Sleep Centers Arnold MO

Is there any real science behind the myth of beauty sleep? More and more experts say yes. Scientific studies haven’t looked at how sleep affects appearance directly—for example, the way the lack of it impacts skin renewal—but we do know that our bodies repair cells and tissues while we sleep. But if you can't sleep well, what are you going to do? Read on to find the solution.

Korgi V Hegde, MD
(314) 752-7100
7345 Watson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore Univ, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Forest Park Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Southwest Medical Ctr

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Denise Troy Curry, MD
(314) 909-0211
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1986

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Saint Louis University SLUCare Sleep Disorders Center
(314) 977-5337
3545 Lafayette Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
15 and above
Insurance
Insurance: Most accepted. Please check with insurance carrier
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

American Sleep Medicine Center St. Louis Sleep Center, LLC
(314) 994-9499
727 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO
Ages Seen
8 years and up

Sleep Medicine and Research Center St. Luke's Hospital
(314) 205-6030
232 S. Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO
Doctors Refferal
Necessary if under 18 years old; preferred for all
Ages Seen
1-100
Insurance
Insurance: Most third party payers
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Gihan Sami Abdel Kader, MD
(314) 205-6030
232 S Woods Mill Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1974

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St. Anthony's Medical Center - Sleep Center St. Anthony's Medical Center
(314) 525-1128
10020 Kennerly Road
St. Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
15 - 99
Insurance
Insurance: Numerous
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Barnes Jewish West County Sleep Disorders/EEG Center
(314) 996-8680
969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
Ages Seen
13 and up
Insurance
Insurance: No, we''ll schedule a visit with a sleep physician for you.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Washington University Multidisciplinary Sleep Medicine Center
(314) 362-4342
212 N. Kings Highway
Saint Louis, MO
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Young adult to adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted, please call your insurance carrier to determine coverage
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Upper Level Chiropractic LLC
(636) 287-3444
3911 Vogel
Arnold, MO

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By Kathy Summers

As we rush to meet life’s demands, we often miss out on badly needed beauty sleep. When our heads finally hit the pillow, our minds whirl out of control, or our spouses snore, or our kids call out for comfort in the night. Instead of drifting off to dreamland, we toss and turn and then wake up the next morning looking bedraggled, with a sallow complexion, sagging posture, and puffy, dark rimmed eyes.

“Everyone has had the experience of not getting enough sleep and looking terrible the next day,” says Michael Twery, PhD, director of the National Center on Sleep Disorders at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Our mothers told us to get a good night’s sleep to avoid catching a cold, and while that certainly seems to be the case, Twery says, our looks may suffer as well. “Resistance to infection seems to decline when we don’t get adequate sleep, and that doesn’t help our appearance.”

But is there any real science behind the myth of beauty sleep? More and more experts say yes. Scientific studies haven’t looked at how sleep affects appearance directly—for example, the way the lack of it impacts skin renewal—but we do know that our bodies repair cells and tissues while we sleep. Research also supports the notion that poor sleep patterns lead to poor health—and poor health can make us look a little less beautiful.

“You need sleep to look good because of the way it affects muscle growth, body weight, your risk for heart disease, your ability to age well, and so many other things,” says Sara Mednick, PhD, a research scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, and author of Take a Nap! Change Your Life (Workman, 2006). Even a quick catnap reduces the effects of stress by lowering the hormone cortisol, and stress plays a major role in aging.

More importantly, in a study of more than 23,000 adults conducted at Harvard School of Public Health, those who took regular naps had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from a heart attack than people who didn’t nap, and taking occasional naps lowered the risk by 12 percent.

When we fall short of our optimum eight hours, napping helps our bodies carry out the regenerative tasks that only occur during sleep to keep us healthy, alert, and, yes, looking our best.

Forty winks and weight loss

Sleep contributes as much to our well-being as eating right and exercising, but the average American adult sleeps less than seven hoursa night, compared to nine hours in 1910. Sleeping only five hours a night may change our appearance because of the link between obesity and insufficient sleep. Lack of sleep lowers leptin levels and raises ghrelin, two hormones that regulate appetite, according to a study at Stanford University. Skimping on sleep also increases the risk of developing type-2 diabetes, a lifestyle disease linked to weight gain.

“It sounds counterintuitive because you think you’re burning more calories by staying awake and active,” says Helene A...

Author: Kathy Summers

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