Insomnia IdentityDo you have it?
Sleep Disorders Q&As
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
What do I need to know about caring for someone with a sleep disorder?
<p>If you are caring for someone who has a sleep disorder, you should make an appointment for them to see their doctor. Getting diagnosed is the first step toward treating, or in some cases even curing, the problem. In the meantime, take steps such as making sure the person is sleeping in a dark room, avoiding medications that might make their sleeping disorder worse, and not drinking alcohol before bedtime. If the person is overweight or smokes, encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle, as obesity and smoking are both risk factors for certain sleep disorders.</p>
- QHow are sleep disorders diagnosed?
- QDo sleep disorders affect children differently than adults?
- QAre sleep disorders serious?
- QWhat causes sleep disorders?
- QWhat increases my risk for sleep disorders?
- QCan sleep disorders be prevented?
- QWhat are sleep disorders?
- QHow should I talk to my child's school about their sleep disorder?
- QHow common are sleep disorders?
- QHow can I manage my sleep disorder on a daily basis?
- QIs there a cure for sleep disorders?
- QHow do other illnesses affect sleep disorders?
- QWhen should I see a doctor for my sleep problems?
- QWhat are the symptoms of a sleep disorder?
- QWhat are common types of sleep disorders in children?
- QHow are antihistamines used as sleep aids?
- QWhat kind of doctor should I see for a sleep problem?
- QIs it safe for me to drive if I have excessive daytime sleepiness (ESD)?
- QCan exercise help prevent sleep disorders in police officers?
- QHow common is sleep-disordered breathing in children?
- QWhat are the effects of sleep disorders on police officers?
- QWhat problems can sleep-disordered breathing cause in children?
- QAre behavioral problems common in children with sleep-disordered breathing?
- QHow common are sleep disorders among police officers?