A diagnosis of insomnia requires your active participation with your healthcare provider. Voicing your sleep concerns and behaviors allows your provider to make a more informed clinical decision. Your provider will obtain a relevant sleep, medical, family, substance, and psychiatric history. Your provider may then perform a physical exam and order testing. Afterwards, you may receive a diagnosis of insomnia or another sleep condition. Another possibility is your provider may recommend you to see a sleep specialist.

Dr. Suzanne Bertisch discusses how to get evaluated for insomnia.

Finding a Sleep Specialist Near You

Seeking out treatment for your sleep concerns is a great step toward improving your quality of life. It may even improve your overall mood and productivity levels. When discussing options with your provider, ask if you need a referral to see a sleep specialist or behavioral sleep medicine specialist. Some resources about finding a sleep provider are also included below: