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Why Can't I Sleep?

Insomnia
Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, or having un-refreshing or poor quality sleep. Although some insomnia sufferers may benefit from medications alone, most never achieve significant improvement until they make major changes in their sleep behaviors and thoughts associated with their sleep. For a person to succeed, this process needs to be managed by an experienced clinician such as Dr. Randazzo. This process is called cognitive-behavioral treatment and is the gold standard of treatment for insomnia.

Behavioral techniques take time to have an effect on your sleep, but research shows that they result in long-lasting results versus using medications alone (prescription or over-the-counter).

Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)
Many people have a disruption of their internal clock in which their desired sleep period is much later than normal. They have difficulty falling asleep and have difficulty rising at a normal time. Once these individuals fall asleep, however, their sleep is normal. Adolescents often have DSPS. Unfortunately, work and school demands do not allow most people to maintain a later schedule. Behavioral techniques can help individuals adjust to an earlier sleep schedule so they can be productive during a normal daytime schedule.

Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea needs to be treated through a sleep laboratory, and the typical treatment is the use of a CPAP mask (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure). However, many people have difficulty adjusting to the mask, and end up not wearing it all night or not at all. Dr. Randazzo can help them address the issues that may be barriers to the use of their mask so they can experience refreshing, better quality sleep.

Shift Work
We live in a 24-hour society and many people do night-shift or rotating shift work. It can be very difficult for people to adjust to sleeping during the day and staying awake at night. Dr. Randazzo can help these individuals improve their daytime sleep quality and improve nighttime alertness.

The Program

• The individual will be asked to alter certain behaviors associated with their sleep. All of the techniques introduced are non-invasive and are state of the art techniques utilized by premiere researchers and clinicians in the sleep field, including Dr. Randazzo. The duration of treatment is dependent on the individual, however, most people see some improvement in their sleep after 3 or 4 visits.

• In the first session (60 min) a full assessment will be conducted and a treatment plan will be tailored to the person’s specific complaint and lifestyle. Follow up sessions (30-45 min) include troubleshooting problems and introducing new techniques.

• There is no other program like this in the Midwest region. Even the major sleep clinics do not offer a comprehensive approach offered by Dr. Randazzo.

 
Dr. Angie Randazzo
Dr. Randazzo received her doctorate at the University of Missouri St. Louis and her masters degree at Southern Illinois University. She is a licensed psychologist with 18 years of experience treating sleep disordered patients using these techniques, and she has a very high success rate.

Angie Randazzo, Ph.D.
Sleep Medicine & Research Center
St. Lukes Hospital
232 S. Woods Mill Road
Chesterfield, MO 63017
314-205-6030
Sleep Medicine & Research Center
Payment
  • Mastercard, VISA, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
  • Dr. Randazzo is a provider for several insurance plans, but even if your insurance company is not one of them, they may still reimburse you partially for the claims.
  • Special arrangements can be made through St. Luke's Financial Services for financial assistance, and reduced rates do apply for individuals without insurance.
 
 
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