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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.

Steven Jay Scheer, MD
(859) 572-3452
85 N Grand Ave
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky; Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Sleep Disorders Ctr

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Virgil Dale Wooten, MD
(513) 872-4000
375 Dixmyth Ave Ste 7H
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Trihealth Sleep & Alertness

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American Sleep Medicine
(859) 426-7111
320 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY
Ages Seen
8 years and up

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(513) 636-3213
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Doctors Refferal
May be required depending on insurance
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: All major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Management Institute - Red Bank
(513) 721-7533
4460 Red Bank Highway
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
> 16 years old

James Lee Armitage, MD
(513) 241-2370
111 Wellington Pl
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky; Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Riverhills Healthcare Inc

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David Victor Berkowitz, MD
(513) 671-3101
1275 E Kemper Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1970

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Good Samaritan Sleep Center Good Samaritan Hospital
(513) 862-5722
6350 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Doctors Refferal
Needed for some insurances, Mediare, Medicaid.
Ages Seen
>12 years
Insurance
Insurance: All major
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleepcare Diagnostics-West
(513) 770-5115
8111 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
15 years and up

SleepCare Diagnostics, Eastgate
(513) 753-4100
4355 Ferguson Drive
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
15 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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