What do you call a doctor who specializes in sleep apnea?
Once the doctor has completed their assessment, they may refer the person to a somnologist, a doctor who specializes in the study and treatment of sleep disorders. Somnologists perform sleep studies to monitor what happens in a person’s brain and body while they sleep.
How do I ask my doctor for sleep apnea?
When you go in for a consultation, you’ll want to go in with these 5 questions to ask your sleep apnea doctor.
- Are you a certified sleep doctor?
- Should I have a sleep study done?
- What do my test results indicate?
- Could weight-loss management help me with my sleep apnea?
- What are my treatment options?
When should I see a doctor about sleep apnea?
You should see a doctor if you’re having any of the following symptoms: Excessive daytime sleepiness. Chronic loud snoring. Insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep)
How many sleep clinics are there in the US?
The good news is that sleep medicine expertise is available all across America. About 7,500 doctors in the U.S. are board certified in sleep medicine. There also are more than 2,500 sleep centers that are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Can Online doctors prescribe sleeping pills?
Not all insomnia is treated with medication, but for chronic sufferers there are prescription sleeping aids that can help such as Desyrel. Book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor to discuss if insomnia treatment medication is right for you. Note, online doctors are not able to prescribe controlled substances.
What happens when you are referred to a sleep clinic?
What is OSA? You will be referred to the Sleep Apnoea clinic where you will have an half hour assessment with the Clinical Nurse Specialists – Fran and Julie. They will discuss in depth your history around sleeping patterns, snoring, sleep quality, memory, concentration and mood changes.
How long can you live with severe sleep apnea?
If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea can shorten your life from anywhere between 12-15 years.
What do I tell my doctor to get Ambien?
Follow these tips whenever you get your prescription filled:
- ASK FOR BRAND NAME AMBIEN OR AMBIEN CR IF THAT IS WHAT YOU AND YOUR DOCTOR HAVE AGREED ON.
- GET YOUR DOCTOR’S ORDERS NOTED.
- CHECK THE BOTTLE.
- MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT DOSAGE STRENGTH.
- CHECK YOUR PILL FOR THE PROPER MARKINGS AT THE PHARMACY.