THAT ISN’T YOGURT…IT’S CAKE! By Craig Schwimmer, MD

March 6, 2013

Because weight plays such an important role in snoring and sleep apnea, I spend a fair bit of time counseling patients about weight loss. Yesterday, I saw a fellow for a three month follow up appointment. At his previous visit, we had discussed the need for a better diet and more physical activity, if he [...]

Comments Off

THAT ISN’T YOGURT – IT’S CAKE! By Craig Schwimmer, MD

March 4, 2013

Because weight plays such an important role in snoring and sleep apnea, I spend a fair bit of time counseling patients about weight loss. Yesterday, I saw a fellow for a three month follow up appointment. At his previous visit, we had discussed the need for a better diet and more physical activity, if he [...]

Comments Off

Sleep Insufficiency is a Public Health Epidemic! By Craig Schwimmer, MD

February 22, 2013

 I spend a lot of time talking with patients about the importance of sleep. Sleep is a basic human need, and is essential to our health and well being. We know that Americans are alarmingly sleep deprived, and that this sleep deprivation takes a toll, not only as individuals, but also as a threat to [...]

Comments Off

Obese Drivers Are More Likely To Die In Car Crashes By Craig Schwimmer, MD

January 31, 2013

A recent study shows that obese drivers are more likely to die in car crashes than non-obese drivers. The reason(s) for this are unclear at this time, but this article discusses several possible explanations.  Including vehicle design and the underlying poorer health of the obese. I suspect that another factor may be at play: sleep [...]

Comments Off

The Sleep Apnea Surprise By Craig Schwimmer, MD

January 22, 2013

It’s only Tuesday, and I’ve already surprised two people by diagnosing them with sleep apnea. Both know that they were snorers, but when asked, they each specifically denied any symptoms related to their snoring, They simply came in hoping to treat their snoring as a way to help their bed partner. Both were slightly overweight, [...]

Comments Off

Are you suffering with Cedar Fever? By Paul Fulmer, MD

January 17, 2013

The term “cedar fever” usually refers to symptoms caused by Mountain cedar allergy. Symptoms are the same as hay fever, including sneezing, itchy eyes and nose, nasal congestion and a runny nose. With both cedar fever and hay fever, a person will not actually have a fever. Mountain cedar is a type of juniper tree [...]

Comments Off

New Year’s Resolutions

December 28, 2012

Reviewing published lists of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions, there are a few perennial favorites. Losing weight, becoming more fit, focusing on job performance, and improving relationships are “regulars” on the top ten lists, year after year. Notably absent is one thing that can actually help people achieving all of these goals: getting better [...]

Comments Off

Women with Sleep Apnea have more brain damage!! By Paul Fulmer, MD

December 19, 2012

A new study in the December Journal of Sleep finds that women with sleep apnea have more brain damage than men with the same disorder.  We have known for years that people with untreated sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, diabetes and [...]

Comments Off

Your sleep hygiene questions answered By Craig Schwimmer, MD

November 16, 2012

American Academy of Sleep Medicine  |  Nov 07, 2012 You may or may not have heard of sleep hygiene. It’s something that has a major impact on your sleep, even if you don’t know what it is. Dr. Craig Schwimmer of The Snoring Center helps clear up some misconceptions about sleep hygiene by answering some [...]

Comments Off

Poor Sleep Linked to Obesity and Diabetes!! By Paul Fulmer, MD

October 29, 2012

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine took a small group of young healthy patients and subjected them to only 4 1/2 hours of sleep over 4 days.  They were then brought back a month later and allowed to sleep for 8 hours a night.  After each 4 day period, a biopsy [...]

Comments Off