It’s important to take sleep problems seriously. An untreated sleep disorder can reduce daytime productivity, increase the risk of accidents and even lead to an early death. Our providers at the Sleep Disorders Center are able to diagnose and treat a multitude of sleep-related disorders.

Oklahoma Sleep Associates
650 24th Ave. S.W., Suite 110
Norman, OK 73069

Restful Nights for Fuller Days

Sleep apnea is most common among men, people who are overweight and the middle-aged. However, research shows that children and postmenopausal women may also be at risk. Usually, people with sleep apnea find out about this symptom because a spouse or bed partner noticed them snoring or stopping breathing during sleep. Other common signs and symptoms include:

  • Extreme sleepiness
  • Frequent snoring
  • Stopping breathing during sleep
  • Morning headaches
  • Depression
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight problems
  • Loss of energy
  • Drowsy driving
  • Abnormal breathing
  • Poor concentration
  • Impaired alertness 

Why You Should Be Tested

Trouble sleeping can lead to major, chronic health problems:

  • High Blood Pressure: The National Institutes of Health lists sleep apnea as a cause of high blood pressure. Studies show that about 30 percent of all people with high blood pressure have sleep apnea — 80 percent for people taking three or more medications to control their blood pressure.
  • Heart Disease: Untreated sleep apnea strains the heart and can lead to heart disease and heart failure.
  • Stroke: More than 60 percent of patients who have had a stroke also have sleep apnea. In addition, untreated sleep apnea may make it harder to recover after a stroke as it drains energy needed for rehabilitation.
  • Diabetes: People with sleep apnea have higher chances of developing insulin resistance, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. About 60 percent of type 2 diabetes patients have sleep apnea.

Our Services

At Oklahoma Sleep Associates, we offer evaluations by specially trained physicians, as well as a sleep laboratory where you can undergo a sleep study. As part of our comprehensive care plans, we continue to monitor your progress after treatment.

We can diagnose the following sleep disorders:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD)
  • Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
  • REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD)
  • Nighttime seizures
  • Night tremors, sleepwalking
  • Narcolepsy
  • Central idiopathic hypersomnia
  • Bed-wetting

Sleep Lab

During your night at our Sleep Center, you’ll stay in one of our cozy rooms, designed to feel like home, with a queen- or king-size bed. We encourage patients to bring items that would make them feel more comfortable such as a blanket, pillow or pictures. Our sleep technicians will monitor you throughout the night to maintain the quality of the study and assist you in case you need anything. 

We’ll schedule your study around your normal bedtime. If it’s more convenient, we can even perform sleep studies on weekends.

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