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Ask the Right Questions at Your Next Doctor's Appointment

Who is the appointment for?

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What is the reason for the appointment?

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Has a doctor diagnosed you or your loved one with insomnia?

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Is the appointment with a current or new doctor?

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What are your symptoms? (Optional)

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What medications are you taking (if any) for Insomnia? (Optional)

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Most important questions to ask about Insomnia

Top 10 Questions about Insomnia

  1. What is insomnia and what causes it?
  2. Could any of my medications be causing my insomnia?
  3. What are the symptoms of insomnia?
  4. Could an underlying medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  5. What are my treatment options for insomnia?
  6. What is sleep hygiene and what changes to my sleep routine or bedroom do I need to make?
  7. What lifestyle changes could help my insomnia, including alcohol use, caffeine use, exercise, smoking, stress, and weight loss?
  8. What medications can treat insomnia and how long do they take to start working?
  9. Is my insomnia medication habit-forming and will I need higher doses over time?
  10. What are the possible risks, benefits, side effects, and interactions of my medication for insomnia?
  1. What is insomnia and what causes it?
  2. Are there different types of insomnia and what type do I have?
  3. Is insomnia curable or controllable?
  4. Could any of my medications be causing my insomnia?
  5. How will insomnia affect my daily life and long-term health, including how insomnia affects my risk of developing other health conditions?
  6. Are my family members at risk for insomnia and what information should I provide to them?
  7. What types of healthcare providers, such as a sleep medicine doctor or counselor, do I need to see and how often do I need to see them?
  8. Will my insomnia get worse over time?
  9. How will I know if my insomnia is getting worse?
  10. What are the symptoms of insomnia?
  11. Who gets insomnia and how common is it?
  12. Could an underlying medical condition be causing my symptoms?
  13. How is insomnia diagnosed?
  14. Can my primary care doctor diagnose and treat insomnia or will I need to see a specialist, such as a sleep medicine doctor?
  15. Does insomnia get worse over time?
  16. How does insomnia affect your life and long-term health?
  17. What are my treatment options for insomnia?
  18. What might happen if I do nothing to treat my insomnia?
  19. Am I a good candidate for cognitive-behavioral therapy or another form of mental health therapy?
  20. What is restorative sleep and how will I know if I'm getting enough?
  21. What is sleep hygiene and what changes to my sleep routine or bedroom do I need to make?
  22. What lifestyle changes could help my insomnia, including alcohol use, caffeine use, exercise, smoking, stress, and weight loss?
  23. Is napping okay or will it interfere with my treatment?
  24. How will I know if my treatment plan is working well or if it needs to be changed?
  25. What medications can treat insomnia and how long do they take to start working?
  26. Is my insomnia medication habit-forming and will I need higher doses over time?
  27. How and when should I take my medication and what should I do if I miss a dose?
  28. How long will I need to use medication for insomnia and is long-term use safe?