What does the somnologist do?
What a somnologist does is the most frequent question from patients who first came to see a somnologist. The sonologist is a professional specialist whose competence includes the treatment of disorders and pathologies of sleep, as well as the diseases that cause these disorders.
The first thing that a somnologist does when meeting a patient is diagnosing sleep disorders and identifying the causes that led to the violation. That is, in order to make a diagnosis, the somnologist must learn about the psychoemotional state of the patient. So, the presence of problems at work and in personal life, constant stressful situations and unhealthy way of life are the main causes of sleep disorders. But problems with sleep can occur against hormonal disorders and certain diseases. Problems in normal brain work and neuroses are the main cause of insomnia. In the process of working with the patient, the somnologist can refer the patient to other specialists who will help confirm the diagnosis. As a rule, the somnologist works closely with the ENT doctor, psychotherapist, endocrinologist, neurologist.
What diseases are treated by a somnologist?
If you suffer from sleep disorders, then you should know about what diseases the somnologist treats. Since, most likely, a doctor will help to solve your problems with sleep and cure diseases that have caused insomnia or sleepwalking. Let's consider, by treatment, what diseases the somnologist is engaged in.
- Sleep disorders that have arisen against bad habits.
- Narcolepsy, bruxism, sleepwalking.
- Sleep disorders that caused eating disorders.
- Attacks of apnea, that is, stopping breathing in a dream.
- The syndrome of tired legs, caused by a certain phase of sleep.