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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 preparationscause 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?

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