Insomnia Therapists Virginia Beach VA

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.

Vasantha Kumar S Hathwar, MD
(757) 481-2515
1008 First Colonial Rd Ste 103
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Beach General Hosp, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Pulmonary Medicine Of Va Beach

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Sentara Bayside Sleep Disorders Center Sentara Bayside Hospital
(757) 363-6850
800 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA
Ages Seen
13+

Sleep Disorders Center Sentara Norfolk General Hospital/Eastern Virginia Medical School
(757) 388-6049
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Greater than or equal to 13 years
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Jacob W Miller, DO
(757) 468-1855
3432 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA
Business
Patient First Holland
Specialties
Family Practice

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Premier Health Chiropractic
(757) 962-6191
333 Kellam Rd, Suite #1100
Virginia Beach, VA

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Charles Stephen Coleman, MD
(757) 686-2800
3640 High St Ste 2A
Portsmouth, VA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1979

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Virginia Neurology & Sleep Centers
(757) 410-0893
516 Innovation Drive
Chesapeake, VA
Ages Seen
6 yrs. - Adult

Dr. William W Townsend Optometrist
(757) 301-1903
4224 Holland Rd
Virginia Beach, VA

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Pet Care Veterinary Hospital
(757) 473-0111
5201-A Virginia Beach Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA

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Bayside Kennels
(757) 499-7697
5201 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA

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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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