Oklahoma Sleep Associates
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 board-certified physicians at the Sleep Disorders Center are able to diagnose and treat a multitude of sleep-related disorders including sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome.
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
- 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.
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
- Central idiopathic hypersomnia
About Norman Regional Health System
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves the healthcare needs of south central Oklahoma. It is currently comprised of an acute-care facility, Norman Regional, on Porter Avenue, and the Norman Regional HealthPlex, located on Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road in Norman, OK. Norman Regional Hospital is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services including emergency care, oncology, an intensive care unit, surgery and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex campus is licensed for 136 beds. It features the services of cardiovascular, spine and orthopedics, women’s and children’s and more. The Norman Regional HealthPlex is also the home of the Chest Pain Center and the HealthPlex Heart Hospital. In 2016, the Health System opened Norman Regional Moore, which houses an Emergency Room, physician offices, imaging, lab, physical therapy and more.
Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services. It has grown to employ more than 2,700 people and have 356 physicians credentialed on the Medical Staff.
650 24th Ave. S.W., Suite 110
Norman, OK 73069