Narcolepsy Specialist West Linn OR

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.

Keith L Ironside Jr, MD
(503) 692-8560
West Linn, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Woodland Park Hospital, Portland, Or; Providence St Vincent Med Ctr, Portland, Or; Good Samaritan Hosp, Corvallis, Or
Group Practice: Oregon Pulmonary Assoc

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Terry Michael Brown, DO
(503) 257-6393
12612 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312
Graduation Year: 1984

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William Steven Herzberg, MD
(360) 256-8865
505 NE 87th Ave Ste 460
Portland, OR
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Stanford Univ Sch Of Med, Stanford Ca 94305
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: S W Washington Med Ctr, Vancouver, Wa
Group Practice: Vancouver Neurologists

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Northwest Sleep Health* Northwest Primary Care Group
(503) 353-1272
13518 SE 97th Avenue
Clackamas, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
13years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Accepts most insurances including Providence
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Pacific Sleep Program
(503) 228-4414
11790 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
No, unless required by insurance
Ages Seen
12 - 101
Insurance
Insurance: Most standard insurances. Patient responsible for co-pays, etc.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Keith L Ironside, MD
(503) 692-8560
9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1967

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Terry M Brown, DO
(503) 257-6393
12612 SE Stark St
Portland, OR
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ok State Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Tulsa, Ok 74107
Graduation Year: 1977

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Providence Milwaukie Sleep Disorders Laboratory* Providence Milwaukie Hospital
(503) 513-8383
10150 SE 32nd Avenue
Milwaukie, OR
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Providence St. Vincent Sleep Disorders Center Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
(503) 215-8548
9155 SW Barnes Road
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
2 yrs. and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call the sleep center or your insuran
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Oregon Clinic
(503) 963-3185
1111 NE 99th Avenue
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
16+
Insurance
Insurance: Most plans accepted. Please call the office for more information.
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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