Sleep Apnea Specialist Gretna LA

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.

Gregory S Ferriss, MD
(504) 897-4420
2820 Napoleon Ave Ste 420
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Neurology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1951
Hospital
Hospital: Memorial Med Ctr -Baptist Cam, New Orleans, La; Touro Infirmary, New Orleans, La

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Zeyad Morcos, MD
(504) 832-4080
Metairie, LA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tichreen, Fac Of Med, Lattakia, Syria (Univ Latakia)
Graduation Year: 1994

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Ochsner Sleep Center
(504) 842-4910
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA
Ages Seen
Jun-99
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Advanced Sleep Center Advanced Neurodiagnostic Center Inc.
(504) 885-3737
2905 Kingman Street
Metairie, LA
Ages Seen
3 years and up

Michael H. Moses
(504) 895-7200
1603 Second Street
New Orleans, LA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Gregory S Ferriss, MD
(504) 897-4420
2820 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1951

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Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center Tulane University Medical Center
(504) 988-1657
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
All age
Insurance
Insurance: Inquiry when making contact
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center East Jefferson General Hospital
(504) 849-8700
4320 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA
Ages Seen
16 years and up

American Chiropractic Clinic
(504) 361-3333
3140 Garden Oaks Dr
New Orleans, LA

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Jim Wade Price, MD
(504) 899-1114
2820 Napoleon Ave
New Orleans, LA
Business
Anesthesia Consultants of the South
Specialties
Anesthesiology

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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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