Sleep Disorder Information Opa Locka FL

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.

Sunrise Sleep Diagnostics
(954) 964-5800
7369 Sheridan Street
Hollywood, FL
Ages Seen
18 years and up

United Sleep Diagnostics, Inc. - Hollywood*
(954) 442-8694
3702 Washington Street
Hollywood, FL
Ages Seen
1-100

Sleep Laboratory* Mercy Hospital
(305) 860-5208
3663 S. Miami Avenue
Miami, FL
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Cleveland Clinic Florida Sleep Disorders Center Cleveland Clinic Florida Hospitals and Clinics
(954) 385-0761
2000 N. Commerce Parkway
Weston, FL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
16 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Medicare, BC/BS, Actna, Avmed, Cigna, Medicaid, United Healthcare
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Miami Sleep Disorders Center
(305) 666-2224
7029 SW 61 Avenue
South Miami, FL
Ages Seen
13 years and up

Sleep Florida, LLC
(954) 432-0207
12251 Taft Street
Pembroke Pines, FL
Ages Seen
13 yrs. +

Miller School of Medicine/University of Miami UHealth Sleep Program
(305) 243-5195
1501 Nw 9th Avenue
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
1 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center Miami Children's Hospital
(305) 669-7136
3100 SW 62nd Avenue
Miami, FL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
1 day-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Center Broward General Medical Center
(954) 355-5532
1600 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
1-101
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Pulmonary Physicians of South Florida
(305) 275-7575
9035 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL
Ages Seen
>18

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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