Here are our suggestions for your next steps. We call it our New-Patient Toolkit. Follow these links below, in the order listed, and we’ll walk you through the process of getting your sleep problem diagnosed and treated.
- Ready to talk to your doctor? Read this first.
- Check out this sample consultation with a doctor on Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
Completing the forms below before you visit your doctor might help the doctor with his diagnosis. These require Adobe Acrobat – you can download it for free here.
Need help finding a sleep doctor? We can help you Find a Sleep Center.
Your doctor may want you to have an overnight sleep study, or Polysomnogram, to help determine whether or not you have a sleep disorder and how severe it might be.
- Read about the Polysomnogram to help you understand the test.
- View photos of an overnight sleep study
For more information on specific Sleep Disorders, visit our Sleep Disorders section and follow the links to the specific sleep disorder you are interested in.
Once you have discussed your sleep study results or talked about your sleep problems with your doctor, come back to TalkAboutSleep.com for more information. Remember, we offer support with online chats.
If you are diagnosed with a sleep disorder, work with your doctor (and home health care company if you are an apnea patient using CPAP). Sleep problems and sleep disorders ARE treatable, and you’ll find that getting a good night’s sleep again can change your whole life!