Do you have trouble sleeping?
After a good night's sleep, you feel sleepy all day. Dr. Mark Rasmus, sleep specialist at Saltzer Health, serves children and adults at clinics in Nampa and Boise. In this podcast, Dr. Rasmus talks about the myths associated with sleep, how much we need as we get older, insomnia, snoring, caffeine, melatonin and how to prevent jet lag. Dr. Rasmus warns about the dangers of obstructive sleep apnea, which can lead to sudden cardiac death and disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. He says you can help him sleep better. Listen to your biological clock, avoid the blue light of the waves near bedtime and get out of bed when the alarm wakes you up. For patients who need medical attention to help them sleep, Dr. Rasmus studies abnormalities of brain waves and respiratory disorders. He believes that the future of treating sleep disorders is to offer coordinated care or multidisciplinary sleep centers where providers evaluate and treat patients with the help of nurse practitioners and other "intermediate levels" who can provide follow-up care. Dr. Rasmus, an expert in his field, will help you understand what you can do to get a good night's sleep.
Video credits to Saltzer Health YouTube channel