Sleep Apnea Specialist Freeport NY

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.

Peter Andrew Spiegler, MD
(516) 663-2004
222 Station Plz N Ste 400
Mineola, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1994

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Anne H Morris, MD
(907) 264-1600
1300 Morris Park Ave
Bronx, NY
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1966

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HealthBridge Sleep Medicine
(516) 627-7407
1165 Northern Boulevard
Manhasset, NY
Ages Seen
13 and up

The Center for Sleep Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital
(516) 520-2521
4295 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
Ages Seen
>12 years

Winthrop Sleep Disorders Center Winthrop University Hospital
(516) 663-3907
1300 Franklin Avenue
Garden City, NY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
3+
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Steven H Feinsilver, MD
(516) 267-6840
975 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: North Shore University Hosp, Manhasset, Ny
Group Practice: Center-Pulmonary & Critical

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The Long Island Sleep Center/Louis Saffran Physician PLLC
(516) 536-8151
30 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY
Ages Seen
5 and up

Ultimate Health Sleep Disorders Center
(516) 437-7236
2343 New Hyde Park Road
New Hyde Park, NY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances, call for more information
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

United Sleep Diagnostics Inc.
(516) 873-6500
50 Rose Place
Garden City Park, NY
Ages Seen
18 and up

The Center for Sleep Medicine Cardiovascular Medical Associates
(516) 267-6840
975 Stewart Avenue
Garden City, NY
Ages Seen
18+

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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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