If you think you are experiencing insomnia, your doctor will start by asking you about your medical history as well as your sleep history. Your doctor will ask you and your bed partner, if he or she is present, certain questions to determine your sleep habits. This may include questions about the following:
If the cause of your insomnia is unclear to your doctor, he or she may ask you to keep a sleep diary, in which you will record:
Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.