Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better Podcast

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Steven Y. Park, MD

Episodios

Interview with James Nestor, Author of NY Times Best-seller, Breath

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Please join me as I welcome Mr. 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.

 

 

The Surprising Link Between Vitamin D and the Sleep Neurotransmitter Acetylcholine [Podcast #91]

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Please join me on this fascinating interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak, where she will give us an update on Vitamin D and the gut biome. Dr. Gominak's two past interviews were two of the most popular downloaded podcast episodes.

In this 90 minute interview, she will discuss:

  • How vitamin D  is linked to acetylcholine, an important brain neurotransmitter.
  • Acetylcholine’s role in sleep
  • New findings about vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid).

Show Notes

Dr. Stasha Gominak's website

My Coronavirus ICU Experience (Good and Bad)

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In this episode, I will reveal my positive and negative insights during the time I spent in our hospital's intensive care unit (ICU). 

Shownotes:

Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind Youtube video

 

The Fallacy of Test Results [Podcast 89]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss an issue that everyone who sees a doctor will have to deal with. With any test, you have to take it with a grain of salt, and this episode will help you place test results in the right context.

Show Notes:

  1. Sleep study
  2. Vitamin D - Gominak Interviews (2015 Part 1, 2015 Part 2, 2015 Part 3, 2018 Part 1, 2018 Part 2) Supplements podcast link
  3. Thyroid testing (TSH) Mary Shomon
  4. Ferritin Glyphosate podcast
  5. Hormones podcast
  6. Gluten/Celiac
  7. Radiology

10 Ways to Combat Coronavirus [Podcast 88]

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During this coronavirus pandemic, Kathy and I will be discussing:

  1. Which vitamins and supplements everyone should be taking
  2. What is the easiest and best defense in fighting this infection?
  3. Which immune-boosting benefit most people are missing out on?

Shownotes:

  1. Good quantity and quality sleep.
    1. Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired 
    2. NKC lower 73% with sleep deprivation study
    1. Nitric Oxide from nose increased oxygen uptake in lungs by up to 18%
    2. Nitric oxide and antimicrobial properties
    3. Dr. Weil’s Relaxing Breath video
    4. Curb your sugar craving podcast
    5. Unstuff Your Stuffy Nose ebook
  2. Good nasal breathing
    1. Dr. John Cannell - Vitamindsociety.org
    2. Vitamin D and disease reduction chart
    3. Vit D Dr. Gominak interviews
    4. School children taking Vit D - lower flu and asthma rates study
    5. Vitamin D and lower cancer risk study
    6. Vitamin D activates genes to activate natural killer cells
  3. Vitamin D
    1. Linus Pauling Institute
    2. Reduce rates of colds
    3. ICU sepsis death rates much lower with Vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine
  4. Vitamin C
    1. In Foods - Dr. Axe
    2. Fermented foods - Dr. Axe
  5. Vitamin K
    1. B6  foods - Dr. Axe
    2. Folate (B9) foods - Dr. Axe
    3. B12 foods - Dr. Axe
  6. B complex vitamins
    1. Toxin podcast
    2. Honest Review of Branch Basics Cleaner
  7. Environmental toxins
    1. Fermented foods - Dr. Axe
    2. Probiotics - Dr. Axe
  8. Probiotics
  9. Thymic Protein A (TPA)
    1. Alcohol based 60 to 80% range - Dr. Mercola
    2. Don’t touch eyes, nose or mouth
    3. College student touching face study
  10. Wash your hands with soap and water.
  11. Heat - Dr. Mercola

The Connection Between Cancer and Sleep Apnea

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It’s unavoidable that all of us will experience cancer at one time or another. If you have not experienced cancer, it’s likely that you know someone that has suffered or even died from cancer. 

In this episode, Kathy and I discuss the importance of good sleep as it relates to cancer. This is an important topic that everyone needs to hear if you want to significantly lower your risk of cancer.

Show Notes:

Cancer statistics

OSA and cancer review article

Two cancer and OSA studies: Wisconsin cohort and Spanish Study

Intermittent hypoxia and cancer review article

Cancer VEGF

Hypoxia Induceable factor (HIF)

Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)

IL6 and OSA

Endothelial dysfunction and OSA 

Taiwanese study on cancer and parasomnias, OSA, insomnia

Shift work breast cancer, colon cancer

Estrogens podcast

Vitamin D podcast

Beta blocker and lower cancer

Love Medicine and Miracles book

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers book

Pillar Implants for snoring and OSA

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Dirty Dozen foods on EWG

Relaxing breath video by Dr. Weil

5 steps to lower your risk of cancer:

  • Eat clean healthy organic foods
  • Don't smoke and minimize toxin exposure
  • Optimal, regular sleep
  • Stress control
  • Optimize upper airway and jaw size, starting from pregnancy and childhood.

The Estrogen Goldilocks Principle: Confusion and Controversy [Podcast 86]

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Estrogen imbalance is a problem not only for women. Men and children can be affected as well, leading to various health conditions, including thyroid problems, early puberty in girls, the feminization of boys, poor sleep, weight gain, and higher cancer risk.

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Show Notes:

Post-menopausal women and progesterone study

Dr. John Lee

Dr. Christianne Northrup Wisdom of Menopause book

Sleep Interrupted

Thyroid health podcast

The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health podcast

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

Possible autism due to too much estrogen during pregnancy

Sicker Fatter Poorer book podcast

Estrogen enhances growth of cancer cells

Estrogen, obesity, and cancer

Increased estrogen in obese men

Estrogen and breast cancer risk

Vitamin D Chart

Checklist

Inventory of medications

Inventory of foods

Inventory of cleaning supplies

Inventor of personal care products

Pro-Gest cream

Progessence Plus essential oil

Sleep deprivation and hormone imbalance

Exercise and sweating to detox

Deep sleep and toxin removal

Tripple Trouble: Sleep Problems Before, During and After Pregnancy [Podcast 85]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will be discussing the importance of good health during all phases of a pregnancy: before, during and after. Discover the following helpful tips:

  • What to do even before you think about conceiving
  • What to look for if you're having pregnancy complications
  • An important thing to prepare for just after your delivery
  • A major reason why you're having trouble breast-feeding
  • What to do for post-partum depression.

Shownotes:

50% lower sperm counts in men

Fertility problems and obstructive sleep apnea 

Gestational Diabetes and OSA 

Gestational high blood pressure and sleep apnea

Pre-eclampaia and OSA

Prematurity and risk of OSA 

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

Tongue Tied book interview with Dr. Richard Baxter

5 Best Korean Foods For Postpartum Recovery

Dr. Palmer and breast feeding podcast

5 Surprising Facts About Your Thyroid And Sleep

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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.

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

How to Treat Your Sinusitis Without Medications

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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.

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

https://doctorstevenpark.com/sinusitis 

 

 

 

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

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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.

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.

7 Unexpected Reasons for Your Anxiety [Podcast 81]

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During this holiday season, is anxiety a problem for you? Please join Kathy and me as we discuss 7 Unexpected Reasons for Your Anxiety.

  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.

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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

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

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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 in this podcast will significantly increase your chances of feeling better, thinking clearer, and have a much calmer and controlled household.

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

How to Get Your Whole Family Sleeping Better - Part 1

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In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss an extremely important topic, which is how you can get your entire family sleeping much better. If you or your child has a sleep problem, it becomes the entire family’s sleep problem. Even if you are single, this information is too important to miss.

We will talk about:

  • The concept of sleep debt, something you don’t want to default on (leading to illnesses)
  • The optimal number of hours of sleep for various age groups
  • How, what, why, when, and with whom we should eat 
  • Basic good sleep habits that are essential for optimal health
  • How you can sleep like no one else.

Show Notes:

Delayed sleep phase syndrome

Harvard Health article on sleep debt

How our faces are shrinking podcast 

Our Shrinking Faces: More Important Than Global Warming [Podcast 78]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a disaster more urgent than global warming. It’s not going to happen in the next few decades or hundreds of years. It’s happening now: Due to modern Western diets and other various lifestyles and habits, our facial bones (and airways) are shrinking. 

In this captivating discussion, I will reveal:

  • What’s causing our faces to shrink
  • Why it’s worse for our children
  • The consequences of smaller faces and airways
  • How crooked teeth may be the first sign of shrinking faces
  • What we can do to prevent it
  • And what we can do to reverse the consequences.

Shownotes:

Our Skulls Are Out-Evolving Us on onezero.medium.com

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

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration by Dr. Weston Price 

Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson

Tooth loss and obstructive sleep apnea signs and symptoms in the US population

CDC: Obesity in children 3x since 1970s

CDC data: 1/5 school aged children are obese

Dr. Brian Palmer on Evolution of OSA podcast

Vitamin D podcast

Fluoride podcast 

Glyphosate podcast

Tongue Tied book interview with Dr. Richard Baxter

Harvard health article on poor oral health higher rates of heart disease 

Nasal congestion and facial growth

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Tooth Erosion

Myths & Fact About Your Sleep Position podcast 

https://doctorstevenpark.com/narrowface

Myths & Facts About Your Sleep Position [Podcast 77]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will discuss a very intimate topic: your sleep position. Over the years, I've seen a wide variety of explanations for why certain people like to sleep in certain positions, and even personality type differences. In this podcast, you will discover:

  • Which sleep position is most healthy for you
  • The one bad advice dermatologists are telling women
  • Why hospitals can be dangerous for you or your loved one
  • And much more.

Show Notes

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

JAMA article on pregnant women and sleep position and babies born small for gestational age

Positional sleep apnea article

Sleep Position book

Drug induced sleep endoscopy results in AHI < 5

CPAP increases fetal movement in women with pre-eclampsia

UARS article in Bottom Line Health

SlumberBump sleep positioner

Antisnoreshirt

Somnibel sleep positioner

Night Shift sleep positioner

Contour pillow for snoring

 

7 Myths About Tonsillectomy [Podcast 76]

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In this episode, Kathy and I have an interesting discussion about the 7 most common myths that I encounter about surgery for the tonsils:

  1. Don’t take out tonsils because they are part of the immune system and help fight infections 
  2. Tonsils can grow back after tonsillectomy 
  3. Tonsils shrink as you get older or you can outgrow them
  4. Surgery can lead to bleeding
  5. Anesthesia can be harmful in children
  6. You need to find the best surgeon 
  7. Small tonsils don’t need to be removed

Show Notes 

George Catlin: Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Sleep apnea lowers your immune system response study

Tonsillectomy does not alter your immune system response study

Rate of tonsil regrowth after tonsillectomy 

Rates of bleeding after tonsillectomy

CHAT study

Patterns of Upper Airway Obstruction on Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing with AHI<5 

7 Myths About Tonsillectomy [Podcast 76]

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In this episode, Kathy and I have an interesting discussion about the 7 most common myths that I encounter about surgery for the tonsils:

  1. Don’t take out tonsils because they are part of the immune system and help fight infections 
  2. Tonsils can grow back after tonsillectomy 
  3. Tonsils shrink as you get older or you can outgrow them
  4. Surgery can lead to bleeding
  5. Anesthesia can be harmful in children
  6. You need to find the best surgeon 
  7. Small tonsils don’t need to be removed

Show Notes 

George Catlin: Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life

Sleep apnea lowers your immune system response study

Tonsillectomy does not alter your immune system response study

Rate of tonsil regrowth after tonsillectomy 

Rates of bleeding after tonsillectomy

CHAT study

Patterns of Upper Airway Obstruction on Drug-Induced Sleep Endoscopy in Patients with Sleep-Disordered Breathing with AHI<5 

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.

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

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.

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 soothe 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

https://doctorstevenpark.com/fluoride

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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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. 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.

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

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

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In this episode, we're 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 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.....

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

The Truth About Sleeping Pills and Over-The-Counter Sleep Aids [Podcast 70]

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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.

Show Notes:

Sleep aid market increasing

Podcast: How to sleep better without medications

Podcast: How medications are harming you

Risk of complications for sleeping pills

Sleep aids and risk of Parkinson's

Sleep-eating

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

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

 

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

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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.

Shownotes

Original 1993 UARS paper

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.

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

doctorstevenpark.com/sleepprofessional

How Light Can Be Good, Bad, or Ugly

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In this episode, Kathy and I have an enlightening discussion about the good, bad, and ugly aspects of light. Some of the topics covered will be:

  • How light exposure and affect your appetite hormones and cause weight gain
  • How sun exposure may lower your risk of cancer
  • Why working at night may increase your risk for cancer.
  • How new technology is ruining our sleep and making us fat
  • How to use natural sunlight to sleep better and stay thin.

Shownotes:

Lights Out book by TS Wiley

Blue blocking glasses

F.lux - Computer screen blue light filter

Bright light box for seasonal affective disorder

7 Ways Black Electrical Tape Can Help You Sleep Better

Nobel 2017 award in medicine and physiology

Vitamin D levels and risk of cancer study

Addressing the health benefits and risks, involving vitamin D or skin cancer, of increased sun exposure 

Sunscreen SPF guide on EWG

 

 

 

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones [Podcast 67]

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In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. 

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. 

Shownotes

Hormones covered:

  • Thyroid
  • Estrogen and progesterone
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Atrial natriuretic peptide
  • Insulin
  • Grehlin and leptin
  • Vitamin D
  • Growth hormone.

Feeling Fat, Fuzzy or Frazzled, by Dr. Richard Shames

Atrial Natriuretic Peptide article by Dr. Deb Wardly

Vitamin D interview with Dr. Stasha Gominak

Sicker, fatter, Poorer by Dr. Leo Trasande

Sleep, Interrupted by Dr. Steven Y. Park

Second Spring by Dr. Maoshing Ni

The Woman Code by Alyssa Vitti 

The Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Christiane Northrup 

Keep Swimming Clip in Finding Nemo

https://doctorstevenpark.com/hormones

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live better Podcast 

 

How Better Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight [Podcast 66]

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Summer is in full swing and there's no better time to get fit and get slim than now. And I know that a lot of our listeners are starting their Keto, Paleo, Whole30 or whatever diets that are really popular right now. And there's nothing wrong with that. But tin this podcast Kathy and I will talk about an issue that not a lot of people think about when they're going on a diet or they're starting off trying to lose weight. And that issue is, are you sleeping well? Are you sleeping long enough? And that's something that most of us don't think about. We don't connect sleep with weight, but that's a huge, huge problem that one needs to address before you do any sort of diet regimen. 

Shownotes

Glamour article on weight loss

Glamour weight loss experiment

Youtube video on nasal dilators

Toxins podcast

Candlelight disrupts circadian rhythm study. News article

Knee LED study NYT article

How to optimize your bedroom for better sleep. mykoreanamericanhome.com

NOSTRILS post

Prescription medications podcast blogpost

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How to Sleep Better Without Medications [Podcast 65]

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In our last podcast, Kathy and I talked about how many commonly prescribed prescription medications can either make you gain weight or ruin your sleep. I this episode, we will discuss 7 steps you can take to prevent ever having to need them, or begin to wean off these medications. 

Show Notes:

  1. Prioritize sleep like your most important appointment 
  2. Optimal breathing while awake and while sleeping
  3. Sleep hygiene 

Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome 

Obstructive sleep apnea 

  1. Eat a healthy, organic toxin-free diet

Fed-Up Movie

  1. Eliminate environmental toxins or allergies

Podcasts on home toxins (part 1, part 2)

  1. Light toxicity
  2. Phone and email restrictions
  3. Vitamins and supplements

Reader Survey Link

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12 Medications That Can Make You Fat or Ruin Your Sleep [Part 1, Podcast 64]

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Prescription medications are the mainstay of modern medicine. But what we don’t realize is that many common medications have the potential to make you fat or ruin your sleep. Please join Kathy and me as we discuss 12 Medications That Can Make You Fat or Ruin Your Sleep. This is Part 1, and in our next podcast, we will go over various ways to avoid prescription medications. 

Shownotes: 

3 reasons why we shifted from acute to chronic care for medications

3 pathways that medications aggravate sleep problems and weight gain 

  1. High blood pressure medications (lower melatonin and nasal congestion)
  2. Acid reducers (proton pump inhibitors)
  3. High cholesterol medications
  4. Antibiotics 
  5. Antihistamines
  6. Birth control pills

Estrogen dominance, Dr. John Lee

Wisdom of Menopause by Dr. Northrup

Estrogen promoting environmental toxins podcast

Endocrine disruption podcast (Trasande)

  1. Viagra and other medications for erectile dysfunction (nasal congestion)
  2. Oral steroids
  3. Antidepressants  

Reader comment about Paxil 

  1. Mood stabilizers

Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)

  11. Stimulants for ADHD

  12. Sleeping pills

Interview with Dr. Karkow on treatment resistant insomnia

Blog response on 7 Drugs That Can Cause OSA

https://doctorstevenpark.com/medications1

 

 

The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health [Podcast 63, Part 2]

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In this episode Kathy and I continue our conversation about the most common toxins that we're exposed to on a regular basis. We will talk about the potential dangers of fluoride, flame retardants and Chlorine. 

Show Notes:

Fluoride,  Flame retardants,  Chlorine

Previous podcast #62 on the following toxins: BPA, PTFE, phthalates, lead 

Dr. Weston Price: Nutrition and Physical Degeneration

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

Why Some Women Have Throat Pain Before Periods

Fluoride and IQ study

Chlorine swimming pool and asthma study

Negative health effects of chlorine

Branch Basics Discount

The Top 7 Toxins to Avoid for Better Sleep and Health [Podcast 62]

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I don't want to sound like Chicken Little, but the sky is not falling. However, we are literally bathing in a myriad of potentially toxic and harmful toxins and pollutants in our everyday lives. We touched on some of these toxins during my interview with Dr. Trasande. In Part 1 of today's episode, Kathy and I will go over 4 of the 7 common toxins that all of us may be exposed to on a regular basis. Some of these can definitely affect your sleep quality. Stay tuned for our next episode when I reveal the next 3 toxins.

Click here to find out what these common toxins are and how you can lower your exposure. 

Show Notes

Dr. Trasande, author of Sicker, Fatter, Poorer interview

Slow Death By Rubber Duck

Sleep interrupted

Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Micro-poop theory article 

Homemade cleaning products on Pinterest 

Branch Basics cleaner review 

 

7 Supplements to Fight Fatigue and Brain Fog

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In this episodes, Kathy and I explain why certain supplements are essential to good gut health and brain function, as well as to potentially prevent damage from untreated obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome. We end the discussion by exposing a major myth about a popular supplement. 

Show Notes 

Sleep Breathing Paradigm in Sleep, Interrupted

Inflammation and OSA article

Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers (Talks about stress)

Glyphosate podcast

Functions of the liver

Vitamin D podcast with Dr. Gominak

Dr. Deborah Wardly UARS and ANP paper and effects on magnesium

Sleep apnea and brain damage (Dr. Ron Harper interview)

Sleep deprivation and effects on gut biome article

Dr. Mercola’s information on probiotics

Ferritin level and limb movements article

How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy Part 2 [Podcast 60]

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One of the most common questions I get asked is how I can stay so thin and healthy. Kathy and I answered this question in a previous podcast (How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy), but I wanted to go into more detail about the who, what, when, where, how and why we eat as it relates to our health. I’m not a nutritionist, but questions about food and what I eat is so common that I though it was important to address this important issue, from a sleep and breathing perspective.

 

Shownotes

Summary of How I Stay Thin, Happy and Healthy Part 1

  • Control our allergies 
  • Eliminate toxins
  • Eat organic
  • Breast feed
  • Cook at home
  • Elimination diet
  • Reprioritize habits and lifestyles
  • Nutritional supplements
  • More sun exposure
  • Be healthy before you conceive

Who?

What to Eat

  • Eat organic, non-packaged foods, and avoid gluten
  • Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It, by Dr. Josh Axe
  • Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health, by Dr. William Davis.
  • Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers, by Dr. David Perlmutter
  • Keto and Paleo diet

When to Eat

  • Don’t eat or snack (or alcohol) within 3-4 hours of bedtime.
  • Sleep Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired, by Dr. Steven Y. Park
  • Glamor article: You Can Do This! The Sleep Diet Is Here

Where to Eat

How to Cook

Why to Eat Healthy

  • Most important

Summary

  • Eat organic
  • Non-GMO
  • Little to food packaging
  • Use ingredients as close to the source as possible
  • Supplements (Vitamin D, omega-3, magnesium, probiotics, etc.)
  • Better breathing and sleep hygiene
  • Poor sleep causes poor digestion
  • Choose one item on this list and layer on other areas once you succeed

 

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Sicker, Fatter, Poorer [Podcast 59]

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Why are our kids sicker, fatter these days? Dr. Leonardo Trasande, author of the book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future…and what we can do about it, answers this question. I’m so excited to have the privilege of interviewing the author about this important topic on this episode today. He will answer the following:

  • How the dose does not always make the poison  
  • How do these chemicals affect the obesity epidemic in our children?
  • Can you please elaborate on male reproductive and fertility issues. 
  • How is this problem affecting girls? What about it potential effects on the rate of breast cancer?
  • How can you determine if a study or journal article is credible and scientifically sound or a platform with industry supported backing?
  • What can we as parents do to fight this problem?
  • Where can our listeners find your book and find out more information about you?