Insomnia Doctor Des Moines IA

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.

Donald Lee Burrows, MD
(515) 224-1777
550 39th St Ste 200
Des Moines, IA
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Dr.Steven Zorn
(515) 225-0188
4060 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1972
Speciality
Sleep Disorders
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Iowa Sleep Disorders Center
(515) 225-0188
4060 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
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Not necessary
Ages Seen
2-100
Insurance
Insurance: All major carriers, including Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

somniTech, Inc Sleep Disorders Center Waukee
(515) 226-0900
14225 University
Waukee, IA
Ages Seen
10 & up

Midwest Foot & Ankle Institue
(515) 223-5219
2629 Beaver Ave Suite 15
West Des Moines, IA

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Donald Lee Burrows, MD
(515) 224-1777
1601 NW 114th St Ste 347
Clive, IA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1979

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Mercy Sleep Center Mercy Hospital Medical Center
(515) 247-3171
1449 NW 128th Street
Clive, IA
Ages Seen
1 yr and older

West Lakes Sleep Center
(515) 875-9555
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA
Ages Seen
13-100

SomniTech Inc Sleep Disorders Center Pleasant Hill
(515) 309-3186
1225 Copper Creek Drive
Pleasant Hill, IA
Ages Seen
10 & up

Mark Reece
(515) 241-8030
1215 Pleasant Street
Des Moines, IA
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
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Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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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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