Why Physicians Need to Ask Patients About Sleep

Sleep monitoring is not often emphasized as a crucial aspect of patient in medical school, but that doesn’t negate its unchecked prevalence, reports MD Magazine.

“There are 2 screening questions we suggest that you ask,” he explained. “’Do you have any trouble getting to sleep?’ and the second one: ‘How do you feel the next day?’”

Follow-up questions should pertain to: the patient’s timing of sleep; current therapies; lifestyle; duration and frequency of sleep; any medical or psychiatric associations; their history of primary sleep disorders; and their family history of disorders including insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea.

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/04/why-physicians-need-to-ask-patients-about-sleep/

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