Sleep Centers Lexington KY

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.

James Michael Thompson, MD
(859) 296-1922
771 Corporate Dr Ste 800
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1982

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UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital University of Kentucky
(859) 226-7026
310 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call center for clarification
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Central Baptist Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Center
(859) 260-4300
1720 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY
Ages Seen
12+
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Stephen Schantz
(859) 254-5665
125 East Maxwell St
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Galbraith Chiropractic Office
(859) 904-9930
340 Legion Dr # 2
Lexington, KY

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Dr.Byron T. Westerfield
(859) 219-9444
3121 Wall St # 300
Lexington, KY
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1976
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Lexington Clinic Sleep Center
(859) 258-4431
1221 S. Broadway
Lexington, KY
Ages Seen
16 & up

The Sleep Lab* Bourbon Community Hospital
(859) 987-1127
Nine Linville Drive
Paris, KY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
15 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Daniel A Medalie
(859) 323-5887
800 Rose Street
Lexington, KY
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Lexington Hospital For Cats
(859) 277-8048
271 Southland Dr
Lexington, KY

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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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