Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Sleep Doctors Radio Show Blog for January 12, 2014

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 - 10:18 AM by Dr. Brian Wind

The Sleep Doctors are back in the studio this weekend, and we’ll be doing an extensive review of sleep in the media recently. Topics covered will include insomnia, kids, and sleepy driving. We will also discuss the impact of alcohol use on sleep, in addition to a new Sleep Doctors Trivia Question. Be sure to tune in to the Sleep Doctors this Sunday morning!

Happy New Year!
The Sleep Doctors are back in the studio this weekend, and we’ll be doing an extensive review of sleep in the media recently. Topics covered will include insomnia, kids, and sleepy driving. We will also discuss the impact of alcohol use on sleep, in addition to a new Sleep Doctors Trivia Question. Be sure to tune in to the Sleep Doctors this Sunday morning!

SLEEP IN THE NEWS:


Insomnia

Insomnia: The National Sleep Foundation has a great insomnia website. Check it out: National Sleep Foundation Insomnia page

Interesting article on the different things that insomnia can affect:

Insomnia a Risk Factor for Depression, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia, and More


Kids

Could OSA in Kids Cause High Blood Pressure Later?


Transportation/ Safety

FAA to Ground Obese Pilots Until Examined For OSA, Pilots Fight For Rulemaking


Trucking Along: Implications of the Sleep Apnea Bill Being Signed into Law


SLEEP DOCTORS TRIVIA QUESTION

The Golden Globe awards are tonight….Our trivia question will have something to do with them. Tune in to listen then be the first to respond on our Facebook page and you win a Sleep Doctors gift pack. Want to like us on Facebook? Click Here:  Sleep Doctors Facebook Page


DEAR SLEEP DOCTORS:

Our question this week comes from Mark:

“Mark” from Nashville, TN:

I have been using a CPAP for several years and about 4 years ago I was switched
to a bi-pap from a c-pap. About 1 year ago I started having a lot of issues
using it, and now it didn’t seem to work as well. I talked to my doc but he had
no real answers for me. I took the machine to get checked out and they said
it was fine. Then several months ago it died and I got a new one. I thought
this would solve my problem but it just made it worse. I can’t use it and
when I do I keep waking up suddenly with the feeling I can’t breathe even
worst then when I don’t wear it. I feel bad and don’t know what to
do. I have also noticed that in the past 6 months I wake up with severe dry
mouth throughout the night. I thought I might have started breathing through
my mouth and not my nose. So I borrowed a full face mask from a family
member to try it with no luck. Please help! Mark


Tune in to hear how we answer Marks question.

Thanks for reading and thanks for listening and until next time…pleasant dreams!