Insomnia Therapists Northbrook IL

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.

Michael Jay Westmoreland, MD
(806) 354-1954
800 N Westmoreland Rd
Lake Forest, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dennis Hoffman, MD
(847) 360-9800
755 S Milwaukee Ave Ste 186
Libertyville, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Condell Med Ctr, Libertyville, Il; Victory Mem Hosp, Waukegan, Il
Group Practice: Lake County Ctr-Chest Disease

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Robert W Hart, MD
(847) 981-3660
810 Biesterfield Rd Ste G2
Elk Grove Village, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Benjamin Dave Margolis, MD
(708) 383-7899
1 Erie Ct Ste 3000
Oak Park, IL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: West Suburban Hosp Med Ctr, Oak Park, Il; Kindred Hosp -Chicago Central, Chicago, Il

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Sleep and Behavior Medicine Institute
(847) 984-6585
565 Lakeview Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
Ages Seen
2 and above

Daniel Richard Wynn, MD
(847) 509-0270
3545 Lake Ave Ste 100
Wilmette, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Highland Park Hosp, Highland Park, Il; Rush North Shore Med Ctr, Skokie, Il; Evanston Hosp, Evanston, Il; St Francis Hosp, Evanston, Il; Thorek Hosp& Med Ctr, Chicago, Il; Grant Hosp, Chicago, Il; Bethany Hosp, Chicago, Il; Holy Cross Hosp, Chica

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Reuben Robert Weisz, MD
(847) 244-6713
2645 Washington St Ste 400
Waukegan, IL
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Victory Mem Hosp, Waukegan, Il

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Robert W Hart, MD
(847) 382-6264
450 W Il Route 22
Barrington, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Cynthia Louise Comella, MD
(312) 942-4500
River Forest, IL
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1980

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SleepMed of Niles
(847) 691-4215
7900 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Niles, IL
Ages Seen
13 years and up

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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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