Sleep Specialist Doctor Questions and Answers
Do you have any questions about sleep doctors and what one can do for you? Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders would like to answer your questions and give you an idea of what to expect when you go see a sleep doctor. Keep reading for our 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.
What is a sleep doctor specialist called?
You can refer to a sleep doctor as just that: a sleep doctor, or you can call one a sleep medicine doctor. This kind of medical professional practices sleep medicine, a kind of medicine focused on addressing sleep problems and their causes. For instance, a patient with sleep apnea may have a jaw joint disorder that’s causing it and benefit from sleep medicine and oral appliance therapy. Oral appliance therapy is a kind of dental sleep medicine.
When should I see a sleep doctor?
You should see a sleep doctor if you’re not sleeping well or if you’re experiencing the effects of poor sleep. You might be experiencing changes to your sleep/wake schedule, fatigue during the day, difficulty falling or staying asleep at night, unusual breathing patterns, unusual movement during sleep, or a related issue.
It might be hard to tell whether your issue is sleep-related, stress-related, or something else. A sleep partner might be able to help, though, such as by pointing out things like snoring or gasping during sleep. Snoring or gasping could be signs of a sleep issue like sleep apnea.
You really should see a sleep doctor if you believe you may have a sleep problem like sleep apnea, as it can lead to a fatal health condition if it’s left untreated. If you’ve been having problems with your sleep for some time now, then it’s time to see a sleep doctor.
What can a sleep doctor do for me?
A sleep doctor can do a lot for you! One can identify and treat a sleep problem you’re having as well as its cause. To help with this, a sleep doctor can conduct a sleep study, provide certain tests like a blood test, provide a medication, or offer a kind of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) often works very well for patients with insomnia.
For patients with a condition like sleep apnea, dental sleep medicine with oral appliance therapy can be especially effective. In fact, oral appliance therapy is a proven treatment that’s recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We’re very proud to provide oral appliance therapy here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders!
When you see a sleep doctor, ask about your symptoms, what could be causing them, if you should have a sleep study done, how the doctor can help you, and what your treatment options may be. You can bring in your child if it’s them that’s suffering from a sleep problem.
Do you have a sleep doctor near me?
Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders likely has a clinic location with a sleep doctor in your area. We have locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. Please see our Locations page for the location near you, its address, and its contact information, then connects with us at that location or call our head office at (855) 977-0400.
If you have any other questions for us or would like a consultation with us, call us today. During a consultation, we’ll be able to answer all of your other questions and provide you with an assessment.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!