Sleep Center Questions and Answers

Do you have any questions about sleep centers and what they do? Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders would like to answer your questions and give you an idea of what to expect when you come see us. Read our sleep center Q&A! Please call us for more information or book an appointment online. We have 10 clinic locations. We Serve Patients From All Over the USA. Locations in Bloomington IL, Peoria – Dunlap IL, Lafayette IN, Mishawaka IN, Columbia MO, Kansas City MO, Albuquerque NM, Brewster NY, El Paso TX, Wausau WI.

Sleep Center | Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders
Sleep Center | Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders

What does a sleep center do?

A sleep center like ours provides sleep medicine and its various forms like dental sleep medicine. Sleep medicine is about preventing, identifying, assessing, monitoring, or treating sleep problems and disorders. In, say, a case of sleep apnea, it’s necessary to identify and address the underlying cause of the condition, which may also be related to a jaw joint disorder. In general, a sleep center is all about helping patients of any age with their sleep!

When should you go to a sleep center?

You should go to a sleep center if you’re struggling with sleep or experiencing the effects of poor sleep. These effects can be fatigue during the day, difficulty falling or staying asleep at night, unusual movement during sleep, unusual breathing patterns, or changes to your sleep/wake schedule. It can be hard to tell whether you have a problem with sleep, but a sleep partner may be able to help by pointing out issues like gasping, snoring or seeing you stop breathing during sleep. These particular issues could mean you have sleep apnea.

You should go to a sleep center if you suspect you have a sleep problem, especially if it’s one like sleep apnea which, if left untreated, can lead to a fatal health condition like heart disease. You could go see your primary care physician about a sleep problem you’re having and get a referral to see a sleep doctor, and you may need a referral in some cases, but not necessarily in all. You certainly can contact a sleep center like ours and make an injury with us.

How can a sleep center help me?

A sleep center will review your health history as well as sleep history to identify all possible contributing factors affecting your life and your sleep, and then recommend a sleep study which is necessary to provide a proper diagnosis for your condition. Once diagnosed, treatment options such as CPAP, surgery and oral appliance therapy are discussed for those that need them. Here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, we offer oral appliance therapy to adults and have developed KoalaKIDZzz® to treat children suffering from sleep-related breathing disorders.

Dental sleep medicine using oral appliance therapy is a proven treatment recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Many patients have found relief from sleep apnea by wearing an easy to use, easy to travel with, oral sleep appliance.

When you go to a sleep center, ask the professional you see about your symptoms, their possible causes, if you should have a sleep study done, how the doctor can help you, and what your options are for treatment. You’re welcome to contact us or come see us for these answers here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders!

Do you have a sleep center near me?

We very likely do! Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders has sleep center locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. See our Locations page for the location near you. We’d love to hear from you and schedule you for a consultation with one of our sleep doctors who can answer all your questions!

We hope you found our Q&A helpful, and we look forward to helping you with your sleep!