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    10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Disorders

    If you've recently been diagnosed with a sleep disorder, ask your doctor these questions at your next visit.

    1. What kind of sleep disorder do I have?

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    2. Is my sleep disorder caused by or related to another condition? Would treating that condition help?

    3. Could changing my medications or changing the way I take them make a difference?

    4. How can I avoid becoming dependent on sleep medications?

    5. What side effects can I expect from sleep medications? What can I do about them?

    6. How do my exercise habits affect my sleep?

    7. Does what and when I eat affect my ability to sleep?

    8. Would complementary therapies -- such as yoga or massage -- help?

    9. Are there things I can do to my bedroom to make sleeping easier?

    10. Should I see a sleep specialist?

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on December 29, 2014

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