Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Because your sleep problem is jeopardizing your safety, you need to have a full evaluation by your doctor or a specialist.
Unless you are able to easily identify a problem that explains your sleeping problems, it would be reasonable for your doctor to consider having your sleep formally observed by a specialized technician. Many medical centers have laboratories that are designed to monitor people with insomnia during their sleep. These "sleep labs" can identify changes in your breathing, heart rate, and brainwave pattern during sleep and can help to identify a specific cause of sleep interruptions.
Examples of serious sleep disorders include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and parasomnia (sleep with sleepwalking).
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