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Sleep Specialist Ada OK

Insomnia, defined as trouble falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back to sleep and/or waking too early in the morning, is the most common sleep disorder in our country. It has many causes including: stress, anxiety, hormones, late-day caffeine fix, certain medical conditions and a poor sleep environment.

Jerald Gilbert
(580) 436-4585
1007 N Country Club Rd
Ada, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Martin Luther Stokes, MD
(580) 332-2700
729 Arlington St
Ada, OK
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital
Hospital: Valley View Regional Hospital, Ada, Ok

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Semira Charboneau
(580) 332-4443
625 N Monte Vista St
Ada, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Sally Berger
(580) 421-4570
1001 N Country Club Rd
Ada, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Jerry S Morgan
(580) 332-3211
625 N Monte Vista St
Ada, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Joanne Chinnici
(580) 421-4570
1001 N Country Club Rd
Ada, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Leandrita F Ortega
(580) 272-0922
520 N Monte Vista St
Ada, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Christopher M Meyer
(580) 310-9510
530 N Monte Vista St
Ada, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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John Keith Falsarella
(580) 332-8900
2901 Arlington St
Ada, OK
Specialty
Family Practice

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Barbara K Tuley
(580) 436-4495
307 N Monte Vista St
Ada, OK
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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How to Get Over Insomnia

Q: As a sole and solo caregiver to an ailing Dad, I have been suffering many a sleepless night. Any tips to get over my insomnia?

 

 

You are certainly not alone. Roughly 40 million people suffer from some sort of sleep disorder in the United States, according to the National Sleep Foundation. And sleep problems affect women more often than men.

Insomnia, defined as trouble falling asleep, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to fall back to sleep and/or waking too early in the morning, is the most common sleep disorder in our country. It has many causes including: stress, anxiety, hormones, late-day caffeine fix, certain medical conditions and a poor sleep environment.

Here are a few tips to help you deal with insomnia:

1. Try to keep your body on a schedule. Partying late at night and sleeping into the morning can throw your body's natural rhythms off. Try to go to sleep and wake up at the same time every night.

2. Deal with your stress. Stress can wreak havoc on your sleep, so learn to chill out. Exercise, do yoga or pilates, enjoy a cup of decaffeinated herbal tea. Find what works for you to take the edge off.

3. Skip the grande double espresso at 9 pm! Caffeine can definitely leave you tossing and turning at night. Skip the coffee, diet Coke and chocolate while you're at it--for at least a few hours before going to sleep.

4. Do not exercise right before bedtime. Studies show that exercising right before going to sleep can actually prevent you from sleeping soundly. Move up your workout to at least 4-5 hours before hitting the sack!

5. Make your bedroom dark and quiet. Noise and lights can disrupt your sleep too. So create a quiet, dark environment. Use ear plugs or a sound machine to block out noise, if need be.


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