Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Homo Naledi, Sleep Apnea, SAT Testing

Episode: Homo Naledi, Sleep Apnea, SAT Testing

  • Sep 21, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 12:12 mins

Guest: Rajesh Kumar, M.D., Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles  Our brains need sleep. That’s no secret. New research is showing exactly why. A study published in the Journal of Neuroimaging recently found that sleep apnea actually damages the brain.  Back-to-School Jitters Guest: Dr. Theodote Pontikes, M.D., Pediatric Psychiatrist at Loyola University  For many, the first weeks of school are packed with excitement, new clothes, and the promise of new friends. And then there are the back-to-school jitters, which seem to persist from elementary school right up through college.  Dr. Theodote Pontikes says anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children.