Sunday, July 31, 2011

... sleep clinic for insomnia and other sleep disorders in the philippines ... (life coach, counselor, psychotherapist, psychologist, psychiatrist))


"I JUANnder" is gma network's myth-busting/ mystery-solving tv show that challenges widely-accepted, long-held filipino beliefs. susan enriquez and cesar apolinario are hosts of the show and their crew came over to ask me this one question: can a 1-hour massage replace 8 hours of sleep? of course, the answer can only be "of course not!" people have individualized sleep requirements, and need to go through many cycles of sleep (stages 1 to REM) throughout one night. if sleep requirements are unmet, then the body and mind deteriorate.

people often consult me for these types of sleep problems:

(1) initial insomnia- difficulty in initiating sleep

(2) middle insomnia- frequent awakenings in the middle of sleep

(3) terminal insomnia- waking up earlier than usual and then not being able to get back to sleep

(4) unrestful sleep- feeling that the sleep is incomplete even if one's usual sleep requirement has been met or not feeling refreshed upon waking up

(5) superficial sleep- being easily awakened during sleep (or "tulog manok"), having a sense that the mind is still active during sleep (i.e., "gising ang diwa"), or having an awareness or consciousness of one's environment even during sleep

(6) total insomnia- feeling that one has not slept at all throughout the night.

common reasons for insomnia include stress, anxiety (panic attacks), depression, regular alcohol use, intake of caffeine, and for some people, smoking. a complete medical work-up is important for ruling out any medical condition that may cause insomnia.

non-pharmacological ways to overcome insomnia include daytime exercise, stress management techniques, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, brain wave entrainment, music therapy, clinical massage, sleep hygiene practices, and lifestyle modification.

pharmacological treatments include vitamin/mineral supplements, herbal medications, anti-histamines, anti-depressant medications, anti-anxiety medications, sleeping pills, and neuroleptics.

10 comments:

  1. Sir Randy, san po kayo pwede puntahan for consultation ? Pwede po makuha contact number nyo ? here' s my email add po gwend002@yahoo.com

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  2. Mr. Randy I will be in the Philippines next week. To visit my parents . Is it possible if i can have a short noticed appointment due to my Sleeping disorder.U can text me in this number 001915772546595 Del Rosario..I will really appreciate it if you can accomodate me.. thanks a lot

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  3. correction 004915772546595!!!!!

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  4. correction 004915772546595!!!!!

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  5. Mr. Randy I will be in the Philippines next week. To visit my parents . Is it possible if i can have a short noticed appointment due to my Sleeping disorder.U can text me in this number 001915772546595 Del Rosario..I will really appreciate it if you can accomodate me.. thanks a lot

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    1. Hi Phoenix, it is best for you to call (632) 415-6529 415-7964 to set an appointment because the appointment slots get filled up quickly. Just mention that you just here on vacation from the US so that they'll try to get you the earliest slot. I will be glad to help you with your sleeping disorder. Sincerely, Randy

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  6. Hi Randy, Do you do CBT for insomnia? Thanks

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    1. free cbt forms: http://psychology.tools/sleep-and-insomnia.html

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  7. Hi Mr. Randy. I was wondering if you have handled cases of sleep paralysis? Not sure it if this even considered a sleep disorder but i have been experiencing it frequently lately and i'm not sure what to do about it. Hopefully you could help so I could set an appointment. Thanks.

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  8. Hi Doctor, I would like to make an appointment where can i call and where exactly is your clinic sir? We live in the province 4-5hours drive from here to manila i would like to make an appointment after xmas Dec 26-27-28-29 if possible since i will be in manila on those dates. Can you please give me a working clinic phone num to make an appointment? Thank you.

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