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Amer Khan, M.D.
Amer Khan, M.D. is board certified in Sleep Medicine, and in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology. He leads the division of sleep medicine at a large multispecialty medical group in the Sacramento area.

In his medical practice he treats adults and children, and addresses the full spectrum of sleep problems including insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleepwalking and restless leg syndrome.

Dr. Khan received his medical degree from Karachi University, Pakistan. He completed his pediatric residency at Cook County Children's Hospital, Chicago, and child neurology fellowship at the University Of Minnesota School Of Medicine, Minneapolis. He provided pediatric medical care in a small medically underserved rural community in Florida and has participated in medical relief missions overseas.

He realized early in his career that many health conditions are triggered, caused or aggravated by lack of restful sleep. This led him to pursue his education in sleep medicine.

Dr. Khan conceived the vision to train individuals in deep relaxation techniques so that they can de-stress, relax, focus and sleep better, leading to optimum mental and physical performance.

He opened a studio called Sehatu Sleep, in Granite Bay, California, which he owns with his wife, Iram Khan, a yoga instructor.

Dr. Khan frequently lectures and writes a blog about sleep issues. He is an active member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, California Sleep Society, Child Neurology Society and the American Academy of Neurology. He lives with his wife and two children in Granite Bay.

Blog Entries by Amer Khan, M.D.

Humans Evolving Back to Basics

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 2:34 PM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

I watched Deb Roy's TEDTalk: "The birth of a word" with fascination and heart-pounding realization. Deb's observations at first made me think of my childhood and...

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'My Mind Seems to Wake Up When It Is Time to Sleep!'

(1) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 5:53 PM

By conservative estimates, 7-10 percent of patients visiting sleep clinics for insomnia actually have a circadian rhythm (or sleep-wake cycle) sleep disorder.

The commonest type of sleep-wake cycle disorder is called a "delayed sleep phase syndrome." The difference between insomnia and this problem is a...

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Snore, Snore, Alarm, Alarm, No One Listening?

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 8:26 AM

A very common reason for consultation offered by patients in my sleep medicine practice is, "My [bed partner] is complaining about my loud snoring."

"He/she is frightened when I snore, then gasp or choke in sleep."

The best-kept family secret is often let out during the discussion that ensues:...

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Will I Sleep Better Now That the Election Is Over?

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 8:20 AM

Why has the election fever affected my sleep? Really, why?

Is it because I was worried about my favorite candidate losing the election? Was I worried that the wrong candidate getting elected would affect my family's future and quite possibly the whole world's?
Was it the barrage of...

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Travel Travails (Not) of a Sleep Doctor

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2012 | 10:36 AM

Business people and vacationers alike know well the bipolar nature of travel across time zones. You hope to get much accomplished, see the world, have an adventure or just relax, but struggle to cope with your body adjusting to a different time zone. The test of our bodies' coping mechanism...

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Is It Macho to Make Bad Decisions?

(26) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 1:52 PM

Imagine, for a few seconds, powerful businessmen and women sitting in a boardroom taking tough decisions; stock traders trading away busily; politicians discussing the nation's future; military leaders deciding on the best strategy. Now visualize a physician operating on you, in a critical life or death situation. Who amongst this...

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