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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.

Read F Mc Gehee, MD
(804) 285-0100
1800 Glenside Dr Ste 103
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1961

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Richard Arthur Parisi, MD
(804) 285-0100
1800 Glenside Dr Ste 103
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Pa, Philadelphia Pa 19129
Graduation Year: 1980

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Read F McGehee, MD
(804) 285-0100
1800 Glenside Dr
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1961

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Sleep Disorders Center of Virginia - Richmond
(804) 285-0100
1800 Glenside Drive
Richmond, VA
Doctors Refferal
Necessary for most HMOs
Ages Seen
2 years-adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Bon Secours Sleep Disorders Center
(804) 764-7491
8266 Atlee Road
Mechanicsville, VA
Ages Seen
Mar-99
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Read F Mc Gehee Jr, MD
(804) 285-0100
1800 Glenside Dr
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Bon Secours St Mary Hosp, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Virginia Eye Institute At St Marys Hospital

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John Maurice O'Bannon, MD
(804) 288-2742
6603 W Broad St Ste 401
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Henrico Doctors Hospital, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Neurological Associates

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Glenn Matthew Giessel, MD
(804) 820-4660
7135 Jahnke Rd
Richmond, VA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Baylor Coll Of Med, Houston Tx 77030
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Chippenham & Johnston-Willis H, Richmond, Va
Group Practice: Pulmonary Associates Of Richmond Inc

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Sleep Disorders Center of Virginia - Hanover
(804) 559-4165
8405 Northrun Medical Drive
Mechanicsville, VA
Ages Seen
2+

VCUHS Center for Sleep Medicine
(804) 323-2255
2529 Professional Road
Richmond, VA
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
6 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most Insurances
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

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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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