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Where can you find a physician who specializes in sleep disorders?

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The website of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine provides a search tool for finding doctors who specialize in sleep disorders, states WebMD. The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine provides a similar tool for individuals seeking oral-appliance therapy for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea and snoring.

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The American Academy of Sleep Medicine is the only professional organization in the United States wholly dedicated to the study and treatment of sleep disorders, states the American Academy of Sleep Medicine website. It has over 11,000 accredited members who treat conditions such as insomnia, sleep-breathing disorders, narcolepsy, restless legs syndrome and snoring. Selected facilities offer home sleep apnea testing as well.

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is a professional society of dentists who treat sleep-disordered breathing, its website explains. Its members typically work with individuals who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea who either don't tolerate or choose not to use continuous positive-airway pressure, or CPAP.

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