Fibromyalgia Pitch letter

July 12, 2012 Comments Off on Fibromyalgia Pitch letter


Fibromyalgia is a widespread syndrome that presents chronic pain. Fibromyalgia affects 3 million to 6 million Americans and is more common in women than in men. More than 90 percent of patients with Fibromyalgia have a variety of symptoms that include, fatigue, tingling, insomnia and weakness. Poor sleep adds to more stress and doesn’t allow the brain waves to work properly.

Spreading awareness about Fibromyalgia is critical because many Americans are diagnosed with it. Dr. Syed I. Nabi, Salt Lake City, Utah resident, is a sleep specialist for the Utah Sleep Center and a member of the Education Board of American Sleep and Breathing Academy. He recently wrote an article for Sleep and Wellness Magazine on Fibromyalgia in the February 2012 issue (a copy of the article is attached).

In this article, Dr. Nabi discusses a variety of topics including the three transitions the brain goes though during sleep and stages of brain waves. He also explains how obstructive sleep apnea, a condition where the airway collapses leading to cessation of breathing, is often common in fibromyalgia patients.

If you would like to meet Dr. Syed I. Nabi, to learn more about fibromyalgia and sleep, I would like to make all necessary arrangements.


Maitreyee Brandon

PTSD Pitch Letter

July 12, 2012 Comments Off on PTSD Pitch Letter


Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after events that result in psychological trauma. More than 60 percent of US adults experience at least one traumatic event in their life. It is estimated that 1 in every 5 military personnel has PTSD; diagnosed cases have increased by 50 percent within the past year. More people are seeking treatment options to help prevent PTSD develop after trauma.

Nightmares are a common symptom with PTSD and two types of treatments for nightmares have been effective to treat PTSD. Dr. Paul Teman, Salt Lake City, Utah resident, is the medical director at the Sleep Wake Center in Salt Lake City, Utah and educates patients about sleep disorders. He was recently featured in Sleep and Wellness Magazine for a Q&A feature story in the month of February (a copy of the full Q&A is attached).

In the Q&A, Teman discussed a variety of topics were discussed including how PTSD can effect nightmares, sleep disorders and gave examples of treatment options. He also discusses about PTSD effects sleep and different types of sleep disorders associated with PTSD.

If you would like to meet Dr. Paul Teman to learn more about PTSD and sleep, I would like to make all necessary arrangements.


Maitreyee Brandon


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