Sleep Specialist Pickens SC

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.

Dove Chiropractic Clinic
(864) 735-8929
3403 White Horse Rd
Greenville, SC

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HealthSource of Seneca
(864) 882-6395
1741 Blue Ridge Blvd
Seneca, SC

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Daniel James Dahlhausen
(864) 878-2435
123 Wg Acker Dr
Pickens, SC
Specialty
Family Practice

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William Victor Griffith, MD
842 Pendleton St
Pickens, SC
Specialties
General Practice
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1978

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Jake Holcombe
(864) 843-9213
105 Liberty Blvd
Liberty, SC
Specialty
General Practice, Family Practice

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Spine Care
(828) 482-9974
4 Commons Blvd
Seneca, NC

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Jon R Davids, MD
(864) 271-3444
950 W Faris Rd
Greenville, SC
Business
Shriner's Hospital
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Mary C Hammond
(864) 878-4639
865 Pendleton St
Pickens, SC
Specialty
Family Practice

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Michael F Dillard
(864) 878-4791
123 W.G. Acker Drive
Pickens, SC
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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Jake King Holcombe, MD
(864) 843-9213
101 Pickens Dr
Liberty, SC
Specialties
General Practice, Obstetrics And Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1959
Hospital
Hospital: Baptist Med Ctr -Easley, Easley, Sc; Cannon Mem Hosp, Pickens, Sc
Group Practice: Cannon Family Practice Ctr

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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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