Sleep Apnea Specialist Garland TX

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.

Leon D Rosenthal, MD
(214) 750-7776
8140 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 100
Dallas, TX
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Philip Michael Becker, MD
(214) 750-7776
8140 Walnut Ln #100
Dallas, TX
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Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1978

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Gregory Harrison Foster, MD
(972) 680-0666
375 Municipal Dr Ste 218
Richardson, TX
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201
Graduation Year: 1979

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Jay Harrison Harvey, DO
(972) 566-7684
7777 Forest Ln Ste B116
Dallas, TX
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1988

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Wolfgang Schmidt Nowara, MD
(972) 312-0203
1105 Central Expressway North South
Allen, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
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Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1967
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Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx
Group Practice: Sleep Medicine Associates Of Texas; Sleep Medicine Associates Of Texas

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Leon D Rosenthal, MD
(972) 312-0203
8140 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 100
Dallas, TX
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Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nacl Auto De Mexico, Fac De Med, Mexico Df, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1983

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Andrew O Jamieson, MD
(972) 312-0203
Dallas, TX
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
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Male
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French, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: Presbyterian Hospital Of Dalla, Dallas, Tx; Presbyterian Hospital Of Plano, Plano, Tx
Group Practice: Sleep Medicine Associates Of Texas; Sleep Medicine Associates Of Texas

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Jay Harrison Harvey, DO
(972) 566-7684
7777 Forest Ln Ste B116
Dallas, TX
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Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1988

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Victor Lam, MD
(214) 648-8219
6303 Harry Hines Blvd Ste 200
Dallas, TX
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1971

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Sleep Trends Diagnostic Centers
(972) 276-7063
2046 Forest Lane
Garland, TX
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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
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Author: Jennifer Lang

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