Insomnia Doctor Ridgefield CT

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.

Dominic Joseph Roca, MD
(203) 348-2437
22 Heritage Hill Rd
Norwalk, CT
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: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Stamford Hosp, Stamford, Ct
Group Practice: Pulmonary Assoc Of Stamford Pc

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Danbury Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(203) 739-8033
24 Hospital Avenue
Danbury, CT
Doctors Refferal
Not necessary
Ages Seen
> 1 Year
Insurance
Insurance: All major insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Gaylord Sleep Medicine Trumbull Gaylord Hospital
(203) 284-2818
101 Merrit Boulevard
Trumbull, CT
Ages Seen
Mar-99

The Sleep Laboratory at Greenwich Hospital Greenwich Hospital
(203) 863-3167
5 Perryridge Road
Greenwich, CT
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
1 year and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Sleep Center at Westchester Medical Center Westchester Medical Center
(914) 493-1105
95 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, NY
Doctors Refferal
Required
Ages Seen
>1
Insurance
Insurance: Most
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid:

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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Putnam Hospital Sleep Center
(845) 279-5711 x3923
660 Stoneleigh Avenue
Carmel, NY
Ages Seen
18+

Connecticut Center for Sleep Medicine Stamford Hospital
(203) 276-2300
30 Shelburne Road
Stamford, CT
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
sleep studies age 1-adult, consults 6 months-adult
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurance plans
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

The Center for Sleep Medicine at Bridgeport Hospital
(203) 384-3726
267 Grant Street
Bridgeport, CT
Doctors Refferal
If required by insurance
Ages Seen
4 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Carol Ann Galban
(203) 431-6342
77 Danbury Rd
Ridgefield, CT
Specialties
Family Practice
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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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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