5 doctors weighed in:
What is a doctor who specializes in sleep disorders md or phd?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
If the sleep disorder is something organic like sleep apnea or snoring, go to an MD who specializes in physical sleep disorders.
If your sleep loss is caused by racing thoughts or anxiety/emotional issues, seek a psychologist (either PhD or PsyD) to help with issues of emotional regulation, with a possible consult to an MD psychiatrist for psychotropic med management for anxiety/sleep loss.

In brief: Depends
If the sleep disorder is something organic like sleep apnea or snoring, go to an MD who specializes in physical sleep disorders.
If your sleep loss is caused by racing thoughts or anxiety/emotional issues, seek a psychologist (either PhD or PsyD) to help with issues of emotional regulation, with a possible consult to an MD psychiatrist for psychotropic med management for anxiety/sleep loss.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
Thank
Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sleep Specialist
American academy of sleep medicine requires an md who has completed residency training in medicine, pulmonology, ent, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology and who have completed one year of additional sleep fellowship can take the exam and get certified i dont believe phd's are eligible to take the new board certification exam.

In brief: Sleep Specialist
American academy of sleep medicine requires an md who has completed residency training in medicine, pulmonology, ent, pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology and who have completed one year of additional sleep fellowship can take the exam and get certified i dont believe phd's are eligible to take the new board certification exam.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
Thank
Dr. Gary Alder
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Both
Sleep disorders is a broad field and both md and phd are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases.
. Dentists are also involved.

In brief: Both
Sleep disorders is a broad field and both md and phd are involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the diseases.
. Dentists are also involved.
Dr. Gary Alder
Dr. Gary Alder
Thank
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hopefully MD
Sleep issues are a hot and profitable new area of expertise, check with your insurance company if the studies are covered prior to your visit so you don't get a huge bill.

In brief: Hopefully MD
Sleep issues are a hot and profitable new area of expertise, check with your insurance company if the studies are covered prior to your visit so you don't get a huge bill.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Dr. Thomas Riney
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors