Sleep Centers Mobile AL

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 Harold Hunter, MD
(251) 633-0573
6701 Airport Blvd Ste B135
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mobile Infirmary Med Ctr, Mobile, Al; University Of South Alabama Me, Mobile, Al; Providence Hosp, Mobile, Al
Group Practice: Mobile Diagnostic Ctr

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Providence Hospital Sleep Evaluation Center Providence Hospital
(251) 639-2876
610 Providence Park Drive W.
Mobile, AL
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
2 - 100
Insurance
Insurance: BCBS, Medicare Comp, United, Satna
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

William T Stallings, MD
(251) 343-9090
101 Memorial Hospital Dr
Mobile, AL
Business
Mobile Urology Group
Specialties
Urology

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Animal Hospital Of Mobile
(251) 344-8878
6354 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL

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Jack Thompson MD PA
(251) 675-3594
1084 Industrial Pkwy
Saraland, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics

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Southeast Regional Center for Sleep/Wake Disorders Springhill Memorial Hospital
(251) 460-5319
3719 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL
Ages Seen
Dec-85

Thomas Hospital Sleep Services A Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Laboratory
(251) 990-1940
188 Hospital Drive
Fairhope, AL
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
6 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Blue Cross, Prime Health, Health Parterners, Aetna, VA, Postal Workers, & m
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Curtis N Harris
(251) 660-5750
3401 Medical Park Drive
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Foster Chiropractic Group
(251) 661-2100
4400 B Rangeline Rd
Mobile, AL

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John L. Stump, DC, PhD, EdD
251-90-8188
Integrative Medicine Centre
Fairhope, AL
Business
Integrative Medicine Centre
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Dr. Stump has been a Sports Medicine Specialist for over 30 years. He was a team doctor with the 1988 Olympic team in Seoul, Korea. He has added Nutrition as a primary specialty in his practice for the last decade in addition to the acupuncture and chirop
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue/cross, etc. each doctor is different
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Thomas Hospital
Residency Training: Penisula General Hospital
Medical School: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 76
Additional Information
Member Organizations: Witheld
Awards: Witheld
Languages Spoken: English,Japanese,Spanish

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Natural Radiance - You Snooze, You Win

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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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