Dr. Barker to be featured on 10News at Five to discuss new FDA regulations on sleep medications

AmbienPill-505664430Dr. Barker will be featured as a guest speaker tomorrow, January 11, on 10 News at Five to dicuss the new FDA requirements of lowering the dosages of sleep medications. Tune in!

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Dr. Barker featured on Live at Five, “Too little sleep plays havoc with fat cells.”

Dr. Barker was featured on Live at Five Friday, October 19th. Interview was conducted based on the topic of how “less” sleep can wreak play on your fat cells, eventually leading to weight gain and type 2 diabetes. For the complete article and video please click on the link below!

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Too little sleep plays havoc with fat cells

Dr. Barker featured on “More Living with Jim Brogan”

Dr. Barker was recently interviewed on the “More Living With Jim Brogan” radio show here in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Barker discussed in depth, “Sleep and how it affects your overall health.”  “More Living with Jim Brogan,” aires every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on NewsTalk 98.7 FM and broadcasts throughout East Tennessee and worldwide on www.987newstalk.com. Each week Jim, a certified retirement financial advisor, reviews and discusses issues that impact the lives and well-being of those nearing retirement or who are already retired.

Click here for the live recording http://barkersleep.com/jimbrogan.mp3

Sleep and Aging

Along with the physical changes that occur as we get older, changes to our sleep patterns are a part of the normal aging process. As people age they tend to have a harder time falling asleep and more trouble staying asleep than when they were younger. It is a common misconception that sleep needs decline with age. In fact, research demonstrates that our sleep needs remain constant throughout adulthood. So, what’s keeping seniors awake?

Tune in this Saturday from 9 a.m to 10 a.m. on NewsTalk 98.7  on “More Living with Jim Brogan”. Brogan will be speaking with Dr. Barker about the effects of sleep and aging. You won’t want to miss!


Transportation industry evaluates workers’ sleep

WBIR Channel 10 speaks with Dr. Barker on how the transportation industry is evaluating and treating commerical drivers and sleep.



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