A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
The area of Shelton, CT has a population of approximately 118,677 people. There is 1 sleep medicine doctor near Shelton, which gives it a ratio of 1 sleep medicine doctor per 118,677 residents or a ratio of 1 sleep medicine doctor per 45,975 households. There are 45,975 households in Shelton.