Insomnia Therapists Westport CT

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.

Dominic Joseph Roca, MD
(203) 348-2437
22 Heritage Hill Rd
Norwalk, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Stamford Hosp, Stamford, Ct
Group Practice: Pulmonary Assoc Of Stamford Pc

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Gaylord Sleep Medicine Trumbull Gaylord Hospital
(203) 284-2818
101 Merrit Boulevard
Trumbull, CT
Ages Seen
Mar-99

Connecticut Center for Sleep Medicine Stamford Hospital
(203) 276-2300
30 Shelburne Road
Stamford, CT
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
sleep studies age 1-adult, consults 6 months-adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Danbury Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(203) 739-8033
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
> 1 Year
Insurance
Insurance: All major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

John Salerno
(203) 454-1012
278 Post Rd E
Westport, CT
Specialties
Family Practice
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Steven Averill Thau, MD
(203) 348-2437
190 W Broad St
Stamford, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Stamford Hosp, Stamford, Ct
Group Practice: Pulmonary Assoc Of Stamford Pc

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The Center for Sleep Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital
(203) 384-3726
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
Doctors Refferal
If required by insurance
Ages Seen
4 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Sleep Laboratory at Greenwich Hospital Greenwich Hospital
(203) 863-3167
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
1 year and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Diagnostics Group, LLC
(631) 675-0830
2500 Nesconset Highway
Stony Brook, NY
Ages Seen
4 years and up

Robert Moskowitz
(203) 226-7461
225 Main St
Westport, CT
Specialties
Cardiology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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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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