smartly

Add more coconut to diet

Remove inflammatory fat

Add fiber rich foods

Eat fermented foods

Call to action: Focus on your poop.

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Sleep Talk: Episode 50 – Sleeping in the Heat

Originally at: https://sleephub.com.au/podcast-50/

Episode 50: Sleeping in the Heat

When the weather gets warm it can be harder to sleep. But what does the heat actually do to sleep and what can be done to help sleep better on hot nights? To help answer these questions we talk with Dr Kazue Okamoto-Mizuno from Tohoku Fukoshi Univeristy, Sendai, Japan. Dr Okamoto-Mizuno has researched the relationship between sleep and temperature for 20 years.

Dr Moira Junge (Health Psychologist) and Dr David Cunnington (Sleep Physician) host the monthly podcast, Sleep Talk – Talking all things sleep.

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Audio Timeline / Chapters:

  • 00:00 – 03:37 Introduction
  • 03:37 – 22:33 Theme – Sleeping in the Heat
  • 22:33 – 23:43 Clinical Tip
  • 23:43 – 28:50 Pick of the Month
  • 28:50 – 29:59 What’s Coming Up?

Next episode: Sleep in Teenagers

Links mentioned in the podcast: 

Presenters:

Guest interviews:

Dr Kazue Okamoto-Mizuno is a researcher from Tohoku Fukoshi Univeristy, Sendai, Japan. Dr Okamoto-Mizuno’s original research was on textiles, which led to researching the effect of temperature on sleep. Dr Okamoto-Mizuno has been researching the relationship between sleep and temperature for 20 years and published a number of peer reviewed papers on the topic. 

Links to Dr Okamoto-Mizuno’s research can be found via her Research Gate page.

 

Regular hosts:

Dr Moira JungeDr Moira Junge is a health psychologist working in the sleep field, who has considerable experience working with people with sleeping difficulties in a multidisciplinary practice using a team-based approach. Moira is actively involved with the Australasian Sleep Association (ASA) and a board member of the Sleep Health Foundation. She has presented numerous workshops for psychologists and is involved with Monash University with teaching and supervision commitments. She is one of the founders and clinic directors at Yarraville Health Group which was established in 1998. In addition to her expertise in sleep disorders, her other areas of interest and expertise include smoking cessation, psychological adjustment to chronic illness, and grief and loss issues.

 

Dr David CunningtonDr David Cunnington is a sleep physician and director …

Sleep Apnea: An Aging Accelerator

Originally at: https://www.sleepdallas.com/blog/sleepapneaandaging/

Sleep apnea accelerates aging

Nearly 30 million adults in the United States experience disturbances in their sleep cycles as a direct result of obstructive sleep apnea, a condition marked by pauses in breathing during sleep. With many cases remaining undiagnosed and untreated, this sleep disorder poses a major threat to the overall health of affected individuals – including causing their cells to age more rapidly.

While sleep apnea tends to target older adults, men, postmenopausal women, and those who smoke or struggle with obesity, it does not discriminate and manages to affect a wide range of individuals.  A variety of factors, including lifestyle and environment, determine the risk of developing sleep apnea. Additionally, research links sleep apnea to a number of health complications within a multitude of individuals such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, and depression. Snoring, sometimes accompanied by choking sounds or pauses in breathing, as well as symptoms of sleep deprivation during the day signal that sleep apnea may be impeding on not only your rest but also your overall health. New research indicates that the myriad of disruptive symptoms related to untreated sleep apnea may now include accelerated cell aging, especially in women.

The Connection Between Aging and Sleep Apnea

In 2019 Harvard University conducted a study investigating the relationship between epigenetic age acceleration (early aging of DNA within the cells) and sleep-disordered breathing among 622 adults. The research consisted of polysomnography (a sleep study) and “DNA methylation [in which] a marker for epigenetic age acceleration was measured in blood samples.”

The study concludes that severe sleep-disordered breathing correlates with early aging of DNA within cells. Further, the results found that out of all sleep-related conditions causing airway blockage in the throat, the number of obstructive sleep apnea cases outnumbered all other chronic sleep disorder occurrences. This comes as especially unfavorable news for women, who demonstrated stronger associations between their sleep disorders and epigenetic age accelerations than their male counterparts, despite typically exhibiting lower sleep disorder related health risks.

According to the lead author of the study, the correct treatment of conditions like sleep apnea can not only help improve health and decrease the risk of developing other serious health conditions, but can also reverse the consequences of epigenetic age acceleration. The sooner that individuals receive a sleep apnea diagnosis, the sooner they can begin combating the wide range of health issues, including premature aging, that accompany obstructive sleep apnea. 

Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Multiple variations of sleep apnea wreak havoc on sleep cycles, the most common of which is obstructive sleep apnea. Individuals who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea experience episodes

You’re Invited! Join Me for Project Sleep’s New Year’s Celebration

Originally at: http://julieflygare.com/youre-invited-join-me-for-project-sleeps-new-years-celebration/

Tune in this Saturday, Dec. 28th, 2019 at 12:00 noon ET for a very special  New Year’s Facebook LIVE—celebrating your amazing 2019 and looking ahead with a sneak peek of 2020! On behalf of Project Sleep’s leadership, I will broadcast live from Los Angeles to Project Sleep’s Facebook page this Saturday, Dec. 28th at 12noon ET.

You have accomplished SO much through Project Sleep’s awareness and advocacy programs this year. We can’t wait to share the story of your collective impact back to you because it’s a tremendous story of courage, hard work and making a difference!

To watch live, go to Project Sleep’s Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/ProjectSleepAwareness/) at 12:00 noon ET on Sat. 12/28. The live video will show up in our newsfeed shortly after 12noon ET.

Please spread the word to anyone interested. Happy Holidays, friends!

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7 Unexpected Reasons for Your Anxiety [Podcast 81]

Originally at: https://doctorstevenpark.com/anxiety-2?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=anxiety-2 Stressed anxious woman

During this holiday season, are you anxious or stressed? Please join Kathy and me as we reveal 7 Unexpected Reasons for Your Anxiety.

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  1. Sleep deprivation for any reason (quantity or quality)
  2. Food as stimulants (artificial sweeteners, caffeine, aspartame, MSG, etc.)
  3. Weather changes
  4. Lack of sunlight
  5. Normal hormonal fluctuations
  6. Media overconsumption/addiction, and over-scheduling
  7. Poor nasal breathing.

Shownotes:

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 

Aspartame and sugar cravings in mice

Artificial sweeteners and weight gain

5 Ways to Sleep Better and Lose Weight Using Light podcast

Pro-gest bio-identical progesterone cream

Nitric oxide and increased oxygen uptake in lungs

Relaxing breath: Dr. Andrew Weil

How to unstuff your stuffy nose ebook

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How to Get Your Whole Family Sleeping Better – Part 2 [Podcast 80]

Originally at: https://doctorstevenpark.com/sleepingfamily2?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=sleepingfamily2

Please join me as we continue our important discussion on how you can get your entire family sleeping better. Whether you have young children or are single, young or old, the concepts presented will significantly increase your chances of feeling better, thinking clearer, and have a much calmer and controlled household.

Listen to this podcast to find out how you have a chance to receive for free the audio version of my book, Sleep Interrupted (worth $15).

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Show Notes:

7 year olds with lack of sleep   more problems with reasoning, emotional control and behavior problems.

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise. Original 10,000 hours study

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems by Dr. Richard Ferber

12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

Essential Oils link (Kathy gets a small commission)

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar—Your Brain’s Silent Killers

Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired

Branch Basics natural cleaning formula blog post with discount code (Kathy gets a small commission).

Appliance therapy options podcasts (Homeoblock, ALF, DNA, Mandibular Advancement Devices

Outline:

  1. Limit screen time
  2. Do inventory of light exposure
  3. Address possible sleep apnea
  4. Uncluttered, pleasing, calming bedroom
  5. Dust/allergy-free bedroom
  6. Consider essential oils
  7. Regular scheduled rest
  8. Don’t over-schedule your activities
  9. Schedule free time regularly
  10. Eat healthy meals and snacks
  11. Eat meals together as a family
  12. Consider vitamins and supplements
  13. Toxin-free living (chlorine filter, fluoride filter, cleaning supplies, personal care products, natural materials, etc.)
  14. See a professional (ENT, sleep, dentist, allergist, acupuncturist, myofunctional therapist, naturopath)
  15. Weight loss

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“I will change how I treat my patients because of your talk.”

Originally at: http://julieflygare.com/i-will-change-how-i-treat-my-patients-because-of-your-talk/

Last month, I gave one of my favorite presentations at the 10th Biennial Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference hosted by my alma mater, Brown University.

My “TED-style talk” had two key messages:

  1. Prescribing social support to people with narcolepsy,
  2. Partnering with patients, patient leaders and organizations to develop patient-centered research toward recognizing and addressing stigma.

I’d spent months preparing for this speech. Having only 18 minutes, every second mattered. I practiced and revised and revised more. Arriving at the conference, the room was much bigger than I’d expected, between 200-300 pediatric sleep researchers, doctors and technicians in the audience. 

Once on stage, I didn’t get through my material perfectly, but I hit the emotional arch I wanted and I articulated my first key messages in new ways that I believe resonated strongly.

The response was tremendous, people stopped me all weekend to thank me, even as I loaded my suitcases into my lyft the next day, a doctor approached me to say that she is going to change how she treats her patients because of my talk. Wow!

Also kinda funny, I overheard two doctors talking about me in the hallway (really nice things), and I had to awkwardly be like “Oh, um hi! I’m right behind you.”

To me, speaking is an art form and I’ve fallen in love with it, and I can’t wait to continue developing this talk and sharing these messages in more places.

From there, I traveled to Washington, D.C. for Project Sleep’s Congressional Briefing and Hill Day co-hosted with the Sleep Research Society (SRS). I felt ready for this advocacy day and the activities went super well.  I believe we are doing unique and important work advocating specifically for sleep health and sleep disorders research and awareness. Read the full re-cap on Project Sleep’s blog.

While in DC, I got to meet some very special people, including Project Sleep’s newest Board Member, Anne Taylor and Project Sleep’s 2017 Jack & Julie Narcolepsy Scholarship recipient, Cassandra Stewart. I also had some important meetings that will likely mean exciting things for Project Sleep in the years to come. I can’t wait to share more, all in good time.

I know this might seem strange, but I truly feel like I’m becoming a new and better version of myself. This aura of calm confidence washed over this past month and I feel like I am operating from a higher place within me. (I cannot describe this perfectly but that’s my best try.)

I cannot thank each of you enough for your support along this path. I hope I can continue to make you proud and elevate our voices …

Is Your Morning Headache a Sign of Sleep Apnea?

Originally at: https://www.sleepdallas.com/blog/sleep-apnea-causes-headaches/

Headache in bedYou wake up, and then immediately you notice the unpleasant pain in your head. Does this happen to you every morning? If so, it might be a sign of a sleep disorder. In particular, chronic headaches might be a sign that you have sleep apnea – a disorder that could lead to far worse problems if left alone. Read on to learn why those migraines might be warning you that you aren’t enjoying quality rest.

What is Sleep Apnea?

If you experience frequent pauses in your breathing while you’re asleep, you have sleep apnea. These pauses are usually due to the airway becoming blocked somehow, which can happen hundreds of times during the night. People with sleep apnea keep waking up when their breathing is interrupted; as a result, they often feel tired during the day even if they think they got a full night’s sleep.

How Does Sleep Apnea Cause Headaches?

When your breathing stops, your brain receives less oxygen. This causes the blood vessels in your head to widen, triggering vascular headaches. Sleep apnea-related headaches usually don’t last very long, but they can occur frequently. In general, more severe sleep apnea will result in more painful headaches.

What Other Effects Does Sleep Apnea Have?

You should especially consider morning headaches to be a potential symptom of sleep apnea if you also notice:

  • Loud snoring or interruptions in breathing during the night (which someone else would likely tell you about)
  • A lack of energy during the day
  • High blood pressure
  • A sudden increase of weight
  • Irritability, depression or mood swings

How Can You Treat Headaches Caused by Sleep Apnea?

Typically, treating your sleep apnea will also stop any recurring headaches that it’s causing. In many cases, you can improve your symptoms with an oral appliance. When worn at night, an oral appliance can adjust your tongue and/or jaw so that the airway remains open while you’re asleep. There are numerous different kinds of appliances you can get depending on your needs; for example, some are designed for patients with smaller mouths, while others can accommodate for orthodontic work.

There are also some changes you can make at home that make it easier to overcome sleep apnea. For instance, sleeping on your side (instead of on your back) can prevent tissues in your mouth in throat from collapsing and blocking your airway. Some patients benefit from using a humidifier; adding moisture to the air can sometimes encourage clearer breathing.

It’s important to stick to your sleep apnea treatment once you’ve begun; the disorder tends to worsen over time, and the symptoms associated with it also become …