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Rob Kalfus

Sleep Explorer

Robert Kalfus, MD received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and went on to complete a combined MD/MBA program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers University. During residency in Internal Medicine at Georgetown in Washington, DC, Dr. Kalfus was first exposed to the field of Sleep Medicine. He enjoyed seeing patients experience an improved quality of life with treatment of their sleep disorders. With the desire to work in a field with the potential for quick patient improvement, Dr. Kalfus returned to Philadelphia to pursue a fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine. He is a physician at The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders in Chevy Chase, Maryland. In his free time, you can find him bowling, playing golf, watching football, and spending time with his wife and two young children at the local park.

Articles written by Rob Kalfus

Travel, CPAP & Sleep Apnea

Six things to know so that your CPAP machine can become a trusted travel companion Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, is a common and very effective treatment for Sleep Apnea.   Some people on CPAP find the machines somewhat clunky and are reluctant to travel with them. As we head into spring breaks and summer vacations, you may be wondering how traveling with this equipment is possible. I’ve done my best to answer basic questions that will help you rest…

Improve Your Snoring …and Reduce Your Chances of Sleeping on the Couch

  Snoring is common, especially as we get older. While it rarely bothers the actual snorer, it can be a huge annoyance to the person sound asleep next to you. Sure, sleeping in separate rooms is one solution, but let’s explore a few other options first:  Make a lifestyle change: That’s right – drinking alcohol, smoking, and taking muscle relaxants or sedative medications can worsen snoring. Try abstaining for a few days and see if you notice any improvement.  Try a new…