Insomnia Doctor Gilbert AZ

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.

Paul Robert Barnard, MD
(602) 962-1650
3303 E Baseline Rd Ste 208
Gilbert, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Banner Mesa Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Banner Desert Med Ctr, Mesa, Az; Valley Lutheran Hosp, Mesa, Az
Group Practice: Desert Pulmonary Consultants

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John D Roehrs, MD
(480) 797-8022
11445 E Via Linda Pb 2 175
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1971
Hospital
Hospital: Paradise Valley Hosp, Phoenix, Az

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Jose Z De Ocampo, MD
(480) 718-9241
10290 N 92nd Street, Ste 300
Scottsdale, AZ
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Filipino
Education
Medical School: De La Salle Univ Coll Of Med, Dasmarinas, Cavite, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1992

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Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4555 E. Inverness
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required for Testing
Ages Seen
1 month - geriatric
Insurance
Insurance: Accept most insurances, call for specific information.
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Banner Desert Sleep Disorders Center Banner Desert Medical Center
(480) 512-3684
2225 W. Southern Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
Newborn and Up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Bernard Edward Levine, MD
(602) 258-4951
1112 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1959

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David Michael Baratz, MD
(602) 239-5961
1112 E McDowell Rd
Phoenix, AZ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Reg Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Phoenix Baptist Hosp Med Ctr, Phoenix, Az; Thunderbird Samaritan Med Ctr, Glendale, Az
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates

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Desert Pulmonary Consultants Sleep and Diagnostic Center
(480) 917-1996
2730 S. Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ
Ages Seen
16+

Banner Baywood Sleep Disorders Center Banner Baywood Medical Center
(480) 321-4224
6644 E. Baywood Avenue
Mesa, AZ
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
18 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major carriers. Check with your insurance for your
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Valley Oximetry Sleep Disorders Center
(480) 830-3900
4141 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ
Ages Seen
1 month-geriatric

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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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