Insomnia Doctor Huntington Station NY

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.

Marta Maczaj, MD
(631) 444-2916
240 Middle County Road South
Smithtown, NY
Specialties
Psychiatry, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Suny At Stony Brook Hlth Sci Ctr, Stony Brook Ny 11794
Graduation Year: 1985

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Steven Averill Thau, MD
(203) 348-2437
190 W Broad St
Stamford, CT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1994
Hospital
Hospital: Stamford Hosp, Stamford, Ct
Group Practice: Pulmonary Assoc Of Stamford Pc

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Huntington Medical Group Sleep Disorders Center
(631) 425-3895
180 E. Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
13-85
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Ultimate Health Sleep Disorders Center
(516) 437-7236
125 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, NY
Ages Seen
> 12 years

Stony Brook University Medical Center Sleep Disorders Center
(631) 444-2500
240 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary, dependant on insurance type
Ages Seen
2 yrs old and up
Insurance
Insurance: Most major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Peter Andrew Spiegler, MD
(516) 663-2004
222 Station Plz N Ste 400
Mineola, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1994

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Steven H Feinsilver, MD
(516) 267-6840
975 Stewart Ave
Garden City, NY
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: North Shore University Hosp, Manhasset, Ny
Group Practice: Center-Pulmonary & Critical

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The Center for Sleep Medicine at St. Joseph Hospital
(516) 520-2521
4295 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY
Ages Seen
>12 years

Sleep Solutions of New York
(631) 724-4729
257 Middle Country Road
Smithtown, NY
Ages Seen
4 years and older

Good Samaritan Hospital Sleep Apnea Center
(631) 376-4299
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY
Doctors Refferal
Dependent on insurance type
Ages Seen
16+
Insurance
Insurance: Participate with most major 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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