Sleep problems

Questions for your doctor

Here are a few sample questions about sleep you might ask your doctor. Print and take this list with you to your next doctor visit.1

  • Would it be helpful for me to keep a sleep diary? If so, what should I keep track of?
  • Are there lifestyle changes I could make that might help me sleep better?
  • What are the potential benefits and risks of prescription and over-the-counter sleep aids?
  • Do you think a sleep study — testing in a sleep lab — would be beneficial for me?


  1. Talk with your doctor before taking any sleep remedy, including herbal or natural products.


The information provided here is for general informational purposes only and not intended to be nor should be construed as medical or other advice. You should consult your own doctor and/or an appropriate professional to determine what may be right for you. Treatment options mentioned may not be covered by your benefit plan. Check your plan for specific coverage details.