To determine whether you might benefit from a sleep evaluation, ask yourself the following questions:
•Do you regularly struggle with getting to sleep or staying asleep?
•Do people tell you that you snore? Has anyone ever told you that you have pauses in breathing or that you gasp for breath when you sleep?
•Are your legs “active” at night? Do you experience tingling, creeping, itching, pulling, aching or other strange feelings in your legs while sitting or lying down that cause a strong urge to move, walk or kick your legs for relief?
•Do you struggle to function normally during the day because you are so tired when you wake up in the morning?
•Do sleepiness and fatigue persist for more than two to three weeks?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then a complete sleep evaluation should be considered and discussed with your physician. Before your visit, it may be helpful to track your sleep patterns and medications.