Sleep Clinic Near Shaw, MO
It’s common for people to have sleep problems, but it’s not so common for people to seek help with their sleep. It may be necessary to get help with some sleep problems like insomnia, and there’s a lot we can do to help here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. Call us for more information or request an appointment online.
What does a sleep clinic do?
At a sleep clinic, the professionals there address and treat sleep problems. These professionals can refer patients for sleep studies or, when necessary, network with neurologists to treat complex sleep problems like restless leg syndrome.
Sleep clinic professionals provide general sleep medicine that helps their patients sleep better in the long term. Some professionals, like ours at our clinic, practice dental sleep medicine which is especially effective for conditions like sleep apnea. In many cases, sleep apnea is caused by a jaw joint (TMJ) disorder which dental sleep medicine can help correct.
At a sleep clinic, patients can be treated for common sleep issues and conditions like:
- Poor sleep
- Restless sleep
- Restless leg syndrome
- REM sleep behavior disorder
- Sleep apnea
When should I see a sleep specialist?
Go see a sleep professional if you’ve been having trouble sleeping for a while now. If you have restless sleep, breathing interruptions during sleep, any other regularly occurring issue with sleep, or even just poor sleep in general, see a professional about it. Your problem may be affecting your everyday life and your overall health, so the problem certainly is serious enough to address. Some conditions like sleep apnea can be very serious if left untreated, leading to behavioral issues in children or chronic and deadly health conditions in adults, like heart disease. Insomnia, sleep apnea, and other sleep problems should be addressed by a professional. All it takes is a simple consultation for you to gain insight into what could be causing your sleep problem.
What can I expect at a sleep consultation?
With us here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, you can expect one of our professionals to ask you about your sleep, your sleep habits, your health, and any other relevant details. We want to help you gain as much insight as possible into what could be causing your sleep problem. If we need to do some testing, we might suggest a sleep study or a blood test. If you require treatment, it may be in the form of advice, medication, behavioral therapy, oral appliance therapy, or another form of treatment.
Oral appliance therapy is an amazing alternative to CPAP therapy and is recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It’s easy to do, unlike CPAP therapy, and oral appliance therapy can actually address the underlying causes of a condition like sleep apnea.
Contact us at our clinic to learn more about having a sleep consultation with us.
Do you have a sleep clinic near Shaw, MO?
Yes, we do! We actually have multiple clinics in the MO area. One is at 2008 Swift Ave. Kansas City, MO 64116, and the other is at 1505 Chapel Hill Rd., Ste. 203 Columbia, MO 65203. Call us today to book that consultation with us. You can reach us at (816) 307-1765 (Kansas City) or at (573) 240-9105 (Columbia). Alternatively, you can book with us online.
We look forward to seeing you soon here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders!