For more information or to make an appointment, call us at: (918) 421 – 8132
Sleep disorders such as insomnia and sleep apnea can be connected to a host of health issues, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Our Sleep Study allows us to identify sleep disorders so you can get the rest you need, because fortunately, most sleep disorders are treatable once they are diagnosed.
The main types of sleep are rapid eye movement (REM) and non-rapid eye movement (NREM). Normally, you alternate between these stages four or five times per night. Disruption in this cycle can make it hard to get a good night’s rest.
During the overnight Sleep Study, we track an array of vital signs including your brain activity, eye movement, electrocardiography (EKG), activity, oxygen saturation, airflow, and leg/limb movements. The test will be performed in a private room, but we ask that your family do not stay the night, unless under special circumstances.
Every effort will be made to maintain your regular routine and sleep schedule.
An estimated 1/3 of Americans suffer from some form of sleep disorder
Reasons to be tested
Typical presenting problems may include the following:
- Pauses in breath during sleep
- Choking or gasping for breath when waking
- Loud, irregular snoring
- High blood pressure
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Excessive daytime sleeping
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times (driving, talking, etc.)
- Morning headaches
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Sleep walking or talking
- Repeated leg movements during sleep
- Poor judgement
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
Before arrive for your sleep study, you should:
- Avoid caffeinated products (coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, etc.) after midnight
- Wake up early on morning of study and avoid taking any naps
- Take all medications as prescribed, EXCEPT SLEEP AIDS
- Shower and clean your hair
- Avoid using lotions, creams, oils, or gels on hair or skin. Also, please avoid hair spray.
- Eat. Please bring your own snacks and drinks. We do not serve anything but have a refrigerator available for your convenience. This is especially important for diabetic patients
What to bring:
- Any paperwork given to you by your physician
- List of current medications you are taking regularly
- ALL medications you normally take at night, including sleep aids. DO NOT take sleep aid until instructed
- Comfortable sleeping clothes that provide access to your calf muscles
- Personal toiletries needed after test (toothbrush, comb, etc.)
The Sleep Center is located at:
901 East Monroe
McAlester, OK 74501