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:

When The Numbers Don’t Add Up: What Are We Missing?

Sourced from Classic Sleep Care A lot of emphasis in medicine is placed on outcomes, meaning the changes or results that emerge after someone uses a specific treatment. The most common sleep outcomes are the changes in sleepiness or tiredness or insomnia. Also, some...

Abstract Preparation for the 2016 Annual SLEEP Conference

Sourced from Classic Sleep Care: Every year around mid-December we work on polishing a series of brief abstracts to be submitted for publication and presentation at the annual SLEEP conference; the next event will be held June, 2016 in Denver, CO. This year, we have...

Respiratory Threat Matrix Model of Chronic Insomnia

In my book Sound Sleep, Sound Mind, I first described the ”Respiratory Threat Matrix Model of Chronic Insomnia,” where I theorized that the threat (subconsciously experienced) of suffering a breathing event is enough to prevent a person from falling asleep. We know...

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