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Sound Sleep, Sound Mind with Dr. Barry Krakow

Dr. Barry Krakow is a board certified internist and sleep disorders specialist who has spent over 30 years in medicine in the fields of internal, emergency, addiction and sleep medicine. He has conducted more than two decades of research in the treatment of chronic nightmares and disturbing dreams at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (1988-1999) and the Sleep & Human Health Institute (2000-current).

Dr. Krakow graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was residency trained and board certified in internal medicine and also has ten years of clinical work in emergency medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society and is the former medical director of University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center.

Dr. Krakow has published two books, Insomnia Cures and his most recent, Sound Sleep, Sound Mind, is the first book of its kind to focus on mental, emotional and physical causes to sleep disturbances. Dr. Krakow and his wife, Jessica Kohr-Krakow have also published Turning Nightmares into Dreams, an innovated self-help, audio series and workbook to eliminate bad dreams.

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Expert Interview: Dr. Barry Krakow on Complex Insomnia, UARS, & PTSD

With Dr. Steven Park - November 30th, 2010

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by Angela Carone, Maureen Cavanaugh of KPBS

When Do Nightmares Become A Sleep Disorder?

One in 20 adults in the US complain of disturbing dreams, and more than twice that many children and adolescents also experience frequent nightmares, yet few chronic nightmare sufferers imagine that it is a treatable problem. We'll talk about nightmares with leading sleep disorder specialist Dr. Barry Krakow.


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Sourced from KOAT Channel 7 - Albuquerque, NM

A new sleep clinic opened in Albuquerque Friday with the sole aim of helping people who suffer from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.

"Most people with PTSD have insomnia and nightmares. It's almost a given," said Dr. Barry Krakow of the Maimonides Sleep Center.

The effects are devastating for them and others.

"Parasomnia conditions, very disruptive sleep" are common, said Krakow. "They could actually act out their dreams and move around and hurt somebody."

Krakow said he's been treating people with sleeping problems for years, helping them with their nightmares. Recently he's seen a growing problem.

"There clearly is a rise, or at least an awareness of PTSD that's growing in the community," Krakow said.

Friday he unveiled a new PTSD sleep clinic.

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Home and Family Finance Radio Dr. Barry Krakow discusses "Sound Sleep, Sound Mind: 7 Keys to Sleeping Through the Night," which highlights the links between mental health and sleep disorders.



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Healthy Talk Radio Listen to Dr. Krakow's March 11 interview on nationally syndicated Healthy Talk Radio.



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newstalk.pngListen to Dr. Krakow discuss the health risks associated with common sleep disorders.

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As New Mexico school goes back to school, parents are concerned about their sleep. Dr. Krakow gives suggestions and tips on getting great sleep for students.

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For most of us, the mingling of memory and imagination is a way of dealing with daily worries. Bad dreams are a serious problem for many Americans. Nightmare Treatment is available.

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5% - 8% of Adults suffer from nightmares and disturbing dreams. What are nightmares and how do we overcome them? Dr. Barry Krakow discusses nightmare treatment

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Chronic Nightmares take a serious toll for many people. Dr. Krakow discusses his techniques and his nightmare treatment book to overcome nightmares.

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Dr. Krakow discusses chronic nightmares and his book, "Conquering Bad Dreams and Nightmares."

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Many people are plagued with nightmares due to PTSD. Dr. Krakow discusses "re-scripting" the nightmare by using Image Rehearsal Therapy.

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Nightmares and Insomnia are a key reason people feel tired during the day. Dr. Krakow discusses treatment for UARS and other sleep disorders.