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Center For Circadian Medicine
1241 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239
Telephone: 941.365.4308

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  1. James permalink
    October 20, 2011 6:39 AM

    Is there anything in your sleep specialty that can positively affect Ideopathic Hypersomnolence? This condition has severely affected my 20+ year career and limited my activities as am I perpetually exhausted even though I fall asleep easily. Nothing I have tried – herbal, medical or holistice has helped. I am enjoying your book, but I am not sure if it can be applied to my situation. Thank you for your time. James

    • October 31, 2011 7:28 AM

      Yes, there are many things you can do – if the diagnosis is correct. Many, many things make people sleepy – and must be checked to see where the effects come from.

  2. December 16, 2011 4:27 PM

    Dr. Edlund — I will be writing an article this weekend for my newspaper, Salem-News.com on the “middle of the night sleeping pill” Intermezzo. How can I get a copy to you?

  3. elaine st george permalink
    January 3, 2012 1:37 PM

    Dear Dr Edlund, I listened to you on peoples pharmacy . I am going to be 64 and I am having terrible trouble sleeping more than 3 or 4 hours per night. I am taking a Jarrow natural product called Sleep Optimizer with Ltryptophan

    • January 13, 2012 8:35 AM

      Dear Ms. St. George,
      Tryptophan is used by a lot of people – but pills are rarely panaceas. Please look at today’s article on “Rebound Insomnia.”

  4. February 26, 2012 11:09 PM

    You are basically telling people to use Yog Nidra.

    • March 1, 2012 11:04 AM

      There are many “sleep like” states in wakefulness. Yoga nidra is one of many.

  5. March 6, 2012 4:27 AM

    Dear Dr Edlund,
    I represent Complete Wellbeing, a health and wellbeing magazine based in India and write on behalf of Editor-Publisher Manoj Khatri. We are coming up with a special issue on ‘The Need for rest/recreation’ and would like to use excerpts from your book The Power of Rest for the same.
    We will give due credit to you and the publishing house for the same. In addition we will publish a photograph of you as the author of the book along with a snapshot of the book cover. We have excerpted from books several times in the past, including books by Donald Ardell, Ben Stein and Dr Wayne Dyer. I would love to send you samples if you like.
    Please suggest how to take this forward. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    Stay well,
    Shiv Joshi
    Deputy Editor
    Complete Wellbeing
    India

    • March 7, 2012 2:31 PM

      Dear Mr. Joshi,
      That should be fine. Just let me know what sections are excerpted.

      Best,
      Matthew Edlund

  6. March 9, 2012 12:14 AM

    Dear Dr Edlund,
    Thank you so much for the permission. However, since I don’t yet have the book in my possession. I don’t know which sections we would like to use. However, usually what we do is take permission to excerpt about 5000 words from the book. Request you to do the same. Also, I would like to share with you pdfs of our previous excerpts so you get an idea. Kindly advice on how I can email it to you.

    Stay well,
    Shiv

  7. CG Lewis permalink
    October 28, 2012 4:08 PM

    Dr. Edlund:

    I caught the end of your appearance on The People’s Pharmacy this weekend. I am one of those who can usually fall asleep fairly easily (although I am unfortunately a night owl), but tend to have some trouble falling back asleep after awakening.

    Your advice about, essentially, hiding the clocks doesn’t seem to apply because it’s not as if the clock is what’s waking me.

    In my case, I’m plagued with our dear, very geriatric beagle (over 16-years-old) who insists on barking incessantly, on average, every two hours overnight.

    I am somehow the only one who hears him and if I manage to ignore him (which puts my nerves on edge), I end up dealing with a kitchen floor full of pee and poop, and I’d rather nip that in the bud, if possible, by quickly getting him out as soon as his barking commences. Then, two hours later, he’ll bark incessantly until I feed him. Then, two hours later, he’ll bark incessantly until I take him out again.

    I realize that his days are numbered, but is there anything to assist my body’s regeneration in the meantime? In the last two years, I’ve only had about two dozen nights (mostly due to out of town trips) of uninterrupted sleep and I’m feeling it. Besides working full-time, I’m also in graduate school (and I’m no spring chicken at 52).

    Thanks for any suggestions!

    • October 29, 2012 7:54 AM

      Dear Mr. Lewis,
      Treating an elderly dog has some similarities with treating any ill relative. The first things to try are behavioral – having your beagle know as well as it can that waking you throughout the night is not a good idea. Finding a place for the beagle to stay that will be easy to clean is another advantage, or having him in a place where soiling is acceptable makes sense.
      As for waking, people wake up all the time “normally” – so the issue is quickly getting back to sleep. Expect interruptions. If you find you’re too worried to quickly get back to sleep, please go to another room and read the kinds of books I’ve suggested. And for the dog, consider in the evening well before sleep what means you might use to help the situation in a written form – including getting information from other dog owners of what they do.

  8. October 5, 2010 7:57 AM

    Hello – I can best be contacted at 941 365 4308 anytime between 8 and 5 PM EST.

    Thanks,
    Matthew

  9. December 12, 2010 11:09 AM

    Dear Ben,
    Thanks for your note. Police have to deal with shift issues all the time, which I went into in much greater detail in “The Body Clock Advantage.” I hope some of the many articles in the blog archive will be of use, as well.

  10. December 12, 2010 11:17 AM

    Trazodone is probably the most commonly prescribed sleep aid out there. It has problems, like every medication – with trazodone orthostatic hypotension, some drowsiness in people during the day time, but trazodone is cheap, often helpful with anxiety, and in high enough doses, a useful anti-depressant.
    As for melatonin, the effects are complex, since its production is pulsatile, and the melatonin you take as a pill generally only lasts in your system an hour or two. About a third to 40% of people find melatonin helps them sleep.

  11. January 23, 2011 9:46 AM

    Dear Robert,
    In the south, morning light can generally be obtained from the best source – sunlight. Evening is a different matter. The small Philips blue light is liked by some, but I prefer the Sunbox junior myself for its size and portability.

  12. March 9, 2011 5:41 PM

    Please consider having different books available – to read outside of the bed – that can aid falling asleep. They will vary from person to person, but rhythmic texts like poetry, or for many travel, historical fiction, or biographic texts will help.

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