Sleep Clinic Questions and Answers
If you have any sleep problems at all, you can come see us here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders in Albuquerque, NM. Here’s what you can expect when you come to our sleep clinic. We serve patients from Carnuel NM, South Valley NM, North Valley NM, Corrales NM and Rio Rancho NM.
A sleep clinic can do so much for you and your family, especially if one person’s poor sleep is affecting the rest of the family, like a child who’s crying at night and waking up family members. At Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, we can address sleep problems and often correct them altogether so you and your family can sleep more soundly. There’s a lot we can do for you here. To give you an idea of what to expect when you come see us, here’s a bit of a Q & A about going to a sleep clinic!
When should I see a sleep doctor?
You should go see a sleep doctor if you know or suspect you or someone in your family has a sleep problem. Some of the sleep problems we commonly address at our clinic are insomnia, restless leg syndrome, bruxism, narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and TMJ disorder which can affect sleep. You might suspect a sleep problem if you or a family member has trouble falling or staying asleep, fatigue during the day, unusual breathing patterns, unusual movement during sleep, unusual changes to their sleep/wake schedule, or a similar issue.
How can a sleep clinic help me?
At a sleep clinic, the professionals there can address and treat whatever sleep problem you’re having. These professionals are especially qualified to help you, such as by providing a sleep study to help determine what your particular problem is, and they can connect with other professionals like a neurologist if you need treatment for a complex sleep problem like restless leg syndrome.
Sleep clinics provide sleep medicine to help their patients sleep better, and there are different kinds of sleep medicine like dental sleep medicine. We provide general and dental sleep medicine here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. Dental sleep medicine can help many patients with sleep apnea and some other problems.
How much does sleep therapy cost?
There are sleep studies and certain therapies for sleep. A sleep study can cost a lot of money but can be covered by insurance, making the cost to the patient much, much more affordable. Behavioral therapies, such as talk therapy, can be complementary to the sleep treatments sleep clinics provide. If you need one of these therapies, a clinic may be able to refer you for it. Sleep studies and therapies can be invaluable in helping a patient understand the factors involved in their sleep and how to address them better.
What questions should I ask at a sleep clinic?
When you go to a sleep clinic, ask the doctor you see about your symptoms, the possible causes, whether you should have a sleep study done, how the doctor can help you, and what your treatment options are. If you have a condition like sleep apnea, ask the doctor about treatment options for it and bring up oral appliance therapy as an option for you. It’s a great alternative to CPAP therapy and a proven solution recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Do you have a sleep clinic near me?
We very likely do! Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders has multiple locations throughout the areas of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. Please see our Locations page for the location nearest you. Call us at that location or call our head office at (855) 977-0400 for further information or for a simple consultation with us! During a consultation, you or a family member will have the opportunity discuss symptoms, treatments, and more with one of our sleep doctors. We’re very confident the doctor will be able to help you with your sleep problem.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!