Sleep Clinics Clementon NJ

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.

Sleep Disorder Center, CUH
(856) 325-6541
900 Centennial Boulevard
Voorhees, NJ
Ages Seen
4 - 95 years

Advantage Sleep Centers
(856) 424-4400
1998 Route 70 E
Cherry Hill, NJ
Doctors Refferal
As per patient''s insurance carrier
Ages Seen
16 years and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Sleep Disorders Center Pennsylvania Hospital
(215) 829-7079
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
Ages Seen
>18

Sleep Center for Children St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
(215) 427-3822
Erie Avenue At Front Street
Philadelphia, PA
Ages Seen
0-21 years

The Sleep Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
(215) 590-3703
34th Street And Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
Ages Seen
0-18 years

University Services - Voorhees Sleep Lab
(610) 363-3949
443 Laurel Oak Road
Voorhees, NJ
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
3 and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center
(215) 955-6175
211 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
3 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield, Personal Choice, Cigna, Prudential, call office t
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Hahnemann Neurodiagnostic Sleep Center Hahnemann University Hospital
(215) 762-4360
230 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
Ages Seen
18+

Penn Sleep Center at Sheraton University Hotel University of Pennsylvania Health System
(215) 662-7975
3549 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Penn Sleep Centers University of Pennsylvania Health System
(215) 662-7772
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA
Ages Seen
18+
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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