Should I See a Doctor If I Can’t Sleep?

Are you having difficulty sleeping? You might be suffering from sleep apnea, insomnia, or fatigue. Our team at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders can help you with your sleep disorder. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment with our clinic online.

Should I See a Doctor If I Can't Sleep?

Sleep is vital to human health. If you’re unable to sleep properly, then it might be debilitating for you and it could even cause certain chronic and even fatal conditions. It’s definitely necessary to speak with a doctor about it. Part of the problem is that many people believe everyday stress or personal issues are causing their sleep difficulty, and while these are often factors, they’re often not the only factors. Come see one of our sleep doctors here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders so we can help and get to the bottom of your difficulty sleeping.

Why can’t I sleep?

Stress, anxiety, snoring, a jaw joint disorder, sleep disorders—any of these issues or others can cause or contribute to a lack of sleep. And because many of these problems occur while you’re sleeping, it can be impossible to tell whether you’re experiencing them! This is one of the reasons why it’s important to see a doctor about your sleep. A doctor can help determine what factors are affecting your sleep, send you in for a sleep study, or refer you to a sleep doctor. Here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, we have sleep doctors capable of helping you in so many ways.

What health conditions can affect sleep?

When you go see a doctor about your sleep, he or she can look at your medical history, sleep history, and current symptoms to determine whether you’re suffering from a condition that could be affecting your sleep. The doctor might look for the possibility of insomnia, restless leg syndrome, REM sleep behavior disorder, narcolepsy, bruxism, sleep apnea, and/or a TMJ disorder. Any of these issues and others can affect sleep significantly, but they’re treatable.

A primary care physician certainly can help with sleep issues, but only to a degree. Often, they’ll refer a patient to a sleep doctor who is much more capable of helping the patient not just in the short term, but in the long term too.

Should I see a sleep doctor if I can’t sleep?

Yes, definitely. This kind of professional understands sleep, sleep disorders, and the possible factors involved in sleep problems. Actually, for many patients, one of the biggest factors in their lack of sleep is a jaw joint-related issue (a TMJ disorder). In fact, quite commonly, sleep apnea, bruxism, and other issues are caused by a TMJ disorder. This is something our sleep doctors at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders are especially qualified to help with.

Many sleep issues and TMJ disorders can be fixed with oral appliance therapy. For sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy can be a great alternative to CPAP therapy, as oral appliance therapy is much more convenient and comfortable for the patient. It’s recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and it could easily be your best option for treating your sleep disorder and sleep issues.

Where can I go to see a doctor for my sleep issues?

You can come right to us here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. We have sleep doctors available at all of our clinic locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. These doctors can help you with a TMJ disorder, chronic fatigue, snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, and any other sleep-related issue you’re having, so contact us today if you’re having trouble sleeping. You can call us or book a consultation with us on our Appointments page.

We hope to speak with and see you soon here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, your local provider of lasting solutions for sleep-related issues.