10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Sleep Disorders

Medically Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on July 25, 2021

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?

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?