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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.

Sinai Grace Hospital Sleep Disorders Center Sinai Grace Hospital
(313) 966-3075
6071 W. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Necessary
Ages Seen
neonatal and above
Insurance
Insurance: Several - check with office
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Henry Ford Sleep Disorders and Research Center Henry Ford Health System
(313) 916-4417
2799 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Preferred
Ages Seen
5-90+
Insurance
Insurance: Over 40 insurances accepted (i.e. Blue Cross, Cape, UniCare, SelectCare, HA
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

B G Tricounty Neurology & Sleep Clinic PC
(586) 983-3666
31150 Hoover Road
Warren, MI
Doctors Refferal
No, unless required by your insurance
Ages Seen
11 years and up
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
(313) 576-1000
4646 John R. Street
Detroit, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and above

Michigan Neurology Institute PC
(586) 771-7440
25100 Kelly Road
Roseville, MI
Ages Seen
15 yrs. +

Beaumont Sleep Evaluation Services - Berkley Center William Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak based
(248) 547-4276
1949 W. 12 Mile Road
Berkley, MI
Doctors Refferal
Yes
Ages Seen
0-100
Insurance
Insurance: All
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Consultants in Sleep & Pulmonary Medicine PLLC
(248) 350-2722
28200 Franklin Road
Southfield, MI
Ages Seen
18 years and up

Henry Ford Macomb Sleep Medicine Center - Warren Campus
(586) 759-7461
13251 E. Ten Mile Road
Warren, MI
Ages Seen
13 and up

Sleep Disorders Center at Detroit Receiving Hospital
(313) 745-9009
4201 St. Antoine
Detroit, MI
Doctors Refferal
Preferred but not necessary
Ages Seen
>/=16 yrs
Insurance
Insurance: Most insurances accepted
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: Yes

Sleep Disorders Institute
(586) 254-0707
44344 Dequindre Road
Sterling Heights, MI
Doctors Refferal
No
Ages Seen
1-100
Insurance
Insurance: Call Office
Medicare: Yes
Medicaid: No

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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