Mild Sleep Apnea & Excessive Sleepiness

Mild Sleep Apnea & Excessive Sleepiness

By: Sam Kashani, MD The severity of sleep apnea is determined on a sleep study and is typically based on the number of respiratory pauses/disruptions per hour of sleep, which is generally reflected by the RDI, or respiratory disturbance index. Keeping in mind that a...
What Do Video Games Tell Us About Sleep?

What Do Video Games Tell Us About Sleep?

By: Eric Young, RPSGT Exiting the pandemic, there’s been an increase in electronic media consumption.  More people are on TikTok, connecting through Facebook, and, of course, playing video games.  A 2019 survey[1] by CommonSenseMedia.org showed 56% of 13 to...

Why Sacramento?

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD   “Why not?” is the simplest answer.  For years, many California Sleep Society (CSS) members, have wanted our annual meeting be in Sacramento.  We will hold our first meeting there at the end of September.  It does take a lot of time to...

Guardrails

By: Rafael Pelayo, MD What did Jerry Garcia and Antonin Scalia likely have most in common?  How they slept.  About a third of their time they shared the same condition millions of others do.  Their deaths were related to obstructive sleep apnea. Jerry Garcia did not...