There are many methods that are used to determine whether or not someone has insomnia. Sometimes insomniacs can effectively diagnose themselves but in other instances they may opt to get medical intervention.
This is a guide for persons who want to determine whether or not they have insomnia. The following are possible ways to treat insomnia:
It is important that you re-order your thoughts, learn how to unwind and establish a consistent sleep schedule.
Please Diagnose Me; Am I an Insomniac?
There is no standard way to determine this and being pricked by a lap tech or a medical practitioner will not be able to yield a definitive positive or negative result. There are many different things that your physician may opt to do in order to determine whether or not you are in fact an insomniac. You may have to give a personal report and you may have to give a blood sample or detail your general sleep patterns ( sleep hygiene.) It is important to note that most of these are usually done before your physician can arrive at some type of diagnosis.
Make a Sleep Diary: This involves writing down your sleep pattern such as the times you go to bed and when you get up. This will provide your physician with worthwhile information.
A sleep inventory is a thorough list of questions about your present physical well being, your medical history and your overall bedtime
Testing Your Blood: Your physician may choose to take blood samples in order to determine whether or not you have an overactive thyroid because there is a strong correlation between this condition and sleeplessness.
Sleep study: This involves consenting to do an EEG for an entire night and your circadian rhythm, the rate of your breathing and your physical responses will be monitored. This does not involve any kind of surgery.
Things you should mention when you go to your physician It is ok to discuss your problem of sleeplessness and you should approach it as you any other health condition. It is very unlikely that during any routine check up the issue of insomnia will be brought up so you may have take the driver’s seat if you want to voice your concern.
Here are some things you may want to ask your physician. It is important that you a clear about your mode of questioning.
Be specific about the problems concerning your insomnia. What exactly is your problem? Is that you experience difficulty going to sleep or is it that you get up many times during the night? Are you getting up before you should?
What is your general bedtime routine? When do you go to bed? When do you get up? Do you sleep during daytime?
Is your bedtime routine consistent or do you repeatedly change it?
When you experience bouts of insomnia, how do you pass the time? Have at any point managed to successfully treat your sleeplessness.
Are you preoccupied with the troubles of life or your everyday activities?
Is your bedroom conducive to sleep. How is your lighting? Is it quiet or noisy?
When did you notice this issue? Is it a recent occurrence or is it ongoing?
Have you changed any aspect of your lifestyle? Is there anything that is taking an emotional toil on you?
How is your health are you suffering from anything that may be contributing to your insomnia?