For most people, falling asleep and staying asleep come naturally. But for those with sleep disorders, there's nothing simple about getting a good night's rest.
Techniques such as stimulus control and sleep restriction strategies may help you overcome problems with sleeplessness. If you have occasional sleep problems, try our tips for a good night's sleep. However, if the problem persists longer than four to six weeks, you may need professional help.
All sleep-related problems are studied at CoxHealth Sleep Disorders Center, including:
How to be evaluated for sleep disorders
You will need to talk with your primary physician and request a referral to one of our sleep specialists. One of our physicians will conduct a brief sleep consultation to get a history of your sleep patterns and sleep difficulties as well as a thorough medical work-up.
After this consultation the physician may send you to the CoxHealth Sleep Disorders Center for a sleep study or recommend another plan, depending on your individual symptoms.
If you have been scheduled for a sleep study, click here to download a packet of information you need to know ahead of time. You may also download a sleep diary (instructions for keeping a diary can be downloaded here).
Read testimonials from patients who have undergone sleep studies
For more information or free booklets about specific types of sleep disorders, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at www.aasmnet.org or the American Sleep Apnea Association at apneasupport.org.