Friday, July 31st at 10 a.m.
Do you often have problems sleeping? Do you feel tired most days of the week? A sleep disorder may be to blame.
Sleep problems are more common than you may think. Sometimes, it’s just a short-lived issue. But if you have sleep problems that last longer than a few weeks, it’s probably time to talk to your doctor or a sleep specialist.
Be prepared to answer questions about your health history. Try to keep a daily sleep diary for a week or 2. Write down the time you go to bed, the time you wake up, and anything that seems to affect your sleep. Then your health care provider can refer you to a sleep specialist and recommend a sleep study.
A sleep study can help diagnose a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or narcolepsy. The study uses a special machine to monitor your sleep. Your sleep can be monitored at a sleep clinic or at your home. In either case, your health care provider will discuss the results with you at a future visit:
To learn more about common sleep issues and remedies, sleep studies and sleep aids, join us for an OU Medicine Live Chat with Kellie R. Jones, M.D. this Friday, July 31st at 10 a.m. Get a jump on the conversation by entering your questions now on this page and be sure to visit the helpful links provided on this page.
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