Sleep Clinics Excelsior MN

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.

St Francis Sleep Diagnostics Center
(952) 428-2800
500 South Marschall Road
Shakopee, MN
Ages Seen
12+

Minnesota Sleep Institute City Center Professional Building
(952) 567-7412
15700 37th Avenue
Plymouth, MN
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Minnesota Sleep Institute - Edina
(952) 567-7412
7450 France Avenue S
Edina, MN
Ages Seen
>16

Ridgeview Sleep Disorders Center Ridgeview Medical Center
(952) 442-5589
490 S. Maple Street
Waconia, MN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Noran Clinic Sleep Center
(612) 879-1653
2828 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Ages Seen
13

Sleep Disorders Center Methodist Hospital
(952) 993-6083
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
Saint Louis Park, MN
Doctors Refferal
No (preferred but not necessary)
Ages Seen
4+
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Whitney Sleep Center
(763) 519-0634
2700 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN
Doctors Refferal
Not required but check with insurance carrier.
Ages Seen
12 +
Insurance
Insurance: Contracted with most insurance carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Fairview Diagnostic Sleep Center Fairview Southdale Hospital
(952) 924-5053
6405 France Avenue S.
Edina, MN
Ages Seen
18-geriatric

North Memorial Sleep Health Center
(763) 520-4982
3366 Oakdale Ave N.
Robbinsdale, MN
Ages Seen
8 and above

Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center Hennepin County Medical Center
(612) 873-6201
900 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not necessary
Ages Seen
Newborn - 80+
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted
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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