Sleep Clinics Dania FL

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.

United Sleep Diagnostics, Inc. - Hollywood*
(954) 442-8694
3702 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL
Ages Seen
1-100

Sunrise Sleep Diagnostics
(954) 964-5800
7369 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Cleveland Clinic Florida Sleep Disorders Center Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospitals and Clinics
(954) 385-0761
2000 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Medicare, BC/BS, Actna, Avmed, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Animal Medical Center & Bird Cl
(954) 920-2400
521 N Federal Hwy
Hollywood, FL

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Chiropractic Care Of South Florida
(954) 518-4604
4624 Hollywood Blvd # 206
Hollywood, FL

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Sleep Disorders Center Broward General Medical Center
(954) 355-5532
1600 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
1-101
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Florida, LLC
(954) 432-0207
12251 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
Ages Seen
13 yrs. +

Miller School of Medicine/University of Miami UHealth Sleep Program
(305) 243-5195
1501 Nw 9th Avenue
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
1 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ronald Drucker DC
(954) 949-9672
1425A Southeast 17th St Causeway Suite 16
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Business
Broward Chiropractic Center
Specialties
Chiropractic

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Claire E. Fitch AP
(954) 326-7310
1189 SE 26th Ave
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Specialties
Acupuncture

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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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