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When to Consult a Physician

Ask yourself, as well as your sleep partner, the following questions in order to determine whether you may need to consult your doctor for a referral to the Northwest Medical Sleep Disorders Center:

  • Do you feel excessively sleepy during the day?
  • Do you have difficulty falling asleep?
  • Do you awaken frequently during the night?
  • Do others say that you snore loudly?
  • Do others say that you stop breathing during your sleep?
  • Do you suddenly awaken gasping for breath?
  • Do you get morning headaches?
  • Do you feel your body going limp when you are angry or surprised?
  • Do you experience vivid dreamlike scenes upon falling asleep or awakening?
  • Do you experience leg pain during the night?
  • Do others say that you kick and thrash while asleep?
  • Do you wake up with heartburn, coughing or wheezing?