Sleep Clinic Near North Valley, NM
Sleep problems are common, but it’s not so common for people to seek help with their sleep. Sometimes better sleep habits will help a person, while other times a person will benefit from treating a TMJ (jaw joint) disorder that’s affecting their sleep. Read on to learn more about Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, your local sleep clinic near North Valley, NM! Call us for more information or request an appointment online.
What does a sleep clinic do?
A sleep clinic like ours has professionals who can address and treat sleep problems. These professionals can do anything from referring patients for sleep studies to networking with neurologists for the treatment of a complex sleep problem like restless leg syndrome.
Sleep clinic professionals provide general sleep medicine to help their patients sleep better. Some sleep professionals, like ours, practice dental sleep medicine. In fact, quite often what a patient needs is dental sleep medicine for their sleep problem. For example, a patient’s sleep apnea may be caused by a jaw joint (TMJ) disorder that’s fixed with dental sleep medicine.
What kind of doctor do you go to for sleep problems?
Anyone experiencing difficulty with sleep can go see a sleep doctor. This kind of medical professional understands sleep, sleep disorders, and the causes of sleep problems, making these professionals especially qualified to help you. Conditions like sleep apnea and TMJ disorder can be addressed by the sleep doctors at our clinic, and we can network with other professionals, like neurologists, for the treatment of more complex conditions.
A sleep doctor is able to help you with a problem or condition like:
- Poor or restless sleep
- Restless leg syndrome
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Sleep apnea
When should I see a sleep specialist?
You should see a sleep doctor if you’ve been having trouble sleeping for some time now. If you have restless sleep, breathing interruptions during sleep, or any other regularly occurring issue with sleep, see a sleep doctor about it. The issue itself may not seem serious enough to see a doctor about, but a sleep issue can affect your everyday life and your overall health. Some conditions, like sleep apnea, can be very serious if they’re untreated, leading to significant behavioral problems in children or serious and chronic health conditions in adults. It’s definitely necessary to see a sleep doctor for a condition like sleep apnea, but other sleep problems should be taken seriously too. Insomnia, for example, also requires professional care.
One of our sleep doctors here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders would be happy to see you for any sleep-related reason, and if necessary, refer you for a sleep study to help determine what the issue could be. For a condition like insomnia, changing your sleep habits may help you a lot, and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) has been shown to help a great deal with insomnia. For a condition like sleep apnea, the doctor may recommend oral appliance therapy, a therapy approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. This therapy is often a better treatment over CPAP therapy for many patients with sleep apnea.
Do you have a sleep clinic near North Valley, NM?
Yes, we do! Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders has a clinic near you at 8311 San Pedro Dr. NE, Suite 3 Albuquerque, NM 87113. You can reach us at (505) 705-8217.
We invite you to call us at our clinic for a consultation! We can see and help children too, so if your child is struggling with sleep, please come see us. Call us today at (505) 705-8217 to learn more about us or for a consultation. You can also book with us online.
We look forward to seeing you soon!