Drs. Joseph Kaplan and Steven Altchuler on Sleep Disorders

This Medical Edge Weekend program features Dr. Joseph Kaplan and Dr. Steven Altchuler talking about sleep disorders.

Medical Edge Weekend 6-25-11

Click here to see a video with Dr. Kaplan.

We look forward to hearing from you on Saturday.


  1. Marcos
    Posted June 24, 2011 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Hi to every one, my question is that I’ve notice that any time I work out more than 3 days a week I can’t sleep in other words the more I work out the less I sleep, I take vitamins eat properly but nothing seems to help once I go over those 3 days/w by the way I run 4.5 miles a day.

    • Tracy
      Posted June 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

      Dr. Altchuler says: You don’t say what time of day you are exercising, but sometimes an individual will have this problem if they exercise later in the day. Try moving exercising to the mornings to see if it helps.

  2. Suzanne
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    I used to have difficulty sleeping, even had to get sleeping pills from my Doctor. When I went gluten free almost a year ago (Celiac) I do not have to take sleeping pills, no more OTC pain pills, and even thyroid meds were reduced. I take 2 calcium w/D at night, and sleep like a baby! undisturbed sleep, blissful sleep, painfree sleep….aaahhhh.

    • Tracy
      Posted June 30, 2011 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

      Dr. Altchuler says “Glad to hear she’s doing better. Without a doubt, when individuals have other medical conditions that can cause discomfort or pain, treating them will help you sleep better.”

  3. Melanie
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    How can you determine if you have sleep apnea?

    • Tracy
      Posted June 30, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

      Some things to indicate you should be evaluated for sleep apnea

      1) You snore so loudly that you or your bed partner need to sleep in different rooms
      2) You’ve been told someone heard you stop breathing at night
      3) You fall asleep when driving – or at a stop sign – or find yourself often becoming so drowsy while driving you hit the rumble strips on the side of the road
      4) Even after a full night’s sleep, you wake and you still don’t feel refreshed
      5) Even after a full night’s sleep, you fall asleep at times you shouldn’t (for example, business meetings in the middle of the day)

  4. Anil Solanki
    Posted June 25, 2011 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    solution, maybe …


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