What Doctor to See for Sleep Problems
Have You Been Wondering What Doctor to See for Sleep Problems? You’ll Find the Right Specialist Here at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders. We Can Help With Any Sleep Problem, From Simple Snoring to Sleep Apnea. We Can Help With TMJ Disorders Too. Call Us to Scheudle a Consultation.
When you or a family member is having sleep problems, it can affect more than one of you in the family. A person with a sleep problem can awaken their sleep partner, or a child with a sleep problem can awaken the entire household! And if a sleep problem is left untreated, it can cause chronic health conditions in people and even behavioral issues in children.
It’s so important to see a proper doctor for sleep problems. At Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, you’ll find doctors and dentists who can help any member of your family, including children. Reach out to us today.
What are the most common sleep problems?
Sleep should be easy for all of us, but for some people, it can seem like it never is. However, this is often because of a common, treatable condition such as bruxism or even a jaw joint disorder. Some of the most common sleep problems are:
- Sleep apnea (which can be especially serious)
- Restless leg syndrome
- REM sleep behavior disorder
It’s true that many of these conditions are treatable, but first, it’s important for you and a professional to understand why they’re occurring in the first place.
What are the common causes of sleep problems?
Many professionals, like ours here at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders, understand that there are underlying issues that cause sleep problems. For example, snoring and TMJ issues can affect sleep and cause sleep disorders. It’s important to address these underlying issues not only to improve sleep, but also to prevent sleep disorders, as well as chronic conditions like obesity, diabetes, and depression. We all rely on sleep for body recuperation and regeneration, as well as the regulation of our hormones, appetites, immune systems, and cardiovascular health, so we need to make sure we’re taking sleep problems and the underlying issues that cause them seriously. This is something our doctors always do here at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders.
So what doctor should I see for sleep problems?
This depends on the particular sleep problem a patient is experiencing, but quite often, the best place to start is with a sleep doctor. This type of professional understands sleep and sleep disorders especially well, so they are especially qualified to help you. And if you require a referral to see another kind of doctor for your particular condition, such as a neurologist for restless leg syndrome, a sleep doctor can provide the referral.
Sleep doctors are dedicated to helping patients with sleep problems and related disorders. Some clinics like ours practice dental sleep medicine, which is exactly the kind of medicine many patients require. For instance, a patient who has sleep apnea could be having problems with their jaw, tongue, or throat. Actually, sleep apnea is a great example of a condition commonly caused by a TMJ (jaw joint) disorder. In this particular case, the best solution is oral appliance therapy, which is recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We provide this solution here at our clinic.
Does your clinic have a sleep doctor near me?
Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders has multiple locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. We can help you with a TMJ disorder, chronic fatigue, snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, and any other sleep problem. One of our sleep doctors or dental sleep medicine doctors can help you and, if it would benefit you, provide you with oral appliance therapy. Or if your child is suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, our KoalaKIDZzz® program can provide ongoing care.
Reach out to us today to find a doctor for your sleep problem. You can call us or book a consultation with us on our Appointments page. We hope to see you soon here at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders!