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CoxHealth Regional Sleep Disorders Center

CoxHealth Regional Sleep Disorders Center
Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

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. Poor "sleep hygiene" can leave you feeling drowsy during the day and wide awake at bedtime. 

Techniques such as stimulus control and sleep restriction strategies may help you overcome problems with sleeplessness. However, if the problem persists longer than four to six weeks, you may need professional help. If you have occasional sleep problems, try our Tips for a good night's sleep.  If you suspect a sleep disorder in yourself or someone you know, start by taking our Sleep Quiz.

At Cox Regional Sleep Disorders Center, all sleep-related problems are studied thoroughly, including disorders such as:

  • insomnia
  • obstructive sleep apnea
  • narcolepsy
  • shift work sleep disorder
  • REM sleep disorders
  • sleep terrors
  • sleep enuresis
  • sleep walking
  • sleep talking

How to access the Sleep Evaluation process:

You will need to talk with your primary physician and ask him/her to refer you to one of our sleep physicians, Dr. Edward Gwin or Dr. Terrence Coulter at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic.

One of these physicians will conduct a short sleep consultation to get a history of your sleep patterns, sleep difficulties as well as a thorough medical work-up.

After this consultation your sleep physician will then send you to the Sleep Disorders Center for a sleep study or they may offer another path for you depending on your individual signs and symptoms.

Important FACT:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatigue causes approximately 1.2 million crashes each year.

A recent survey revealed that 29 percept of U.S. drivers reported dozing off at the wheel this past year, 2 percent out of which ended up in crashes. If you apply this to the 191 million licensed drivers in the U.S., it comes out to nearly 1.2 million fatigue-related crashes.

Publication of the APT - A2Zzz - Volume 12-Number 4

Want more Info?

For more information or free booklets on specific types of sleep disorders, contact [email protected] or visit the American Academy of Sleep Medicine at

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Sleep Disorders Center - Home

Tips for a good night's sleep

Sleep quiz

More information on Sleep and Sleep disorders:
(PDF Format)

Circadian Rhythms

Coping with Shift Work


For CPAP Users

Restless Leg Syndrome & Periodic Limb Movement Disorder

Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Sleep Hygiene

Special Sleep Requirements in Women


Several documents on the Sleep Disorders website are in PDF Format. You will need a freely available PDF plug-in installed on your web browser to view them. Get Adobe PDF reader.


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