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What are some tests and tools used to diagnose insomnia?

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  • Sleep diary: Tracking your sleep patterns may help your doctor reach a diagnosis.
  • Epworth Sleepiness Scale: a validated questionnaire that is used to assess daytime sleepiness.
  • Polysomnogram: a test measuring activity during sleep.
  • Actigraphy: a test to assess sleep-wake patterns over time. Actigraphs are about the size of a wristwatch and measure movement.

From: Diagnosing Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Sleep Foundation.  

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

SOURCE: National Sleep Foundation.  

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 28, 2018

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