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You don’t have to accept sleep deprivation and the ills that accompany it. Nor must you resort to pharmaceutical sleeping aids, which generally bring on their own set of disabling symptoms. Before you take a tranquilizer, which will invariably mask your symptoms, consider trying these seven natural remedies—they can gently and effectively help you snooze your way back to health.

Kunwar Praveen Vohra, MD
(317) 875-0084
11590 N Meridian St Ste 400
Carmel, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1987

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Deborah Carlene Givan, MD
(317) 274-7208
ROC 4270 702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1977

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St. Vincent Carmel Sleep Disorders Center St. Vincent Carmel Hospital
(317) 338-2152
13400 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN
Ages Seen
All Ages

Community Hospitals of Indiana, Inc.
(317) 621-6777
11911 N. Meridian
Carmel, IN
Ages Seen
7 years & above
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

American Sleep Medicine
(317) 815-1213
9240 N Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN
Ages Seen
8 - geriatric

Kenneth N Wiesert, MD
(317) 927-2100
4412 Radnor Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Winona Mem Hosp, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Sleep/Wake Disorders Ctr

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Manfred Paul Mueller, MD
(317) 781-3085
1500 Albany St Ste 703
Beech Grove, IN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: St Francis Hosp And Health Ctr, Beech Grove, In
Group Practice: St Francis Sleep Disorder Ctr

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Clarian North Sleep Disorders Center
(317) 574-2241
11590 N. Meridian Street
Carmel, IN
Ages Seen
3

Sleep Disorders Center St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services
(317) 338-2152
8401 Harcourt Road
Indianapolis, IN
Doctors Refferal
Necessary only for a sleep study, not consultation
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verif


Riverview Sleep Wake Disorders Center
(317) 776-7484
395 Westfield Road
Noblesville, IN
Ages Seen
4 years and up

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Countdown to a Good Night's Sleep

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By Herbert Ross, DC, with Keri Brenner, LAc

We spend up to a third of our lives asleep. Although some hard-driving people may view sleep as an inconvenience that curtails productivity and leisure activities, slumber is certainly no waste of time. In fact, sleep may play a more crucial role than diet or exercise in fostering optimal health.

A natural restorative, sleep offers an antidote to the damage done to our bodies during the day. It allows the body to replenish its immune system, eliminate free radicals, and ward off heart disease and mood imbalances. When sleep is disrupted—whether by lifestyle factors, insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, jet lag, sleepwalking, night terrors, hormonal imbalance, or some other disorder—emotional and physiological health suffers.

But you don’t have to accept sleep deprivation and the ills that accompany it. Nor must you resort to pharmaceutical sleeping aids, which generally bring on their own set of disabling symptoms. Before you take a tranquilizer, which will invariably mask your symptoms, consider trying these seven natural remedies—they can gently and effectively help you snooze your way back to health.

1. Improve your diet

What you eat definitely influences the quality of your sleep. Fortunately, you have a great deal of control over these factors even though it can sometimes be hard to exercise. Here are the golden rules for a sleep-conducive diet:
• Avoid alcohol consumption or curtail it markedly.
• Avoid caffeine in all forms.
• Identify and eliminate allergenic foods. Common culprits include wheat, eggs, and chocolate, as well as milk and corn.
• Eat to boost levels of tryptophan, a building block for melatonin. To do that, eat an evening or bedtime snack consisting primarily of carbohydrates, but with a small amount of a food rich in tryptophan like turkey, chicken, eggs, dairy products, nuts and seeds, soy products, oatmeal, or bananas.
• Eat more raw vegetables and salad greens.
• Eat whole grains and high-fiber foods, and avoid sugary or processed simple carbohydrates. Whole grains contain many B vitamins, which act as natural sedatives for calming irritability and tension that may hinder deep sleep.
• Eat more protein during the day in the form of moderate amounts of lean meat, seafood, eggs, nuts, brown rice, beans, and avocados. Protein is digested more slowly and doesn’t cause an insulin spike, which may interfere with sleep.
• Eat a wide variety of foods to ensure that you are getting sufficient nutrition.
• Be aware of the fat content of foods. Incorporate healthy fats such as olive oil and flaxseed oil, which contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
• Take 1 gram of niacinamide (vitamin B3) at bedtime. This is useful for those who fall sleep easily but awaken and cannot get back to sleep.
• Take 500 mg of chlorella or other algae products at bedtime, as a source of tryptophan.

2. Detoxify your body
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Author: Herbert Ross, DC, with Keri Brenner, LAc

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