How do I find a sleep study?

This question was asked in Hazel Dell, Washington on 01/30/2013.
I am looking for a sleep study as I believe I may have some form of a sleep disorder, possibly one related to my high anxiety in my waking life. I suffer from very vivid horrific dreams, I've even woken up crying from a couple of dreams because of the emotions I felt within them. I find myself constantly tossing and turning at night and I never feel like I can get enough sleep even if I sleep for 12 hours or more. Any help, comments or resources would be very much appreciated. Thanks.

Doctors Answers (4)

Jana P. Kaimal, MD, FCCP
Answered on: 4/5/2013 7

Results of a sleep study vary from individual to individual. The best thing for you to do is to schedule a consultation with a qualified sleep specialist. After reviewing your personal medical history and conducting a physical exam, they can determine if further testing is necessary.

J. Douglas Hudson, MD, DABSM
Answered on: 2/5/2013 3

Before you get a sleep study you should consult with a board certified sleep specialist. The sleep study, if you need one, should be ordered to address sleep staging and with plans to treat your sleep issues.

Jeannine Louise Gingras, MD
Answered on: 1/31/2013

You don't "find a sleep study," Typically you are evaluated for a possible sleep disorder such as sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness, etc This is typically done by a sleep specialist. He/she will determine if you need a "sleep study" and will order it.

Courtney Whitney, DO
Answered on: 1/31/2013

You will want to consult with a board certified sleep specialist first. Your evaluation will likely require a sleep study which he can arrange. It is likely that the solution to your problems will be multifaceted. Good luck! You can learn and read more on insomnia and nightmares if interested.