Sleep Disorder Information Phoenix AZ

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 Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4141 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
1 month-geriatric

Mayo Clinic Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Mayo Clinic Hospital
(480) 342-1018
5777 E. Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

East Maryland Animal Hospital
(602) 279-7366
529 East Maryland Ave
Phoenix, AZ

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Sood Suchart
(602) 242-4804
6036 N. 19th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Sweeney Sensei (10 years in Asia)
(602) 279-5904
N. 16th street
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Vajra Health / Detox / Raw Foods Clinic
Specialties
Acupuncture, Raw Food Dietary Counselling, Lasers Martial Arts, Scientific Detox
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All PPOs, Aetna, United Health, Cigna
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Medical School: NESA, 1988

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The Sleep Center
(480) 767-8811
10277 N. 92nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
>13
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Banner Desert Sleep Disorders Center Banner Desert Medical Center
(480) 512-3684
2225 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Newborn and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Ali M Mosharrafa
(602) 277-7860
3301 N. 2nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Bethany Animal Hospital
(602) 242-1657
2524 W Bethany Home Rd
Phoenix, AZ

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Monte Hessler, DC, CCSP
(602) 955-8844
2222 East Highland
Phoenix, AZ
Business
Highland Medical Center
Specialties
Chiropractic, Utilizes Graston instrumented soft tissue work, Strengthening/Core stabilization
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Accept all major carriers.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Internship
Medical School: Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1985
Additional Information
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish

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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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