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Joel Younger MD, FAASM

Over 38 years in clinical and academic practice

  • Board Certification: Sleep Medicine, Adult Neurology, Epilepsy
  • Clinical Focus: Sleep Medicine and Neurology
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College

Residencies and Fellowships:

  • Adult Neurology: Northwestern University
  • Sleep Disorders: University of Chicago

Leadership Experience:

  • Instructor in Neurology, Rush Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Medical Directorships of Sleep Centers at
    • La Palma Intercommunity Hospital, La Palma CA
    • Western Medical Center, Anaheim CA
    • St. Jude Hospital, Fullerton CA

Prior Experience:

  • Sleep Research Technician, Veterans Administration Hospital, San Francisco

Research Experience and Publications:

  • Principal Investigator on clinical trials of CPAP therapy
  • Multiple contributions to Sleep Medicine and Neurology Journals including seminal articles on measuring impact of CPAP therapy on Sleep Apnea.

Honors and Distinctions:

  • One of the first physicians to achieve board certification in Sleep Medicine in 1983
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Telehealth for sleep evaluations

Telehealth is a hot topic. Although its recent rise is partially linked with the decline in in-person visits during the coronavirus pandemic, telehealth has in fact been heralded as the ‘next big thing’ in healthcare for more than a decade. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has announced its commitment to advancing the use…

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Will Sleep Apnea Cause Insomnia?

Everyone has trouble sleeping at some point in their life. A late-afternoon latte, an overly indulgent dinner or nerves about an upcoming work milestone can keep you up into the wee hours of the night. The next day may not be one of your best –- you might be irritable, exhausted and unfocused — but…

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Sleep Apnea Raises Your Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death: Get the Facts

You may have heard of sleep apnea, but do you really know what it is? Far from a harmless sleep disorder that keeps you from a sound night’s rest, sleep apnea can lead to serious health complications, including sudden cardiac death. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea.…

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