A sleep specialist has completed additional specialty training in sleep medicine and sleep disorders. Insomnia, snoring, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome, and excessive daytime sleepiness are just some of the top sleep disorders that sleep specialists diagnose, manage, and treat.
If you are having trouble sleeping or are tired during the day, your doctor may recommend a sleep study to evaluate what’s happening in your brain and body overnight. It’s an overnight exam performed at a sleep lab that’s set up for overnight stays. Sleep studies monitor your sleep stages and cycles along with eye movements, oxygen levels, heart and breathing rates as well as snoring and body movements to identify disruptions in your sleep pattern. We also offer home sleep apnea testing when appropriate.
Sleep routines are also helpful including going to bed and rising at the same time each day, avoiding big meals, caffeine and alcohol before bedtime. Learn more about sleep basics here.
Bernice Kolb, MD is a board-certified sleep medicine physician who practices at both our Buffalo and Monticello clinics and sees patients age 5 and older. For appointments, call 763-684-3600 (Buffalo) or 763-271-3800 (Monticello). Our sleep medicine team includes: