Which Doctor Should I See for Sleep Problems?

Do you suffer from sleep disorders? Do you find yourself wondering what doctor can help with your sleep problems? At Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, sleep doctors can help you with sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, and everything in between. Call us for more information or schedule an appointment online with us at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders.

Which Doctor Should I See for Sleep Problems?

If someone in your family has a sleep problem, it can affect that person a great deal and affect other family members too. You might already know this if your partner has complained about your snoring, or if your child keeps waking up (and waking you up) in the middle of the night. A sleep problem that isn’t treated properly can even cause chronic health conditions in adults and behavioral issues in children. These issues can be resolved by a proper professional which we have here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders. Reach out to us today if you or a member of your family needs help with sleep.

Which sleep problems are most common?

Some people struggle a lot with sleep. Often the issue is a common, treatable condition. Here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, we see patients with many different sleep problems, but some of the most common ones tend to be insomnia, restless leg syndrome, REM sleep behavior disorder, narcolepsy, bruxism, and sleep apnea. Some of these conditions are more serious than others, and sleep apnea can actually be life-threatening.

Sometimes a jaw joint disorder can cause one of these conditions, or perhaps there are other factors involved. It’s important to see a professional about a sleep problem so you can gain insight into what could be causing the problem in the first place.

What could be causing my sleep problem?

It’s true that a disorder of the jaw joint (known as a TMJ disorder) is a common cause of sleep problems. Snoring is another possible cause. When you come to Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders for help with your sleep problem, we’ll take a look at your medical history, sleep patterns, and any other factors that could be affecting your sleep. And once we have a good idea as to what the underlying factors could be, we’ll help you address them.

By addressing the underlying factors involved in your sleep problem, our sleep doctors can often eliminate the problem, or at least alleviate the symptoms and improve your sleep. In doing so, our doctors can help prevent the chronic conditions that come from sleep problems, like obesity, diabetes, and depression.

So which doctor should I see for sleep problems?

A sleep doctor is the kind of doctor you should see for sleep problems. This kind of doctor understands sleep, sleep disorders, and their causes very well, and is especially qualified to help you. Some conditions, like restless leg syndrome, may require the expertise of another kind of doctor, like a neurologist, but a sleep doctor can easily provide a referral if necessary.

With us at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders, our sleep doctors are truly dedicated to helping patients with their particular issue. We’re also committed to dental sleep medicine, which is quite often the exact kind of medicine many patients require. For example, a patient suffering from sleep apnea could be having issues with their jaw, tongue, and/or throat, and using a simple oral appliance at night may correct the issue. This particular solution is called oral appliance therapy, and is often a great alternative to CPAP therapy. Also, oral appliance therapy is recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. We provide this solution and other solutions here at Koala® Center for Sleep & TMJ Disorders.

Do you have a sleep doctor near me?

Our clinic has multiple locations in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin. We can help you or a family member with a TMJ disorder, chronic fatigue, snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, and other issues that may be affecting sleep in the family. Or if your child is suffering from sleep-disordered breathing, we can provide ongoing care with our KoalaKIDZzz® program!

Contact us today to learn more. You can call us or you can book a consultation with us on our Appointments page. We look forward to speaking with you soon here at Koala® Center for Sleep and TMJ Disorders!