Sleep Centers Galloway OH

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.

Dr.Tim Walter
(614) 317-9990
2441 Old Stringtown Road
Grove City, OH
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M
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Helmut Siegfried Schmidt, MD
(614) 766-0773
4975 Bradenton Ave
Dublin, OH
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1964

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Ohio Health Sleep Services at Upper Arlington
(614) 246-0285
1810 Mackenzie Drive
Columbus, OH
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The Sleep Disorders Center at Nationwide Children's Hospital Nationwide Children's Hospital
(614) 722-4621
700 Children''s Drive
Columbus, OH
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0-21 years

Ohio Sleep Medicine and Neuroscience Institute Inc.
(614) 766-0773
4975 Bradenton Avenue
Dublin, OH
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May be necessary depending upon insurance
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All ages
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Insurance: Please call our office with Insurance quesitons.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Helmut Siegfried Schmidt, MD
(614) 766-0773
4975 Bradenton Ave
Dublin, OH
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Psychiatry
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1964
Hospital
Hospital: Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Oh
Group Practice: Sleep Medicine Research Inc

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Capitol Sleep Medicine
(614) 317-9990
2441 Old Stringtown Road
Grove City, OH
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No
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

OhioHealth Sleep Services on Bethel Road
(614) 340-3832
974 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH
Ages Seen
13+

Ohio Health Sleep Services Riverside Riverside Methodist Hospital
(614) 566-4283
3545 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH
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13+

The Ohio State University Sleep Disorders Center The Ohio State University Medical Center
(614) 257-2500
1492 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH
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13+

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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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