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Sleep Quizzes
Do you suffer from a sleep disorder? Take one of our sleep quizzes to determine if you should seek treatment.
Causes of Sleep Problems
Common causes of sleep problems, including environmental and medical.
Lifestyle & Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Learn relaxation techniques and the four important areas of sleep hygiene.
Myths & Facts About Sleep
Find commonly asked questions and assumptions about sleep.
Patient Stories
Read about some of our past patient success stories, including how their life has changed after treatment.
Sleep & Aging
The common causes of sleep problems as you age.
Sleep Basics
Find out what happens to your body when you sleep.
Tips for a Good Night's Sleep
Quick tips on how to sleep better.
What You Need to Know About Sleep
Find out how much sleep is necessary and how it can affect your mental and physical health.
When to Seek Help for a Sleep Disorder
The characteristics of sleep disorders and how to track your patterns of sleeplessness.
Sleep Glossary
Learn sleep-related terms and definitions.

Without adequate sleep, mental and physical health can suffer.

There are more than 100 million Americans of all ages who are not getting adequate sleep. Inadequate sleep can have untold consequences on school and work performance, interpersonal relationships, health and safety.

Sleepiness interferes with cognitive function, which can lead to learning disabilities in children, memory impairment in people of all ages, personality changes and depression. People suffering from sleep deprivation, experience difficulty making decisions, irritability, problems with performance and slower reaction times, placing them at risk for automobile and work-related accidents. Sleep loss can also adversely affect life by contributing to the development of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

If you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep or if you feel sleepy or un-refreshed despite a seemingly adequate night of sleep, you may have a sleep disorder. There are over 80 disorders of sleep and wakefulness.

Sleep Disorders Center Overview

If you would like to speak with one of our sleep specialists please call us at 216.444.2165

  • No More Sleepless Nights, Workbook, Revised Edition by Peter Hauri and Shirley Linde
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction, Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Eshelman and Matthew McKay
  • Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming by Mary Caskadon, PhD
  • Body Rhythms: Chronobiology and Peak Performance by Lynne Lamberg

More than 50 million Americans struggle with chronic sleep deficiency. If bedtime is dread time, this definitive book by one of the nation’s foremost sleep experts is for you.

Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS, an acknowledged leader in the field, directs Cleveland Clinic’s Sleep Disorders Center. Through her book, you will:

  • Recognize when you have a sleep disorder and learn the first steps to treat it.
  • Understand the strong connection between restful sleep and good health - sleep is not optional!
  • Get the latest research on sleep disorders, including diagnostic tests, drugs and promising new treatments.
  • Learn to improve your sleep habits through healthier diet and exercise routines.

You can purchase "The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders" online at kaplanpublishing.com, amazon.com, or wherever Cleveland Clinic books are sold.