Sleep Apnea Dietitian Daphne AL

There’s one sleep saboteur that often goes unrecognized even though it can have a profound effect on how soundly you snooze—your diet. In fact, ood and sleep actually affect one another: If you don’t eat right, you lose sleep; and when you’re sleep'deprived, your eating habits suffer.

Thomas Hospital Sleep Services A Sleep Related Breathing Disorders Laboratory
(251) 990-1940
188 Hospital Drive
Fairhope, AL
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Necessary
Ages Seen
6 and up
Insurance
Insurance: Blue Cross, Prime Health, Health Parterners, Aetna, VA, Postal Workers, & m
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Premier Foot Care Inc.
(251) 517-5273
911 Plantation Blvd
Fairhope, AL

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Curtis N Harris
(251) 660-5750
3401 Medical Park Drive
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Cosmetic Surgery
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Jack Thompson MD PA
(251) 675-3594
1084 Industrial Pkwy
Saraland, AL
Specialties
Pediatrics

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William T Stallings, MD
(251) 343-9090
101 Memorial Hospital Dr
Mobile, AL
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Mobile Urology Group
Specialties
Urology

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Southeast Regional Center for Sleep/Wake Disorders Springhill Memorial Hospital
(251) 460-5319
3719 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL
Ages Seen
Dec-85

John L. Stump, DC, PhD, EdD
251-90-8188
Integrative Medicine Centre
Fairhope, AL
Business
Integrative Medicine Centre
Specialties
Preventive Medicine, Dr. Stump has been a Sports Medicine Specialist for over 30 years. He was a team doctor with the 1988 Olympic team in Seoul, Korea. He has added Nutrition as a primary specialty in his practice for the last decade in addition to the acupuncture and chirop
Insurance
Insurance Plans Accepted: Blue/cross, etc. each doctor is different
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Primary Hospital: Thomas Hospital
Residency Training: Penisula General Hospital
Medical School: Palmer College of Chiropractic, 76
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Member Organizations: Witheld
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Languages Spoken: English,Japanese,Spanish

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Foster Chiropractic Group
(251) 661-2100
4400 B Rangeline Rd
Mobile, AL

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Premier Foot Care Inc.
(251) 580-0481
106 S. US Hwy 31
Bay Minette, AL

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Animal Hospital Of Mobile
(251) 344-8878
6354 Airport Blvd
Mobile, AL

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Sleep Saboteurs

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By Monica Bhide

If you’re among the estimated 65 percent of Americans who have trouble sleeping at least a few nights a week, you’re probably tired of hearing about all the possible culprits for your bedtime woes, from too much caffeine and late-night TV to not enough exercise or unwind time in the evenings. While all of these factors certainly play a role in your quality of shut-eye, there’s one sleep saboteur that often goes unrecognized even though it can have a profound effect on how soundly you snooze—your diet.

In fact, food and sleep actually affect one another: If you don’t eat right, you lose sleep; and when you’re sleep-deprived, your eating habits suffer, says Sally Kravich, a holistic nutritionist and author of Vibrant Living: Creating Radiant Health and Longevity (SPK Publications, 2003). “It’s the ultimate catch-22,” she says. “A lack of sleep causes leptin, an appetite-regulating hormone, to crash, which causes you to eat more,” she says. “Not only does eating more eventually lead to weight gain and an increased risk of obesity—both of which can affect how well you sleep—but the foods you’re most likely to reach for when you’re tired will keep you up at night.” So what’s an insomniac to do?

For starters, get clear about which foods promote good shut-eye, and which have the potential to keep you up at night, and adjust your diet accordingly.

Sleep-enhancing foods
Whole grains. Fiber-rich foods, such as brown rice and quinoa, do more than keep you full; they contain large amounts of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that increases the levels of serotonin (a feel-good neurotransmitter that calms the nervous system) and melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone secreted in response to darkness) in the brain. What’s more, whole grains slowly nourish the body throughout the night after you digest them, says Lauren Taylor, CTN, a naturopath in Boulder, Colorado. That makes them an especially good choice for anyone who wakes up hungry during the night. Whole-grain carbohydrates also have a soothing effect. “Certain grains, like oats, act as natural relaxants and help calm the nervous system,” says Taylor.
Legumes. The high levels of B vitamins in legumes, such as black-eyed peas and lentils, also help calm your nervous system, says Kravich. Adds Taylor: “Legumes can be a great choice for an evening meal because they often replace animal protein, which can cause sleep problems.” But legumes are not for everyone, warns Taylor. They can be hard for some to digest. To know if you fall into this category, pay close attention to how you feel after you eat them. If the legumes satisfy your hunger without making you feel overly full or gassy, they could be a good addition to your sleep-inducing arsenal. Have an upset stomach or feel sluggish after a meal of legumes? Skip them altogether or eat them only in moderation.
Herbal teas. Tempted to have a glass of vino to unwind at night? Kravich recommends reaching for a cup of tea i...

Author: Monica Bhide

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