Narcolepsy Specialist Morris IL

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.

Pine Bluff Animal Hospital
(815) 942-5365
7995 E. Pine Bluff Road
Morris, IL

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Daniel C. Bai, D.C.
(708) 469-9837
601 Vanderbilt Drive
Tinley Park, IL
Business
Community Chiropractic Centers
Specialties
Chiropractic, Physical Therapy Massage Fitness Assessments Nutritional Counseling Health and Wellness Seminars and Forums
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross/Blue ShieldUnited Health CareCignaMEDICAREPHCSAetna
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: RCO - New York, NY
Medical School: Life University - College of Chiropractic, 2001
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Korean

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Mallard Point Veterinary Clinic
(815) 467-4855
25520 S Pheasant Ln Ste A
Channahon, IL

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Dwight Veterinary Clinic
(815) 584-2732
305 South Old Route 66
Dwight, IL

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David G Vermillion
(815) 942-5200
1300 Dresden Dr
Morris, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Pediatric Internist

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Lakewood Animal Hospital
(815) 942-1199
1301 Lakewood Drive
Morris, IL

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Minooka Animal Hospital
(815) 467-0700
103 Industrial Drive
Minooka, IL

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Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville
(630) 806-8069
624 W Veterans Pkwy
Yorkville, IL

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Marlene Henze
(815) 941-1580
114 W Waverly St
Morris, IL
Specialty
Family Practice

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Aftab A Khan
(815) 942-8080
1368 Liberty St
Morris, IL
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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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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