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Sleep, Interrupted: A physician reveals the #1 reason why so many of us are sick and tired Paperback – February 9, 2012
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OSA was first described in 1960. Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) was first described in the early 1990's by a doctor at Stanford University. This explains why these conditions seem to be popping up everywhere - not because they were not existent - but because they had not been identified any earlier as a condition. OSA has been around a while longer so sometimes people do not realize that there is a continuum of conditions between good sleep and OSA. UARS lies somewhere in the middle. Dr. Park shows the interrelationships between the results of interrupted sleep and many resultant conditions in only 239 pages including the references and index. In the past, doctors were diagnosing the resultant conditions not realizing their causes. A review of his chapter titles reveals some of the resultant conditions of interrupted sleep: stress, chronic sinusitis and other ear, nose and throat conditions, panic attacks, depression, & anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats, sleep position, weight gain, cold hands, heart disease, some forms of cancer, and so on. This is not surprising as getting oxygen to our body and its organs is a primary thing.
Dr. Park, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, speaks in a conversational way, relating things the way he discovered the links himself through experience with his family and his patients. He is very thorough in reviewing relevant research as he goes. The structure of the book is based on a diagram of interrelationships (page 8 and 40) that are caused by interrupted sleep.
The book is an eye-opener. If the reader has read any of the reviews here on Amazon on this book, you already know that doctors are recommending the book. I just gave the book to two of my doctors and discussed it with my dentist. My cardiologist told me that he knew it was a good book as many of his patients had talked with him about the book.
After reading the first 9 pages I felt like shooting fireworks into the sky!
Airway. . .reflux. . .GERD (and it's cousin/precursor LPRD) were explained in a clean, concise manner.
If you have restless sleep. . .read Sleep Interrupted. If you have chronic sinus conditions. . .read Sleep Interrupted. If you have GERD. . .read Sleep Interrupted. If your teeth are flat, worn, and chipped. . .read Sleep Interrupted. . .and see your dentist, your ENT, and possibly a sleep physician.
I have purchased over 30 copies of Sleep Interrupted. It is on display in my reception room.
Mike Nelson, DDS
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Reading this book won't put you to sleep, but it might explain why you don't sleep well and help you find the solution.
But there are lots of other reasons for lack of sleep, for instance wrong mattress, which are not given any importance in the book.
Also the main subject is repeated throughout and I really got bored hafl way through.
This is by far one of the worst books I have ever read and I paid over $25 dollars ( after taxes). This book is not , as the cliche, and 100% true for this case, that, it is not worth the paper it is written upon. DO NOT BUY!