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Anything that narrows the throat and interrupts sleep, particularly breathing problems brought on by sleep position, illness, life changes, or your anatomy, may be key to understanding a host of common health issues.

Join Dr. Steven Y. Park as he discusses various important issues related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). Guests include top sleep physicians, dentists, surgeons, orofacial myologists, a psychologist, and even an anthropologist.

http://www.doctorstevenpark.com

Breathe Better Sleep Better Live Better Podcast Steven Y.Park, MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 149 Ratings

Anything that narrows the throat and interrupts sleep, particularly breathing problems brought on by sleep position, illness, life changes, or your anatomy, may be key to understanding a host of common health issues.

Join Dr. Steven Y. Park as he discusses various important issues related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS). Guests include top sleep physicians, dentists, surgeons, orofacial myologists, a psychologist, and even an anthropologist.

http://www.doctorstevenpark.com

    How Fluoride Ruins Your Sleep, Brain Function and Energy Levels

    How Fluoride Ruins Your Sleep, Brain Function and Energy Levels

    In this video, I’m going to reveal how fluoride in your water may be ruining your sleep, as well as how it causes memory problems and also drain your energy levels.
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    00:00  Introduction
    01:00   The Case Against Fluoride
    02:45   Low IQ levels and brain damage
    03:28   Near infra-red radiation promotes melatonin
    03:43   Melatonin in rice seedlings lowers fluoride uptake
    03:56   Fluoride-free diet stimulates pineal growth
    04:11    Melatonin protects brain and raises antioxidants
    04:24   7 Ways to limit fluoride and make more melatonin
    06:09   Why the drug companies, FDA, and CDC are silent about melatonin
    06:46   How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity

    LINKS MENTIONED
    Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired.
    The Case Against Fluoride book. 
    Fluoride and Pineal Gland. 
    Developmental Fluoride Neurotoxicity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 
    Flouride and Brain: A Review. 
    Impacts of Fluoride Neurotoxicity and Mitochondrial Dysfunction on Cognition and Mental Health: A Literature Review.
    Melatonin and the Optics of the Human Body. 
    Melatonin application reduces fluoride uptake and toxicity in rice seedlings by altering abscisic acid, gibberellin, auxin and antioxidant homeostasis. 
    Fluoride-Free Diet Stimulates Pineal Growth in Aged Male Rats.
    Melatonin ameliorates fluoride induced neurotoxicity in young rats: An In Vivo evidence. 
    Most Bottled Water is FILLED With Fluoride, Here’s a complete list of brands to avoid.
    Fluoride In Tea: Black, Green, White, Herbal & More (Search 357+ Teas).
    Prescription Drugs That Contain Fluoride (Search 325+ Drugs).
    Cancer and Other Outcomes After Surgery With Fluoridated Anesthesia.
    Hooga Red Light Therapy Device. 
    COVID-19 early treatment: real-time analysis of 2,360 studies. 
    How You Can Sleep Great And Have More Energy and Mental Clarity In 90 Days. The 90-Day Sleep Diet.
    PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician’s Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life  Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired  How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park’s The 90-Day Sleep Diet Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)  Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)  Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park    CONNECT WITH DR. PARK
    DoctorStevenPark.com doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com  DISCLAIMER
    This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen. Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.


     

    • 7 min
    5 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Use CPAP

    5 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Use CPAP

    Do you hate CPAP? Are you thinking about chucking your CPAP machine once and for all? In this video, I’m going to reveal five surprising reasons why you either can’t or should not use CPAP, and when you have to think about looking for other options.
    Download Transcript ✅ CHAPTERS
    00:00 Introduction 01:24 Weight gain 03:14 Bite changes 04:18 Expiratory palatal obstruction 06:00 Epiglottic laryngomalacia 07:18 Nasal Congestion 09:02 Nasal decongestion experiment 10:26 Summary ✅ LINKS MENTIONED
    Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician's Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life Effects of CPAP on body weight in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea: a meta-analysis of randomised trials  Recent weight gain in patients with newly diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea  Can CPAP Make You Gain Weight? Craniofacial Changes After 2 Years of Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Use in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea  The Effect of Nasal Surgery on Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Device Use and Therapeutic Treatment Pressures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Critical Appraisal and Meta-Analysis of Nasal Surgery for Obstructive Sleep Apnea  Should You Tape Your Mouth For Better Sleep? ✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    Totally CPAP: A Sleep Physician's Guide to Restoring Your Sleep and Reclaiming Your Life  Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired  How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)  Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)  Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coachingsession today with Dr. Park  ✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK
    DoctorStevenPark.com doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com ✅ DISCLAIMER
    This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen. Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

    • 11 min
    Why You’re Always Anxious: An Unexpected Reason For Your Anxiety That Doctors Don’t Know

    Why You’re Always Anxious: An Unexpected Reason For Your Anxiety That Doctors Don’t Know

    ✅ Are you stressed or anxious all the time? Is your anxiety so bad that it prevents you from living your life or having meaningful relationships? Or do you suffer from too many panic attacks throughout the day?
    There's one breathing problem that will not go away, no matter what you do, and it’s something most doctors generally don’t know about. I’ll reveal what that is in this video.
    🎯 Support the Doctor Park Locals.com community. Help me to write my book. 
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    ✅ CHAPTERS:
    00:00 Introduction
    00:19 New Doctor Park Locals.com community
    01:15 My panic/anxiety attack
    02:06 Anxiety statistics and definition
    02:46 Common ways of managing anxiety
    03:13 Obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome
    03:41 Anxiety and stress
    04:53 Anxiety and obstructive sleep apnea studies
    05:51 The one anxiety-causing condition that doesn’t respond to conventional options
    06:54 Epiglottis anatomy
    07:27 Epiglottic collapse in infants
    07:59 Why is this happening?
    08:43 Sleep endoscopy findings for epiglottis
    09:23 Treatment options for floppy epiglottis
    10:29 Medical consequences of a breathing-related sleep disorder
    ✅ LINKS MENTIONED
    Prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and its impact on adherence to continuous positive airway pressure therapy: a meta-analysis
    The Effect of Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) on Nightmares in Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
    Predictors of symptoms of anxiety and depression in obstructive sleep apnea
    Infantile Epiglottic Laryngomalacia
    Doctor Park Locals.com community
    Apnea video
    Epiglottis video
    ✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    How you can sleep great and have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet course.
    Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF)
    Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)
    Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching sessiontoday with Dr. Park


    ✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK
    DoctorStevenPark.com
    doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com
    For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.
    ✅ DISCLAIMER
    This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.
    Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

    • 11 min
    7 Surprising Ways to Treat Acid Reflux

    7 Surprising Ways to Treat Acid Reflux

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    ✅ Are you still struggling to control your acid reflux? Have you tried all the suggestions on YouTube with only a little relief or no help at all? In this video, I’ll reveal 7 natural and surprising ways to control your acid reflux that many experts don’t usually talk about.
    ✅ CHAPTERS
    00:00    Introduction
    01:12     7 typical YouTube acid reflux tips
    04:18    1. Stress
    07:27    2. Making too little acid
    09:14    3. Stuffy nose  
    11:02    4. Treat OSA or UARS
    12:24    5. Vitamin D
    13:12     6. Low carbohydrate diet
    13:28    7. Melatonin
     
    ✅ LINKS MENTIONED
     
    Love, Medicine & Miracles
     
    Upper airway resistance syndrome video
    Breathing exercises proven to reduce acid reflux
    Cancer stats US 2014
    The effect of psychological stress on symptom severity and perception in patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux
    Effect of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: an esophageal impedance-pHmetry study
    Sleep apnea video
    Nasal CPAP Reduces Gastroesophageal Reflux in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome
    The role of vitamin D in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome 
    The effect of vitamin D deficiency on eradication rates of Helicobacter pylori infection 
    Vitamin D and stomach gastrin secretion
    Effects of high doses of vitamin D3 on mucosa-associated gut microbiome vary between regions of the human gastrointestinal tract
    Solar ultraviolet-B exposure and cancer incidence and mortality in the United States
    Melatonin for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease; protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Non-health benefits of melatonin
    Reactive Oxygen Species-Induced Gastric Ulceration: Protection By Melatonin
    The association between severity of obstructive sleep apnea and prevalence of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis
    Role of hypothyroidism in obstructive sleep apnea: a meta-analysis
    Abnormal thyroid hormones and non-thyroidal illness syndrome in obstructive sleep apnea, and effects of CPAP treatment
    A Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Improves Gastroesophageal Reflux and Its Symptoms
    Melatonin video
    Endocrine disorders in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome: A bidirectional relationship
    ✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES

    How you can sleep great, have more energy and mental clarity. Dr. Park’s The 90-Day Sleep Diet. 
    Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 
    Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format)
    Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park
    ✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK
    DoctorStevenPark.com
    doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com
    For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.
    ✅ DISCLAIMER
    This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen. Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

    • 15 min
    Why You’re Always Tired: What The Experts Won’t Tell You

    Why You’re Always Tired: What The Experts Won’t Tell You

    Have you tried all the tips and hacks on Youtube to get rid of your chronic fatigue, with only some results? Are you too tired to focus on your work or to be present for your family members? 
    In this video, I’ll reveal one condition that almost no one on this platform talks about, not even the experts. Stick to the end, and I’ll give you 5 simple tips to finally have the energy to be more productive at work, school, or to enjoy life again.
    ✅ Timeline
    00:00  Introduction
    01:09   Common YouTube recommendations
    02:32   The problem with sleep apnea
    04:57   Coverage criteria for mild sleep apnea
    05:25   Upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS)
    06:04   Sleep endoscopy in UARS
    07:15    Smaller jaws, smaller airways
    08:04.  Five simple tips to get you started
    08:09   1. Shut your mouth and breathe through your nose
    09:08   2. Avoid eating or snacking within 3-4 hours of bedtime
    09:36   3. Find your best sleep position
    09:28   4. Avoid all screens before bedtime
    09:49   5. Prioritize your sleep length
    10:04    Energize Your Day Starter Guide PDF
    10:44   90-Day Sleep Diet Course
    ✅ LINKS MENTIONED
    Estimation of the clinically diagnosed proportion of sleep apnea syndrome in middle-aged men and women. 
    AASM clarifies hypopnea scoring criteria. 
    Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky. 
    Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired. 
    7 Long-Lasting Ways to Clear Your Stuffy Nose – ENT Doctor Approved. 
    Should You Tape Your Mouth For Better Sleep? 
    Energize Your Day Starter Guide.
    The 90 Day Sleep Diet. Lose Weight Naturally Without Cardio Or Calorie Counting. 
    ✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park’s The 90-Day Sleep Diet. 
    Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 
    Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 
    Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 
    ✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK
    DoctorStevenPark.com
    doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com
    For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.
    ✅ DISCLAIMER
    This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.
    Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.
     
     
     

    • 11 min
    How To Sleep: The Ultimate Guide To Getting The Sleep You Need: 1700s vs. 2022

    How To Sleep: The Ultimate Guide To Getting The Sleep You Need: 1700s vs. 2022

    The instruction manual for how to sleep in the 1700s vs. 2022 (partial satire).
    If you wanted to go to sleep in the 1700s, this is what you do:
    Lie down in bed Close your eyes. In 2022, this is what you’re told to do, and there are 24 steps:
    Avoid snacks or food 3-4 hours before bedtime No screens 3-4 hours before bedtime Cover all windows and lights in the bedroom Make the room slightly cooler Use the bed for sleep and sex only. Go to bed and wake up at same time every night Sleep for 7-8 hours No alcohol before bed 9. No coffee 6 hours before bedtime If you can’t fall asleep within 30 minutes, get out of bed and read in dim (incandescent) light until drowsy Take hot bath 20 minutes before bedtime Address any nasal congestion (air purifier for allergies, breathe right strips, nasal saline irrigation) Allergy-proof your bedroom (no rugs/carpeting, allergy sheets, and bedding, HEPA filter) Brush your teeth and wash your face Eat a high-fat meal 3-4 hours before bedtime. Consider the Keto or Carnivore diet with lots more saturated fat and proteins Exercise outdoors in the sunlight Get lots of sun exposure for vitamin D and near-infrared light for mitochondrial melatonin and its anti-oxidant properties Check to make sure your vitamin D level is above 60, and supplement as needed, along with K2-MK7 Do meditation/relaxation/stretching/deep breathing exercises to lower your stress levels Make sure you checked off all 20 items on this list so far Lie down in bed Don’t stress about not doing everything on this list, or not being able to fall asleep. Close your eyes. ✅ LINKS MENTIONED
    Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals The #1 Reason Why So Many Of Us Are Sick And Tired.
    The 90-Day Sleep Diet. Lose Weight Naturally Without Cardio Or Calorie Counting. 
    Can upper airway resistance syndrome explain my poor sleep?
    ✅ PRODUCTS & SERVICES
    How you can lose weight naturally without cardio or counting calories. Dr. Park's The 90-Day Sleep Diet. 
    Want to un-stuff your stuffy nose? Read the e-book, How to Un-stuff Your Stuffy Nose: Breathe Better, Lose Weight, Sleep Great (PDF) 
    Your Health Transformation Workbook: Refresh, Restore, & Rejuvenate Your Life (online format) 
    Want to have more energy, sleep better, have less pain, and enjoy living again? Reserve a Virtual Coaching session today with Dr. Park 
    ✅ CONNECT WITH DR. PARK
    DoctorStevenPark.com
    doctorpark@doctorstevenpark.com
    For inquiries about interviews or presentations, please contact Dr. Park through his website at doctorstevenpark.com.
    ✅ DISCLAIMER
    This video is for general educational and informational purposes only. It is not to be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your doctor first before making any changes to your health, exercise, nutrition, or dietary regimen.
    Certain product links above will take you to Amazon.com. If you then go on to buy the product, Amazon will provide me with a small commission, which will not cost you anything.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
149 Ratings

149 Ratings

mvelasco07 ,

Highly recommend!

I recently discovered this podcast and have been hooked ever since! Dr. Park is incredibly knowledgeable and presents information in a clear and accessible manner. I highly recommend Breathe Better, Sleep Better, Live Better to anyone interested in improving their sleep and overall health. Give it a listen!

raindrday ,

I am a doctor and this guy knows his stuff!

Love this show and have learned so much. Most docs do not understand sleep medicine and this is unfortunate.

Janie42 ,

Fantastic Podcast!

This podcast is exactly what I needed. So informative! All the things you ever need to know to sleep better in one place from a doctor! Thank you for all you do!

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