Sleep Apnea Specialist Oakley CA

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.

Michael Lewis Cohen, MD
(925) 944-0166
130 La Casa Via Ste 208
Walnut Creek, CA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Mt Diablo Med Ctr, Concord, Ca; John Muir Med Ctr, Walnut Creek, Ca
Group Practice: Respiratory Med Grp Inc

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United Sleep Center,LLC
(925) 934-2121
2121 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
Ages Seen
12 yrs. +

Broussard Chiropractic
(925) 203-5470
8425 Brentwood Blvd st b-1
Brentwood, CA

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Jonathan B Humphrey, MD
(925) 736-7070
4165 Blackhawk Plaza Cir
Danville, CA
Business
Blackhawk Medical Group
Specialties
Family Practice

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Curtis J Haake D.C.
(925) 930-7902
3011 Citrus Circle
Walnut Creek, CA
Business
Total Health Chiropractic
Specialties
Chiropractic, Diversified Chiropractic Care with drop table, flexion traction, laser and ultrasound therapies, massage therapy and health coaching services. Exercise and rehabilitation services.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: In network with most HMO's and PPO'sKaiser, ASHP, Blue Cross, Blue shield, Medicare, Aetna, United health care, Pacificare, ACN, Optum Health care
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: Western States Chiropractic College, 1999
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Contra Costa Sleep Disorders Center
(925) 935-7667
1700 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
Ages Seen
12-120

Brentwood Family Pet Care
(925) 240-7387
4421-A Balfour Rd.
Brentwood, CA

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Animal Hospital of Antioch
(925) 754-6700
2204 A St
Antioch, CA

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Encina Veterinary Hospital
(925) 937-5000
2803 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA

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Eye Site Total Optometric Center
(925) 825-2020
1812 Galindo St
Concord, CA

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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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