Sleep Centers Mercer Island WA

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.

Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
550 16th Ave Ste 304
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sarah Ellen Stolz, MD
(425) 653-7843
2055 NW Sammamish Rd Bldg B Ste 200
Issaquah, WA
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1985

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Seattle Children's Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
(206) 987-8926
1135 116th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Polyclinic Sleep Medicine Center
(206) 860-4545
1001 Broadway
Seattle, WA
Ages Seen
18+

Highline Sleep Disorder Center Highline Medical Pavillion
(206) 988-5779
16233 Sylvester Road SW
Burien, WA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
14 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Virtually all of the primary plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Dr.Matthias Lee
(206) 223-6600
925 Seneca St # H10
Seattle, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Daniel Ira Loube, MD
(206) 386-2020
3048 32nd Ave W
Seattle, WA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1987

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The Overlake Sleep Disorders Center
(425) 289-3000
1100 112th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA
Ages Seen
above 12
Insurance
Insurance: Contracted with most major carriers.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Sleep Center at Valley Medical Center
(425) 228-3440 x4941
400 S. 43rd Street
Renton, WA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
5 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All major plans including Medicare/Medicaid
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sound Sleep Health
(206) 367-2556
10564 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary (unless required by insurance)
Ages Seen
6 years and older
Insurance
Insurance: All insurance accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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