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PTSD Sleep Clinic is the Official Website for Maimonides International Nightmare Treatment Center, providing treatment for PTSD and PTSD Related Sleep Disorders. More...

Barry Krakow, M.D., Sleep Disorders Specialist, Certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

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Behavioral Sleep Clinics | April 2011 | Sleep Review

A New Home for Nightmare Treatment

behavioral-nightmareMilitary personnel returning from wars in Afghanistan and Iraq show increasing rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and post-traumatic nightmares. Media coverage of these two vexing mental health conditions is also intensifying and raising public awareness about the need for more effective therapeutic options. With growing attention focused on patients with nightmares, sleep centers have an opportunity to engage these patients. Successfully doing so hinges on applying a standard of care for nightmare assessment and treatment through behavioral sleep medicine specialists.

Read more... [Behavioral Sleep Clinics | April 2011 | Sleep Review]
PTSD Sleep Clinic - April 26th, 2011
In the News
Cures for Sleep Disorders
At the Forefront of Sleep Medicine
  • Obstructed breathing affects many people while they’re sleeping

    The Washington Post: Health & Science

    Obstructed breathing affects many people while they’re sleeping

    You wake up tired after a full night’s sleep. Maybe you’ve become a bit forgetful, and you struggle to stay awake at work or behind the wheel. The problem might be obstructive sleep apnea, an often overlooked condition that has increased sharply in the past 20 years.

    In the United States, more than 40 percent of men and 28 percent of women between the ages of 50 and 70 experience obstructed breathing while asleep, according to researchers whose work was published online in April by the American Journal of Epidemiology. About 17 percent of the men and 9 percent of the women have cases serious enough to meet the Medicare criteria for a sleep apnea diagnosis. But even milder cases can affect your health.


  • New Pathways for Chronic Insomnia: Sleeping Pills or Sleeping Tests?



    By Barry Krakow, M.D.
    Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences
    Albuquerque, NM

    Objectives-- At the conclusion of this program, participants will be better able to:

    • Examine new physiological evidence on the nature of sleeplessness alters evaluation and treatment approaches to chronic insomnia and mandates the use of polysomnography in a very large proportion of cases.
    • Explain why prescription sedatives may be a premature step in the treatment of chronic insomnia, which in some cases delays comprehensive care.
    • Review why co-morbid sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is not only very common in treatment-seeking chronic insomnia patients, but also evidence to date suggests treatment of SDB decreases insomnia symptoms.

    Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
    Lunch at 11:30 a.m.
    CME Program at 12:00 p.m.
    Savage Auditorium - Presbyterian Hospital


  • Sleep Center Links Obesity and Sleep Disorders

    Seminar offers weight loss opportunity for people who often feel tired or sleepy.

    Brian Dennis has found a new and unexpected way to lose weight. He was always tired and found it hard to exercise. But ever since he fixed his sleep disorder, his new found energy has led to the shedding of forty-five pounds. In fact, he’s found so much energy he will be participating in the Iron Horse bicycle tour from Durango to Silverton, CO in May.
    Most people are unfamiliar with the connection between sleep and obesity. Given the higher incidence of sleep disorders among those who are overweight, poor sleep quality can be a significant contributing factor to weight gain. When patients improve their sleep quality, they feel less tired and sleepy during the day. The new-found energy increases their motivation to exercise and even gives them better control over their appetite.

    The Sleep and Human Health Institute (SHHI) is offering a series of free seminars where people will learn about the link between obesity and the quality of their sleep. Read more from the Sleep & Human Health Institute...

Patients With Treatment-Resistant Insomnia Taking Nightly Prescription Medications for Sleep: A Retrospective Assessment of Diagnostic and Treatment Variables

The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Barry Krakow, MD; Victor A. Ulibarri, BS; and Edward A. Romero, BS

Background: Some chronic insomnia patients who take nightly prescription medication achieve less than optimal results. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommend reevaluation of this type of patient to assess for potential psychiatric or medical causes to explain this “failure for insomnia to remit.”

Read more... [Patients With Treatment-Resistant Insomnia Taking Nightly Prescription Medications for Sleep: A Retrospective Assessment of Diagnostic and Treatment Variables]
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