Located in The Children's Hospital - 5th Floor [ Map ]
OU Medical Center offers advanced equipment to diagnose sleep disorders. Both adult and pediatric patients are seen at The Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Treating a Variety of Patients
The Sleep Disorders Center is unique to the state and region, in the variety and complexity of patients doctors diagnose and treat -especially among the neonates and children. Adult patients in the Sleep Disorders Center may come in for issues such as snoring, un-restorative sleep, daytime sleepiness or complaints from their bed partner. Children seen in the Sleep Disorders Center might have problems with hyperactivity, snoring or restless sleep.
The Sleep Disorders Center is one of only a few centers, nationwide, where Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is provided to children who require it.
"It involves wearing a mask that goes over the nose and pressure is delivered in order to eliminate apneas, snoring, desaturations, and arousals," said Kris Sekar, M.D., Pediatric Medical Director. "To have a child use this machine at night was thought to be impossible. However, we have been somewhat successful. Many times, if CPAP is not possible, a tracheotomy is the next treatment option, so this provides motivation. We continue to work towards success as it is important that children as well as adults achieve a restful night's sleep."
In addition, new beds in the Sleep Disorders Center utilize Sandman equipment. According to Dr. Sekar, it is the most advanced sleep evaluation technology and is interfaced to obtain all parameters needed to evaluate patient. This provides the ultimate in speed, flexibility, accuracy and reliability available for sleep study recording.
Forms needed for your appointment
Easy Physician Referral
The Sleep Disorders Center schedules patients by physician referral only. Doctors who are referring adult patients may call 405-271-5605 or send a fax to 405-271-6690.
Wait times for patient appointments at the Sleep Disorders Center are generally less than a few weeks.
The OU Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center is the only AASM - American Academy of Sleep Medicine - facility in the state of Oklahoma that does sleep studies on ALL ages of patients, from birth to adult Read More
Directions to our new location:
The new Sleep Disorders Center at OU Medical Center is located on the 5th floor of The Children's Hospital. The parking garage is located at 1200 Children's Ave. (formerly Phillips Ave.) just south of NE 13th St. You will see the new curved Atrium with the big "Children's" sign. Please use valet parking near the entrance (valet is open 5:30 am - 9 pm, Mon. - Fri.). Enter the hospital through the main doors from the parking garage. Look for the blue ribbon that says "Hospital." Go past the ribbon and follow the blue strips hallway to the main elevators. If you have trouble, there is always someone on duty at the desk in the Atrium to assist you. Take the main elevators to the 5th floor, exit the elevator lobby to the right and follow the signs in the hallway to the Sleep Disorder Center.
The Sleep Disorder Center reception room area will be unlocked at 7 p.m. The tech will be notified when you arrive as a doorbell will sound when you come through the door. They will come to the reception area at your appointment time to admit you to the sleep lab. If you have any questions, please call (405) 271-5605. If there is no one at the atrium desk when you arrive, please call (405) 271-5438.