Narcolepsy Specialist Wilmington DE

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.

Wendell Arthur Grogan, MD
(610) 447-2689
Glen Mills, PA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Crozer-Chester Med Ctr, Chester, Pa; Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, Pa
Group Practice: Neurological Assoc Of Delaware Valley Crozer Chester Med Ctr

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Bayhealth SleepCare Center @ Middletown
(302) 376-1982
291 Carter Drive
Middletown, DE
Ages Seen
3+

The Bayhealth SleepCare Centers @ Wilmington
(302) 478-6105
1407 Foulk Road
Wilmington, DE
Ages Seen
3+

The Sleep Center at Riddle Memorial Hospital
(610) 627-4193
1068 W. Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
6 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances, Medicare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Crozer Keystone Sleep Center Taylor Hospital
(610) 595-6361
175 E. Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
6+
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Calvin R Stafford Jr, MD
(610) 595-6272
1 Medical Center Blvd
Chester, PA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Crozer-Chester Med Ctr, Chester, Pa; Taylor Hospital, Ridley Park, Pa
Group Practice: Neurological Assoc Of Delaware Valley Crozer Chester Med Ctr

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St. Francis Hospital Sleep Center St. Francis Hospital
(302) 575-8262
701 N. Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE
Ages Seen
18 years and up

The Bayhealth SleepCare Center @ Bear
(302) 832-0496
2500 Wrangle Hill Road
Bear, DE
Ages Seen
3+

Crozer Keystone Sleep Center Delaware County Memorial Hospital
(610) 595-6361
2100 Keystone Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA
Ages Seen
18+

University Services - West Chester Sleep Center
(610) 918-1930
915 Old Fern Hill Road
West Chester, PA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
3 years and up
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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