Talk to your health care professional

 

Having a productive conversation with your health care professional will give him or her more information to try to help treat your insomnia.

Fill out this Discussion Guide and print it out to take with you to your next visit. It may just help you and your health care professional to have a more meaningful conversation about your insomnia.

Having a Productive Conversation With Your Health Care Professional Will Give Him or Her More Information to try to Help Treat Your Insomnia Having a Productive Conversation With Your Health Care Professional Will Give Him or Her More Information to try to Help Treat Your Insomnia

Fill out this Discussion Guide and print it out to take with you to your next visit. It may just help you and your health care professional to have a more meaningful conversation about your insomnia.

Be specific about your sleep problems when talking to your health care professional.

 

For example, instead of saying, "I'm not getting the sleep I need," tell your health care professional exactly what you're having trouble with—getting to sleep, staying asleep, or both. This can help your health care professional understand your insomnia better.

Be Specific About Your Sleep Problems When Talking to Your Health Care Professional

How does your health care professional test for insomnia?

 

There is no test for insomnia, except your description. Health care professionals use many different tools to measure insomnia symptoms. That includes asking questions in the office, having you fill out logs and questionnaires, or performing certain blood tests.

How Does Your Health Care Professional Test for Insomnia?

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