Narcolepsy Specialist Centereach NY

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.

Mohammad Mostafa M Amin, MD
Medford, NY
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cairo, Fac Of Med, Cairo, Egypt (330-02 Prior 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: St Catherine Of Sienna Med Ctr, Smithtown, Ny

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Sleep Diagnostics Group, LLC
(631) 675-0830
2500 Nesconset Highway
Stony Brook, NY
Ages Seen
4 years and up

St. Charles Sleep Disorders Center
(631) 474-6277
200 Belle Terre Road 4 S
Port Jefferson, NY
Ages Seen
5+

Sleep Solutions of New York
(631) 724-4729
257 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
Ages Seen
4 years and older

Huntington Medical Group Sleep Disorders Center
(631) 425-3895
180 E. Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
13-85
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Marta Maczaj, MD
(631) 444-2916
240 Middle County Road South
Smithtown, NY
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1985

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John T. Mather Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(631) 476-2721
75 N. Country Road
Port Jefferson, NY
Ages Seen
12 - Adult

Stony Brook University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
(631) 444-2500
240 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary, dependant on insurance type
Ages Seen
2 yrs old and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ultimate Health Sleep Disorders Center
(516) 437-7236
125 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY
Ages Seen
> 12 years

Good Samaritan Hospital Sleep Apnea Center
(631) 376-4299
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
Doctors Refferal
Dependent on insurance type
Ages Seen
16+
Insurance
Insurance: Participate with most major insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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
Increasingly, researchers have identified toxicity ...

Author: Herbert Ross, DC, with Keri Brenner, LAc

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