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What You Should Be Telling Your Doctor About Your Sleep

Don’t show up to your next physical without this crucial information.   You and your physician have a lot of ground to cover at a typical check-up—and considering that the average appointment lasts only 10 to 20 minutes, there’s no time to waste. Your doctor will likely assess your blood pressure, heart, and lungs and order blood work, and he might ask about your diet, stress level, and regular exercise routine. What he may not always bring up: your sleep habits. If you suspect that you’re having trouble getting enough zzz’s, it’s crucial that you start the conversation. In fact, even if you sleep soundly, discussing your shut-eye with your doctor can still be helpful. In preparation…