What is a Sleep Doctor?
It’s not uncommon for patients to come into our Dulles sleep clinic without a clear understanding of what a sleep doctor is and what they do. A Sleep doctor is a healthcare professional specializing in issues including sleep disorders, sleep health and other related conditions. Sleep doctors may be either MDs (medical doctors) or a psychologist, with each addressing very different yet just as important and relevant issues that may be contributing to a particular sleep disorder.
Additional Specialization and Training
Other common areas doctors may have additional training in include: pulmonary medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry, otorhinolaryngology and pediatrics. Psychologists specializing in sleep disorders, on the other hand, often have training in cognitive behavioral therapy, PTSD, clinical depression, severe anxiety disorders and other psychological conditions that may contribute to sleep disorders.
Types of Sleep Disorders We Treat
If you’re dealing with any of the following conditions, we’ll help you get back to getting a restful nights sleep and feeling better: