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Sleep Center

Sleep disorders may occur in people with cancer caused by treatment, physical illness, pain, hospitalization and emotional stress. In fact, 80% of patients with cancer complain of poor sleep, and are less likely to tolerate cancer therapies.

MD Anderson was the first comprehensive cancer center in the United States with a dedicated sleep center, which includes the multidisciplinary Sleep Clinic and Sleep Lab. 

MD Anderson's Sleep Center helps manage the effects of cancer and cancer treatment for patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including: 

  • Insomnia
  • Disorders of the sleep-wake cycle
  • Disorders associated with sleep stages or partial waking
  • Excessive sleepiness
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Sleep-related movement disorders

Referrals

The Sleep Center accepts referrals from MD Anderson patients or their oncologists. Please call 713-792-4017 for a sleep consult.

Consults are performed at two locations:

  • Mays Clinic, floor 6, near Elevator U
  • Main Building, floor 6, near Elevator C  (Cardiopulmonary Center/Sleep Clinic)

Sleep Center Staff

MD Anderson Resources

Sleep Center

Sleep Assessment by Patient

Sleep Test Information

Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Diary - please complete prior to your appointment with the Sleep Specialist

Driving while Sleepy

Sleep Disorder Symptoms

If you have any of the following sleep issues, the Sleep Center can help. 

  • Have problems falling or staying asleep
  • Sleep restlessly
  • Snore loudly
  • Awaken gasping or choking for breath
  • Feel tired upon awakening in the morning
  • Fall asleep while driving
  • Sleep that is disturbed by unusual behaviors such as nightmares, sleepwalking, tongue-biting, kicking or eating

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