Insomnia Therapists Alabaster AL

Millions of people suffer with some form of insomnia, resulting in fatigue, lack of mental alertness and weakened physical and mental health. Are you one of these people? Read on to find the solutions for insomnia.

Stuart Jay Padove, MD
(205) 780-1963
817 Princeton Ave SW Ste 115
Birmingham, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Princeton Med Ctr, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Princeton Pulmonary Group

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Brookwood Sleep Disorders Center Brookwood Medical Center
(205) 877-2403
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, AL
Ages Seen
18 years and up

UAB Sleep/Wake Disorders Center
(205) 930-7114
1201 11th Avenue S
Birmingham, AL
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary unless required by insurance.
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Blue Cross, VIVA and various commercial insurance carriers; do not accept United Healthcare.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center of Alabama
(205) 599-1020
790 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
<13 years old
Insurance
Insurance: Blue Cross, United HealthCare, Aetna, U.S. HealthCare, various commercial p
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Day Eye Center
(205) 202-0919
2122 Old Montgomery Hwy
Pelham, AL

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Lakeshore Sleep Disorder Center, LLC
(205) 945-4796
1280 Columbiana Road
Birmingham, AL
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
> or = 18 yeaers old
Insurance
Insurance: All except Aetna, Cigna and Tricare


St. Vincent's Sleep Disorders Center St. Vincent's Hospital
(205) 930-2369
2660 Tenth Avenue S
Birmingham, AL
Ages Seen
18 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most commercial including BCBS of Alabama
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Children's Hospital of Alabama
(205) 939-9386
1600 7th Avenue S
Birmingham, AL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

""Get It Together"" Mobile Grooming and Veter
(205) 626-9738
Hoover, AL

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Eagle Vision Eye Care
(205) 690-0918
5031 Ford Pkwy Ste. 113
Bessemer, AL

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Help for Insomnia

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Q I’ve been having bouts of insomnia lately. I have racing thoughts and find it hard to “shut down.” And sometimes after I do finally fall asleep, I wake up at around 3 a.m. for no apparent reason. What can I do to sleep soundly?

A Restful sleep provides the foundation for your mental and physical well- being. Millions of people suffer with some form of insomnia, resulting in fatigue, lack of mental alertness and weakened physical and mental health. All the cells in your body need their rest to function at their best.

After a day of stimulating activity, your body needs deep sleep. Aim for 6 to 8 hours of nightly sound slumber without the need for any medication. Going to bed around 10 p.m. is ideal since it allows the body’s rhythms to slow down naturally, gives a deeper, more relaxing sleep and provides time for the body to generate new tissue. To promote restful sleep, try the following routine:

• Eat a relatively light dinner, no later than 7 p.m. so you don’t go to bed on a full stomach.
• Minimize activities that are exciting, aggravating or mentally intensive after 8:30 p.m.
• Aim to be in bed, with the lights out, between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. If you’re not used to getting to bed this early, move your bedtime up by half an hour every week, until you are in bed by 10:30 p.m.
• About an hour before bedtime, run a hot bath into which you place a few drops of a calming aromatherapy essential oil such as lavender, sandalwood or vanilla.
• While soaking, have the lights low or burn a candle, and listen to soothing music.
• After your bath, drink something warm. It can be a cup of warm milk with nutmeg and honey, or some chamomile or valerian root tea.
• Journal before bed, even for a few minutes, especially if your mind is very active, “downloading” some of your thoughts and concerns so you don’t need to ruminate about them when you shut your eyes.
• Read inspirational literature for a few minutes before bed. Avoid dramatic novels or distressing reading material.
• Once you’re in bed, close your eyes and simply “feel your body.” By feeling your body, I mean bring your attention into your body and wherever you notice tension; consciously relax that area.
• Notice your slow easy breathing, until you fall asleep. It’s helpful to remember that if you’re lying still in bed, quietly observing your breath, your metabolic activity is nearly as low as if you were in deep sleep. Therefore, don’t worry if you don’t immediately fall asleep; by not worrying, you’ll more quickly drift off into a deep slumber.

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