Last updated: Apr 21, 2008

As the field of sleep medicine grows, doctors are becoming more familiar with the importance of sleep and the signs of possible disorders. David Schulman, MD, director of the Emory Sleep Disorders Laboratory in Atlanta, suggests visiting your primary care physician first, if you suspect a problem. He or she can help you make the decision whether to see a sleep specialist, have a sleep study done, or try at-home techniques for better sleep.