About Sleep Medicine
Sleep medicine is a medical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders. Sleep disorders are widespread and can have significant consequences for affected individuals. Left untreated, sleep disorders increase the risk of chronic medical problems such as obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression, and stroke. Sleep medicine is an exciting and challenging integrative field covering much of the human body including the cardiopulmonary, endocrine, respiratory, metabolic and nervous systems.
Why Choose Sleep
Sleep medicine is a field with long-term growth potential and the opportunity to positively impact patient wellness. With an estimated 70 million Americans suffering from sleep problems, there is an expected increase in demand for sleep physicians and allied health professionals to work with these patients. By choosing sleep, you choose to help millions of patients sleep better and improve their quality of life.
In Their Words: Sleep Medicine Fellows Describe the Field
Find Your Role in Sleep Medicine
Board-certified sleep medicine physicians (BCSMPs) specialize in the clinical assessment, physiologic testing, diagnosis, management, and prevention of sleep disorders. Treating patients with sleep disorders involves an intriguing blend of physiology, neurology and psychiatry. A board-certified sleep medicine physician has all the necessary skills to diagnose and treat sleep disorders; demonstrating a level of dedication and comprehensive understanding of the field of sleep medicine. They work with patients of all ages. Sleep medicine roles include:
- Sleep Researchers
- Respiratory Therapists
- Lab/Polysomnographic Technicians
Sleep Lab Managers
How You Can Choose Sleep
Explore the varied roles in sleep medicine and view quick resources for each of those roles, and the educational path for sleep physicians.
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