Insomnia Therapists Pinellas Park FL

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.

Stephen M Kreitzer, MD
(813) 877-5337
2919 W Swann Ave Ste 105
Tampa, FL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hosp, Tampa, Fl; Memorial Hosp Of Tampa, Tampa, Fl
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates Of Tampa

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Tampa Bay Sleep Center
(813) 935-5501 x212
2810 W. Waters Avenue
Tampa, FL
Ages Seen
16+

Tampa General Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Program
(813) 844-4292
2 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL
Ages Seen
0-99

Park Animal Hospital
(727) 546-9828
8065 66th St N
Pinellas Park, FL

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Karl D Jones MD
(727) 525-1134
5800 49th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Psychiatry & Psychology

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Morton Plant Hospital
(727) 461-8902
430 Morton Plant Street
Clearwater, FL
Ages Seen
12-75+

Memorial Hospital of Tampa - Diagnostic Sleep Center
(813) 342-1429
2829 De Leon Street
Tampa, FL
Ages Seen
13+

Morton Plant Mease (MPM) Sleep Disorders Center at The Baycare Outpatient Center
(813) 749-7824
12780 Race Track Road
Tampa, FL
Ages Seen
13-85+

Lake Seminole Animal Hospital
(727) 393-4644
8578 Park Boulevard
Seminole, FL

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Peter L Sarkos MD
(727) 384-4972
7855 38th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery

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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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