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Sleep Disorders

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.

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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 specialistsOne 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 dave.wortley@coxhealth.com or visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at www.aasmnet.org or the American Sleep Apnea Association at apneasupport.org.

 


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