Insomnia Doctor Mableton GA

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.

Robert Alfred Schnapper, MD
(404) 522-6700
285 Boulevard NE Ste 535
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Rockdale Hosp, Conyers, Ga; Atlanta Med Ctr, Atlanta, Ga
Group Practice: Atlanta Neurological Assoc

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John Everett Lee, MD
(404) 851-8135
5780 Peachtree Dunwdy Ste 150
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1958

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Bipinchandra M Patel, MD
404-321-6111 x2401
2522 Manor Walk
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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David Ronald Lesch, MD
(770) 938-3864
1459 Montreal Rd Ste 207
Tucker, GA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Northlake Reg Med Ctr, Tucker, Ga
Group Practice: Insomnia Institute Of Georgia

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The Sleep Center at Piedmont Hospital
(404) 605-4278
1968 Peachtree Road NW
Atlanta, GA
Doctors Refferal
As Required per insurance policy
Ages Seen
15-95 yrs
Insurance
Insurance: All (except Kaiser-Permanente)
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Samuel Alan Mickelson, MD
(404) 943-0900
960 Johnson Ferry Rd NE Ste 200
Atlanta, GA
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Mountainside Med Ctr, Jasper, Ga

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Mark Taffel Pollock, MD
(404) 499-0533
2665 N Decatur Rd Ste 230
Decatur, GA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Decatur Hosp, Decatur, Ga; Dekalb Med Ctr, Decatur, Ga
Group Practice: Sleep Disorder Ctr Dekalb Med

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John Everett Lee, MD
(404) 851-8135
2207 Stratford Cmns
Decatur, GA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1958

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Georgia Lung Associates Sleep Center
(770) 819-2986
3820 Medical Park Drive
Austell, GA
Ages Seen
16 years and up

WellStar Sleep Disorders Center Windy Hill Hospital
(770) 644-1755
2540 Windy Hill Road
Marietta, GA
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
6 months and up
Insurance
Insurance: Call to inquire (most insurances are accepted).
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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