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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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For College Students, Yes, Sleep Matters

Q: My friend says I'm ruining my health by pulling all-nighters, but I say it's no big deal. Who's right? A: You're kidding, right? People do vary slightly in their sleep needs, but the idea that a person can exist on three or four -- or no -- hours of sleep a night is FALSE. In fact, you're in the crowd of college students who are chronically sleep-deprived -- which research links to a variety of health problems. "Lack of sleep impairs your ability to learn, remember, and process new facts,"...

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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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