Sleepiness is a serious health concern and cannot always be mitigated by healthy sleep habits.
An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep or circadian-related condition. Sleep conditions are real and need to be addressed by a sleep specialist.
Could you have a sleep condition?
Ask the basic questions:
- “Do you have trouble sleeping at night?”
- “Do you have trouble maintaining wakefulness during the day?”
What do sleep conditions look like?
Sleep disorders are often invisible and may be hard to detect. Sleepiness may manifest as issues with behavior, mood regulation, memory, concentration or sustained attention. It’s important to learn about the real signs and symptoms of common and serious sleep conditions.
What kind of doctor should you visit about possible sleep condition?
Be proactive! Not all doctors are familiar with sleep conditions. Your journey will likely begin with your primary care doctor, but it’s important to consult with a Board-Certified Sleep Specialist (locate a AASM Accredited Sleep Center). If you suspect you may have a particular condition, we highly recommend choosing a doctor who specializes in that condition.