Undergoing a sleep study, exercising more, and limiting intake of coffee and alcohol may help people with COPD sleep better, reports U.S. News & World Report.

Although there are several potential causes for disrupted sleep among COPD patients, there are also quite a few ways of addressing the issue. Aboussouan says some inhalers prescribed to manage COPD can help control your oxygen levels, and “they might increase the total sleep time and quality or reduce the number of sleep symptoms.” Some inhalers can help patients breathe easier for 12 or 24 hours, which may help “prevent waking up because of sudden shortness of breath.”