Psychiatric Sleep Medicine

For scheduling:
Telephone: (405) 271-5251 (Option 2)
FAX: (405) 271-5367

Commonly treated sleep conditions include:

  • ​Sleep-disorder breathing - snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea

  • Insomnia/sleeplessness - difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep

  • Infants with bedtime struggles, frequent night feedings, napping problems

  • Hypersomnia/daytime sleepiness- narcolepsy, excessive sleepiness due to medical disorders, taking frequent naps, dozing off easily

  • Problems of wake and sleep timing - irregular sleep pattern, delayed sleep-wake phase disorder, sleeping until late hours of morning or afternoon

  • Parasomnia/night time events - sleep terrors, sleep walking, restless legs, REM be­havior

We offer the following diagnostic services:

  • Sleep studies - overnight sleep study or polysomnogram, daytime nap study or mean sleep latency test, maintenance of wakefulness test, overnight oximetry

  • Actigraph monitor- non-invasive device that captures data about activity levels and helps track sleep-wake patterns

  • Functional assessment of sleep behavior and the sleep environment

  • Behavioral modification using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-1)­ time-limited treatment for chronic insomnia utilizing stimulus control, cognitive and behavioral strategies, sleep compression or restriction, sleep hygiene and relaxation; reduces reliance on sleep medications

  • Sleep coaching infants and young children with bedtime struggles

  • Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) therapy using continuous positive pressure airwayIbi-level positive pressure airway

Vijayabharathi Ekambaram, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Vijaya Ekambaram, MD, MPHPsychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, completed a sleep medicine fellowship at Harvard Medical School, Boston and is board-certified in sleep medicine, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Ekambaram is Oklahoma's first provider who is fellowship-trained in pediatric sleep medicine and sees children, adolescents, and adult patients.

Michael Brand, Ph.D., LCSW
, completed his CBT-I training at the UniversityMichael W. Brand, PhD of Pennsylvania and specializes in mind-body medicine for the treatment of mood disorders, psychological trauma, substance use disorders, insomnia and chronic pain and illness. He is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and is adjunct professor in the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health.