Sleep Centers Walled Lake MI

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.

William Thomas Allen, MD
(248) 380-4290
47601 Grand River Ave
Novi, MI
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med, East Lansing Mi 48824
Graduation Year: 1974

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Muhammad Alamgir Khan, MD
(248) 651-5600
1135 W University Dr Ste 225
Rochester Hills, MI
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michigan Institute for Sleep Medicine Providence Park Medical Center
(248) 465-4290
47601 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Lung and Sleep Center PC
(248) 681-7909
4000 Highland Road
Waterford, MI
Ages Seen
>18

St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Sleep Disorder Center
(248) 371-1726
3100 Cross Creek Parkway
Auburn Hills, MI
Ages Seen
13-99 yrs.

R Bart Sangal, MD
(248) 879-0707
44199 Dequindre Rd Ste 311
Troy, MI
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: William Beaumont Hosp/Troy, Troy, Mi
Group Practice: Attention Disorders Institute

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The Center for Respiratory and Sleep Disorders
(248) 465-9253
44000 W. 12 Mile Road
Novi, MI
Ages Seen
3 and above

Advanced Sleep Neurodiagnostics PC
(248) 442-3700
24001 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington, MI
Ages Seen
13 and older

Consultants in Sleep & Pulmonary Medicine PLLC
(248) 350-2722
28200 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services - Berkley Center William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak based
(248) 547-4276
1949 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
0-100
Insurance
Insurance: All
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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