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Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders
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St. John Providence Health System Sleep Disorders Centers offer evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, including, but not limited to: narcolepsy, sleep apnea syndrome, insomnia,  periodic limb movements disorder, disorders of excessive daytime sleepiness, disorders of initiation and maintenance of sleep, sleep hygiene counseling and maintenance.

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Insomnia
If you experience difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or enjoying a restful night's sleep, you may be suffering from insomnia.


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Healthy Sleep Habits
The normal amount of sleep varies depending on the age of your child. A 2-year-old needs 10 to 12 hours a night, plus naps during the day. By age 6, a child usually has dropped naps, but still needs 10 hours at night.


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Nutrition for a Restful Sleep

What you eat can help or hinder your sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The following tips can help you get a good night's rest.

  • DO drink warm milk before bed. Milk contains tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes sleep.

  • DO eat a large breakfast, medium-sized lunch and small dinner. Digesting a big dinner can prevent you from resting comfortably.

  • DO include carbohydrates on your dinner plate. Carbohydrates help your body produce serotonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

  • DO try these late-night, sleep-friendly snacks: 1 cup of skim milk with 2 graham crackers or a banana smoothie made with 1 cup skim milk, vanilla yogurt and a banana.

  • DON'T drink caffeinated coffee, tea and sodas after 3 p.m.

  • DON'T use alcohol as a sleep aid -- it causes restless sleep.

 


 

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