Sleep Disorder Information East Amherst NY

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 & Wellness Centers of Western New York- Amherst
(716) 691-6283
6105 Transit Road
Amherst, NY
Ages Seen
>or equal to 16 years

Buffalo Sleep Medicine Center
(716) 887-5337
3 Gates Circle
Buffalo, NY
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
10 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance plans cover the cost of sleep disorders testing and treatmen
Medicare: No
Medicaid: No

Shannon H. McCarthy DDS
(716) 689-4111
5853 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY
Specialties
Dentistry & Orthodontics, Sedation dentist Cosmetic Dentist
Insurance
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Buffalo General Hospital
Medical School: SUNY Buffalo, 1996

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Elizabeth T Lyons
(716) 689-0766
1622 Hopkins Rd. 
Williamsville, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Daniel C Cox
(716) 632-3435
8370 Main St. 
Williamsville, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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SleepCare Sisters of Charity Hospital, St. Joseph Campus
(716) 891-2782
2605 Harlem Road
Cheektowaga, NY
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Mt. St. Mary's Hospital & Health Center, Sleep Disorder Center
(716) 298-2134
5300 Military Road
Lewiston, NY
Ages Seen
May-90

Christopher J Acquisto
(716) 639-0839
6989 Transit Rd.
East Amherst, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


Data Provided by:
Thomas G Lyons
(716) 689-0766
1622 Hopkins Rd. 
Williamsville, NY
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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David Fay, MD
(716) 626-5250
60 Maple Rd
Williamsville, NY
Business
Gastroenterology Associates LLP
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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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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