Your doctor can learn a lot about your insomnia and its causes by reviewing your sleep history. He or she may also ask you to keep a sleep diary for one or two weeks to track your sleep patterns and habits. Your sleep diary can help your doctor spot certain habits that may affect your sleep, or even see signs of a hidden health problem that may need to be checked out.
If your symptoms point to mental health concerns, such as depression or anxiety, you may be referred to a mental health professional.
If your doctor thinks that you have a sleep disorder, he or she may refer you for a sleep study. When you have a sleep study, you stay overnight in a special sleep lab.
Your doctor may recommend a sleep study if your insomnia seems to be caused by breathing problems (such as sleep apnea) or periodic limb movement disorder or if you have tried other treatment that hasn't worked.
Providing answers and treatment for your sleep problems, Providence Sleep Disorders Centers
have a team of sleep experts who have diagnosed and treated sleep disorders for more than 25 years. Our experience shows that most people can significantly improve their quality of sleep and life through a variety of treatment options.