Narcolepsy Specialist Johnston RI

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.

Coastal Medical Sleep Disorder Center
(401) 349-3985
41 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI
Ages Seen
18+

Sleep HealthCenters of Cumberland, RI
(401) 405-0995
175 Nate Whipple Highway
Cumberland, RI
Ages Seen
16 +

Sturdy Memorial Hospital Sleep Lab Sturdy memorial Hospital
(508) 236-7550
211 Park St.
Attleboro, MA
Ages Seen
4yrs and up

Caroline J Plamondon, MD
(401) 272-6602
One Randall Square
Providence, RI
Business
Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue ShieldUnited Heathcare of New EnglandTuftsFirst Health
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Women and Infants' Hospital
Residency Training: University of Montreal Affiliated Hospitals
Medical School: University of Montreal School of Medicine, 1991
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Rhode Island Medical Society American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association Rhode Island Medical Women's Association
Languages Spoken: English,French

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David Barrall
(401) 274-0700
151 Waterman Street
Providence, RI
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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University Medicine Sleep Center
(401) 823-4000
1 James P. Murphy Highway
West Warwick, RI
Ages Seen
18-90

Coastal Medical Sleep Disorder Center
(401) 921-0444
400 Bald Hill Road
Warwick, RI
Ages Seen
18+

Day Kimball Hospital Sleep Disorder Center Day Kimball Hospital
(860) 963-6340
320 Pomfret Street
Putnam, CT
Ages Seen
2-100

Charles M Cavicchio DPM
(401) 305-0919
133 Mathewson St
Providence, RI

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University Foot Center
(401) 484-1983
235 Plain Street Suite 201
Providence, RI

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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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