Sleep Clinics Sumner WA

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 Disorders Center Auburn Regional Medical Center
(253) 804-2809
202 N. Division Street
Auburn, WA
Doctors Refferal
Yes Unless insurance doesn''t require
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurance accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

MultiCare Sleep Disorders Center at Tacoma
(253) 403-4554
1207 S. 5th Street
Tacoma, WA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
All ages
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances are accepted. Please call the sleep center or your insuran
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

HealthSource of Puyallup
(253) 841-4425
510 E. Main Ave.
Puyallup, WA

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Robert C. Wright, M.D., F.A.C.S
(253) 840-1999
1703 South Meridian
Puyallup, WA
Business
Meridian Surgery Center
Specialties
Surgery
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: First Choice, Regence, Premera, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Uniform Medical, Medicare and Humana are just a few of the many insurance companies that we accept. If you do not see your insurance listed, please call our office, we may accept your insu
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St. Clare
Residency Training: Texas A&M University College of Medicine
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, 1985
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English

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Sacajawea Healthcare for Pets
(253) 941-3900
1530 S Dash Point Rd
Federal Way, WA

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St. Francis Sleep Disorders Center
(253) 944-7555
34509 9th Avenue S.
Federal Way, WA
Ages Seen
15-100

St. Clare Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(253) 985-6884
11307 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
15+
Insurance
Insurance: All major carriers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Kenneth A Feucht, MD
(253) 841-9640
1519 3rd St SE
Puyallup, WA
Business
Puyallup Surgical Consultants
Specialties
Surgery

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Firgrove Veterinary Clinic
(253) 848-1563
14816 Meridian E
Puyallup, WA

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Tahoma Veterinary Hospital
(253) 847-3500
3317 224th St
Spanaway, WA

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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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