Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.

Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.

Health Professional

Allen Blaivas, FCCP, DABSM, is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a quadruple board-certified physician practicing in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. He runs the sleep laboratory at the VA New Jersey Health Care System and loves taking care of our nation's veterans. He’s a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and holds clinical privileges at Hackensack University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan. He has clinical research interest in obstructive sleep apnea and COPD.

Latest Articles by Allen J. Blaivas, D.O.

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Celiac Disease

The Celiac Disease, Gluten, and Childhood Sleep Apnea Link

Is there a link between celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, and sleep disordered breathing in children?

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Sleep Disorders

No More Cold and Clammy Night Sweats

Although night sweats isn’t a sleep disorder, they can still wreak havoc on your life — and sheets. There are a few culprits that could be eliminated so you sleep soundly — and dry.

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Sleep Disorders

How Important Is Sleep to Managing Bipolar Disorder?

Is there a relationship between the symptoms of bipolar disorder and your sleep patterns?

Woman with insomnia having trouble sleeping at night.
Sleep Disorders

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Insomnia

Studies have found that sleep apnea raises insomnia risk—especially if you’re female or have had a stroke.

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Sleep Disorders

The Health Benefits of Better Sleep

Taking steps to improve your sleep can lead to better health outcomes.

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Sleep Disorders

Why Are Sleep Complaints More Common in Women?

Women are more likely to suffer from insomnia and other sleep problems compared to men. These are the reasons why.

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Sleep Disorders

Could a Tonsillectomy Cure Your Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Enlarged tonsils can block your airway when you sleep, interfering with your breathing and causing sleep apnea. Could tonsillectomy cure your OSA?

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Sleep Disorders

Therapy and Sleep Coaching: Are These Alternatives to Sleeping Pills Right for You?

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine lists Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) as one of a small number of recommended insomnia treatments. Could sleep coaching work for your insomnia?