What Is a Sleep Specialist?
A sleep specialist is a healthcare provider that is specially trained in sleep medicine. Sleep specialists may also be trained in related areas such as pulmonology, neurology, and/or cardiology. Working with a sleep specialist who is board certified in sleep medicine and uses an accredited sleep lab improves the likelihood of positive outcomes in patients with sleep problems.
What Does a Sleep Specialist Do?
A sleep specialist treats disorders such as snoring, insomnia, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, and more. When you see a sleep specialist, you will be asked about your health history, sleeping habits, and may undergo diagnostic testing. This will assist your sleep medicine provider in determining the best treatment for you. Treatment may consist of medication or medical devices or a combination of both.
You should see a sleep specialist if you are not getting the quality or quantity of sleep you need to feel rested.
Our physicians are board certified and members of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, an organization of doctors and researchers dedicated to the advancement of sleep medicine and related research.