What is Sleep Medicine?Sleep medicine is the medical field that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to sleep and rest. This can include difficulty sleeping well at night or problems with daytime sleepiness. Sleep medicine specialists treat patients of all ages who need better rest. When people think of sleep disorders, they often think of insomnia. That?s one kind of sleep disorder, but there are several others. In addition to insomnia, a sleep medicine specialist may treat conditions such as:
- Sleep apnea
- Shift work disorder
- Circadian rhythm disorder
- Severe or recurrent jet lag
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