What does a sleep doctor do?
Sleep physicians and sleep specialists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders. Most train in internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, or neurology, during their residency. After completing their residency, they complete a fellowship program in sleep medicine.
Sleep physicians that receive training in sleep medicine are accredited by the board certification from the American Board of Sleep Medicine (ABSM).
Sleep psychologists are sleep specialists who focus on the mental and behavioral issues that may contribute to sleep problems.
Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors or Otolaryngologists, will also perform procedures to address certain sleep issues. For example, repairing structural problems with the nose, mouth, or throat that cause snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.