Narcolepsy Specialist Piedmont SC

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.

Darwin Russell Boor, MD
(864) 242-9662
4 Old Grove Rd
Greenville, SC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nm Sch Of Med, Albuquerque Nm 87131
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, Sc
Group Practice: Greenville Neurology Cnsltnts

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AnMed Health Lung and Sleep Center
(864) 512-4900 x4911
2000 E. Greenville Street
Anderson, SC
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
5-18 years
Insurance
Insurance: Various
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dove Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 735-8929
3403 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC

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HealthSource of Cherrydale
(864) 268-9040
2718 A Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC

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Gerard F. Rainer, DPM
(864) 288-0048
152 Milestone Way
Greenville, SC
Business
Foothills Foot Care Center
Specialties
Podiatry
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue Cross Blue Shield CIGNA Carolina Care PlanAETNA United Health Care Premier HealthKanawa
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St Francis Eastside Hospital
Residency Training: St Joseph's Hospital Flushing NY
Medical School: NY College of Podiatric Medicine, 1988
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Christian Medical and Dental Association
Languages Spoken: English

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Sleep Disorders Center Southeast Regional Sleep Disorders Center
(864) 627-5337
357 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Hillcrest Eyecare
(864) 963-4933
309 S E Main Street
Simpsonville, SC

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Bourg Chiropractic Wellness
(864) 292-3291
9 Mckenna Commons Ct
Greenville, SC

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Wickiser Clinic-Chiropractic
(864) 642-4908
3618 E River St
Anderson, SC

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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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