Insomnia Doctor Alameda CA

you have difficulty falling asleep at night and waking up in the morning, try dawn/dusk simulation, a form of sleep therapy that resets your body clock. Your body uses natural signals, including sunlight and darkness, to trigger hormones that make you active in the morning and sleepy at night.

Jerrold Alan Kram, MD
(510) 251-1200
388 9th St
Oakland, CA
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Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

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William Taylor Prey, MD
(415) 346-8599
2345 California St Ste 1
San Francisco, CA
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Pa State Univ Coll Of Med, Hershey Pa 17033
Graduation Year: 1980

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Michael Lewis Cohen, MD
(925) 944-0166
130 La Casa Via Ste 208
Walnut Creek, CA
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Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1963
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Hospital: Mt Diablo Med Ctr, Concord, Ca; John Muir Med Ctr, Walnut Creek, Ca
Group Practice: Respiratory Med Grp Inc

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California Center for Sleep Disorders
(510) 263-3300
985 Atlantic Avenue
Alameda, CA
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May be necessary depending upon insurance
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5 years and up
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Insurance: PPO''s, HMO''s, EPO''s, IPA''s
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Sleep Disorders Clinic Doctors Medical Center
(510) 970-5925
2000 Vale Road
San Pablo, CA
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Yes
Ages Seen
18 - 64
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Insurance: Most insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Jerrold Alan Kram, MD
(510) 251-1200
3012 Summit St
Oakland, CA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1970

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Dr.Mehran Faridmoayer
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
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M
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
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Online Appt Scheduling: Yes
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Roger S Smith, DO
(650) 498-6292
Sausalito, CA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Ohio Univ, Coll Of Osteo Med, Athens Oh 45701
Graduation Year: 1988

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Peninsula Sleep Center Inc.
(650) 636-9396
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
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2+

Contra Costa Sleep Disorders Center
(925) 935-7667
1700 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
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Say Good Night to Insomnia

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By Nina Zolotow

You’ve tried it all—chamomile tea, hot baths, aromatherapy, melatonin—and nothing works. Your insomnia obviously calls for something a little stronger than a glass of warm milk. In fact, you need something that packs a bit more punch, but you don’t want to resort to sleep medications. Good news: Sleep researcher Roger Cole, PhD, from Del Mar, California, recommends two powerful, natural sleep therapies that have helped many insomniacs drift off peacefully to dreamland.

Resetting your body clock
If you have difficulty falling asleep at night and waking up in the morning, try dawn/dusk simulation, a form of sleep therapy that resets your body clock. Your body uses natural signals, including sunlight and darkness, to trigger hormones that make you active in the morning and sleepy at night. Bright light, particularly morning sunlight, provides the strongest signal the body uses to regulate this hormonal cycle, called your circadian rhythm. So if you typically awaken before sunrise or work in artificially lit environments, your circadian rhythm may have gotten out of sync. Using a light box may help you reset it.

Here’s how to do it: Spend the first half hour of each morning in simulated “dawn,” by sitting in front of a light box. You can do this while you eat your breakfast, read the paper, or go about your morning routine. Before bed, spend time in simulated “dusk” by closing the curtains and keeping lights dim. This combination should reset your clock within a few days.

If sleep problems continue, wake up and use your light box a half hour earlier for a few days. Cole says eventually you’ll hit a “magic sleep spot.” Once you do, you should be able to discontinue the therapy. But people who are true night owls may need to keep using both dawn and dusk simulation indefinitely to stay on their new schedules.

Cole recommends a light box that delivers 10,000 lux at a distance of at least 20 inches. A large field of view (at least 18” wide) is a plus, and a box that gives white light with an extra boost of blue or blue-green may be more effective than a plain white box.

Sleep restriction
If you have trouble falling and staying asleep, and spend time tossing and turning, sleep restriction therapy may be the ticket. This therapy is based on the theory that although your body may have learned to get along without sleep, it’s actually possible for you to retrain it.

Start by estimating how much sleep you typically get each night, as opposed to how many hours you stay awake in bed hoping for sleep (say five hours of sleep for seven in bed). Stay in bed only for the amount of time you usually sleep (the five hours), scheduling your bedtime and wake-up time appropriately (say, 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.). Meanwhile, use your bedroom for sleeping only (and for, well, you know). And no fair taking mid-day naps.

If you do wake up during the night, lie awake in bed no more than 15 minutes. Then leave the bedroom, stay warm, and engage in a ...

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