Signs of a Sleep Problem

When I see a patient for the first time, one of the first questions I ask is, "What is the problem with your sleep?" Responses fall into five general categories:

• I can't sleep because of my partner.

How would you answer this question? Each complaint can be caused by one of several disorders, so your response is just the start of the search for the cause of your sleep difficulty. But your initial response will help you narrow down what the culprit is likely to be. If you find yourself saying, "That really sounds like me" as you read the description for a certain category, feel free to skip ahead to the chapters on the relevant disorders.

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