Sleep Clinic Near Shadeland, IN
Struggling with sleep? Concerned you may have a sleep disorder like insomnia? We can do a lot for you here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. Connect with us today if you believe as we do that we can help you at our clinic.
Which doctor should I see for sleep problems?
A sleep doctor is the type of professional you should see, and you’ll find these professionals at a sleep clinic like ours. Sleep doctors are more than capable of addressing sleep problems and disorders like insomnia or sleep apnea. To treat a sleep disorder like insomnia, a sleep doctor can provide medications or various therapies like cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia. To help test for a disorder, a sleep doctor might refer a patient for a sleep study, or to treat a complex disorder like restless leg syndrome, the doctor may work with a neurologist.
Generally, a sleep doctor provides sleep medicine for patients. Here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, our sleep doctors provide general sleep medicine including dental sleep medicine. This particular kind of sleep medicine is highly effective for a condition like sleep apnea. Or when insomnia is a symptom of a condition like sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy will likely help.
Other sleep problems and conditions can be addressed by a sleep doctor, like restless sleep, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, REM sleep behavior disorder, bruxism, and others.
When should I see a sleep doctor?
You should see a sleep doctor if you’ve been having trouble with your sleep for some time now. If you’re not sleeping well at all, if you’re having any other sleep-related problems, or if you suspect you may have a sleep condition, see a sleep doctor. It’s especially important to see a sleep doctor if you suspect you have sleep apnea or if your problem is affecting your everyday life and your health. A condition like sleep apnea, if left untreated, can lead to behavioral issues in a child or a chronic and crippling health condition in an adult, like heart disease. Please consider how important your and your family’s health is and seek professional care for your sleep problem!
It can be hard to tell whether you have a sleep condition like sleep apnea, but your sleep partner can help you identify the signs of a condition like this. Repeated stopping and starting of breathing during sleep is a common sign of sleep apnea. Other signs of sleep problems or conditions are restless sleep, poor sleep, loud snoring, daytime fatigue, mood changes, and other related issues.
What happens at a sleep clinic appointment?
With us here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, an initial appointment is pretty simple and straightforward. We’ll start by asking you about your sleep, sleep habits, health, family history, and other related topics. If we decide you should be tested for a sleep problem or condition, we can suggest a sleep study or provide a simple blood test. These tests will help us make a determination. And once we have more insight into what could be affecting your sleep, we’ll suggest treatment.
Often, treatment is simple, as sometimes only lifestyle changes are necessary, but other times treatment requires therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy or oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is proven and approved by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and we provide it here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders.
To learn more about the solutions for your sleep problem, or to book a consultation with us at our clinic, reach out to us today. Call us at (855) 977-0400. Our clinic has multiple locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin, so please see our Locations page for the location nearest you in Shadeland, IN. We hope to see you soon!