Sleeplessness and Circadian Rhythm Disorder (cont.)
Questions to Ask the Doctor
A doctor may be able to answer questions about sleep-related issues. The following questions may help in identifying ways to improve sleep:
- How can I make my environment more conducive to sleep?
- Do any of my medications or herbal preparations cause insomnia?
- How does caffeine influence my ability to fall asleep?
- How can I minimize the effect of changing shift work on my ability to sleep?
- How can I minimize the effect of jet lag when I travel?
- What techniques can I use on my own to improve my ability to fall asleep and stay asleep?
- How can I minimize my reaction to daytime stresses so I can fall asleep?
- How does my family history influence my likelihood of having a sleep disorder?
- What can I do to help my teenager not only fall asleep but also wake up in time for school?
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2014
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