Insomnia Therapists Bay Saint Louis MS

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.

Hans Everard Schuller, MD
(985) 643-9704
2240 Gause Blvd E
Slidell, LA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Slidell Mem Hosp, Slidell, La; Northshore Reg Med Ctr, Slidell, La
Group Practice: Pulmonary Health Assoc

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Live Oak Animal Hospital
(228) 452-8838
409 St Louis St
Pass Christian, MS

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Roberta M Chilimigras
(228) 467-9281
200 Highway 90
Waveland, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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William E Kergosien
(228) 467-7355
149 Drinkwater Rd
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialty
Family Practice, Emergency Medicine

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David F Roberts
(228) 255-4300
5435 Gex Rd
Diamondhead, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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Sleep Disorders Center at OMC - Northshore
(985) 646-5711
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
11 and above
Insurance
Insurance: Providers for most Ins. Co. (not providers for) Blue Cross HMO; State EPO;
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sidney Albert Chevis
(228) 467-9238
644 Dunbar Ave
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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Sanjay Chaube
(228) 374-2494
109 Hancock Square
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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James Clifton Crittenden
(228) 467-1414
1001 Benigno Ln
Bay St Louis, MS
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease

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Ronald Fulton Kellum
(228) 586-9229
5400 Indian Hill Blvd
Diamondhead, MS
Specialty
Family Practice

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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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