Sleep Apnea Specialist Forest Grove OR

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.

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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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

Legacy Sleep Disorders Center Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
(503) 413-7540
1015 NW 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
3 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance carriers accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

TriVeda Mobile Chiropractic - mobile only
(503) 803-4564
2953 SE Turner Creek Dr
Hillsboro, OR

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Dr. Hubbs -- Advanced Chiropractics
(503) 433-1765
17955 SW Tualatin Valley Highway
Aloha, OR

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Providence Newberg Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center
(503) 537-5649
1515 Portland Road
Newberg, OR
Ages Seen
12 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

Oregon Sleep Associates
(503) 288-5201
2228 NW Pettygrove
Portland, OR
Doctors Refferal
Not required
Ages Seen
3 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most companies accepted. Call office for more information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

All About Cats Clinic
(503) 648-2800
129 NE 43rd Ave
Hillsboro, OR

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Howard A Davidson, MD
(503) 690-8195
1881 NW 185th Ave
Aloha, OR
Business
Tanasbourne Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics

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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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