Morris Chang is a Physician Sleep Specialist with Swedish Medical Group in Seattle WA. He joins NOL to discuss various common sleep disorders, such as insomnia and sleep apnea, and explains why many people fail to seek early treatment. You will also learn why paying more attention to the amount and quality of your sleep is so important to your overall health.
Dr. Chang is a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. He was also the recipient of numerous “top doctor” awards from Seattle Magazine and Seattle Met Magazine, and was formerly Medical Director of both the Highline Sleep Center and Auburn Regional Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center.
Here are just a few of the topics we discuss in this illuminating health episode:
-how to know if you have a sleep disorder
-the dangers of sleep deprivation
-whether or not it’s possible to “catch up” on sleep
-how to effectively manage insomnia
-using white noise or a tv to fall asleep
-the effects of alcohol on sleep
-why sleep apnea is so underdiagnosed
-when to get an evaluation for snoring
-parasomnias and the difference between non-REM parasomnias and REM behavior disorder
-natural and Rx sleep remedies – do they work?
Recommended resource from Dr. Chang: American Academy of Sleep Medicine website, which can be found at www.aasmnet.org
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