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:

Screen time, social media, and sleep

Screen time, social media, and sleep Social media and screen time may be detrimental to sleep quality, as ‘blue light,’ emitted from screens, can affect the sleep-wake cycle. A group of researchers set out to investigate whether adolescents suffer from sleep loss due...

Losing Sleep Over Losing Sleep (Part II)

Losing Sleep Over Losing Sleep (Part II) In this discussion, I will describe two cases, the first of which involved a patient’s primary physician contacting me out of great concern for a patient with severe insomnia; the doctor expected the patient to need a...

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