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Dr. Valerie Cacho

Sleep Medicine
Kailua, HI
12 years experience female

Locations

Sleep Life Med

Kailua, HI

Address

Kailua, HI
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare

Tricare

Hawaii Medical Services Association

About

Bio

Valerie is dedicated to improving your sleep health by providing a comprehensive, patient-focused integrative medicine approach to healing. She studied medicine at Loma Linda University in Southern California, trained in internal medicine at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and completed a sleep fellowship at the Cedar Sinai Medical program based in Los Angeles. She is currently a fellow in the Dr. Andrew Weil integrative medicine fellowship through the University of Arizona. Valerie is board certified in both internal and sleep medicine.

Specialties
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Sleep Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Internal Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Hawaii

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
53 Agrees
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
Sleep Medicine 12 years experience
Cucurmin effects: Cucurmin is an anti-inflammatory supplement that works like NSAIDs and is good to help calm inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. There is no current medical literature on my search that shows a relationship between cucurmin and sleep. I suppose if you are unable to sleep because of pain from arthritis, cucurmin may help improve the pain and thus help you sleep.
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
Sleep Medicine 12 years experience
Sleeping pills: There are numerous sleeping pill side effects. If you are referring to benzodiazepines or z-drugs they can cause sleep walking/talking/eating/driving. You can feel drowsy in the daytime and it can impair your motor skills. Benzodiazepines can be highly addictive and lead to rebound insomnia when stopped.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valerie Cacho
Sleep Medicine 12 years experience
Improve sleep: Tips to sleep early at night 1) Make sure you a tired prior to going to bed 2) Obtain 30 min sunlight in the AM when you wake up 3) Exercise, AM is better as if you exercise close to bed time it can keep you awake 4) Avoid caffeine after lunch 5) Develop a relaxation ritual prior to going to bed, listen to calming music, inhale lavender essential oil, breathing exercises

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Completed 2012

Affiliations

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American College of Physicians
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