This “Silent” Sleep Problem Stumps Even Some Doctors

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Doctor is stumped

Are doctors stumped by your health problems? Do you suffer from severe chronic fatigue, poor sleep, headaches, anxiety, chronic pain, cold hands, headaches, digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, or all of the above? Are all your tests coming back normal, including your sleep study?

Click here to read my my eye-opening article about Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) on Bottom Line Health.

If you suffer from any of the symptoms listed above, please let me know in the comments area below.

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When An Allergy Is Not Just An Allergy [Podcast 75]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will be revealing the steps we took to significantly improve our family’s allergy symptoms this fall.

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Shownotes

The Truth About Allergies Revealed blogpost

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

Allergy-free bedsheets

Micro-poop theory blogpost

Dyson HEPA vacuum cleaner

The Sinus, Allergy and Migraine Study (SAMS)

Dr. David Buccholz: Heal Your Headache

Long term nasal saline irrigation and increased infections blogpost

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Fluoride: Friend or Foe? [Podcast 74]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will be talking about a controversial issue, which is the topic of fluoride in our water supply, food, and even our medications. For a more detailed article about the potential dangers of fluoride, click here. During this discussion, we will reveal:

  • How and why fluoride was added to our water supply
  • How I began to suspect the dangers of fluoride
  • Multiple studies linking higher levels of fluoride with lower IQ levels
  • How fluoride may help to shrink our jaws (but have less cavities)
  • How to minimize your daily exposure to fluoride.

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Show Notes

OTC and prescription sleep aids

Original fluoride article

The Story of Fluoridation

Fluoride in otosclerosis article

Rat palatal shelf growth and fluoride

Braces in pregnant rats given fluoride

Fluoride and rat tooth movement

Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure and Cognitive Outcomes in Children at 4 and 6–12 Years of Age in Mexico

Association Between Maternal Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy and IQ Scores in Offspring in Canada

Decreased melatonin biosynthesis, calcium flux, pineal gland calcification and aging: a hypothetical framework

Fluoride and low thyroid levels

Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland

The Hidden Cause of Acne: How Toxic Water Is Affecting Your Health and What You Can Do about It

Complete List of Fluoride-Free Bottled Water

Fluoride Free Toothpaste

How to detox from toxic fluoride

Medications with fluoride

Reverse osmosis water filter

 

 

 

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Which is Better for Insomnia? CPAP vs. ASV: Interview With Dr. Barry Krakow [Podcast 73]

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If you have been told that you don’t have obstructive sleep apnea but still can’t get a good night’s sleep, then this discussion is for you.

In this special episode, I will be having a conversation with with Dr. Barry Krakow, who will talk about his new landmark study on eclinicalmedicine, the online version of the prestigious journal Lancet. The title of the paper is Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia. 

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Show Notes

Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping through the Night.

UARS Podcast Interview with Dr. Guilleminault

TEDxABQ talk: Why Do You Wake Up At Night?

Complex insomnia: insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing in a consecutive series of crime victims with nightmares and PTSD

Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial on the Efficacy of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and Adaptive Servo-Ventilation in the Treatment of Chronic Complex Insomnia

Prevalence of Sleep Disorders Among Soldiers With Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Itamar WatchPAT Home Study Meta-analysis

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Why You’re Not Sleeping Well Even If You Think You Are [Podcast 72]

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The Hidden Dangers of Hypersomnia

hypersomnia

In this episode, Kathy and I are going to explain why even if you think you sleep great, you’re not. If you sleep like a log or can sleep anywhere, any time, this discussion is for you. We’ll be talking about the hypersomnias—when people tend to sleep too much or too long.

We’ll be revealing the following:

  • Why you can sleep 9 hours or more and will still feel tired
  • How you can stop breathing 25 times every hour and not have sleep apnea
  • Which doctor to see if you suffer from this condition
  • And much more…..

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Show Notes

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

Upper airway resistance syndrome interview with Dr. Guilleminault

Insomnia as risk for future cancer

U-shaped curve for ideal sleep length

Sleep endoscopy findings in symptomatic patients with AHI < 5

Two things that go flop in the night blog post

Shift work and cancer

Sleep journal

Sleep tracking apps and devices

Narcolepsy vs. hypersomnias

doctorstevenpark.com/hypersomnia

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live Better Podcast on iTunes

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The Truth About Prescription and OTC Sleep Aids [Podcast 71]

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In this episode, Kathy and I are going to be talking about another controversial topic that many of you have probably had some experience with at one time or another…and that’s the issue of sleeping pills and OTC sleep aids. In particular, we will be discussing:

  • Why sleeping pills are usually the wrong way of treating insomnia
  • Why insomnia may not really be insomnia
  • How to wean yourself off sleeping pills
  • A non-prescription therapy that’s better than sleeping pills in the long run.

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Show Notes:

Medicalization of sleepiness

Americans getting worse at taking sleeping pills

Increase in visits to the ER due to Ambien

Podcast: How to sleep better without medications

Podcast: How medications are harming you 

Risk of complications for sleeping pills

Sleeping pills and risk of dying and cancer

Sleeping pills and risk of bony fractures

Sleep-eating

Zolpidem and risk of Parkinson’s

Insomnia increases risk of dying

Insomnia as a harbinger of mental illness

Insomnia and future risk of heart disease

Insomnia and increased risk of dementia

Hip fractures with Ambien

Sleeping pill vs. CBT-i study

3 Ps of insomnia 

Krakow’s OSA in treatment resistant insomnia study

Dr. Krakow’s podcast on OSA and Insomnia

Dreams about choking while sleeping

Sleep endoscopy in AHI < 5 study

UARS paper – Guilleminault

SLEEPINESS 10 steps: checklist of good sleep habits

Podcast 65: How to sleep better without medications

3 Rs: Sleep restriction, reconditioning and relaxation

Neck stretching exercises

Two floppy valves videos

Online CBT-i programs

 

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Fluoride: Friend or Foe?

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In the 2006 cult classic movie Idiocracy, the main character Joe Bauers takes part in a secret military hibernation experiment, but wakes up 500 years later into a dystopian world where commercialism and anti-intellectualism have run rampant, with IQ rates that have plummeted. He is found to be the smartest person in the world and is appointed to become the President. 

Whenever I see studies linking fluoride ingestion with lowered IQ rates, this movie comes to mind. Why an I concerned?

Adding fluoride to our nation’s water supply has been touted as a major public health success story, resulting in significantly lowered rates of cavities (~25%). However, ever since the inception of the program in 1945, there have been strong opinions for and against it. I’ve always had mixed feelings about fluoride, but over the years, a handful of studies linking fluoride levels to lowered IQ levels led me into a rabbit hole of confusing, often conflicting studies. What I explain in this article is my reason for coming to the conclusion that ultimately, we’re better off without fluoride in our water supply. 

Fluoride’s Link to Lower IQ

There have been a myriad of studies over many decades associating fluoride with various health conditions, including flourosis,  cancer, bone fractures, hypothyroidism, acne, earlier puberty in girls, pineal gland calcification, and lowered intelligence. Numerous arguments are made countering the above associations as well.  

A 2012 systematic review and meta-analysis of 27 studies over 22 years from Harvard combined all the highest quality studies on fluoride exposure and IQ, showing that children living in areas with higher fluoride exposure had significantly lower IQ scores (about 7 points). Needless to say, this study attracted a lot of headlines and media coverage.

In 2017, researchers from the the United States, Canada and Mexico found that children had a 6 point drop in IQ score with each 1 mg/L increase in maternal urine fluoride levels.  

Just last month in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers from York University in Toronto published results showing that in mothers living in areas of fluoride water during pregnancy (compared to non-fluoridated water) had children with lower IQ rates. They measured the mother’s urine fluoride levels as well as estimated fluoride intake levels based on dietary factors and local water supply fluoride concentrations. They found that for every 1 ml/L increase in maternal urine fluoride levels, IQ levels dropped by 4.5 points, but in boys only. When maternal fluoride intake was measured, IQ diminished by 3.7 points in both boys and girls.

This study went against the grain amongst the medical …

Dr. Christian Guilleminault on Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome Encore [Podcast 70]

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A Reason Why You May Be Chronically Sick and Tired

Dr. Christian Guilleminault

This week, I’m thrilled to play an encore of the interview I had in 2013 with one of the greatest sleep physicians of our time, Dr. Christian Guilleminault from Stanford University. He first described upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) in 1993. Along with Dr. Dement, he co-coined the term, OSAS. Sadly, he recently passed as at the age of 80. This episode is a tribute to his incredible contributions and legacy to the sleep community.

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Shownotes

Original 1993 UARS paper

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How Sleep Affects the Brain at Every Age – Warning Signs to Look For

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Watch My Interview on the Functional Oral and Airway Health Summit

Register now to watch my interview titled “How Sleep Affects the Brain at Every Age – Warning Signs to Look For” on the The Functional Oral and Airway Health Summit, August 19-25, 2019. There will be 28 experts over a course of 7 days. 

Who is this Summit For?  

It’s for YOU, if…

  • You worry that maybe you “don’t know what you don’t know” about your health
  • You worry that you snore – or wonder if you do.  
  • You worry about proper nutrition and eating for a healthy mouth – and body. 
  • You have kids with crooked teeth and wonder are braces the answer?  
  • You worry that you are always tired. Is it your sleep or a breathing issue?  
  • You’ve had heart problems and want to minimize your risk in the future.  
  • You’re worried about Alzheimer’s  
  • You’re worried about the cost of dental (and medical) care and the changes in insurance
  • You want to learn from experts who treat patients every day 
  • You want to learn from experts who teach in dental and medical schools
  • You’ve heard that ADHD is the result of a sleep breathing disorder 
  • You want all this information in easy-to-understand terms  

You will learn from 22 New + 6 past favorite expert speakers more about:

  • How sleep affects the brain through all ages and what warning signs to look for 
  • Why cancer patients should see a dentist before treatment to lessen side effects
  • How humming can reduce insomnia, depression, anger and much more
  •  Why your mouth may be giving you Alzheimer’s
  • The facts about oral cancer, what you can do and what your dentist should do 
  • Tips for dental office visit safety from an OSHA expert
  • What dentists and patients can do to combat antibiotic resistance
  • How to fix your gut microbiome, starting with your mouth 
  • Watch the documentary film Say Ahh- The Cavity in Health Care Reform 
  • And much more!  

Click here to register for free.

 

 

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How To Find The Right Sleep Professional [Podcast 69]

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One of the most common questions I get asked is, “Where can I find someone like you in my area to help me with my sleep problem?” Even in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, people are frustrated by not knowing where to even start.

In this episode, Kathy and I will give you my long answer, including who, why, how, where and what to look for when starting or troubleshooting your sleep-health journey.

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Shownotes

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

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia 

Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician’s Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life

Inspire hypoglossal nerve pacemaker

Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy

Myofunctional therapy for OSA meta-analysis

Dr. Melvin Moss

Paula Fabbie, myofunctional therapist 

AHI < 5 sleep endoscopy study

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Oral Appliance guidelines

Interview with Dr. Bill Hang

Interview with Dr. Kasey Li on maxilla-mandibular advancement

 

 

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