SleepDisorders.com features a wide selection of simple online tools that you can use to get medical information about your sleep-related symptoms. Ultimately, our goal is to connect you with sleep doctors who can diagnose and treat you properly. But before you make an appointment to improve your sleep patterns at a sleep lab, we make sure that you are equipped with the right knowledge to make good decisions when it comes to your health.
First, take a look at our featured sleep articles, which cover topics ranging from sleep apnea and insomnia to sleep study and snoring surgery. Using the health article database, you can read up on popular conditions and procedures related to sleep disorders. This way, you’ll be more informed when you arrive at the doctor’s office. All of our health articles have been thoroughly researched and reviewed by a professional sleep doctor. Next, if you still need answers, you can use our sleep question and answer form to ask your specific question and explain any nuances of your situation to sleep doctors in our medical network. After submitting a question, a sleep specialist will provide you with a personal response, sent right to your inbox. The Q&A service is free of charge and completely anonymous. We also have a library of sleep videos featuring certified sleep specialists answering commonly asked questions on our website. SleepDisorders.com gives you many options to encourage you to use whichever method suits you best to get the medical information you need.
Finally, when you feel ready to make an in-person appointment to treat your sleep problems, find local sleep doctors by using our online sleep doctor finder. Just type in your zip code to look up practice descriptions, patient reviews and contact information of the physicians in your area that specialize in sleep medicine. On the featured profiles you can also see answers that a doctor has given to other patients on SleepDisorders.com. By utilizing all of our online resources, you’ll have no problem finding the right doctor to suit you.
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Sleep doctors perform a test called a polysomnography, or sleep study, which allows them to observe your sleep habits overnight and diagnose common sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and work shift disorder, among others. Sleep studies are conducted at a sleep center, in a room equipped with the monitoring equipment to measure your heart rate, breathing, brain activity and muscle movement as you sleep. A successful sleep study produces results called a polysomnogram, which will be interpreted by a physician trained to make a diagnosis and get you on the path toward an appropriate treatment plan.
If you’re having trouble sleeping at night, you may have a number of sleep problems. Sleep disorders are largely under diagnosed in the United States. Many people never seek out medical treatment, assuming that insomnia and excessive daytime sleepiness cannot be helped. But insomnia, sleep deprivation and excessive daytime sleepiness are usually symptoms of much more serious underlying conditions. Even loud snoring can be a symptom of a harmful condition called obstructive sleep apnea. If any of these symptoms are causing you to get poor quality rest every night, then schedule an appointment at a sleep center. A simple sleep study will be able to detect sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and get you closer to a good night’s rest, literally, overnight!