Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Radio Show for May 29

Posted on 27 May 2011 - 2:41 PM by Dr. Brian Wind

The Sleep Doctors are going to talk about Shaquille O’Neal’s very public diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, the affects of poor sleep in children on your marriage, and the crazy things people do when getting ready for bed.  Tune in at 9am on Sunday morning to learn about getting better sleep!

Sleep in the News

This week’s news begins with Shaquille O’Neal and his public diagnosis and treat of sleep apnea.  If you haven’t see the video yet, watch it below.  We are going to discuss this news and we want to have your input.

  • Call in and tell us what you thought of this video.
  • Is sleep apnea more common in athletes? Why?
  • Seems like more and more sleep apnea in the press – do you think sleep apnea is more prevalent, or has our awareness increased?
  • Is sleep apnea getting too much press?

Call and tell us what you think!


Also in the news, could the poor quality of a marriage cause poor sleep in children? This, from the National Sleep Foundation:

Marriage Problems Linked to Poor Sleep in Toddlers

The Sleep Doctors will discuss and want your input in phone calls on the following:

  • What could be the possible reasons for the link between marital problems and poor sleep in children?
  • Is this more evidence that responsibility for our children’s mental, emotional, and physical well being is on our shoulders.
  • Call if you have experienced or witnessed this.


Listener Questions

If you have a sleep-related question—no matter how big or how small—call the Sleep Doctors during the show at 615-737-9986 or 24 hours a day / 7 days a week at 615-427-4234 (toll free at 866-SLEEP20).  The sleep doctors will answer your sleep questions.

If time permits during the show, the doctors will answer some telephone questions (left at 866-SLEEP20) including::

- Elizabeth in a nursing home asks, “Are my sleep medications causing me more problems than they should?”


Sleep Talk

This week we’re going to talk about the crazy things people do when getting ready to go to sleep.  Tune in to hear about some things the Sleep Doctors have experienced. Call in to tell us about what you do or what you have heard about from others.  Maybe you’ll learn some interesting things that might work for you!


Healthy Sleep Tip

The Sleep Doctors are going to talk about the affect of mentally or physically stimulating activities prior to bedtime.  Tune in to see what helps and what hurts!



The Sleep Doctors airs on Sunday mornings at 9AM on SuperTalk 99.7 WTN FM.  If you have a question, you can email or call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  The Sleep Doctors will answer your sleep questions!