Sleep Apnea Specialist Edmonds WA

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.

Daniel Ira Loube, MD
(206) 386-2020
3048 32nd Ave W
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1987

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Dr.Matthias Lee
(206) 223-6600
925 Seneca St # H10
Seattle, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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The Polyclinic Sleep Medicine Center
(206) 860-4545
1001 Broadway
Seattle, WA
Ages Seen
18+

Seattle Children's Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
(206) 987-8926
1135 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Olympic Spine and Sports
(425) 412-6293
22019 Hwy 99
Edmonds, WA

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Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
550 16th Ave Ste 304
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sound Sleep Health
(206) 367-2556
10564 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary (unless required by insurance)
Ages Seen
6 years and older
Insurance
Insurance: All insurance accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Overlake Sleep Disorders Center
(425) 289-3000
1100 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Ages Seen
above 12
Insurance
Insurance: Contracted with most major carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Aurora Chiropractic Clinic
(425) 774-1090
22727 Highway 99
Edmonds, WA

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Hagen Chiropractic Center
(425) 672-1822
19713 Scriber Lake Rd #G
Lynnwood, WA

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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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