Insomnia Therapists Shelton WA

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.

Sleep Center for Southwest Washington Providence St. Peter Hospital
(360) 493-7436
500 Lily Road NE
Olympia, WA
Ages Seen
12-90+

Olympia Pet Emergency
(360) 455-5155
4242 SE Pacific Ave
Lacey, WA

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Doris J Hunter Wilson, MD
(360) 426-2653
Shelton, WA
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Female
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1951
Hospital
Hospital: Mason General Hospital, Shelton, Wa
Group Practice: Shelton Family Medicine

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Rebecca K Hendryx
(360) 426-2500
237 Professional Way
Shelton, WA
Specialty
Family Practice

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Diana E Velikova
(360) 426-2500
237 Professional Way
Shelton, WA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Respiratory Physicians of SW Washington Sleep Disorders Center
(360) 236-1451
3920 Capital Mall Drive SW
Olympia, WA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
6 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Major Insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Timothy Weber
(360) 426-2653
939 Mt View Dr
Shelton, WA
Specialty
Family Practice

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Christopher Webb Penoyar
(360) 426-3862
1812 North 13th Loop
Shelton, WA
Specialty
Family Practice

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Peggy A Hosford
(360) 426-2500
237 Professional Way
Shelton, WA
Specialty
Family Practice

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Douglas Fletcher Lindahl
(360) 426-2500
237 Professional Way
Shelton, WA
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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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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