Insomnia Therapists Florissant MO

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.

Thomas Murray Siler, MD
(636) 946-1650
3476 Sutton Ct
Saint Charles, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Health Center, Saint Charles, Mo; Barnes St Peters Hosp, Saint Peters, Mo; St Joseph Hospital West, Lake St Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Midwest Chest Consultants

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Gihan Sami Abdel Kader, MD
(314) 205-6030
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1974

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Clayton Sleep Institute
(314) 645-5855
2531 S. Big Bend Boulevard
Maplewood, MO
Ages Seen
2 and up

Washington University Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Center
(314) 362-4342
212 N. Kings Highway
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Young adult to adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted, please call your insurance carrier to determine coverage
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Barnes Jewish West County Sleep Disorders/EEG Center
(314) 996-8680
969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: No, we''ll schedule a visit with a sleep physician for you.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Korgi V Hegde, MD
(314) 752-7100
7345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Forest Park Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Southwest Medical Ctr

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Denise Troy Curry, MD
(314) 909-0211
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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SSM St. Joseph Sleep Disorders Center St. Joseph Health Center
(636) 947-5165
300 First Capitol Drive
Saint Charles, MO
Doctors Refferal
Necessary from a sleep specialist to have sleep st
Ages Seen
16 - Geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Please call sleep center for complete listing.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

American Sleep Medicine Center St. Louis Sleep Center, LLC
(314) 994-9499
727 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO
Ages Seen
8 years and up

Saint Louis University SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center
(314) 977-5337
3545 Lafayette Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
15 and above
Insurance
Insurance: Most accepted. Please check with insurance carrier
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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