Sleep Disorders: Lifestyle Management Make an Appointment Refer a Patient Ask a Question Reviewed by Robert J. Lapidus, MD (March 01, 2015) The first step in managing a sleep disorder is good sleep hygiene, or practicing good sleep habits. The first step in managing a sleep disorder is good sleep hygiene, or practicing good sleep habits. Poor sleep hygiene can lead to excessive sleepiness and insomnia. It can also interact with other causes of sleep disorders. This results in poor sleep quality. View our sleep infographic. Tips for Maintaining Good Sleep Habits Read about some sleep hygiene tips to improve the quality of your sleep. Women and Sleep If you are a woman and have difficulty sleeping, you are not alone. Stress. Worries. Weight. Hormones. Obligations. These are just a few of the factors that keep moms, wives, daughters and sisters counting sheep at night and fighting to function during the day. Learn more. Sleep Disorders: Diagnosis Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.