Sleep Disorder Information Milford CT

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.

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

Yale Sleep Medicine
(203) 764-6788
40 Tempe Street
New Haven, CT
Ages Seen
12 years and up

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

GaylordSleep Medicine/Guilford Gaylord Hospital
(203) 679-3519
37 Soundview Road
Guilford, CT
Ages Seen
Mar-90

Foot & Ankle Physical Therapy & Rehabilitatio
(203) 874-0500
318 New Haven Ave
Milford, CT

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

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

Sleep Disorders Center of Connecticut
(203) 288-8300
14 Business Park Drive
Branford, CT
Ages Seen
7

Pond Point Animal Hospital Inc
(203) 878-4646
632 New Haven Ave
Milford, CT

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Milford Podiatry
(203) 874-6755
32 Cherry St
Milford, CT

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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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