Sleep Disorders
All About Sleep Disorders
Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders
Who Treats Sleep Disorders
What Happens At A Sleep Lab
Types of Sleep Disorders
Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea
What Causes Sleep Apnea
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep Apnea in Children
What is Insomnia
What Causes Insomnia
Treating Insomnia
Sleep Walking
What is Sleep Walking
What Causes Sleep Walking
Treating Sleep Waking
Hypersomnia: Daytime Sleepiness
What is Hypersomnia
What Causes Hypersomnia
Treating Hypersomnia
Sleep Paralysis
What is Sleep Paralysis
What Causes Sleep Paralysis
Treating Sleep Paralysis
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
What is REM Sleep
What Causes REM Sleep
Treating REM Sleep
What is Narcolepsy
What Causes Narcolepsy
Treating Narcolepsy
Restless Leg Syndrome
What is Restless Leg Syndrome
What Causes Restless Leg Syndrome
Treating Restless Leg Syndrome
What are Nightmares
What Causes Nightmares
Treating Nightmares
What is Snoring
What Causes Snoring
Treating Snoring
Sleep Deprivation
What is Sleep Deprivation
What Causes Sleep Deprivation
Treating Sleep Deprivation
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What are Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
What Causes Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Treating Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders
Dentistry and Sleep Disorders
Dentists’ Role in Managing Sleep Disorders
Dental Treatments for Sleep Disorders
Advantages of Dental Treatments
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There are many types of sleep disorders, many types of doctors who treat sleep disorders, and a wide variety of causes of sleep disorders. Here you will find some basic information about sleep disorders in general. For your specific needs you can consult a sleep doctor in your area by calling 1-800-MORE-SLEEP.


All About Sleep Disorder

The vast majority of people will suffer from sleep problems at some point in their lives. In many cases problems sleeping are not serious, long term sleep disorders. Sometimes problems with sleep are caused by more than just simple stress. Sleep disorders like insomnia, sleep apnea, and even snoring consistently can become serious and hazardous to your health.


 Who is Affected By Sleep Disorders

Sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, and other sleep problems are extremely common and affect everybody at least once in their life. In the United States approximately 40 million people have been diagnosed with some type of sleep disorder, and this number continues to grow every year. According to the doctors and dentists who specialize in treating people with sleep related problems, there are over 100 types of sleep disorders. If you are having trouble sleeping and think you may be suffering from a sleep disorder you should consult your doctor.

Who Treats Sleep Disorder Doctor

If you or someone you love is suffering from a sleep problem or sleep disorder, such as sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, or any other sleep disorder it is important to seek help. Unlike treatments for common colds or other simple medical issues, to best handle a sleep disorder you will likely need a team approach. Consulting your general practitioner can be a good first step. If you are having symptoms of any type of sleep disorder your doctor will probably refer you to a sleep laboratory. If you need assistance locating a sleep physician in your area to help you with your sleep disorder simply call 1-800-MORE-SLEEP and we will put you in touch with a caring, qualified sleep physician who will help you manage the causes, symptoms, side-effects, and treatment of your sleep disorder. Dentistry also plays a critical role in the effective management of certain types of sleep disorders, so your sleep doctor may refer you to a dentist who specializes in sleep medicine. 


What Happens at a Sleep Lab

If your doctor or sleep physician thinks it will benefit you, and give a clearer understanding of your sleep disorder, they will likely refer you to a sleep laboratory so that a sleep technician can study you while you sleep. The sleep lab you go to will depend on the type of insurance that you have. Ask your sleep specialist and the staff at the sleep lab for help in verifying your insurance coverage for sleep disorder and sleep disorder related testing and treatments. 



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