Narcolepsy Specialist Chesapeake VA

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.

Charles Stephen Coleman, MD
(757) 686-2800
3640 High St Ste 2A
Portsmouth, VA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1979

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Virginia Neurology & Sleep Centers
(757) 410-0893
516 Innovation Drive
Chesapeake, VA
Ages Seen
6 yrs. - Adult

Sentara Bayside Sleep Disorders Center Sentara Bayside Hospital
(757) 363-6850
800 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
Ages Seen
13+

Atlantic Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
(757) 547-4325
115 Kempsville Rd. (across from the water tow
Chesapeake, VA

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Brentwood Veterinary Clinic
(757) 487-2531
1236 N George Washington Hwy
Chesapeake, VA

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Vasantha Kumar S Hathwar, MD
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd Ste 103
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Beach General Hosp, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Pulmonary Medicine Of Va Beach

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Sleep Disorders Center Sentara Norfolk General Hospital/Eastern Virginia Medical School
(757) 388-6049
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Greater than or equal to 13 years
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Virginia Neurology & Sleep Centers
(757) 410-0893 x300
1540 Breezeport Way
Suffolk, VA
Ages Seen
6 yrs. - Adult

Animal Medical Of Chesapeake
(757) 548-2000
1020 Battlefield Blvd, N
Chesapeake, VA

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Richard T Holden, MD
(757) 547-5145
100 Wimbledon Sq
Chesapeake, VA
Business
Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Specialties
Orthopedics

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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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