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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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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 »
If You Sleep Less Than 6 Hours, You Must Read This… by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders I haven’t talked a great deal about sleep deprivation, so when I came across this article on Medscape, I thought the overview of the various epidemiologic findings related ... Read on »
Poor Sleep Strongly Predicts Chronic Pain by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders It’s been a general consensus amongst physicians that chronic pain can disrupt sleep, leading to insomnia and frequent awakenings during the night. In the sleep research f ... Read on »
The Missing Link in Insomnia and Sleep Disordered Breathing: Interview With Dr. Krakow by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Insomnia is treated by sleep specialists as a completely different condition from obstructive sleep apnea. Similar to how sleep problem is now considered a “co-morbid” con ... Read on »
Preterm Babies, Wheezing, And Sleep Apnea by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders There’s been a rash of studies on the numerous health consequences of pre-term deliveries. Here’s a stud y showing that babies born before 37 weeks had significantly highe ... Read on »
How Lack of Sleep Can Lower Economic Productivity by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders I’m willing to bet that many of you reading this blog stayed up last night watching TV or surfing the net, going to bed much later than your normal bedtime. Some of you ne ... Read on »
Flat-Head Syndrome Linked to Developmental Delays by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders Children with deformational plagiocephaly (DP), or “flat-head syndrome,” have been more commonly seen ever since pediatricians recommended placing infants on their backs d ... Read on »
Why Oxygen is Better Than Cinnamon For Your Liver by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted in: Blog Posts in Insomnia & Sleep Disorders There are a number of studies on the benefits of natural or herbal remedies for various health conditions. Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a relatively common ... Read on »