Should I see a sleep specialist?

Many residents feel fatigued and sleepy due to sleep deprivation. When should you be concerned that more is going on?

Indications that maybe you should see a Sleep Specialist:

  • Significant snoring
  • Witnessed apnea
  • Feeling too sleepy to do the job
  • Feeling more sleepy than expected for amount of sleep
  • Falling asleep driving or near misses
  • Restless leg symptoms that is bothersome/interfering with sleep
  • Significant insomnia

 

Washington University Multidisciplinary Sleep Center, appointments: (314)362-4342

No referral needed unless required by insurance (generally not required by BJC or Wash U health plans, but students do require referral from student health)

Updated 2019_09_09