Sleep Disorder Information Pharr TX

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.

Valley Intensivists, Pulmonologists and Sleep Specialists
(956) 688-6300
1200 E. Savannah Avenue
Mcallen, TX
Ages Seen
18+

Pulmonary and Sleep Center of the Valley
(956) 447-5557
1604 E. 8th Street
Weslaco, TX
Doctors Refferal
Preferred. Self-referrals also accepted.
Ages Seen
>/=2
Insurance
Insurance: Information available on our website
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

North 10th Street Animal Hospital
(956) 686-5871
6001 N 10th St
McAllen, TX

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South Texas Clinic Of Chiro
(956) 682-1832
5000 North 23rd Ste G
Mcallen, TX

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Pravin Deshmukh
(956) 787-0787
1203 E Ferguson St
Pharr, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Rio Grande Valley Sleep Centers
(956) 630-2844
2101 S. Cynthia
McAllen, TX
Doctors Refferal
Recommended, but self referred accepted.
Ages Seen
5+
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Pharr Family Chiropractic
(956) 781-6116
1400 S Cage Blvd
Pharr, TX

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Xiang Fang
(956) 682-4885
4413 N. McColl Rd.
McAllen, TX
Business
Acupuncture & Massage Clinic
Specialties
Acupuncture
Doctor Information
Medical School: The Texas College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Jiangxi Medical College (China), 1983
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Languages Spoken: English,Chinese

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Jaime Hernandez
(956) 787-3822
524 S Cage
Pharr, TX
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Theresa Lynn Valladares
(956) 702-0024
923 E Ferguson St
Pharr, TX
Specialty
Family Practice

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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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