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Health Tip: Seeing a Doctor About Sleep

Signs that a sleep problem needs medical attention

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(HealthDay News) -- Along with regular exercise and a healthy diet, sleep is essential for good health. If you're not getting enough zzzs, you should talk with your doctor.

The womenshealth.gov says a doctor visit is in order if:

  • You frequently have difficulty sleeping and can't find relief.
  • You wake during the night, gasping for air.
  • Your partner tells you that while you sleep, you stop breathing for short periods.
  • You snore loudly.
  • You wake in the morning not feeling refreshed.
  • You frequently fall asleep during the day.

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