Insomnia Doctor Evansville IN

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.

David Allan Cocanower, MD
(812) 473-1737
600 Mary St
Evansville, IN
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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Deaconess Sleep Center
(812) 450-3852
350 W. Columbia Street
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
YES
Ages Seen
5 and over
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted. Need to check with own provider
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Medicine Associates PC
(812) 473-1737
7307 Columbia Street
Evansville, IN
Ages Seen
12 years and up
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

David Malitz MD
(812) 421-2020
1001 Walnut St
Evansville, IN
Business
Global Eyecare, LLC
Specialties
LASIK
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: VSP, Cigna, Humana, Aetna, Great West Life, Prudential, Principal Mutual Life, Anthem, Equitable, John Hancock, Liberty Mutual, State FarmMedicare, Medicaid
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: St. Mary
Residency Training: U of Illinois
Medical School: UCLA, 1987
Additional Information
Member Organizations: AAO, ASCRS
Awards: Best of the Best LASIK, Laser Eye Facility, Surgeon 2004 Reader's Awards
Languages Spoken: English

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Animal Medical Services
(812) 423-2000
2918 Mt Vernon Ave
Evansville, IN

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David Allan Cocanower, MD
(812) 473-1737
445 Cross Pointe Blvd
Evansville, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1988

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St. Mary's Sleep Disorders Center
(812) 485-7652
3700 Washington Avenue
Evansville, IN
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
infant thru geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance accepted. Please call your insurance carrier for verification.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Laboratory* Methodist Hospital
(270) 827-7583
1305 N. Elm Street
Henderson, KY
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
13 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All are accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

David W Powell, DPM
(812) 422-4336
4640 W Lloyd Expy
Evansville, IN
Business
First Podiatry
Specialties
Podiatry

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Jeana J Lee, MD
(812) 477-1558
225 Crosslake Dr
Evansville, IN
Business
Tri State Orthopaedic Surgeons
Specialties
Orthopedics

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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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