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Philips Respironics Recall Notice:
Philips Respironics issued a Recall Notification for some CPAP and BiLevel PAP devices and mechanical ventilators due to potential health risks related to foam used in the devices. To learn more, visit the Philips Website and review FDA’s Safety Communication and FAQs. For questions about the Philips recall, please contact Philips at 1-877-907-7508.

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Sleep Tips & FAQs

For most people, falling asleep and staying asleep are parts of a natural process. Most adults require seven to nine hours of sleep a night, but distractions and bad habits keep us awake. Good sleepers are likely to have developed certain lifestyle and dietary habits that promote sound sleep. These habits or behaviors – known as sleep hygiene – can have positive effects on sleep before, during, and after time spent in bed. 

Sleep hygiene is mostly a matter of common sense, but the techniques suggested below may help you sleep better on a regular basis.

  • Keep regular sleep habits. Establish a rhythm by going to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning, including weekends and days off.
  • Exercise regularly, preferably in the morning. If not possible, finish at least three hours before bedtime.
  • Relax. Take a warm bath, drink a cup of warm milk, or read a book.
  • Eat healthy, and while a light snack before bedtime can help promote sound sleep, avoid large meals – especially late.
  • Caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol prior to retiring are additional factors that can worsen one’s ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  • Create an environment conducive to sleep. Make your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet.
  • Leave your worries at the bedroom door. If you’re concerned about something, make a list of the steps you’ll take to solve the problem or leave yourself a voicemail message.
  • Your bed should be for sleep or sickness only. If you are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep, leave your bedroom and engage in a quite activity elsewhere. Do not permit yourself to fall asleep outside the bedroom. Return to bed when – and only when – you are sleepy. Repeat this process as often as necessary throughout the night.  Do not read, watch TV, or do work in bed for an extended time.
  • Avoid napping during the daytime. If daytime sleepiness becomes overwhelming, limit nap time to a single nap of 20 minutes of less, and no later than 5 p.m.  

For more information or if you’d like to discuss treatment options, call the Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center near you.

Sleep Test

Take the STOP-BANG Questionnaire or the Epworth Test to determine if you are at risk for a Sleep Disorder. 

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Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center - Atlanta
993-C Johnson Ferry Road NE
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30342
404-236-8200 Get Directions Specialty Care
Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center - Cherokee
460 Northside Cherokee Blvd
Suite T20
Canton, GA 30115
770-721-9320 Get Directions Specialty Care
Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center - Forsyth
1100 Northside Forsyth Drive
Suite 230
Cumming, GA 30041
770-844-3498 Get Directions Specialty Care
Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center - Gainesville
1071 South Enota Drive NE
Suite B
Gainesville, GA 30501
770-536-6207 Get Directions Specialty Care
Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center - Roswell
1357 Hembree Road
Suite 120
Roswell, GA 30076
678-323-1730 Get Directions Specialty Care