Insomnia Doctor Somerset NJ

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.

Harold Arlen, MD
(908) 753-1144
2110 Maple Ave
South Plainfield, NJ
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1960
Hospital
Hospital: Muhlenberg Reg Med Ctr, Plainfield, Nj; J F K Med Ctr, Edison, Nj

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Northeast Insomnia & Sleep Medicine
(718) 761-2950
1855 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY
Ages Seen
4 years and older

Teresa Jimenez
(732) 846-9080
680 Easton Ave # 1
Somerset, NJ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Paul Gwozdz
(732) 545-4100
710 Easton Ave
Somerset, NJ
Specialties
Family Practice
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Michael Bohrer
(732) 537-0631
100 Franklin Square Dr # 200
Somerset, NJ
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Samir Awadalla Fahmy, MD
(908) 822-2232
58 Wildwood Ter
Watchung, NJ
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Suny Health Science Center Bro, Brooklyn, Ny

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Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center of Mercer County Capital Health System
(609) 584-5150
750 Brunswick Avenue
Trenton, NJ
Doctors Refferal
No; except when required by insurance
Ages Seen
Jan-99
Insurance
Insurance: Most managed care and commercial
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Malberg Marc
(732) 249-4444
1527 State Route 27 # 1300
Somerset, NJ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Marc Condren
(732) 469-2133
7 Cedar Grove Ln # 20
Somerset, NJ
Specialties
Family Practice
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Aijuan Wang
(732) 246-3888
1553 Route 27 #3600
Somerset, NJ
Specialties
Pediatrics
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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