Why do you wake up at night? In a landmark study, Barry Krakow, MD, demonstrated that 90% of awakenings experienced by insomniacs were preceded by a disruption in their breathing while asleep. In effect, the research found a major, and likely primary, cause for why people wake up at night and have continued to research and demonstrate this physiological breathing problem in thousands of insomnia patients.

Krakow will be presenting information on this important topic at TEDxABQ to be held at the Kiva Auditorium in Albuquerque on Sept. 9, 2017. Tickets are $50 for general admission to the conference.

Meet the Speakers | Dr. Barry Krakow | TEDxABQ 2017 from Andrew J. Brown on Vimeo.

A lifelong insomniac, Krakow was fortunate to gain 7 years of blessed relief—4 years in medical school and 3 at UNM School of Medicine, completing an internal medicine residency. Seven years of sleep deprivation cures most insomniacs… temporarily. Soon after, divine providence guided him to a sleep medicine career as a clinical specialist and sleep researcher, studying and treating chronic nightmare and insomnia patients at Maimonides Sleep Arts & Sciences and the Sleep & Human Health Institute. Since then, his quarter of a century quest to map out connections between insomnia and sleep-disordered breathing yielded results beyond anything he would have dreamed possible.