Narcolepsy Specialist Shepherdsville KY

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.

George William Boatwright, MD
(502) 223-5200
1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 3310
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1982

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Kenneth Chas Anderson, MD
(502) 899-7377
4003 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1986

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Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Sleep Disorders Center Jewish Hospital & St. Mary HealthCare
(502) 361-6555
4402 Churchman Avenue
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All insurances (Hospital accepts all) - Our physicians do not accept Aetna
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Norton Audubon Hospital Sleep Center Norton Audubon Hospital
(502) 636-7459
One Audubon Plaza Drive
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: ALL
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

University of Louisville Pediatric Sleep Medicine Center
(502) 852-5437
332 W. Broadway
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
0 to 18 yrs old
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

William Owen Lacy, MD
(502) 459-9127
1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 3310
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1986

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Sleep Center of Kentuckiana
(502) 964-2440
7926 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
7 years - elderly

Sleep Medicine Specialists
(502) 937-3078
4606 Greenwood Road
Louisville, KY
Ages Seen
13years and up

Sleep Medicine Specialists
(502) 454-0755
1169 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
12 yrs and up
Insurance
Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid ,Passport, BC/BS, Blue Grass Family Health, AETNA, BEECH
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

University Sleep Center University of Louisville Healthcare University Hospital
(502) 562-3792
333 E. Market Street
Louisville, KY
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
12 and above
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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