Sleep Disorder Specialists Washington DC

See below to find local sleep disorder specialists in Washington that give access to expertise on sleep disorder symptoms, psychotherapeutic treatments, sleep apnea, snoring, hypnogenesis, as well as advice and content on sleep disorder counseling.

Frederick M Jacobsen, MD
(202) 234-1742
908 New Hampshire Ave NW Ste 700
Washington, DC
Specialties
Clinical Pharmacology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc

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Frederick M Jacobsen, MD
(202) 234-1742
908 New Hampshire Ave NW Ste 700
Washington, DC
Gender
Male
Languages
Portuguese, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1980

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Bob Andrew Rappaport, MD
(301) 827-7410
Arlington, VA
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1985

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James Yan, MD
(301) 468-1997
11119 Rockville Pike Ste 320
Rockville, MD
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Chinese, Other
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1988

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Georgetown University Hospital Sleep Disorders Center
(202) 444-3610
3800 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC
Ages Seen
2+
Insurance
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Saml Joseph Potolicchio Jr, MD
(202) 741-2700
2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Centre Med Univ, Fac De Med, Geneve, Switzerland (Univ De Geneve)
Graduation Year: 1974
Hospital
Hospital: Psychiatric Institute Of Washi, Washington, Dc; Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Medical Faculty Assoc

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Helene Audrey Emsellem, MD
(301) 654-1575
5454 Wisconsin Ave Ste 1725
Chevy Chase, MD
Specialties
Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1977
Hospital
Hospital: George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc; Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md
Group Practice: Center Sleep Wake Disorders

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Kanu Patel, MD
(301) 441-3122
7231 Hanover Parkway Suite B
Greenbelt, MD
Specialties
Otolaryngology, Sleep Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Gujarati, Hindi, Spanish
Education
Medical School: B J Med Coll, Gujarat Univ, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1973

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Sleep Center National Rehabilitation Hospital
(202) 877-1683
102 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC
Ages Seen
16 years and up

Arlington Sleep Medicine, Ltd.
(703) 243-6700
3833 N. Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA
Ages Seen
12 and older

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Sleep on it

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Wake up! New research reported by the American Association for the Advancement of Science shows that sleep is one of the brain’s most powerful tools for learning and remembering.University of Chicago researcher Daniel Margoliash found evidence that young birds practice singing while they sleep: Brain cells active during waking hours showed similar firing when the baby birds napped. “Birds dream of singing,” Margoliash says.And after navigating a spiral maze all day, rats apparently dream of running. Matthew Wilson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that the sleeping rodents’ brains replayed electrical signals characteristic of running.In human laboratory experiments, students who were tested and then allowed to sleep before retesting showed consistent improvement. In fact, Robert Stickgold of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported that a period of sleep between tests resulted in a 20% boost in performance without additional training, and “the more sleep the students got, the more they improved.”Says Stickgold, “Modern life’s erosion of sleep time could be seriously short-changing our education potential.” He says that “cramming all night may help you pass a test, but if you want to remember any of it after college, you need to sleep on it.”

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The Secret Life of Dreams

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By Jeanne Ricci

It has happened to all of us: You sit up in bed after a doozy of a dream and wonder What did that mean? Mankind’s fascination with dreams has a long history. In fact, one of the world’s oldest surviving documents, an Egyptian papyrus, contains dream interpretations. Most ancient cultures believed dreams were communications from deities or departed souls. More recently, psychologists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung paved the way for using dream analysis when treating patients, believing dreams could shed light on the workings of the unconscious mind. Today, many medical and psychiatric professionals believe dreaming can help us move beyond depression and grief and even identify underlying health issues.

As long as you are sleeping, you are dreaming. That’s right, everyone dreams—even if you don’t remember your nightly adventures. “Most dreams occur during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which replenishes certain neurotransmitters,” writes Deirdre Barrett, PhD, assistant professor of psychology at Harvard Medical School, in her book The Committee of Sleep (Crown, 2001). Since you enter the light sleep stage characterized by REM every 90 minutes, you’ll likely have four to five dreams a night, assuming you sleep for eight hours. “Interfering with REM, and thus dreaming, interferes with creativity, problem-solving capability, memory, and, in extreme situations, even immune function and body temperature,” says Barrett. You don’t have to remember your dreams to reap some of the benefits, but if you can recall them, your dreams could tell you a lot. (For tips to enhance dream recall, see “To Dream, Perchance to Remember” on page 73.) “But stay away from dream dictionaries that would have you believe that one symbol means one thing,” Barrett warns. Instead, she recommends Our Dreaming Mind by Robert L. Van de Castle (Ballantine Books, 1995), which focuses on dream theory and learning to work with your dreams. If you really dive deeply into your dream life, the payoff is multifold. You can tap into more clarity and creativity, feel less depressed and stressed, and maybe even be able to predict disease.

Tap into your dream tank

With a little effort, you can draw creative inspiration for both your professional and personal life from dreams. Need help solving a problem at work or making a decision for your household? Dreams can shed light on information stored in your brain and also help you think outside the box. “If you are stuck in your waking life on any sort of issue, then dreams can help you come to a resolution,” says Barrett. In fact, artists, writers, and philosophers such as René Descartes and Samuel Taylor Coleridge have used a method called dream incubation to nurture their creative processes.

To get started incubating dreams, write a question such as Which apartment should I rent? or How can I increase productivity at work? on a piece of paper and place it by your bed. Review the question before going to sleep and ...

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