Narcolepsy Specialist New Berlin WI

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.

Michael Noah Katzoff, MD
(414) 649-5288
2900 W Oklahoma Ave
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1976

Data Provided by:
Kesavan Kutty, MD
(414) 447-2245
5000 W Chambers St Ste E549
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Armed Forces Med Coll, Univ Of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1972

Data Provided by:
Nihal Herath , MD
(262) 787-5404
Center for Neurology and Sleep Disorders / 295 Regency Court #104
Brookfield, WI
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine

Aurora Sleep Medicine Center St Luke's Medical Center
(414) 817-3680
4131 West Loomis Road
Greenfield, WI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
13-95
Insurance
Insurance: ALL
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Milwaukee Regional Sleep Disorders Center Columbia St. Mary's Hospitals - Columbia Campus
(414) 961-4650
2025 E. Newport Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Ages Seen
12 - Geriatric
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Gary Joseph Leo, DO
(414) 219-7450
945 N 12th St Ste 4602
Milwaukee, WI
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: St Marys Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; St Josephs Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi; Aurora Sinai Med Ctr, Milwaukee, Wi

Data Provided by:
The Sleep Wellness Institute
(414) 336-3000
2356 S. 102nd Street
West Allis, WI
Doctors Refferal
Not Necessary
Ages Seen
5 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Froedtert Center for Sleep
(414) 805-7700
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
12 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Community Memorial Hospital Regional Sleep Disorders Center Community Memorial Hospital
(262) 253-6060
W129 N7955 Northfield Drive
Menomonee Falls, WI
Ages Seen
5 yrs-adult

ProHealth Care Sleep Disorders Center Waukesha Memorial Hospital
(262) 928-1508
2301 Sun Valley Drive
Delafield, WI
Ages Seen
Above 15 years

Data Provided by:

Countdown to a Good Night's Sleep

Provided by: 

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

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...