Sleep Specialist Beckley WV

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.

Roy James Yates
(304) 252-8551
252 Rural Acres Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Ashraf Ali Chattha
(304) 253-3000
379 Stanaford Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Charles Stephen Morgan
(304) 255-2121
200 Veterans Ave
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Wassim Salem Saikali
(304) 256-0242
421 Carriage Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Anthony A McFarlane
(304) 253-6227
1830 Harper Rd
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

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Suresh P Thomas
(304) 255-4812
179 Woodland Drive
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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James T Martin
(304) 250-0272
201 Woodcrest Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Family Practice

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Scott C Lostetter
(304) 929-6020
27 Mallard Ct
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Family Practice

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George Edward Lovegrove
(304) 252-3900
4130 Robert C Byrd Dr
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Internal Medicine

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Melissa Ann Chapman
(304) 929-7677
102 Reservation Avenue
Beckley, WV
Specialty
Family Practice

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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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