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

Controlling the your environment, avoiding technology and restricting sleep may help you overcome problems with sleeplessness. If you have occasional sleep problems, try our tips for a good night's sleep. But if the problem persists longer than four to six weeks, you may need professional help. 

At the CoxHealth Sleep Disorders Center, we can study all sleep-related problems include insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy, shift work disorders, REM sleep disorders, and sleep terrors, enuresis, walking and talking.

Developing Good Sleep Habits

Developing Good Sleep Habits

People who sleep well usually follow certain lifestyle and dietary habits that help them rest. Avoiding caffeine, exercising regularly and keeping your bed room dark and quiet are just some of the ways you can help yourself get a better night’s rest.

Coping with Shift Work

Coping with Shift Work

Night workers tend to get less sleep, and what sleep they do get is less restful. If you work an irregular shift, there are some things you can do to help yourself get enough rest and stay alert on the job.

Women & Sleep

Women & Sleep

Pregnancy, menopause, depression and your menstrual cycle can all affect your sleep cycle. Learn more about these issues, and what you can do to help yourself sleep well.

How to be Evaluated for Sleep Disorders

Talk to your primary care physician about your symptoms. He may request a referral to one of our sleep specialists, or to one of our Sleep Disorder Centers. Once the referral is received, we’ll contact you to schedule an appointment. If you’ve already been scheduled for a sleep study, download this a packet for information. You may also download a sleep diary and instructions for keeping it.

For more information or free booklets about specific types of sleep disorders, contact us or visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine or the American Sleep Apnea Association.  You can also download some more information on sleep to the right of this page.