How can I find out what type of sleep disorder I have?

I am not able to sleep for a longer than 4 or 5 hours a night. I also snore a lot. What could be the possible reason for that? I think it might be sleep apnea or insomnia, how can I find out?

Doctors Answers (5)

SomnoDiagnostics, Inc.
Answered on: 6/12/2013

The best way to determine your specific sleep disorder and cause of your complaints is to have a sleep study. The study will determine your problem and severity. The Board Certified Sleep Physician will then prescribe your treatment and help you manage the problem.

Vector Sleep Diagnostics Center
Answered on: 6/11/2013

You need a sleep specialist to go over your symptoms. You may have both sleep apnea and insomnia. If sleep apnea is present and treated, your quality of sleep will likely get better as well. You will likely need overnight sleep test- polysomnogram- to sort things out. Best of luck to you.

Joseph Lee, DDS, FICOI
Answered on: 6/10/2013

Begin with a sleep study. It can be done at home, in a lab, or hospital.

Jeannine Louise Gingras, MD
Answered on: 6/10/2013

Best way is to make an appointment with a sleep physician.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 6/10/2013

To find out what sleep disorder you have, begin with a visit to a board certified sleep specialist. This physician can decide if you do or do not need a sleep study and what to observe during the study . Many patients have more than one sleep disorder.