How is insomnia diagnosed?

If you think you have insomnia, talk to your healthcare provider. An evaluation may include a physical exam, a medical history, and a sleep history. You may be asked to keep a sleep diary for a week or two, keeping track of your sleep patterns and how you feel during the day. Your healthcare provider may want to interview your bed partner about the quantity and quality of your sleep. In some cases, you may be referred to a sleep center for special tests.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/15/2015.

References

  • Avidan, Alon Y; Zee, Phyllis C. Handbook of Sleep Medicine. 1st edition. Philadephia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. May 2006.
  • Foldvary-Schaefer N. The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Sleep Disorders. New York: Kaplan Publishing, 2009
  • American Sleep Association: Insomnia
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine: Insomnia

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