Sleep Apnea Specialist Boulder CO

The statistics alone on Americans and insomnia could keep you up nights. As a nation, we spend more than $3.5 billion on prescription sleep medications each year, trying to bring relief to the 126 million of us (that’s six out of 10 Americans) who experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week.

Dr.Todd Dextradeur
(303) 407-1990
9025 Grant Street
Denver, CO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Exempla Lutheran Sleep Center Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
(303) 425-8574
8300 W. 38th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All insurance


R Winfield Hartley, MD
(303) 443-2277
2525 4th St
Boulder, CO
Business
Boulder Plastic Surgery
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery

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Keith Economidis, L.Ac.
(303) 444-9355
2121 30th Street
Boulder, CO
Business
Five Branches Wellness
Specialties
Acupuncture, Rolfing, Massage Therapy
Doctor Information
Medical School: SouthWest Acupuncture College, 2006

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Kevin Doherty
(303) 725-6208
2300 S. Rock Creek Pkwy
Superior, CO
Business
Boulder County Acupuncture
Specialties
Acupuncture, anxiety, depression, women's health
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Anthem
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: Southwest Acupuncture College, 2001
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Languages Spoken: English

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Boulder Community Sleep Disorders Center
(303) 938-5354
1000 Alpine Avenue
Boulder, CO
Ages Seen
4-100

AlphaSleep Diagnostic Centers
(303) 255-9275
9025 Grant Street
Thornton, CO
Ages Seen
5 and up

DugganChiropractic
(303) 443-1553
2439 Broadway St # 100
Boulder, CO

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Boulder Back Pain Clinic
(303) 499-4500
2760 29th St # 2D
Boulder, CO

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Chiropractic Concept
(303) 926-6865
1124 West Dillon Rd
Louisville, CO

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Desperately Seeking Shut-Eye

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By Jennifer Lang

Once upon a time, getting a good night’s sleep wasn’t an issue for me. I went to bed when I was tired and woke up feeling refreshed. No tossing and turning before I drifted off to dreamland—no middle-of-the-night awakenings. Then I started having babies, who roused me at all hours and made eight-a-night a thing of the past. But even after they started sleeping soundly, I couldn’t seem to slip back into my old, good-sleep patterns. Why?

“Many factors go into whether or not we’re able to fall asleep and stay asleep, such as stress, hormones, and what’s going on in our lives at a given time,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. “And since all of these factors fluctuate as we go from one life stage to another, we can expect our sleep patterns to change as well.”

The statistics alone on Americans and insomnia could keep you up nights. As a nation, we spend more than $3.5 billion on prescription sleep medications each year, trying to bring relief to the 126 million of us (that’s six out of 10 Americans) who experience symptoms of insomnia at least a few nights a week. How does this inability to get a good night’s rest affect us? Ninety-three percent of Americans believe sleep loss can impair work performance, and 86 percent feel a lack of sleep can lead to health problems.

So what’s an insomniac to do? “Understanding why you might be experiencing trouble sleeping can help you make changes that will lead to better sleep,” says Teitelbaum. Here’s a guide to how your sleep can change through the years—and what to do to give yourself the best shot at a better night’s rest.

Teens and early 20s
For a young adult, the obvious sleep robbers—late nights, too much television and computer time, poor diet, and school or new-job stress—clearly play a role in sleep disorders, but teens and 20-somethings also have a physiological reason for not sleeping well. Their circadian rhythm—the natural body clock that signals when to go to sleep and wake up—is in flux.

In young adults, the body produces melatonin—a hormone created by the brain to help induce sleep—at 9 p.m. or 10 p.m. (in adults that happens earlier, around 7 p.m. or 8 p.m.). So a teen’s sleep cycle gets pushed back, which explains why she might not feel sleepy until around 11 p.m. or midnight. What’s more, everyone gets a “dip” in their circadian rhythm twice a day; for adults they typically come at 2 a.m. and 2 p.m., while adolescents hit their low points around 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., which explains both their torturous early-morning wake-up calls and late-afternoon naps.

Too much caffeine can also affect sleep in this age group. From after-school lattes to late-night energy drinks, a caffeine jolt lasts well beyond bedtime—affecting a young adult’s ability to fall and stay asleep and worse, setting the body clock back even further.

Sleep-Well Tips
• Stay warm. Take a hot bath or shower before getting into bed. Cold temperatures c...

Author: Jennifer Lang

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