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Chronic Lack of Sleep is a Public Health Epidemic
In the age of modern technology, sleep has become an afterthought– or at least an intrusion interfering with our need to get it all done.
Poor sleep quality is associated with higher risk of disease and likelihood of accidents or injury. Chronic lack of quality sleep is quite literally a public health epidemic.
At Oak Health, we want to challenge this paradigm. We offer an integrative approach, marrying traditional evidence-based medical approach with holistic techniques with an emphasis on shifting our mindset to view sleep as foundational and complimentary to wakefulness.
Chronic Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Depression
Sleep problems are very common in people with severe depression (MDD). It’s also a big problem for people with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you don’t get enough sleep for a long time, it can make you feel depressed and anxious, and it can even make you think about hurting yourself. Medicines that are used to treat these problems, like antidepressants and antipsychotics, can also make it harder to sleep or make you very tired during the day.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is One of the Best Ways to Improve Sleep
The goal of the Oak Health Center Sleep program is to provide fast access to Sleep consultation, using a holistic approach that minimizes/eliminates the need for pharmaceutical therapy, in collaboration with your healthcare team, to get you feeling and sleeping better.
Meet Dr. Alison Kole, MD, MPH, FCCP, FAASM
Dr. Kole is the founding Medical Director of the Oak Health Sleep program. She is board-certified in Sleep, Pulmonary, and Critical Care medicine. A New Jersey native, she has been in practice for over 10 years.
Dr. Kole’s services are out-of-network but we are able to provide superbills on request.