Today, sleep disorders are increasingly recognized as having serious health consequences. Yet, there is also an increase in the number of sleep-disorder cases that general physicians — well-meaning and devoted to their patients — attempt to evaluate and treat on their own.
The fact is, there are good reasons why sleep medicine is classified as a distinct specialty and why your sleep difficulties should be managed by a physician specializing in sleep medicine.
With more than 84 different sleep disorders, reaching an accurate diagnosis can be challenging without a sleep physician’s additional training and expertise.
In addition, symptoms can overlap, as can underlying causes and contributing factors. Without the informed care of a specialist, treatment can be inappropriate, ineffective or even nonexistent.As an example, people who seek medical care for sleep apnea usually go without treatment for an average of seven years!
Trust your sleep problems to a sleep expert.
At Alaska Sleep Clinic, our staff has the training, skill and expertise necessary to diagnose and treat your sleep disorder. With training and seasoned know-how, our staff can handle the subtle science of diagnosis and treatment of these complex, and sometimes elusive problems. Our compassion and dedication facilitate the continuity and quality of care that you deserve and the restful, restorative sleep you need.
Get a Consultation.
If you suspect you have a sleep disorder, we are happy to schedule you for a thorough consultation.
Do you feel rested and refreshed upon awakening?
What is it you are experiencing and how frequently?
Do you sleep better under different circumstances?
Have you ever been told that you snore or stop breathing in your sleep?
Have you been told that you kick and twitch in your sleep?
Do you have ongoing medical problems?
During your initial consultation, you’ll be asked all the pertinent questions necessary to understand your situation completely.
We are always available to consult with your physician about your needs and your care. Sleep disorders often are related to other medical conditions, and treatment for a sleep disorder must consider these concerns, medications, previous treatments, etc. So we will call to consult with your doctor and request the information we need.
Because at Alaska Sleep Clinic, we believe that communication is essential to your good health…and to getting a good night’s sleep.