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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Labs

1. What are the sleep arrangements like in a sleep lab?

2. What about shift workers' sleep schedules?

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Can't Sleep? When to Get Out of Bed

You wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. Whether you drank one cup of coffee too many earlier, or you've got a lot on your mind, it's time to decide whether to get up or stay in bed. Getting out of bed makes sense at some point. Tossing and turning endlessly isn't going to help. If you do get up, though, you're not giving up for the night. You still need rest. So your goal should be to get back to sleep as soon as possible. Some activities help with that. Others put...

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3. Will someone watch me while I sleep?

4. What devices will I wear during the night?

5. Are these devices uncomfortable to wear?

6. What happens if I just can't sleep?

7. Will I be allowed to leave my room?

8. Can I get up and walk around in the sleep lab?

9. Can my family reach me during the night? Can I call my family?

10. Is food available, and can I leave the TV on while I sleep?

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on August 30, 2014

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