Sleep Clinics Canton OH

So much has been written about sleep, you’d think we’d all be wrapped in the arms of the slumber god Morpheus by now, dreaming sweet dreams and waking up refreshed. But for too many Americans a sound sleep remains, well, a dream. Instead they spend their nights tossing and turning and their days walking around bleary-eyed and exhausted. Some of these insomniacs battle serious disorders such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy that may last months or even years.

Mercy Sleep Center Mercy Medical Center
(330) 489-1456
1330 Mercy Drive NW
Canton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
1 year and up
Insurance
Insurance: OHCP, Blue Cross, Summa, Aetna, murerous others.
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Pulmonary Physician's Sleep Center
(330) 244-1879
5590 Lauby Road
North Canton, OH
Ages Seen
12 years and up

Akron General Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center Akron General Medical Center
(330) 344-6751
400 Wabash Avenue
Akron, OH
Doctors Refferal
No, may be necessary depending upon your insurance
Ages Seen
18+
Insurance
Insurance: Call the customer service number on your insurance card to verify
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Alexsandra M Mamonis MD
(330) 896-9099
1700 Boettler Rd
Uniontown, OH
Specialties
Internal Medicine

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Ankle & Foot Care Center
(330) 823-4455
2120 West State Street
Alliance, OH

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NeuroCare Sleep Center NeuroCare Center
(330) 244-2500
4105 Holiday Street NW
Canton, OH
Ages Seen
6 years and up

Summa Sleep Medicine Centers - Green
(330) 899-9347
1700 Boettler Road
Uniontown, OH
Ages Seen
3 years and up

Massillon Chiropractic Clinic
(330) 833-2085
276 Federal Ave NW
Massillon, OH

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Aquadale Veterinary Clinic
(330) 833-3127
13467 Lincoln St
North Lawrence, OH

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Akron-Barberton Veterinary Clinic
(330) 753-4114
1111 Wooster Rd
Barberton, OH

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Dreaming of a Good Night's Rest

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by Matthew Solan

So much has been written about sleep, you’d think we’d all be wrapped in the arms of the slumber god Morpheus by now, dreaming sweet dreams and waking up refreshed. But for too many Americans a sound sleep remains, well, a dream. Instead they spend their nights tossing and turning and their days walking around bleary-eyed and exhausted. Some of these insomniacs battle serious disorders such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy that may last months or even years. But the majority suffers more mildly—though just as unhappily—from disrupted cycles in which they either struggle to go to sleep at a normal time or awaken in the middle of the night unable to fall back asleep. All too often, insomniacs wake up feeling more tired and sluggish than they did before going to bed. If this sounds familiar, you may benefit from simple changes in your diet, environment and lifestyle. They may be all you need for a good night’s rest.

Good food, good sleep

You no doubt know the basic no-nos when it comes to your diet and sleep—no alcohol, no caffeine, no sugar, any of which can upset your normal sleep cycle. Conversely, increasing your intake of certain foods and correcting some nutrient deficiencies can actually improve your sleep.

• Eat more tryptophan. As post-turkey-dinner nappers ably demonstrate, tryptophan is a precursor to the sleep-inducing substance serotonin. One of nine essential amino acids your body cannot manufacture on its own, tryptophan comes from the proteins found in meat (especially turkey), milk, eggs, cheese, soybeans and soy products and peanuts and other legumes.

But if you gobble tons of different protein-rich foods, don’t expect to necessarily fall asleep more quickly or rest more easily, says Jane Guiltinan, ND, director of the Bastyr Women’s Wellness Center at Bastyr University north of Seattle. Why so? Too much protein from too many sources can cause tryptophan to be diverted from creating serotonin to building muscle. “Try to stick to just tryptophan-rich proteins,” she says. “I’d suggest one serving of a high-tryptophan food near bedtime.”

• Get more calcium and magnesium. Lack of sleep can also be tied to low levels of calcium and/or magnesium. According to Guiltinan, calcium deficiency can trigger muscle cramps while you sleep, which can cause you to wake up. And people who lack magnesium sometimes suffer from restless legs syndrome (RLS), a tingling, aching or throbbing sensation in the legs or an overwhelming urge to move them, especially when at rest.

In a 1998 study, German researchers found that taking 300 mg of magnesium every night for four to six weeks improved sleep for insomniacs who suffered from mild to moderate RLS. Guiltinan recommends that problem sleepers increase their daily intake of calcium by eating more dairy products such as yogurt, milk and cheese and of magnesium by eating more dark-green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds. If you choose the supplement route instead, she suggests taking 1...

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