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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.

Cynthia Louise Comella, MD
(312) 942-4500
River Forest, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1980

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Daniel Richard Wynn, MD
(847) 509-0270
3545 Lake Ave Ste 100
Wilmette, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il; Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il; Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il; St Francis Hosp, Evanston, Il; Thorek Hosp& Med Ctr, Chicago, Il; Grant Hosp, Chicago, Il; Bethany Hosp, Chicago, Il; Holy Cross Hosp, Chica

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Cynthia Louise Comella, MD
(312) 563-2900
1725 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1980

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Stephen Sheldon, DO
(773) 880-8230
2300 N Childrens Plz Ste 43
Chicago, IL
Specialties
Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il; Childrens Mem Hosp, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Childrens Memorial Hosp

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Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
(630) 789-9785
700 E Ogden Ave Ste 202
Westmont, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1986

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Benjamin Dave Margolis, MD
(708) 383-7899
1 Erie Ct Ste 3000
Oak Park, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: West Suburban Hosp Med Ctr, Oak Park, Il; Kindred Hosp -Chicago Central, Chicago, Il

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Peter Conrad Freebeck, MD
(630) 789-9785
3245 Grove Ave
Berwyn, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1986

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Robert W Hart, MD
(847) 981-3660
810 Biesterfield Rd Ste G2
Elk Grove Village, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Thomas Freedom, MD
(708) 216-4258
La Grange, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988

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William Thomas Allen, MD
(248) 380-4290
5525 S Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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