Insomnia Therapists Gwynn Oak MD

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.

Jay Gerstenblith, MD
(410) 644-5114
3455 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: St Agnes Healthcare, Baltimore, Md

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William Beninati, MD
22 S Greene St
Baltimore, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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David Nelson Neubauer, MD
(410) 550-0066
4940 Eastern Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1981

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University of Maryland Sleep Disorders Center Univeristy of Maryland
(410) 547-8500 x314
601 S. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
Doctors Refferal
Depends on insurance
Ages Seen
1 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Central Maryland Sleep Center
(410) 494-0350
6535 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD
 
Robert Marion Gordon, MD
(405) 749-4248
122 Slade Ave
Pikesville, MD
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok
Group Practice: Adler Gordon & Lee

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Stephen Buhler Smith, MD
(402) 552-3446
4116 E Northern Pkwy
Baltimore, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1974

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William Beninati, MD
Severna Park, MD
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1988

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Northwest Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Northwest Hospital
(410) 701-4559
5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, MD
Ages Seen
18+

Good Samaritan Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland
(443) 444-4317
5601 Loch Raven Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
Ages Seen
15 and older

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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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