Sleep Disorder Information Clinton MD

We’re not talking about a cure—sleeplessness recurs periodically in most insomniacs. But experts say that most people can find a way to manage insomnia as long as they’re willing to keep on trying, even after the first, fifth, and seventh attempts fail. Often the secret lies in combining approaches.

Sleep Center National Rehabilitation Hospital
(202) 877-1683
102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Doctors Community Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Doctors Community Hospital
(240) 965-8452
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD
Ages Seen
12 and older

Virginia Hospital Center Sleep Lab
(703) 558-6789
1625 N. George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA
Ages Seen
15-99

The Center for Sleep & Wake Disorders
(304) 654-1575
5454 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD
Ages Seen
12

David A Spott, MD
(301) 868-7077
9131 Piscataway Rd
Clinton, MD
Business
David A Spott MD
Specialties
Dermatology

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Arlington Sleep Medicine, Ltd.
(703) 243-6700
3833 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA
Ages Seen
12 and older

Georgetown University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(202) 444-3610
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC
Ages Seen
2+
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sibley Memorial Sleep Disorders Center Sibley Memorial Hospital
(202) 364-7676
5255 Loughboro Road Nw
Washington, DC
 
MOHAMMED YOUSHAUDDIN
(301) 856-2810
9131 Piscataway Rd.
Clinton, MD
Specialties
Nephrology, INTERNAL MEDICINE
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: MOST INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED
Medicare Accepted: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: University of Illinois at Chicago
Medical School: Univ of Health Sciences - India, 1997
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HYPERTENSION


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Rosa Rehab
(240) 619-7807
4269 Branch Ave
Temple Hills, MD

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In Search of a Good Night's Sleep

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By Leslie Crawford

It should be so easy. You’re tired. You close your eyes. You fall asleep. But for the millions of Americans who are sleepless in Seattle, Manhattan, and Shaker Heights, this simplest of human functions is but a dream. If there’s any comfort in numbers, the insomniac may find solace in knowing she’s hardly alone while she pines in the wee hours for Mr. Sandman.

Up to 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders, which tend to worsen with age, yet most sheepishly hide it in the closet. (After all, it’s only sleep, not a life-threatening illness. And doesn’t everyone seem tired these days?) “Too many people think insomnia is something to be embarrassed about, that it’s some sort of weakness,” says Tom Roth, director of the Sleep Disorders Research Center at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. And this prevents a majority from seeking the help they need.

Happily, researchers bent on unraveling the mysteries of slumber are making headway on finding out why so many of us have ongoing trouble falling or staying asleep. “We’re beginning to understand the pathology far better,” says Roth, who cites studies finding that some poor sleepers are simply not wired like normal sleepers. Their hearts beat faster, their temperature runs higher, and their levels of the stress hormone cortisol are elevated. In medical terms, they have a condition known as hyperarousal.

Unfortunately, the best way to target this type of insomnia is still not known. “We have miles to go before we sleep,” says Roth. But at least this new understanding may alleviate some of the stigma that often comes with it. Practitioners have long viewed insomnia as a symptom of other causes—anxiety, depression, hormonal changes, and the side effects of various medications are among the leading ones. But according to the new research, for many people it may well be a condition unto itself. And “you have trouble sleeping” is a lot easier to take than “this means you must be depressed.”

There’s also some good news on the treatment front for people who suffer from any type of insomnia. We’re not talking about a cure—sleeplessness recurs periodically in most insomniacs. But experts say that most people can find a way to manage insomnia as long as they’re willing to keep on trying, even after the first, fifth, and seventh attempts fail. Often the secret lies in combining approaches. “No matter how severe the insomnia,” says Jacob Teitelbaum, director of the Annapolis Research Center for Effective Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia Therapies, “it’s possible for just about everyone to get eight to ten hours of restful sleep.”

Practitioners who take a holistic approach to health have lots to offer the sleep-deprived. If anxiety or stress is your problem, they can suggest any number of calming techniques such as yoga, meditation, or aromatherapy. If nutritional deficiencies might be keeping you awake, they can diagnose them and suggest supplements that may help.

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