Insomnia Doctor Florence KY

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.

Steven Jay Scheer, MD
(859) 572-3452
85 N Grand Ave
Fort Thomas, KY
Specialties
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky; Deaconess Hosp Of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Sleep Disorders Ctr

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Virgil Dale Wooten, MD
(513) 872-4000
375 Dixmyth Ave Ste 7H
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Sleep Medicine, Aerospace Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: Bethesda North Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Trihealth Sleep & Alertness

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Good Samaritan Sleep Center Good Samaritan Hospital
(513) 862-5722
6350 Glenway Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Doctors Refferal
Needed for some insurances, Mediare, Medicaid.
Ages Seen
>12 years
Insurance
Insurance: All major
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleepcare Diagnostics-West
(513) 770-5115
8111 Cheviot Road
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
15 years and up

Middendorf Animal Hospital
(859) 647-2007
9930 Berberich Dr
Florence, KY

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James Lee Armitage, MD
(513) 241-2370
111 Wellington Pl
Cincinnati, OH
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: St Luke Hosp -East, Fort Thomas, Ky; Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh
Group Practice: Riverhills Healthcare Inc

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American Sleep Medicine
(859) 426-7111
320 Thomas More Parkway
Crestview Hills, KY
Ages Seen
8 years and up

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(513) 636-3213
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH
Doctors Refferal
May be required depending on insurance
Ages Seen
0-21 years
Insurance
Insurance: All major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Management Institute - Red Bank
(513) 721-7533
4460 Red Bank Highway
Cincinnati, OH
Ages Seen
> 16 years old

Didio Chiropractic Center
(859) 951-8924
4971 Houston Rd
Florence, KY

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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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