When should you call a doctor about insomnia?
- You’ve had insomnia for more than 4 weeks or if it interferes with your daily life
- You wake up many times during the night gasping for breath and worry you may have sleep apnea or other medical problems
- You started taking new medication that could be interrupting your sleep.
- You notice an uncomfortable, painful, "crawling" sensation in your legs when trying to sleep or when your legs are not moving for long stretches (such as while driving)
- You have a lot of heartburn that keeps you awake at night.
- Pain wakes you up at night
- Your mood has changed or your energy or appetite levels are different
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