Sleep Clinics New Carlisle 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.

Physician Sleep Diagnostic Centers, North
(937) 610-0105
8701 Old Troy Pike
Huber Heights, OH
Ages Seen
13+

Miami Valley Sleep Center, LLC
(937) 399-5000
1980 B Kingsgate Road
Springfield, OH
Ages Seen
13 years and up

The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center The Children's Medical Center
(937) 641-5004
One Children''s Plaza
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: Pre-certification required for polysomnography
Medicare: No
Medicaid: Yes

Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders Miami Valley Hospital
(937) 208-2515
1 Wyoming Street
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
> 16 years
Insurance
Insurance: All major carriers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Total Vision Centers
(937) 679-3344
102 E Lake Avenue
New Carlisle, OH

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Sleep Specialists
(937) 610-3800
7371 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH
Ages Seen
12 years and up

Dayton Lung and Sleep Medicine Residence Inn by Marriot
(614) 774-6098
2779 Fairfield Commons
Beavercreek, OH
Ages Seen
12 years and up

Samaritan Sleep Center Good Samaritan Hospital
(937) 567-6180
80 E. Woodbury Drive
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
May be necessary depending upon insurance
Ages Seen
13 - 95
Insurance
Insurance: All major and most small insurances. Call the customer service number on
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Kettering Sleep Disorders Center Kettering Medical Center
(937) 395-8805
3535 Southern Boulevard
Dayton, OH
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
> or Equal to 13 yrs.
Insurance
Insurance: All major & most local insurers including: BC/BS, HMP, UHC, GEHA, Aetna, Ci
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

First Chiropractic
(937) 328-3220
1108 N. Bechtle Ave
Springfield, 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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