Dr. John Saito is especially focused on finding and fixing “Toxic Sleep,” a term that he coined to represent poor sleep quality due to disordered breathing plus hypoxia (lack of oxygen). He likens the ill-health effects of this condition to drinking water that’s not only dirty but is contaminated by a silent, tasteless, and odorless toxin such as lead. Failure to identify and treat “Toxic Sleep” increases risk of heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, kidney failure, cancer, dementia, and premature death.
Thankfully, Dr. Saito is skilled in diagnosing and treating pulmonary and sleep disorders in patients of all ages, from infancy through elder care. As the director of the Saito Rejuvenation Center, he says the most rewarding aspect of his work is helping clients breathe well, sleep well, and live well. Dr. Saito emphasizes that “breathing problems and illnesses rarely go to sleep when you or your child does.”
Dr. Saito received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa., and completed his residency at Orlando Regional Health System, Orlando, Fla. His pediatric pulmonology fellowship was completed at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, N.C. His sleep training was completed at Cook Children’s Medical Center, Fort Worth, TX. He specializes in the care of children and adults with asthma, chronic lung disease, and obstructive sleep apnea along with insomnia, restless leg syndrome, and narcolepsy.
As a spokesperson for the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Dr. Saito is frequently speaks on topics including healthy sleep duration in children and adults, the role of consumer sleep technology, chronic insomnia, and drowsy driving, along with sleep-related diseases such as obstructive sleep apnea.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Saito has been recognized for his advocacy and charity work in helping families prepare to comprehensively care for their love ones with COVID-19 safely while quarantined at home. “My practice is uniquely focused during this COVID-19 pandemic on strong evidence-based prevention strategies along with aggressive recovery care in order to mitigate irreparable damage and disability.”
Dr. Saito is also focused on caring for “COVID-19 Long Haulers” who struggle with prolonged and persistent symptoms. Lastly, Dr. Saito and his team are especially committed to helping our veterans identify and overcome toxic sleep and ultimately achieve the optimal health they deserve. “In doing so, they will get more sleep in their nights, more life in their days and finally more days in their life.”
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