A person is often unaware that he or she has a sleep problem. As a result, sleep problems go undiagnosed and untreated for many years.
In order to understand your sleep and any possible problems, a doctor needs to look at the activity of the brain and body systems and their functions throughout the night.
After an exam your doctor will recommend a sleep doctor that will test for common sleep disorders that include:
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Periodic limb movement
- Restless leg syndrome