Insomnia Therapists Wolcott 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.

Debra Ann Pollack, MD
(203) 624-3140
1 Long Wharf Dr
New Haven, CT
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1991

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The Connecticut Sleep Lab
(860) 770-6748
One Lake Street
New Britain, CT
Ages Seen
16+

The Griffin Hospital Sleep Wellness Center
(203) 732-7571
130 Division Street
Derby, CT
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
16years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Prime HealthCare Sleep Disorders Center
(860) 521-2231
2 Emily Way
West Hartford, CT
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
13+
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted


Hartford Hospital Sleep Disorder Center
(860) 545-2996
75 Jefferson Street
Hartford, CT
Ages Seen
Greater than or equal to 16

St. Mary's Hospital Sleep Center St. Mary's Hospital
(203) 709-6243
1312 W. Main Street
Waterbury, CT
Ages Seen
5+
Insurance
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

ProHealth Sleep Center at the Courtyard by Marriott
(877) 566-9311
1583 SE Road
Farmington, CT
Ages Seen
Jun-99

Hamden Sleep Disorders Center LLC
(203) 288-8300
2543 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT
Ages Seen
7 years and older

Middlesex Hospital Sleep Disorder Center
(860) 358-6442
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT
Ages Seen
13-100

Sleep Disorders Center Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center
(860) 714-7100
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT
Ages Seen
5 and older

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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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