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Dr. Strahil Atanasov

Sleep Medicine
Foreman, AR
39 years experience

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Diplomate in the American Board of Sleep Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Sleep Medicine Currently: Medical Director, American Sleep Medicine, Webster, TX Previously: Medical Director, The University of Texas Medical Branch Sleep Laboratories Neurology Residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX Sleep Medicine Fellowship at The University of Texas, Health Science Center, Houston, TX

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Sleep Medicine

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English

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Best bet: My best bet is that the nausea is a symptom of migraine. Sleep deprivation may triger a full blown migraine attack or a single symptom of the disorder... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
All of them do some: Even though all sleeping pills may cause hangover to a certain extend, rozerem (ramelteon) is of a new class (melatonin-receptor-agonists) and has min... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Any drink will do. Increased fluid intake always causes increased fluid excretion. In practical terms, reduce your salt consumption and your fluid int... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
No: Caffeine takes 30-50 minutes to achieve peak blood level after consumption and its half live is 3-5 hours. Thus, drinking caffeinated beverages in the... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Fix the cause: Get an evaluation by a sleep specialist to find and fix the underlying cause. Short of that, opening the car window and shewing (gum, beef jerky, etc)... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Different reasons: There are different headaches types and causes. From sleep medicine perspective, waking up with a headache is probably due to a sleep problem: most co... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Not really: Light therapy, chronotherapy, melatonin have be used with varying degrees of success. In my own experience, adjusting your professional/social timetab... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, i've heard m... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Sleep hygiene: Always start with good sleep hygiene: go to bed and wake up at the same time every day; discontinue all caffeinated beverages after lunch time; no hea... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Some: Sleep deprivation, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, any type of sleep disruption. I would take it very seriously, if i were you: for your own sake and for the... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
OSA: If your husband's breathing problems occur during sleep, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) should be ruled out. It is by far the most common medical condi... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Could be.: There are the so-called "short sleepers" who need less than 5 hours of nightly sleep to function normally. There are the so-called "long sleepers" who... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
I do: I do, but my practice is limited to sleep disorders, so there is selection bias. Primary care physicians (pcp) see a lot of people complaining of diff... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Nuvigil is a central nervous system stimulant and can be effective for hypersomnia (sleepiness) of any origin including idiopathic hypersomnia. The re... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
May be, may be not.: You may be one of the so-called "long sleepers" which is considered a normal variant, or you may be "catching up" on volitional sleep deprivation (not... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Work will help: One of the most important contributors to difficulty falling asleep is a stressful life event. Unemployment definitely qualifies as a major stressor. ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
4 main reasons: There are 4 predisposing factors for snoring: 1) being human 2) being male 3) overweight 4) nasal congestion apparently, there is nothing to be done a... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion is the usual culprit: it forces you into mouth breathing and snoring. A primary care physician can usually help you take good care of... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Sleep study: A sleep study (nocturnal polysomnography) will be looking for any physical abnormalitie that can triger/worsen headaches.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Not necessarily: The number one daytime symptom of obstructive sleep apnea (osa) is sleepiness. Turns out that only about 20% of osa patients complain of sleepiness. T... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
2 things come 2 mind: 1) cluster type headaches typically occur at almost the same time at night. 2) obstructive-sleep-apnea-triggered migraine.
A member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Lots of people do: 24% of men and 9% of women 30-60 years of age in the USA will qualify for OSA if allcomers are studied by an overnight sleep study. If only people who... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
That is the question: Do you wake up because you need to go to the restroom or do you go to the restroom because you wake up at night? That is the question. If your bladder... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Strahil Atanasov
Sleep Medicine 39 years experience
Find the cause first: Get an evaluation by a sleep specialist to find and fix the underlying cause (sleep apnea, sleep deprivation, etc). Short of that, opening the car win... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Atanasov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Atanasov is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I will respond by saying please help me I have neen in pain since 10-2-2011. Even though I did not wake uo until 4 weeks after the severe TBI accident.
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Medical/Graduate school

Higher Institute of Medicine, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Graduated 1983MD
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