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Mayo Proceedings: Pharmacotherapy Failure in Chronic Insomnia Patients

Barry Krakow, MD, Victor Ulibarri, RPGST, and Natalia McIver, RPGST from the Sleep & Human Health Institute, and the Maimonides Sleep Arts and Sciences, Ltd, in Albuquerque, NM, and the Los Alamos Medical Center, in Los Alamos, NM, preview their article appearing online ahead of print and in the December 2014 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, to provide clinicians with a new theory on the co-morbidity of insomnia and sleep apnea among insomnia patients failing drug therapy, including new assessment tools to diagnose sleep apnea when medications fail. Available at:

Trends from SLEEP 2016: Part I

Sourced from Classic Sleep Care- A lot of interesting talks, discussions, and posters were presented at the annual sleep conference, some related to relatively new scientific knowledge and others related to replication or fine tuning of clinically relevant diagnostic... read more

Tongue Placement During Sleep

Sourced from Classic Sleep Care- In a prior post, we discussed how laxity of the jaw, which usually leads to a widening of the angle of the jaw, causes further obstruction in the back of the throat. We walked through the “jaw-dropping” exercise so you could feel the... read more

The Downside of Sleeping Better

Sourced from Classic Sleep Care- One of the oddest things to write about in sleep medicine is the downside of sleeping better. Strange though it may be, there are several instances where an individual may sleep markedly better than before treatment, often in the... read more

Barry Krakow, M.D.

Barry Krakow, MD is a board certified internist and sleep disorders specialist, who has spent 25 years in medicine in the fields of internal medicine, emergency medicine, addiction medicine, and sleep medicine.

Books by Dr. Krakow

Turning Nightmares Into Dreams Sound Sleep Sound Mind