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Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor

New York City, New York
  I'm an otolaryngologist in solo private practice in midtown Manhattan. I'm the author of the book, Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired. It's been endorsed by numerous NY Times best-selling authors such as Dr. Christiane... Full Bio
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5 Areas of Brain Damage Caused By Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders One of the most common complaints by my patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is memory loss. Judith is a 55 year old woman who used to have a sharp memory, but no ... Read on »
The Midnight Stranglers: A Book Review by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Over the years, I’ve witnessed countless stories about patients with obstructive sleep apnea who undergo nightmare experiences while undergoing treatment. Oftentimes, the ... Read on »
How Sleep Apnea May Cause Cancer by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders When I first wrote my book, Sleep, Interrupted in 2008, I had a question mark in my diagram linking obstructive sleep apnea to possible cancer. Since that time, there have ... Read on »
How A Dentist Can Cure Your Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Oftentimes, I recommend a referral to a dentist to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Most patients will ask me, “How is a dentist going to help me?” My answer is that since o ... Read on »
Why Depression During Pregnancy Should Not Be Missed by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Many women look forward to a radiant, flawless glow that’s expected to come with pregnancy. However, despite the upbeat exterior, many pregnant women suffer from depressio ... Read on »
Podcast #002: Interview With Valerie Deegan, From The Video, “Finding Connor Deegan” by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Podcast #002 Show Notes ADHD and other behavioral problems are rampant today with millions of children on prescription medications with or without psychotherap ... Read on »
Sleep: The Missing Link in ADHD by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders You may be sick of hearing about ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) in children, but it’s a real problem with potentially devastating consequences. Here’s an ... Read on »
Chicken or the Egg: Depression or Sleep Apnea? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders In the wake of Robin Williams’ untimely death by suicide, I think it’s appropriate to talk about the pink elephant in the room that no one seems to notice. Mr. Williams wa ... Read on »
How a Doctor’s Visit Can Be Like a Bad Night’s Sleep by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders One of the most common complaints that I hear about is that you keep waking up at night during sleep. Even if you don’t consciously “wake up,” the sleep study hypnogram (a ... Read on »
How Your Face Can Predict Your Sleep Position by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Sleep position is a perennial topic that you’ll see often talked about in the media. In most cases, your sleep position is thought to predict your personality type. Howev ... Read on »
With So Many Sleep Apnea Treatment Options, What’s a Patient (or Doctor) to Do? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders As I walked down the cereal aisle of my local supermarket the other day, I was amazed at how may options I had. I saw endless rows of cereal boxes, each claiming to be super ... Read on »
Podcast #001: Why Only Humans Have Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Podcast #001 Show Notes Welcome to the relaunching of my Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better podcast. In this episode, I will reveal: 1.  Why only humans hav ... Read on »
2014 Reader Survey Results by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Since I stopped doing my teleseminars, I felt a bit out of touch with you.  As a result, within the next few weeks, I’ll be re-launching my podcast, which will feature spe ... Read on »
A Must Read Interview If You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Things are a bit crazy as I ramp up my efforts to restart my podcast series as well to continue production of my second book, Your Ultimate Sleep Apnea Solution: Dr. Park’ ... Read on »
If Your Child Has ADHD, You Must See This Video by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders If you’re at your wit’s end with a young child with behavioral problems, you’re not alone. Before you consider placing him on medications, here’s something that you should ... Read on »
5 Things You Can Do When Your Doctor Doesn’t Listen by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders One of my friends was worried about his health. He was getting sick all the time, and felt exhausted no matter how long he slept. His wife told him he was snoring and stop ... Read on »
Sleep Apnea May Have Caused Metro North Train Crash by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders It’s now official: The train engineer from last year’s deadly train derailment was found to have severe obstructive sleep apnea, where he stopped breathing 65 times per ho ... Read on »
Can Sleep Apnea Be Cured? by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders During college, one of the most influential coursers that I took was called “Paradigms of Health and Disease.” It was taught by my advisor in the biophysics department. Th ... Read on »
Peripheral Neuropathy and Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders I just saw a patient 5 weeks after major tongue and soft palate surgery for obstructive sleep apnea, and as expected more often than not, his sleep quality was significant ... Read on »
Inflammation, PTSD and Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a commonly seen condition, especially in victims of sexual abuse, or in military personnel after deployment. For the most part, ... Read on »