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Talking to Your Doctor About Insomnia
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with insomnia. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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National Center on Sleep Disorders Research website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr/index.htm .
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute website. Available at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov .
National Sleep Foundation website. Available at: http://www.sleepfoundation.org .
Last reviewed October 2012 by Brian Randall, MD
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