Insomnia Doctor Middleton WI

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 Robt Barczi, MD
(608) 262-7000
409 Holly Ave
Madison, WI
Specialties
Geriatrics, Geriatric Medicine-Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1989

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St. Mary's Sleep Center St. Marys Hospital Medical Center
(608) 258-5266
2844 Index Road
Fitchburg, WI
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
2 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

Janssen Clinic For Animals
(608) 836-0600
1624 N High Point Rd
Middleton, WI

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Eye Contact - West
(608) 833-3937
7428 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI

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Dahl Family Chiropractic
(608) 829-0074
6626 Mineral Point Rd
Madison, WI

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Wisconsin Sleep
(608) 232-3333
6001 Research Park Boulevard
Madison, WI
Ages Seen
All ages

University Podiatry Associates
(608) 831-8086
6255 University Ave
Middleton, WI

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Cat Care Clinic
(608) 833-9750
322 Junction Road
Madison, WI

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LaRoy Donald Reek
(608) 231-3900
4200 University Ave.
Madison, WI
Business
Walnut Grove Chiropractic Clinic
Specialties
Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Activator Methods, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics.
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: All insurance coverage accepted in Wisconsin. PPO's, Blue Cross, WEA, Mail Handlers, Madison Wisconsin's HMO's Dean, Unity, U-Care, Madison Wisconsin's Alliance, Madison Wisconsin's WPS. Call if you are unsure of your coverage and we will help.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Meriter, UW
Residency Training: Group Health Madison, Wisconsin
Medical School: Palmer College, 1986
Additional Information
Awards: Voted Madison's Favorite Doctor of Chiropractic, Isthmus Native Guide Poll.
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Spanish,French,German,Japanese

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Renewed Life Chiropractic
(608) 233-7750
720 Hill Street, Suite 200
Madison, WI

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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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