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Do pulmonologists treat sleep disorders?

Pulmonologists manage other diseases such as COPD, asthma, and other breathing disorders that may be related to sleep apnea; Therefore, some pulmonologists will choose to engage in sleep medicine. They may be affiliated with a sleep center or may walk in on their own and interpret sleep studies for their own patients.

What does pulmonary have to do with sleep disorders?

Chronic pulmonary disorders are often associated with sleep-related abnormalities. The presence of these co-morbidities contributes to the worsening of poor quality of life in these patients and increases the risk of several other adverse health outcomes, including high mortality.

Which sleep disorder causes the sufferer to temporarily stop breathing?

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common sleep-related breathing disorder. Because of this, you stop frequently and start breathing while sleeping. There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea.

What type of doctor treats sleep disorders?

Here are some medical professionals that can treat sleeping disorders:

  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Pulmonologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • ENT
  • Neurologist
  • They Understand How the Brain Works
  • Many Sleep Disorders are Related to Neurological Conditions
  • Neurological Treatment Can Help Sleeping Disorders

Does sleeping on the back affect the lungs?

The most common change is the shift from back to side to sleep. On your side, your rib cage prevents compression of the lungs, allowing free, easy breathing. For some older people, sleeping on their back can increase the pressure in the chest, which can obstruct the flow of breath.

What are the 5 types of sleep disorders?

5 Major Sleep Disorders

  • Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) RLS is a condition that causes your legs to move or shake because of an unpleasant sensation.
  • Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Narcolepsy